Monthly Archives: April 2013

Credit Where Credit is Due

Say what you will about Tom Cruise —¬†Scientology seems a bit off to me as well — but Tom Cruise is definitely underrated as an actor and as a producer. I was watching Jack Reacher. ¬† Okay, it’s a serviceable, … Continue reading

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West, TX, Boston, Syria …

It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by the world these days. When you add in the personal struggles of aging parents and an achy breaky knee, I’m feeling very middle aged these days. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled … Continue reading

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Monsters Among Us, Dr. Kermit Barron Gosnell and The Women’s Medical Society

A doctor who focused on abortions, Gosnell was arrested in 2011. His trial started last month. He’s been charged with eight counts of murder from gross medical malpractice: an adult patient, Karnamaya Monga, died. Continue reading

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Social TV

  Are you the kind of writer who is always trimming away ideas? Lucky you. Social TV’s here. http://adage.com/article/special-report-tv-upfront/syfy-bets-social-tv-suite-interactive-shows/240820/?utm_source=digital_email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=adag

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President Obama, the Social Security and Medicare Edition

I realize that President Obama has faced unbelievable levels of opposition. But while I share in the pride of having a black president and recognize that he has made real accomplishments, I need more space to critique some of his policies, specifically Social Security and Medicare. Continue reading

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DMX

Am I the only one to feel terribly sad about Earl Simmons (DMX) exposing his very flawed life and serious problems on television? It feels uncomfortable and weird, shaming, pathetic and exploitative. And given the ongoing politics of race in … Continue reading

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The Voice Is The Smartest Show on Television

The two most radical things about The Voice have nothing to do with breaking stereotypes. They have to do with Hollywood memes that need to die. Continue reading

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