Bob Franken

Op-ed: Sad advice from the poet

“If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are... Read more

Op-ed: ‘Fire and Fury’ fire and fury

Any producer will tell you that one key to a successful story — whether it’s in a book, on stage, in the movies or on... Read more

Op-ed: The 2018 Games

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty much footballed out. The season’s not over yet — we have the college Division I championship to... Read more

Awards by the bagful

I haven’t been able to pin down who first called Washington, D.C., “Hollywood East” and who added “but with ugly actors,” but certainly in 2017,... Read more

The Year of the Dog

2018 is the Year of the Dog. That is, if you’re Asian and follow the Chinese zodiac. It rotates between the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit,... Read more

Op-ed: The ‘Tinder Solution’

Why would we try solving society’s most ancient problems with worn-out solutions? Sexual harassment and assault are as old as any issue can get. What... Read more

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