Day: September 1, 2019

What to know before Conan buys Greenland

As Conan O’Brien prepares to help Donald Trump buy Greenland, let’s admire the symmetry.
Greenland was discovered (or re-discovered) by Eric the Red. He has:
— A little in common with O’Brien, whose special airs at 10 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 3) on TBS. Mostly, it’s just the red hair.
— A lot in common with Trump. Eric, it seems, was a felon, a colonialist, a control freak, a slaveholder, a multiple killer and a guy who exaggerated the value of real estate.
.That last one, incidentally, is the part that directly relates to Trump. (I just thought the others provided extra information.) Read more…

Wu-Tang: Urban sound, built on Carolina dreams

By the time he was a teenager, Rza would be immersed in New York’s hip-hop scene.
He would eventually be linked with Method Man and Ghostface Killah and Ol’ Dirty Bastard and more. He would create Wu-Tang Clan (shown here), the powerhouse group depicted in a new Hulu series
.But some of the first poetry he heard wasn’t rap … and he wasn’t in New York … and he wasn’t Rza. He was Bobby Diggs, living in North Carolina and listening to his uncle.“
He spoke in song, nursery rhymes all day,” Rza said. “Or old folk tales.” Read more…

Best-bets for Sept. 3: Mayans return; Conan buys Greenland

1) “Mayans M.C.” season-opener, 10 p.m. FX. Three weeks before the big networks start their season, one of the most popular cable shows is back. It’s tough, taut and often brutal (especially tonight); it also has complex characters with sparse words and deep layers of emotion. At the core is EZ Reyes (JD Pardo), a probationary member of the motorcycle club; his brother hates him and his father (Edward Olmos, shown here with Pardo) has dark secrets. Meanwhile, the feds try to wipe out the rebel leader … unaware she has a deal with the cartel. Read more…