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Growing a White TV Dynasty. On a Scary Transracial Adoption

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Frank Ligtvoet

You might know it by now: Patriarch Phil Robertson of the hugely successful reality TV-show Duck Dynasty has a new grandson. The baby is the fifth chi...

We Are All Born This Way

Sue Robins | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents
Sue Robins

My son Aaron is eyeing Santa at the Festival of Lights at the botanical garden. "Do you want to go talk to him," I ask Aaron, who is 12 and has Dow...

Disney on VICE

David Sable | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
David Sable

My view is that true innovators who want to make an impact, who really want to change the world and innovate themselves -- they pivot from the simplistic, siloed, partisan views they or others began with, and realize that in order to create revolution, you need deep and serious engagement.

Longmire Is As Addictive As Potato Chips

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The fourth season of Longmire is now available for streaming/viewing on Netflix and it is well worth your time to watch the ten new episodes.

A&E To Air Special Featuring Over A Dozen Cosby Victims

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Media

Two months after New York magazine published the stories of 35 of Bill Cosby's accusers in a provocative and moving feature, A&E will air a simil...

Phony Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Is Killing U.S. Children

Erik Ose | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Erik Ose

Is it too much to ask Jenny McCarthy to read a simple, well-researched article and properly educate herself about how no legitimate scientific studies have linked vaccines to autism? And then, to announce to the world she was wrong? It would help undo at least some of the damage she's done to public health and our country's children.

Broadcasting Without Borders: American (Indian) Pie

Yvonne Russo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Media
Yvonne Russo

Having worked as a film/television producer for 17 years, I'm fascinated, almost feverishly obsessed with the radical changes in the entertainment industry. Confabs like these are to me what Vidcon is to YouTubers.

'Bates Motel' Is Checking In For Season 3

insidetv.ew.com | Posted 04.07.2014 | TV

"Bates Motel" has just been booked for an extended stay at A&E....

Why You Should Be Watching 'Bates Motel' Right Now

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.12.2014 | TV

"Bates Motel," the A&E "Psycho" prequel series was recently made available for streaming on Netflix, and with the second season premiering on March 3,...

Does FOX News Support Guys Marrying 15 Year Old Kids?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.19.2014 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

As you might expect, after A&E suspended Phil Robertson for his words, the FOX News Hysteria Machine went into Uber-Hyper-Spasmodic Overdrive. Do they know that Robinson has also advocated for 20 year old guys to marry girls who are 15?

Check Into 'Bates Motel' For Season 2

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Change the sheets and dust off that old skeleton in the basement because "Bates Motel" is open for another season! The gruesome A&E "Psycho" preque...

Report: 'The First 48' Makes Millions Off Imprisoning Innocents

Miami New Times | Terrance McCoy | Posted 01.14.2014 | Miami

No one thought twice about the gunshots. It was just before midnight on NW 77th Street in Little Haiti. At that time of night, neighbors would later t...

Setting the Bar Too Low: Duck Dynasty and Tolerance

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 03.16.2014 | Religion
Joyce S. Dubensky

Across the media, commentators are discussing his conflation of homosexuality and bestiality, and contesting his comments about the black community during the pre-civil rights era. They're also talking about how the controversy isn't hurting advertising profits for the show.

I'm So Really, Truly Sorry: The 24-Hour Apology Cable Channel

Spencer Green | Posted 03.11.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

MONDAY 8:00am -- Sincere or Insincere: Biochemically Analyzing Melissa Harris-Perry's Tears 1:00pm -- Learning How to Pre-Apologize for Something St...

Duck Dynasty Proved Again Bucks Always Trumps Bigotry

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.02.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A&E's quick scrap of its suspension of Robertson was more than just a business decision based on the wild popularity of one show. It reflected the brutal reality of a commercial media that repeatedly puts dollars over bigotry.

Why A&E and Millions Feverishly Embrace Duck Dynasty Bigotry

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.01.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The brutal truth is that Robertson speaks for the millions who have embraced him as their man on the proverbial white horse battling for free speech, against political correctness, and most importantly for an acceptable, no matter how crude, brand of bigotry, especially racial bigotry.

Re: Duck Dynasty: Hollywood, Go Screw Yourself

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Too many people are dismissing the action of A&E at reinstating Phil Robertson so soon after suspending him from Duck Dynasty. It's just a TV show, they say, and we have all of these wins on marriage equality -- and look at Utah!

Here's Everything We Learned From the Duck Dynasty Controversy Summed Up in Just One Sentence

Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Michelson

You can say whatever you want, including gay people are "sinful" and full of "murder, envy, strife, hatred" and are in the same league as those who enjoy being penetrated by barnyard animals and...

Lame Duck

Karen Bergreen | Posted 02.19.2014 | Media
Karen Bergreen

I have never watched Duck Dynasty. Until yesterday, I thought it was a program about a group of gay homeless men only to learn that it is about well-h...

Could 'Duck Dynasty' Find A New Home?

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

"Duck Dynasty" will not go the way of the dodo if A&E decides to pass on another season of the reality series. TMZ reports that if A&E doesn't rene...

My One (and Only) Duck Dynasty Post

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Christian Piatt

I'm not going to detail the Duck drama for you again here. You can find that story plenty of other places. And if you don't know by now, lucky you. Stop reading now and walk away. I've been asked by a number of folks to respond to the Duck debacle, so here goes.

What the Duck: Justice or Lost Opportunity?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Phil Robertson, in his own misguided and offensive fashion, has given us as a society much to unpack by his linking multiple issues and multiple form of oppression (heterosexism, racism, classism, environmental control and degradation), and all in the context of religious justification.

This Phil Robertson Remark Pushed A&E Over The Edge

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.20.2013 | TV

Of all the controversial remarks "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson made during his infamous interview with GQ, one quote in particular pushed A&E ove...

Dear Phil Robertson, You Can't Group Homosexuality With Terrorism and Bestiality and Then Use the Bible as Your Defense

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The Bible's one verse on homosexuality is no excuse for horrendously defaming an entire group of people publicly and expecting your employer, with whom you've signed a contract, to "respect" that as your religious belief.

Andy Campbell

Hundreds Of Phils Distance Themselves From Phil Robertson

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

Hundreds of Phils have had their fill of Phil Robertson and the anti-gay remarks the "Duck Dynasty" star made in a recent GQ interview. Phil Campbe...