One of those papers that make the same mistakes.

A couple of weeks ago I examined a tricky point of grammar that journalists frequently—and the Tribune almost invariably—get wrong. It’s one of those who (or that) followed by a singular, instead of a plural, verb. I contacted Valentina Djeljosevic, the Trib‘s grammar maven, and sent her a learned analysis of the grammatical problem. She said her paper’s writers and editors apparently shared a common “blind spot” and she’d share the analysis with her staff.

Change is slow in coming. A couple of new violations jumped out at me from Tuesday’s Arts + Entertainment section.

Three more that I cherish: “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962), one of the rare socially conscious child-centric films that earns its uplift; Carol Reed’s “Oliver” (1968), the best of all Dickens adaptations (excepting David Lean’s “Great Expectations”); and Alfonso Cuaron’s “A Little Princess” (1994) . . .


Plaza is one of the few comic actresses building a career in film and TV who doesn’t come from a standup background.

This’ll take time.