A Smithsonian Folklorist Delves Into the Rituals and Rewards at the Academy Awards | At the Smithsonian | + Opinion

Folk belief holds that if you have won one Oscar, your odds of ever winning a second are greatly diminished by the dreaded “Oscar Jinx” Any discussion of folklore and the Oscars must include the customs practiced by viewers at home, who eagerly tune in each year to watch what host Johnny Carson in 1979 jokingly… Read More A Smithsonian Folklorist Delves Into the Rituals and Rewards at the Academy Awards | At the Smithsonian | + Opinion

Review – Star Trek Discovery: Oh no, the Klingons are back! – Part 2

My previous review of Star Trek: Discovery “Point of Light” was only based on the first half of the episode because I paused the PVR to avoid dozing off. Last night watching the second half I mused, I was right… this Klingon stuff really is boring and, like I said, it’s like watching a third-rate… Read More Review – Star Trek Discovery: Oh no, the Klingons are back! – Part 2