How could this post possibly start other than with an acknowledgement of all we have lost with the death of Elaine Stritch? You can read The Post’s obituary for her, or listen to Alec Baldwin’s WNYC interview with Stritch. I will be off trying to learn to wear a fur coat with a quarter of the panache Stritch deployed in her role as Colleen Donaghy on “30 Rock.”


Elaine Stritch posing for photographers. (Stuart Ramson/Associated Press)

•Alissa Wilkinson writes a fascinating essay on what it means to make a Christian film.

•I am not sure why you would need to call a deeply comforting sitcom “mediocre,” unless pleasure and fun are no longer things we consider valuable in mass culture.

•We have a new Captain America because apparently everything is in flux now.

•Congress continues to look at the future of streaming video and cable.

•Eriq Gardner makes an interesting case for a new alliance in favor of college athlete unionization.

•I am glad that Deborah Ann Woll, who is the best remaining part of “True Blood,” will continue to be on my television.

•Terry Crews’s advice for athletes who want to break into acting is actually quite interesting.

It is going to be really rough if Michael Sam’s career in football does not go that far.

•How the ridiculous stunts in “Hercules” got put together.

•This seems like a wise decision from Shonda Rhimes.

•If you are craving “Game of Thrones” fan theories, enjoy this one, complete with jaunty animation:

Alyssa Rosenberg blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post's Opinions section.