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Your Finances: Sitcom or Melodrama?

Richard Barrington | Posted 09.30.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

The type of TV show or movie your finances would make is a good clue to what shape those finances are in, and how effectively you handle them.

The 'World Enough and Time' of The Wire

Linda Williams | Posted 09.30.2014 | Books
Linda Williams

Before making such exalted literary comparisons we should understand that if The Wire is exceptional, its exceptionality does not transcend mass culture, nor does it transcend television or even what is its most fundamental nature: melodramatic serial storytelling.

How GoPro Is Redefining Brand Immersion in Today's Tech Drenched World

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

As the web morphs to a more visual medium, creative storytelling is moving front and center as way for brands to build engagement and virality. GoPro...

The Doctor Shows Us His Narcissistic Side, And It's Wearing A Bow Tie

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 6: The Caretaker In 'The Caretaker' The Doctor goes under "deep...

Marketing Sages are an Endangered Species for Good Reason

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

I can't believe the amount of content targeting small business rhapsodizing the endless rewards bigger brands are generating with social media marke...

Lauren Weber

Here's Your First 'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap | Lauren Weber | Posted 09.26.2014 | Entertainment

“How to Get Away With Murder” opens with a murder. No one is surprised. After a dark and mysterious flash forward that features four 20-somethi...

Ruling Galaxies But Not Countries: New Research on Women in Film

David Kleeman | Posted 09.25.2014 | Entertainment
David Kleeman

Worldwide, across about 5,800 speaking or named characters, roughly 69 percent were male and 31 percent female. Fewer than a quarter of the films had a female lead

15 Great Feminist Shows To Watch Now

Em & Lo | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

Has there ever been a show with this many women in it? A show that has a ratio of female-to-male characters at about 10 to 1? That's so comfortable showing female diversity, in looks, body size, race, age and sexual orientation?

Will John Cho Be Television's First Asian Romantic Lead?

Victoria Namkung | Posted 09.25.2014 | Entertainment
Victoria Namkung

When I was growing up, Asian American men were virtually absent from television and popular culture. And when they were present -- Bruce Lee or Lieutenant Sulu, for example -- they never got the girl.

Christie Laing of ABC's 'Once Upon a Time' Shares Some Personal Stuff!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.24.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Christie Laing is great at teasing us, isn't she?! This down to earth actor really gets us going. Her bold personality is surely part of the cause. Christie is one of those actors that you want to keep an eye on throughout her career because you never know what's going to happen next.

Outlander and Lena Dunham Prove Great Sex Takes a Woman

Taylor Marsh | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Taylor Marsh

What women don't like is men having sex with us who are doing it badly by only considering themselves. Bad sex is defined differently for every woman, but it begins with not having a voice when you're naked with a man.

USA Network, Playing House Is Groundbreaking and Here's Why

Dana Elle Salzberg | Posted 09.24.2014 | Entertainment
Dana Elle Salzberg

USA Network, I'm trying to be on your side since you were the ones who took a chance on Playing House in the first place, but it's as if you don't understand the magic of what you now have.

Mark Hildreth of ABC's Resurrection Gives Us Insight Into His Character

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.24.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Don't let the baby face and acting gig fool you! Mark Hildreth, who stars in ABC's Resurrection, is also an accomplished musician. And oh, Mark has such a soothing voice, let me tell you!

'The Roosevelts:' Ken Burns Closets Eleanor, Disappears FDR's Gay Sex-Entrapment Scandal in the Navy

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I enjoyed watching Ken Burns' The Roosevelts: An Intimate History last week, keeping in mind that these PBS documentary series are usually a heavy bit of American myth-making. Still, there are a few things just too glaring to hide or treat with discretion in 2014, though Burns arrogantly thinks he can.

Future Proofing Your Brand Strategy

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

"The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet." William Gibson Future proofing your brand strategy is a constantly moving tar...

Outlander and the Female Gaze: Why Women Are Watching

Jenny Trout | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Jenny Trout

Outlander presents a fantasy that doesn't seek to appease the pornography-influenced tastes of a straight male audience. To put it in simpler terms, Outlander is a drama crafted for the straight female gaze.

26 Signs You're Obsessed With 'Gilmore Girls'

Jessica Pan | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
Jessica Pan

Big news broke a few weeks ago, and shall forevermore prevent us from committing misdemeanors in order to watch the best show of our lives. As of October 1, Rory and Lorelai will be available 24/7 on Netflix for your viewing pleasure.

Bill Moyers and America's Ideals

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 09.22.2014 | Media
Julie Leininger Pycior

Veteran television journalist Bill Moyers just announced that he will be ending his television show in January 2015 -- this after more than forty years of reporting -- so let us salute this exceptional media figure.

No Bank Is Secure With The Doctor Around

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment

SPOILER ALERT: Don't read ahead if you haven't watched Doctor Who series 8, episode 5: Time Heist 'Time Heist' takes us into the world's most secur...

Lawyer Up, Moms!

Peyton Price | Posted 09.21.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Character may be how you act when no one is watching, but the lawyer moms are watching, so make good choices.

In Character: The Wizards Who Gave Us Power, with Eric Brach

Jarod Cerf | Posted 09.19.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Continuous articles in text are fine, sure. But do you ever wonder what the folks who author books sound like, in person? Before the editorial reviews? I'll give you a hint: They're all characters, too.

Kate Sheppard

Green Groups Announce Ad Buy Against Iowa Republican Joni Ernst | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and the political arm of the Sierra Club are targeting Iowa Republican candidate Joni Ernst ...

Riot Fest Music Festival 2014: Up Close (Photos)

Lindsey Best | Posted 09.18.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

This year, in celebration of their 10th year anniversary, 10 bands performed their classic albums in their entirety.

Untold (or Retold?) History: Oliver Stone's Showtime Series

Robert Orlando | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

Stone's confrontation with myth should be embraced, yet I don't think this simplistic Left vs. Right dichotomy, while making good drama, is helpful. Nor is limiting evil to capitalism, when the bloody saga of state Communism has been condemned prima facie by 20th century history.

CNN's 'U.S. vs. Whitey' Will Shake Your Faith in Federal Government

Chris Edwards | Posted 09.18.2014 | Media
Chris Edwards

There was always talk that the fibbies looked the other way when it came to Bulger because he was an informant. But was he really? Based on what I saw in this documentary, the answer was no... or at least more no than yes.