Latest Lynne Koplitz Stories

2008-08-24 22:57:30

By FRAZIER MOORE of The Associated Press A comedy called "Z Rock" is the latest series to occupy that overcrowded TV limbo between reality and freely scripted fiction. (Should we maybe term this genre "freeality"?) But it comes to us on cable's IFC, a channel for cineastes and other people who know what "cineaste" means, so any series it offers instantly commands more respect than a real-but-make-believe affair from, say, Kathy Griffin or Scott Baio, whose resident networks (Bravo and...

2008-07-31 03:00:31

By William Loeffler, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 31--It would be convenient to dismiss Lynne Koplitz as a novelty -- a blonde female comic who looks like she could play on a beach volleyball team. Onstage, her persona recalls Rita Rudner's prim, ditzy ingenue -- right down to the girlie party dress. During an interview, she punctuates her speech with a throaty giggle and confesses that she's doing her nails. But Koplitz, who plays the Pittsburgh Improv today through Sunday,...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'