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A Place To Call Home: Our Pan Am Museum

Helen Davey | Posted 10.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Helen Davey

It's been 25 years since the demise of Pan American World Airways, but the Pan Am "family" endures. As proof, a core group of dedicated and enthusiast...

Saying Thanks Isn't Always Simple

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.26.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Engaging with another person and openly accepting their acknowledgment that something we have done for them has shaped their life in a positive way can be a humbling experience. It sometimes requires us to accept praise for something that we did because we knew it was the right thing to do.

Popcorn Preview: Kill Your Darlings

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Kill Your Darlings (2013) Cast includes: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series), Dane DeHaan (Lincoln), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jack Huston (O...

So, Will Kyra Sedgwick Guest On 'Major Crimes'?

Posted 08.14.2013 | TV

Kyra Sedgwick stopped by Bravo’s "Watch What Happens Live!” Tuesday, where she hinted that she might be making a guest appearance on its spinoff "...

The Royal Peep Show

Suzanne Ely | Posted 11.20.2012 | Media
Suzanne Ely

The allure and thrill of the unknown ending in an over-scripted world and the visceral encounter with the unaltered has left us drunk and horny on communal media peep shows.

Farewell to Damages, One of the Great Dramas of the Last Decade

Ed Martin | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

Damages did much to support my hindsight appreciation of TV drama in recent years. Powered by a narrative dynamic that often played with chronological exposition, it was an uncommonly complex and challenging show.

The Ecstasy and the Agony

James Duff | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

It costs a lot more money to execute a murderer in California than it does to lock them up for life.

'The Closer' Series Finale Pulls In Big Numbers

Posted 08.14.2012 | TV

More than 9 million viewers tuned in to watch Kyra Sedgwick give her final "Thank yew" in the series finale of "The Closer." According to TNT, the ...

Krya Sedgwick Says Goodbye To 'The Closer'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.13.2012 | TV

Kyra Sedgwick remembers how, in 2005, she almost did not take the role of Brenda Leigh Johnson on TNT's hit crime series "The Closer." Now, seven year...


James Duff | Posted 10.10.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

No sooner are we gone than we are back. Major Crimes kicks off its series premiere immediately after the finale of The Closer.

‘The Last Word’

James Duff | Posted 10.10.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

It feels like it all went by very fast. One moment, Michael Robin, Greer Shephard and I were sitting at a long conference table at TNT in Burbank, "pitching" an idea to Michael Wright and Lillah McCarthy for a new series; the next, I am writing a few stray thoughts about its finale.

10 Major Crimes That Shocked the Nation (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 08.15.2012 | Crime

Throughout America’s storied history of crime, a handful of particularly unsettling homicides have not only made, but transcended headlines, shaking...

‘Armed Response’

James Duff | Posted 10.02.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

I must begin with a disclaimer. Despite some superficial similarities, the next-to-last episode of The Closer has absolutely nothing to do with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Sudden Tragedy Rocks Brenda's World On 'The Closer'

Posted 07.31.2012 | TV

The end draws every closer for Detective Brenda Leigh Johnson and "The Closer" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on TNT) with Kyra Sedgwick turning in another powerful...

'Last Rites'

James Duff | Posted 09.29.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

Now we are near the end, and the payment for daring to love grows higher.

Closing Time

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 09.25.2012 | TV
Lisa Steinberg

Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson has been an icon and a powerful presence in the lives of so many fans of The Closer. It's hard to believe that the moment has come for fans to give her, and the show, one hell of a send-off.

'The Closer': Brenda Breaks Down Over Father's Cancer

Posted 07.24.2012 | TV

Despite the fact that he hindered the investigation this week, Brenda found herself in need of help from Dr. Parr on "The Closer" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on ...

‘Drug Fiend'

James Duff | Posted 09.19.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

Love might be the synthesis of all our greatest human qualities: fidelity, devotion, loyalty, hope, faith, charity, but, above all, trust. Without trust, what's left?

All Paws on Deck: Behind the Scenes of The Closer

Stacey K. Black | Posted 09.18.2012 | Entertainment
Stacey K. Black

"YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT?" There was another example of brilliant hair work on this episode, but I probably shouldn't talk so much about myself... ...o...

'The Closer': Brenda Rips Detectives For Missing Robbery-Murder

Posted 07.17.2012 | TV

The clock is ticking on "The Closer" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on TNT), with spin-off "Major Crimes" waiting in the wings to try and carry the torch. But Detec...

Kyra Sedgwick Talks Moving On From 'The Closer'

Posted 07.16.2012 | TV

Kyra Sedgwick's “The Closer" is in the midst of its seventh and final season. Sedgwick appeared on "CBS This Morning" to reflect on the end of her j...

The Closer/Perception: Out With the Old, In With the New

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.09.2012 | TV
Jackie K. Cooper

Starting this week the summer brings us the final six episodes of The Closer on TNT. But as this new show goes out a new show comes in

'The Closer': Brenda Makes A Shocking Allegation

Posted 07.10.2012 | TV

The final six episodes of "The Closer" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on TNT) got underway Monday night. Brenda Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) took the stand as a hosti...

What To Watch This Week: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Political Animals' & More

Posted 07.10.2012 | TV

Summer's heating up with a number of high profile premieres this week, so even if you're on vacation, make sure your DVR is hard at work. It's a bu...

WATCH: Kyra Sedgwick's Emotional 'Closer' Goodbye

Posted 07.09.2012 | TV

All good things must come to an end, even "The Closer." Series star Kyra Sedgwick, who has played Brenda Leigh Johnson for seven seasons, is saying go...