Day: February 1, 2022

Jeans? They’re eternal and everywhere

Strange things have happened to bluejeans, it seems.
They were supposed to be practical; then they were fashionable. They were supposed to be cheap; then they weren’t. They were supposed to be a niche item; then they were everywhere (shown here).
That left filmmaker Anna Lee Strachan with a logical question: “Why is everyone in the world walking around in the same pair of pants?”
So she created “Riveted: The History of Jeans,” which debuts at 9 p.m. Monday (Feb. 7), to open PBS’ “American Experience” season. It tells of changes that kept surprising people. Read more…

Best-bets for Feb. 3: Olympics has pre-ceremony action

1) Olympic competition begins, 8 p.m. to midnight and 12:35-2 a.m., NBC. Figure-skating is starting early, because of double duty: Skaters compete for the team championship first, then will start over in the push for individual medals. Tonight’s skating has rhythm dance, plus the short programs for men (Nathan Chen, shown here, as an American skater with three world championships) in prime time and pairs after midnight. That will be shown live, but prime time will also have taped coverage of alpine skiing, with the men’s and women’s moguls. Read more…