We are slowly digging out from the recent snowfall.

Because I’m no sexist, my wife did all the shoveling.

My favorite round of American Idol just wrapped up: Hollywood week. Since I’ve already looked at it from the perspective of writers and editors, Hollywood week is like having whittled down the slush pile down to the stack of maybes.

Melinda Doolittle and Lakisha Jones are my early picks, which means look for one of them to be knocked out with four weeks to go. I still haven’t forgiven America for bouncing Tamyra Gray in season one (the showdown should have been Kelly vs. Tamyra).

But what is with the guy nerdfest? (Though I’m rooting for Sundance Head)

Oh, and my new Intake column is up. A few thoughts on “Black History Month.

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