Review of Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival by Peter Stark Rating **** If I had the ability to travel back in time, exploring the Western United States in the early 19th century would be high on my list. After reading … [Read more...] about Review of Astoria
This will be my last post for documentaries this year. It has been a banner year for documentaries and documentary series. I'll be posting my year-end best-of list next week. These three are on the list. First up is Good Night Oppy. This Amazon documentary looks at the scientific achievement … [Read more...] about Three more documentaries to close out the year
Review of Pepsi, Where's My Jet Rating **** A company puts out an advertisement with some outrageous offer, thinking that it is unattainable only to learn that someone is trying to claim the offer. That's the plot of this four-part docuseries. The unattainable but attainable offer in this … [Read more...] about Review of Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?
Review of The Room VR Rating **** There are a lot of things to like about this game. I definitely liked having the ability to play seated. Standing is good when you have free motion. It's not as necessary when it is jump-to-navigation. I can only play standing up for about an hour before my … [Read more...] about Review of The Room VR
The three docuseries below all have one thing in common – they each deal with what can happen when there is unchecked power. First up is the four episodes Showtime docuseries Spector. This series tells the story of Phil Spector's trial and conviction for the murder of Lana Clarkson. The question … [Read more...] about Three can’t miss docuseries
Review of Rachel Maddow's Podcast Ultra Rating ***** Rachel Maddow's last podcast, Bagman, was about the corrupt Nixon and Spiro Agnew administration. Her latest podcasts deals with corrupt politicians in the early 1940s. The story she tells parallels the current and recent political climate: … [Read more...] about Review of Rachel Maddow’s Podcast Ultra