Oscars Should Cancel?

Should the Oscars go on as scheduled? Jack Mathews thinks not. “To go on with the Oscar telecast now would be wrongheaded in more ways than the average Joan Rivers red carpet interview. The awards show has great professional and financial importance to the participants, but it’s a cultural bagatelle to the rest of us – a good reason for a high-carb party and some jocular elbowing over the relative merits of our favorite movies, and nothing more.”