Reviewing movies
I haven't seen

by Burt Prelutsky -- It's been 48 years since I last reviewed a movie without first seeing it. Back then, a fellow UCLA student, Shirley Mae Follmer, and I were competing to more…

Cracking the eggheads

by Burt Prelutsky -- There is currently a brouhaha brewing here in Los Angeles. On one side are the highly-educated academicians at UCLA, while on the other side are all the really more…

A few words by and about Ronald Reagan

by Burt Prelutsky -- It is alleged that Groucho Marx, upon once being invited to join a country club, declined on the grounds that he refused to belong to any group that more…

Happy birthday to me

by Burt Prelutsky -- It was many years ago, when young Mickey Mantle first patrolled centerfield for the New York Yankees, that I first heard that he fully expected to die of more…

Fear of dental hygiene

by Burt Prelutsky -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Catchy, but wrong. We also have all that scary stuff to worry more…

China: Least-favored nation

by Burt Prelutsky -- I don't, as a rule, spend a lot of time feeling sorry for China. But that was before I read about the problems that nation is already having more…

The year that was

by Burt Prelutsky -- Looking back on 2005, I'd say that, all in all, it was a pretty good year. In Iraq, things are looking up, and here in America, the bad more…

Toot, toot, Tookie, goodbye

by Burt Prelutsky -- Let me begin by stating that I am in favor of capital punishment. I don't view it as a deterrent, understand – I consider it the only appropriate more…

The Christmas grinch revisited

by Burt Prelutsky -- Nothing that I have ever written has provoked as huge a response as a piece I wrote recently called "The Jewish grinch who stole Christmas." In the article, more…

The Jewish grinch
who stole Christmas

by Burt Prelutsky -- I never thought I'd live to see the day that Christmas would become a dirty word. You think it hasn't? Then why is it that people are being more…