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Biden and Eastwood provided an early Halloween for millions

"He was quite a remarkable fellow. Nasty, but remarkable."--Claude Rains, "Rope of Sand" (1949) Halloween...

The major news media just keep on getting things wrong

"The news you feed to the average man must be as carefully chosen as his...

'The Missiles of October' may be a harbinger of things to come

"I guess this is the week I begin to earn my salary."--William Devane, as President...

Herman Cain personifies the Black American dream

At a mid-October rally in Tennessee for Herman Cain, a little white girl held a...

Whom do you prefer, Hilary R. or Hillary C.?

"She looked like she had just been thrown out of the crummiest freight train in...

In pop music lore, these vintage female vocalists are tops

"Someone left the cake out in the rain. I don't think that I can take...

The Rodney King legacy lives

"The world has been a slaughterhouse since the beginning of time, and it still is..."--Orson...

'Answer records' helped define original Black rhythm and blues

"I ain't had no baby, don't want no baby, don't need no baby. And I...

The Spaniels' great 'Pookie' Hudson left us five years ago

"When you kiss me baby, oh, you make me feel so good. Well, I know...

Sky-high gasoline prices could decide presidential election

"Just such odd circumstances seem to provide us with suitable personnel..."--Alec Guinness, "Tinker Tailor Soldier...

When will America choose to elect a female president?

"She comes high but she's worth it..."-Douglas Fowley, "Armored Car Robbery" (1950) Will America one...

It's been 35 years since landmark 'Roots' exploded on TV

"Slave days are over. My name ain't Kunta Kinte..."-Spike Lee, "Do the Right Thing" (1989)...

New Year's wishes to the new Knicks and the new Nets

"The only thing that is an hour from 42nd Street is 43rd Street..."- Michael Caine,...

Could Hillary mount a primary challenge to Obama in 2012?

"One of the most beautiful ladies I ever met, I met in the rain. High...

Some ups and downs as presidential politics proceed apace

"One may smile a smile and be a villain..." -Kevin Costner, "JFK" (1991) Despite my...