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Friday arts: Plimpton film comes to PBS

TweetI haven’t checked to see when either of my local PBS affiliates are showing “Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself,” which debuted last week.
I’m in a market in Atlanta where “first run programming” on PBS doesn’t get aired right away.
So it’s great and convenient that the full film, part of the PBS “American Masters” series,┬ácan [...]

Friday arts: Plimpton at his creative best

TweetThe new documentary about the life of George Plimpton won’t be in wide national release as it’s slowly rolled out this summer, so many of us will be reading more about the film and the man.
Playing at the Film Society at Lincoln Center through next Thursday, Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself doesn’t appear to [...]

Alex Karras, RIP: The passing of a true gladiator

TweetThe death of Alex Karras on Wednesday, just weeks after that of NFL Films impresario Steve Sabol, has those nostalgiac for the days of pro football’s past reflecting even more deeply on the state of the game as it is now.
ESPN.com’s Jeff MacGregor continues his exploration of the nature of football while remembering the legacy [...]