The Columbo Case Files

Go episode by episode through Season Three, with coverage, commentary and arch analysis, plus more than a few questions — as Lt. Columbo would want it. Third in the ongoing series. Killers this season include fan favorites Robert Culp and Jack Cassidy, as well as one-hit Columbo wonders like Jackie Cooper and … Johnny Cash! Writers include Stephen J. Cannell and Steven Bochco, and a character named for Steven Spielberg.

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Sadie! Sadie!

Hadda dream that Zadie Smith asked me to babysit two kittens. She and her husband, an older Jewish man, had somewhere to go. He was

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Tolkien’s Errantry

‘Errantry’ JRR Tolkien   Commercially found in Adventures of Tom Bombadil Image: detail, Pauline Baynes’ illustration, for above [Where did JKR hear the buzz of Dumbledore …

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No It Won’t

I don’t think that quotation means what we think it means. Beauty will not save the world and anyway Dostoevsky didn’t say it and anyways

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Take Up Do

In my mid-20s — half an age (mine) and still nearly nil on maturity ago — I noticed a thing that at the time was

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Norm’s is the kind of restaurant where across the street there is a long car wash, a 12-unit apartment building, a donut shop open most

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Old Flannery Coat

The porch steps were slick with rain this morning, and I realized I knew people whose first reaction to someone slipping on them would not

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Sadie! Sadie!

Hadda dream that Zadie Smith asked me to babysit two kittens. She and her husband, an older Jewish man, had somewhere to go. He was

Read More »

Tolkien’s Errantry

‘Errantry’ JRR Tolkien   Commercially found in Adventures of Tom Bombadil Image: detail, Pauline Baynes’ illustration, for above [Where did JKR hear the buzz of Dumbledore …

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