10:21 AM, 08/27/15
Kevin James Says He 'Doesn't Make It Out Of The Locker Room' vs Ronda Rousey
A group of freshmen at Duke University is boycotting a critically acclaimed book assigned for summer reading because of its gay-themed content. The book in question is Alison Bechdel's illustrated memoir Fun Home--which has recently been made into a Tony Award-winning musical. The memoir follows Bechdel's relationship with her closeted gay father, who committed suicide after the then-19-year-old author came out to her parents as a lesbian. It's a tough story to read, no doubt, but it's a reality that many LGBT people face.
Watching No Escape should remind us that we think we know far more about how the world works than we really do. It seems odd, for instance, that Jack accepts this job and brings his family to this far-away place apparently oblivious to the powder keg that is about to explode.
In the real world, hacking gets a bad name, what with it being immoral (except in rare, delightful instances) and illegal. But in the world of cinema, it's a whole 'nother ballgame.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Ali Wallace, currently Miss Oregon. Early September she will head to Atlantic City to compete in the Miss America Pageant. Ali is a beautiful, smart, young woman who also happens to have an invisible injury that she struggles with every day -- a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Despite the tremendous losses suffered during those terrifying days and nights in August ten years ago, we pause to remember those who were lost... celebrate those who survived... and praise those who call New Orleans home.
No matter where you live or what music you listen to, across the board there appears to be a trend: that one gender is much more heavily represented. Dramatic pop artist Anna Haas is speaking out about the apparent gender gap.
As it was for the bands in L.A., so too was it for the photographers on the scene. The footsteps of the great Ed Colver were impossible to fill.
For her latest project, the luminous Clarkson stars in Isabell Coixet's Learning to Drive, a charming slice-of-life fable co-starring Sir Ben Kingsley.
Hailing from Germany but transplanted to San Francisco, songwriter and producer Chris Wirsig of the electro-noir-pop duo no:carrier, depicts a more obscure vision of California.
Admittedly Donald Trump is the class clown -- and the schoolyard bully. Oddly, also the teacher's pet. But his toxic mix of egotism, cynicism and racism simply isn't entertaining. It is, however, still a spectacle.
I encourage Pope Francis to address the language of coarse hatred that is increasingly becoming de rigeur in American politics. No doubt he is far too sophisticated to call out Donald Trump by name. But Trumpism is an ominous trend that must be denounced.
When Donald Trump was just out of school and had begun working for his father, Fred Trump, my late mother-in-law was an office manager in the Trump office in Brooklyn.
Jones is now flying solo and with it, he recently released his debut album titled Waiting For Midnight. I got to spend the afternoon with the star and here are 5 discoveries I just had to share.
When you read about bands that struggled before becoming successful, it's always inspiring. But with Strand of Oaks, that struggle is taken to a different level.