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Jeryl Brunner

More National Dog Day Celebrity Tweets!

Jeryl Brunner | August 29, 2015 | Entertainment
The National Dog Day celebrity Tweets continue! In fact, on National Dog Day more than 558,000 Tweets were sent. That's a lot of pup love.
Bernie Shine

Meet Joe Wong, China's Funniest Export

Bernie Shine | August 29, 2015 | Entertainment
Joe Wong is Chinese, and came from Beijing to the U.S. as a student in 1994. He ultimately obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology from Rice University. In spite of this impressive accomplishment, he went into stand-up comedy, a decision I am sure thrilled his Chinese parents.
Nicholas F. Benton

The Trump Monster from the GOP's Id

Nicholas F. Benton | August 28, 2015 | Entertainment
Donald Trump does not stand apart from his many opponents seeking the Republican presidential nomination. On the contrary, he is their collective unconsciousness. Everything he stands for is what today's Tea Party-infused Republican Party has become.
Chris Weigant

Friday Talking Points -- Every Sulfurous Belch

Chris Weigant | August 28, 2015 | Entertainment
The entire Trump phenomenon reminds me of a basic rule from the world of magical/fantasy fiction. It's not quite Asimov's "three laws of robotics," but it's still been used my many authors who write about wizards casting dangerous spells.
Gregory Weinkauf

Scoring Big With Prolific Young Film Composer Giona Ostinelli

Gregory Weinkauf | August 28, 2015 | Entertainment
This attitude serves Giona well -- he takes the chance and does it -- and he and I enthuse over our love of Dave Grusin's winning score for The Goonies: which, it turns out, inspired us both to rush headlong toward the arts.
Morena Duwe

New Artist Reviews: Kiravell

Morena Duwe | August 28, 2015 | Entertainment
Traveling can evoke innovations and creations unlike any other muse. The inundation of new interactions, challenges, tastes, sights, smells and sounds awaken the spirit. Singer, songwriter, and healer, Meniyka Kiravell, has dipped the quill of her mind into the bottomless inkwell of travel.
Derek Malcolm

Are Film Festivals Dying?

Derek Malcolm | August 28, 2015 | UK Entertainment
More and more the question being asked is "is to all worth it?" The cynics suggest that a big, starry American film will make its way at the box-office whether or not it wins a Festival prize. And an art movie from a small country will be bought and shown all over the world if it is good enough.
Tracey Wise

Safe Gigs for Women - How Do We Get There?

Tracey Wise | August 28, 2015 | UK Entertainment
So now it's out there, how do we achieve Safe Gigs for Women? Writing this in the week we've seen debate on whether women only carriages on the tube, it feels like the debate around achieving safe spaces for women is difficult at best. But here's my ideal.
Perry Block

Desperately Seeking Larry

Perry Block | August 28, 2015 | Entertainment
When last we saw Larry David on his classic television show Curb Your Enthusiasm a number of years ago, he was wandering the streets of Paris with good friend Leon. And then the scene faded out and Larry David faded away. And since then, I've been desperately seeking Larry!
Danielle Wolffe

3 Reasons Tightening Movie Theater Security isn't the Answer

Danielle Wolffe | August 28, 2015 | Entertainment
Tightening security in theaters will ensure even fewer people go, and movie theaters will deteriorate more. It is an ineffective, knee jerk, band aid reaction to what is hopefully a passing copycat lunatic fad. However, theaters across the country are setting new security measures in stone.
Iman Smith

How 'Boy Meets World' Helped me Dissect Beauty and Colorism

Iman Smith | August 28, 2015 | Black Voices
I fell in love with the glamour of two individuals from completely different walks of life blending together on ABC during the 1990s. I related to Angela's shortcomings, her ethnicity and the fact that, like her, I too was often the signature black girl in the room.
Marc Hershon

Podcast Review: It's About Time Rockets' Red Glare, Pts. 1 & 2

Marc Hershon | August 28, 2015 | Entertainment
Charlie and Steve, refugees of the Great Terrestrial Radio Depression, hit the podwaves last year with their Cardinal James Show. This year, they've added to their workload by crafting It's About Time - "A time travel science fiction comedy romp through...
Amy Zellmer

Miss America Contestant Is a Voice for Traumatic Brain Injury

Amy Zellmer | August 28, 2015 | Entertainment
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).
Emily Tess Katz

What a Tweet From Taylor Swift Taught Me About Kindness

Emily Tess Katz | August 28, 2015 | Women
It was 3 a.m. and my cell phone was blowing up. The Twitter handle Twothousandswifteen was now following me. TaylorSwiftUpdates had favorited my tweet, with copious re-tweets by the likes of Tator Swift and Dazzling_Swift. Why the eff was I being digitally accosted by a gang of Taylor Swift devotees?
Steven Shehori

5 Fantastic Hacker Flicks

Steven Shehori | August 28, 2015 | Entertainment
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.
Tavis Smiley

10 Years After Katrina, A Tribute to New Orleans With Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kataalyst Alcindor

Tavis Smiley | August 28, 2015 | Entertainment
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.
Jon Eig

No Escape: The ISIS Effect

Jon Eig | August 28, 2015 | Entertainment
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.
Carly Ronayne

A 'Woman of the Wild' in the Midst of a Gender Gap

Carly Ronayne | August 28, 2015 | Entertainment
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.
Mat Gleason

From Nirvana to GG Allin, Flipside's Krk Dominguez Photographed Post-Hardcore in L.A.

Mat Gleason | August 28, 2015 | Entertainment
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.
Zaki Hasan

Interview: Patricia Clarkson on Learning to Drive

Zaki Hasan | August 28, 2015 | Entertainment
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.
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