Covid-19 is ravaging the music world

A dispiriting couple of weeks in the lives of music fans have now climaxed with the death of Bill Withers, whose lean, leathery-tough vocals on such pop classics as “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Use Me,” “Just the Two of Us” and “Lean on Me” were deeply woven into the soundtracks of several generations’ lives.

Opinion by Gene Seymour @ CNN

Commercial Smart Devices

One day as I was fast-forwarding through the commercials of a show I recorded, I noticed an inordinate number of scenes, however brief, of smartphones whizzing by in the ads. Practically every commercial displayed a smartphone or computer of some type, regardless of the product being advertised. The innumerable number of smart devices are less obvious when watching the commercials at normal speed, but the rapid succession of images brought them to light. My subsequent inspection of commercials have revealed a bit less than my initial discovery, but it’s still striking.

On the other hand, there are movie.