Dee Dee Bridgewater,
Despite the tremendous losses suffered during those terrifying days and nights in August ten years ago, we pause to remember those who were lost... celebrate those who survived... and praise those who call New Orleans home.
The live aspect of our business is just one of the many reasons that television news is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for the thin-skinned. And in the hours after we found out that Adam and Alison's killer was someone who had been a journalist, I had one thought -- he wasn't one of us.
For several years now, the most innovative programming on television has come from cable programmers, not broadcasters. Understanding that, Sesame Workshop has made a bold and creative move.
New York Times,
Portia De Rossi,
Better Off Ted,
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,
Grace And Frankie,
Mad About You,
This is comedy satire at its best and it works because show creator Victor Fresco has the ability to make the absurd sound perfectly reasonable.
America's most high-profile Christian conservatives often use their social media platforms and media prominence to extol the virtues of chastity -- only to get caught up in sex scandals.
In June, Netflix got a major redesign, which gave the website a more contemporary look and provided easier navigation. While we're still adjusting to new interface, Netflix could do even more to modernize its streaming service.
C Troop 2/17,
The film attempts to convey the drama, pain, chaos, confusion and occasional horror of that year for those grunts. It also shows some of the lighter moments of their band of brothers: How they lived, looked out for each other, how they played and how some died. It is not pretty, but it is a beautiful effort.
While few shows have given me finales that wholly satisfied me, even fewer have given me finales that wholly dissatisfied me. However, PLL is up on the wholly dissatisfying list now.
Using transgender people and their transitions as a twist, and a way to explain psychotic behavior, is just plain lazy writing and has been for 50 plus years.
Last night, at the end of his last "Daily Show" program on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart told his audience and viewers that they were the ones who had to carry on the work of finding the humor in the hypocrisy of the world.
Americas Got Talent,
Many times as a kid I watched contestants as they were harshly critiqued on shows like "American Idol" or "America's Got Talent." This past Tuesday, I was the contestant.
Kelly Osbourne Latino Comments,
Kelly Osbourne The View,
Latino Voices News
You really believed that you were being much more open-minded, much more attuned to the Latino community than Trump could ever be. But see, that's the thing with microaggresions; you think you're being helpful, but in reality, you're not. At. All.
Orange Is The New Black,
Sarah Gertrude Shaprio,
Despite the recent, dismal report on the lack of diversity in the 100 top-grossing fictional films between 2007 and 2014--among other depressing statistics, only 30 percent of speaking roles belonged to women--girl-on-girl friendship on TV is thriving.
There are plenty of shows that have premiered since the late 1990s that might give that critic a run for his money. But the show that digs the deepest into America's troubled criminal justice system isn't particularly violent, sexual or otherwise. It's not even set in prison.
I love this guy Josh Zuckerman. Not only does he have a cool name, but he forced me to look up big words that were never mentioned in my SAT prep courses. Now I can take these words and perhaps finally beat my hatchlings at Scrabble!
Countess Luann de Lesseps is one of the Real Housewives of New York City, a favorite and an integral part of the Bravo TV show. Every season there seems to be a break-out star, and this season I think it's the Countess.
A few weeks ago at Comic-Con, a Simpsons showrunner revealed that the long-running cartoon would devote a Christmas episode to spoofing Richard Linklater's much-gushed-over Boyhood. The Simpsons is know for its spoofs and skewers, and considering the splash that Boyhood made upon its release in 2014-- it was...
Young female artists hate being lumped together in the same category, as if their vaginas have the same effect on their art, like the moon tugging at the tides. In the words of Tina Fey, "Women don't exist only in relation to other women." But three New York-set comedies created...
When I went to South Africa in 2010 to lead a creative writing club for teenage girls, I made sure to emphasize that word: club. I had never taught writing before, didn't have a teaching assistantship as I earned an MFA in nonfiction. I would not be correcting their grammar, nor assigning homework. Besides, how could I persuade girls to spend their Saturday afternoons in a writing class?
By the time I turned 30, I had written 17 episodes of an iconic television show ("Lizzie McGuire"), been nominated for two Emmys, had an agent, a manager and a size-6 body that I could cram into all sorts of fun outfits. By the time I turned 35, I was near-broke.