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Why Am I So Hooked On Empire?

Courtney Carter | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Courtney Carter

What I think is so powerful about "Empire," which became the number one new show of the season, is that it is a perfect combination of many relevant social factors combined into one show that just happens to work.

Women in Business Q&A: Wendy Williams

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

"I don't have celebrities in my phone or on my speed dial. When I finish The Wendy Williams Show I head back home to New Jersey. I like to be home with my family."

Gov. Bruce Rauner Spent a Lot of Money on TV Advertising During the 2014 Campaign

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.30.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

More than a quarter of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's $65 million campaign fund went straight to TV advertising during the general election, according to Illinois State Board of Elections information.

New to Netflix: February 2015

PureWow | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
PureWow

Now that you've sufficiently binged your way through Friends, your schedule is free and clear for one recent SAG winner -- Mr. Kevin Spacey.

Blood, Sweat and Tears Define Great Content: No More and No Less

Lee Traupel | Posted 01.29.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

How do you make content that the visitor wants to share? Key attributes: useful, emotion laden, factual, practical, newsjacks (events, moments in time, perspective).

Parenthood is Ending and I'm Shamelessly Bawling

Meredith Spidel | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment
Meredith Spidel

Tomorrow night is the end of an era. A very sweet era. Parenthood, the show that has captured us for six seasons is bidding its adieu. I love the show. With passion.

Oscars 2015: So Hollywood Is Still Racist (and Sexist), Now What?

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment
A. B. Wilkinson

Certainly, the lack of variety in Hollywood is not the biggest problem in the world today, yet it is a serious issue and one that we can do something about. In the true U.S. tradition of protest we can boycott movies and shows that are discriminatory as a tactic to force change.

Super Bowl Prep Tip: Check Your TV for Safety

Kate Carr | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

January 31, the day before the Super Bowl, is National TV Safety Day. It's an important day for parents, grandparents and anyone who has kids in their homes, because checking your TV matters.

The Road to Burns

Ken Spooner | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Ken Spooner

I didn't know much about TV/Film production; I just knew that I wanted to make films and I didn't have the money to do it.

How Star Trek Deepend My Support for Women in Tech

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

I started as a hardcore nerd whose wish for fairness and equality was deepened by watching Star Trek.

Why Designers are Integral to All Marketing Activities

Lee Traupel | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Embracing and inculcating design into your business starts with knowing you have an issue. It's like sobriety, until you admit you have a problem, you are not going to find the promised land.

Breaking News: TV Is Not as Bad for Babies as We Thought

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Emory is not saying "Watch TV!" but that under the right circumstances, instructional learning can actually take place through instructional videos in children under 2.

Why 2015 Will Be a Great Year in TV, Film and Theater

Damian Bazadona | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Damian Bazadona

Over the past decade, consumers have been armed with technology that allows us to do great things in our everyday life, but entertainment brands have been extremely late to the game in keeping up with these changes.

Beyond Awards Season: Why Viola Davis Really Matters

Karen J. Francis | Posted 01.21.2015 | Black Voices
Karen J. Francis

The idea of people reinventing themselves for Hollywood is not novel -- the concept is probably as old as Hollywood itself. What is remarkable are women like Davis, Rhimes, Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey and others, who are actually reinventing Hollywood.

The Identity of Gang of Four's Andy Gill

Salvatore Bono | Posted 01.20.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

"I f*cking love America," iconic Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill told me as we had drinks at SoHo Grand. Gill, who was in New York in November to promote his band's upcoming album, What Happens Next, discussed what still makes him tick and what still drives him to make music after nearly 40 years.

Patriots Become First Team in NFL History to Earn Free Pass to Next Year's Super Bowl

David Fagin | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy
David Fagin

In a rare, impromptu, behind-closed-doors meeting, NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, met with other league officials and unanimously voted to allow the Patriots to take the 2015 season off. The meeting apparently took 10 minutes.

MTV's Bold MLK Day Move Will Be One You Won't Want To Miss

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices

On Monday, MTV will air twelve hours of programming in black and white -- and no, this is no accidental glitch. The television network will kick o...

Critical Digital Marketing Strategies for Business Growth

Lee Traupel | Posted 01.16.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Pinterest rocks for any brand targeting consumers and the female demographics are stellar. Like other social channels, its morphing to a full blown eCommerce platform and with broader (mainstream and male) demographics.

"Coming Out" in Hollywood.

Harry Cook | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Harry Cook

I've been thinking a lot lately about the choice actors or actresses have when they decide to "come out" publicly. When I did it, I got a lot of people genuinely asking why is it necessary? I'd had discussions often about the fact that straight people needn't "come out" and a personal life is personal, so why bother saying anything.

New To Netflix: January 2015

PureWow | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment
PureWow

Ready for some nostalgia to the face? Watching the 1994 Friends pilot is the perfect lazy Sunday activity, and this month Netflix has released it, along with some serious rom-com throwbacks, for your hibernating pleasure.

Social Media Economies of Scale Start With Your Staff

Lee Traupel | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Every business needs to stand up and out in today's content drenched world. Social media economies of scale starts with your staff.Whether your five or five hundred strong, look around the office or review the org chart.

Timothy Stenovec

This Will Be The Best Year To Ditch Your Cable Subscription

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.16.2015 | Technology

One day we may look upon 2015 as the year that pay TV began embracing the cord cutter's dream: to pay only for the channels you actually watch. Ja...

Why I Still Watch The Bachelor

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women
Jennie Sutherland

Yes, The Bachelor franchise is cheesy, unrealistic and arguably degrading to both men and women. BUT it's also highly entertaining and a perfect, fluffy-beach-read-visual treat.

The Best TV Show You're Not Watching

Eden Friedman | Posted 01.13.2015 | Teen
Eden Friedman

Though Interstellar is dazzling, and (full disclosure) did make me cry a little, Black Mirror is utilizing the resources and extended parameters that science fiction provides and using it to help humans evaluate themselves and see their flaws.

Golden Globes 2015, as Tweeted

Jim Joseph | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Jim Joseph

My Twitter party started out with Live on the Red Carpet with E!, and then we switched over to NBC in time for Tina and Amy's big opener.