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I'm Not Sally Draper, But I Could've Been

Mary Novaria | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment
Mary Novaria

The Drapers lived in Ossining, N.Y., and so did we beginning in 1963. Before that, we lived in a Bronx apartment building on Fordham Hill, a place I hadn't thought of in years.

Looking Being Canceled Is a Loss for the Gay Community

Michael Restiano | Posted 03.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Restiano

I love RuPaul's Drag Race and Modern Family as much as the next gay viewer. But let's be real here: these shows exist to make us smile and laugh. They do not ask us to critically examine our bodies, existence and behaviors.

The Complete Evolution of Drinking On Mad Men

Liquor.com | Posted 03.26.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

Twelve months later. Hours -- probably days -- spent re-watching old episodes to remember what happened for the first six and a half seasons. The new half-season of Mad Men starts on April 5.

Life Priorities, When Chasing

Lisa Guest | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Guest

It's always a toss up of priorities. I know as I'm gorging on good material that there are moments I should savor. But the total package is so seductive that I can't be bothered to be polite, reasonable, health conscious or disciplined.

Why I'm Wild About Looking

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

It's official. HBO canceled Looking, which is bad news for fans of something different. The Season 2 finale typified everything I loved about this show: its subtlety. I think that's one major reason it flew under the radar and even garnered an amazing amount of invective and derision from some viewers.

Facing Up to Demographic Destiny

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty
Jeffrey Shaffer

"What happened here?" I asked the clerk. "That's your senior discount," she replied. "The first Tuesday of every month is Senior Discount Day. I just figured--." She hesitated. "Yes, that's fine," I said quickly. I wasn't about to turn down a 10-percent discount. But the fact that she "figured" I was eligible just by looking at me was, well, unexpected.

Digital Advertising Expected To Climb, While Traditional Media May Be In Trouble

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.24.2015 | Media

Well, the good news is that marketing agencies are expected to spend a total of $540 billion worldwide on advertising in 2015, led by a 15.7 percent g...

Comedian Julie Goldman: 'I Would Be Lesbian Maude' in Modern-Day Remake

Sarah Toce | Posted 03.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

It makes sense that Goldman would have an unapologetic outlook on her comedy. Joan Rivers was, after all, one of her favorite comedians.

All Great Brands Start With a Stellar Name: How to Create Yours and Conquer the World

Lee Traupel | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Every business struggles with naming their company and for good reason. For most of you, it's a process that's unfamiliar, necessitating skills that are at times one off, with not a lot of clear guidelines for finding your way home.

Everything Old Is New Again: Race and Gender Stereotypes in the Fox Series 'Empire'

Hettie Williams | Posted 03.18.2015 | Black Voices
Hettie Williams

Everything old is new again in the television industry when it comes to representations of African Americans and women in Empire.

I Haven't Been This Despairing of Humanity Since About an Hour Ago

James Napoli | Posted 03.19.2015 | Comedy
James Napoli

Before I knew it, the news was on again and I was gulping down scandal and man's inhumanity to man like they were energy drinks that would get me through a week of long-haul trucking.

If a Zombie Apocalypse Was Imminent, What Medications Should You Stock Up on to Survive?

Quora | Posted 03.12.2015 | Weird News
Quora

As a primary care physician and a zombie apocalypse story enthusiast, I can't resist chiming in. Of course someone with experience from either war zones or at least third world countries would be better equipped to answer.

9 Ways to Tell if You Are Living Someone Else's Life

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Allen Vaysberg

What won't be comforting however is looking back at your life and realizing that you have spent it living someone else's. So don't! Go out there and explore, grow, visualize the best version of yourself and achieve it! You are on this Earth not to be a passive observer but an active participant! Screw living someone else's life -- here's to living YOURS!

I Binge-Watched 9 Seasons of 'Seinfeld' to Find TV's Funniest Joke

Steven Shehori | Posted 03.10.2015 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

If Seinfeld is TV's funniest sitcom, what in turn is the funniest joke from TV's funniest sitcom? And would this joke then, by sheer elimination, be the funniest line ever uttered in a situation comedy?

Broaden Your Writing Horizons to Improve Your Skills

Steven Petite | Posted 03.09.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

Quite often, and probably far too often, aspiring-writers and writers alike, follow the mantra of "write what you know." There are multiple things wrong with that sentence.

Women in Business: Rebecca Mahony, Chief Marketing Officer, Teads

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Rebecca Mahony is the Chief Marketing Officer to the inventors of outstream video advertising and a global monetization platform for publishers, Teads...

14 Things 'Parks & Recreation' Taught Us About Food

Food52 | Posted 03.05.2015 | Taste
Food52

We are indebted to Parks and Rec for some valuable food lessons that only its quirky, food-loving crew of characters could've taught us.

3 Reasons Why Netflix Is Winning Binge-Watching With House of Cards

Jon Vidar | Posted 03.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Vidar

Like 670,000 other people (or 2 percent of all Netflix subscribers), my wife and I spent the majority of the weekend binge-watching House of Cards -- completing all 13 episodes in just two days. #noshame. But why is the show so addictive?

In Praise of Bollywood on Netflix

Rick Rosner | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Rick Rosner

Let me suggest trying some of Netflix's selection of Bollywood movies. I've recently watched a bunch of these, and at the very least, they're more compelling than some Nicholas Cage-paying-off-his-debt-to-the-IRS medieval action flick.

Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.28.2015 | Celebrity
Zaki Hasan

While he amassed a raft of impressive accomplishments during his many years in and out of the film industry, it's of course for his pointy-eared alter ego as the original Star Trek's Mr. Spock, such an indelible part of so many of our lives, that he'll rightly be remembered, in death just as he was in life.

YouTube Kids: Implications for the Kids Media Industries

David Kleeman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media
David Kleeman

Kids already spend lots of time with YouTube, and it's become not only a top entertainment destination, but a key contributor to their learning. Increasingly, young people look for visual demonstrations to answer questions.

Norman Lear: Climbing the Magic Hill

Tom Alderman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Books
Tom Alderman

In spite of a horrendous childhood, Lear developed the necessary elements for success. Yes, he's a talented writer, producer and executive. He is also a master salesman. As a mid-level development executive in his Embassy Productions, I witnessed the executive Lear in action.

Daniel Dae Kim Got A New Job

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 03.13.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Daniel Dae Kim made an impressively smooth transition from a stalwart husband on "Lost" to dashing crime fighter on "Hawaii Five-0....

The Enjoyable and Oddly Gripping NBC Series 'The Blacklist'

Ahmad Khan | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment
Ahmad Khan

A notable and transformative shift has taken place at NBC. The network has chosen to bet its Thursday night on more serious dramas in hopes of aligning its programming with the viewing preferences of American audiences.

Film Workshop Teaches Movie Making to Adults With Developmental Disabilities

HooplaHa | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
HooplaHa

Inclusion Films is a vocational program designed to provide adults with developmental disabilities entry-level working experience in film production...