♫ Trini Lopez — A Brief Tribute ♫ — Filosofa’s Word

I am a bit remiss with this post, but … better late than never. On Tuesday, singer Trini Lopez died at age 83 of complications from the coronavirus. Those of you my age (or even older 🦕 ) will likely remember him for his versions of If I Had a Hammer (1963), La Bamba (1963), […]

♫ Trini Lopez — A Brief Tribute ♫ — Filosofa’s Word

The British role in America’s tainted past

Confederate statues have been pulled down in many cities and there are calls for a more honest look at the ways in which slavery, segregation and discrimination have shaped modern day America.

But there are those who feel that there are some beyond these shores who should be reflecting on their country’s role in it all.

James Hong: He’s probably been in more movies than any actor in history

James Hong is everywhere

He spoke Mandarin with Keanu Reeves in “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” He backflipped his way out of a fight in “Wayne’s World 2.” He was the supportive, noodle-loving Mr. Ping in “Kung Fu Panda.”

On television, he was the maître d’ in the episode of “Seinfeld” titled “The Chinese Restaurant.”Without exaggeration, Hong might be the most prolific actor in Hollywood history. With more than 600 credits to his name, he may lay claim to the most credits of any actor, living or dead.