Friday roundup

Well, another week and we’re still here, which I suppose bodes well. Yesterday I took note of the passing of film preservationist David Shepard (who is not still here) and earlier this week looked forward to the February 12 return of John Oliver to HBO.

I’ll be breathing a deep sigh of relief, having survived seven more days of a world increasingly in chaos, and lifting a glass to the so-far gentle gods this afternoon at Cafe Katja for my weekly glass of grüner veltliner and pestering of the bar staff. You have a good weekend too.