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The Nose looks at Adam Sandler’s Mark Twain Prize, ‘Star Trek: Picard,’ and more

Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut as Sidney La Forge, Joanthan Frakes as Will Riker and Patrick Stewart as Picard in"No Win Scenario" Episode 304, Star Trek: Picard on Paramount+.
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Joanthan Frakes as Will Riker, Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, and the cast of ‘Star Trek: Picard.’

This week’s Nose is being institutionally told that its personal expression is bad.

This weekend, Adam Sandler receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Colin says it’s the end of Western civilization, or something like that. But is it?

And: Seth Rogen has gone on the record about how “devastating” critiques of his work can be. It’s a topic this week’s Nose, which includes America’s Greatest Living Film Critic, couldn’t resist.

And finally: Star Trek: Picard is the eighth Star Trek television series and the second series in the expanded Star Trek universe (I don’t really know what that is). It’s a sequel to the third Star Trek television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and it starts 20 years after the last Next Generation movie, Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). Its third and final season is streaming now.

David Edelstein’s endorsements:

Mercy Quaye’s endorsements:

Carolyn Paine’s endorsement:

Colin’s endorsements:

Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:


  • David Edelstein: America’s Greatest Living Film Critic
  • Carolyn Paine: An actress, comedian, and dancer, and she is founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance
  • Mercy Quaye: Founder and president of The Narrative Project and a columnist and editor at The Connecticut Mirror

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Jonathan is a producer for ‘The Colin McEnroe Show.’ His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on Connecticut Public’s talk shows and news magazines. He’s as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident. Jonathan can be reached at jmcnicol@ctpublic.org.
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