Q&A

Q: My daughter published a book of poetry that deals primarily with personal empowerment, and she was inspired by Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres. She wants to send them both a copy but can't find a reliable address online. Can you help?

We live in cynical times, but writers can "use your gifts … to illuminate the darkness in our world." You know who said that? Oprah Winfrey, in a commencement address to the USC journalism school last year. It sounds, then, like she'd be delighted by what your daughter did and would love to hear from her. The best address to use for that seem...

Q: Tom Selleck has a reputation for being precise about the weapons he uses in his roles. So why is "Blue Bloods" so full of discrepancies? Why does Frank wear a heavy sweater at the lunch table when the women have on summer tops? Why is Danny the only Re

"Blue Bloods" is a hugely popular and successful show -- now going into its 10th season on CBS -- but it's hard to deny you have a point. Indeed, you're not saying anything critics haven't been saying all along. Way back in the show's very first season, Britain's the Guardian newspaper criticized the show for, essentially, being lazy, and jokin...

Q: Are they going to make another Mad Max movie? I had hoped the last one was a revival of the franchise and not just a one-off.

Well, it's time to get cautiously excited then. Based on unattributed "whispers," work is finally beginning on a sequel to the 2015 smash hit "Mad Max: Fury Road," which itself was a sequel to the three Max Max movies of the late '70s and '80s. The "whispers" were spoken to Erik Davis, managing editor of movie-biz magazine Fandango, so we can t...