The Gay Games are upon us, and I have a couple of pieces relating to that in today's Beacon Journal and on Ohio.com. One is about two documentaries, "To Be Takei" and "Regarding Susan Sontag." Another offers a look at Del Shores, the playwright and filmmaker, who is coming to Akron soon.
This week's mailbag, among other things, considers the "Duck Dynasty" theme and Sharon Gless's career since "Cagney & Lacey."
Former Browns kicker Phil Dawson, still much loved in NE Ohio, tweeted recently about the way sportscaster talk about field goals. From his tweets:
[P]ay attention to announcers this season. Anytime a FG is blocked, the default answer is " the kick was low. " Kicks can be low, but honestly, most kicks are blocked due to d line interior push. Give credit to d line, not a default incorrect answer.
James Van Der Beek, the former "Dawson's Creek" star who was very funny on "Don't Trust the B" and not so amusing on "Friends With Better Lives," is going back to drama on "CSI: Cyber" this coming season.
Says CBS: "He will play FBI Agent Elijah Mundo, an expert in battlefield forensics recruited by Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) for his war efforts in Afghanistan. Mundo is a savant when it comes to weaponry, vehicles and bombs. A self-proclaimed action junkie, Agent Mundo will often put himself at risk to seek permanent justice, while Ryan will level his diehard behavior with her expertise in psychology. Together, they will team up to fight the world’s toughest cyber crimes. Foreign and domestic."