This list was compiled by my screenwriter friends Ed and Whit.

  • I never watched it but Lizzy Maguire was a show. And they got back together for a table read. Here it is on Hillary Duff’s Instagram

  • I just watched “Back To the Future” this week and man, does it hold up! Unrelated, they also did a BTTF reunion. Usually I like to tell you in advance of things so you can, you know, do/attend/watch them but thanks to the internet you can catch up.

  • Check out these pictures, some of the best taken this year. Winners of the 2020 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition. Take a look.

  • Take that Lizzy Maguire! Caroline in the City also did a table read. Which brings my Lea Thompson links to two! (She’s also in the Back to the Future reunion).

  • Bono turned 60 and Bono has 60 great songs for you. “60 Songs That Saved My Life.” Click the link, but then you have to click the link there and choose your music service. Sorry.

  • Keke Palmer does Hercules. I never saw Hercules but there’s no denying these pipes.

  • Think the real world is scary? Try these 19 scary movies. But hey — that list is almost all Rrated — only TWO are PG-13 (A Quiet Place and Happy Death Day) and Jaws is PG. The rest are R, not rated, or TV-MA. Coincidentally, I spoke with a woman this week who’s looking for scary movies for her teen. So here are a few PG-13 scary movies to consider (even though that woman isn’t on this mailing list): The Ring, Mama, 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Sixth Sense, The Last Exorcism, Drag Me To Hell, The Others, Lights Out, and Insidious (which should be R).

  • We’ve already done a bunch of virtual tours but The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC has a special place in my heart. So here’s their tour.

  • Things not apocalyt-y enough for you? How about a stroll down memory lane with the “oral history” of Mad Max: Fury Road?

  • The Impractical Jokers. First a TV show, then a movie, now a dinner party. Always funny and always on TV whenever you’re staying in a hotel.

  • Video games are bigger than ever. Competitive video games. Yup. That’s a thing now and if you like them, may I personally suggest The Overwatch League.

  • Tired of making sourdough and yogurt? Of course you are. Now it’s time to move on to something that tastes good. Ice cream! In a mason jar!

  • Before everything shut down, the hot ride at Disneyland and Disney World was “Rise of the Resistance.” Now the line is really short. Literally no line! Because the parks are closed! But that doesn’t mean we can’t virtually go on the ride.

  • John Peel was a famous BBC radio DJ who showcased hundreds of upcoming artists. And now the BBC is sharing his interviews on YouTube. Or here’s the complete list.

  • The BBC is releasing Zoom backgrounds. Replace your paltry bookcase that you just curated with stuff from Dr. Who, Blackadder, Eastenders and more.

  • The show must go on…line! Online. Yeah, that’s the play on words I just did. I worry the ellipsis kind of messed it up. Would’ve worked better out loud. The point is: Shakespeare readings every week online by a global cast of awesome actors and thespians. Every Wednesday at 7pm BST (British Summer Time — I had to look it up) which is 11am PST. Here’s the direct YouTube link, too.

  • Fleabag, Miss Saigon and a thousand more amazing theater productions will now be available on Thespie, a new multimedia platform for theater lovers. Users can watch and livestream performances of plays, musicals, artist talks, podcasts, audio dramas, and read theater scripts and digital songbooks. Content from the world’s leading cultural institutions such as: National Theater Live, Sadler’s Wells, Royal Court Theatre, Met Opera, Audible, and Disney!

  • This one’s just for kicks. And maybe just for older people (my age) who grew up loving Star Wars and Top Gun. I present to you: all the X-Wing fights set to “Danger Zone.”