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Friday Talking Points -- Following the Trump Whirlwind

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Two weeks ago, we kind of went out on a limb (the polling evidence was not all that clear when we wrote it) and subtitled our previous column: "Donald Trump, Frontrunner." Since that time, such a statement has gone from being a wild prediction to becoming an equally-wild reality.

William Shatner's One-Man Show Comes To Broadway

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts

LOS ANGELES — Bravado is a familiar part of William Shatner's image and his acting portfolio, whether he's in character as James T. Kirk, Denny ...

Star Trek Firsts... 43 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Some 43 years after it began, and seven years after the movie franchise seemed completely played out, Star Trek is making firsts again. And so far, it's the most popular movie of the year in America.

24 and the Tortuous Politics of Torture

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

For Dick Cheney, if there's a 1% chance of a terror plot existing, it should be treated as a certainty. It's one thing when that sort of manipulation is used to entertain, and quite another when it's used to govern.

Star Trek's New Coming-of-Age Saga for Generation O

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Star Trek's message, focusing on a future of diversity, teamwork, and technology, appropriately used -- is especially attuned to the Obama era.

Star Trek 11: The Obama Factor

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

After years of inactivity, Star Trek has been re-energized by J.J. Abrams, and supposedly transformed in such a way that connects it to its roots while making it relevant again.