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Matt Baume

Why It Took 40 Years to See a Gay Character on Star Trek

Matt Baume | May 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
Star Trek, when it worked, showed us humanity at its best. And that the show never considered gays and lesbians to be a part of that best, even after all these years, is worse than disappointing.
Dave Broome

A Dose of Reality

Dave Broome | May 27, 2015 | Entertainment
Over the last two months, I've had the privilege of traveling around the country for a new reality series that I created and executive produced for CBS. No, I didn't find the Fountain of Youth, or the Holy Grail, or a unicorn. I found something perhaps even more elusive... I found faith in humanity.
Chelsea Stone

Josh Duggar's Acts of Sexual Abuse Are Not 'Alleged'

Chelsea Stone | May 27, 2015 | Entertainment
There is proof, including the admissions of the perpetrator, his parents, and wife, that Josh Duggar sexually abused young girls. There is nothing "alleged" about this. "Semantics," maybe you say. "Rape culture," I reply.
Gil Kidron

Game of Thrones Ep. 7 Review: Cersei Stupidly Gives People 2nd Amendment Rights

Gil Kidron | May 26, 2015 | Entertainment
Arming religious fanatics -- what could go wrong, right? Surrendering the monopoly on the use of force in a strict class society that is based on the nobles disenfranchising the poor? What a great plan!
Em & Lo

The Forthcoming Slut-Shaming of The Bachelorette

Em & Lo | May 20, 2015 | Entertainment
Can we really blame them for taking a hot and heavy makeout session to the next obvious level? And if we can, then we've got to be consistent with our blame: If women are expected to abstain, then men must be too.
Jerry Foley

A Goodbye After 20 Years of Directing Late Show With David Letterman

Jerry Foley | May 20, 2015 | Entertainment
In the early evening of May 20 the words "used to be" will be grafted to the end of my name. I will be referred to as "the former director" of Late Show With David Letterman. Along with the name change, comes the surrender of an all-access pass to New York City.
Em & Lo

Top 5 Love Lessons From The Bachelorettes (Kaitlyn and Britt's Season Premiere)

Em & Lo | May 19, 2015 | Entertainment
Life began again last night with the premiere of ABC's The Bachelorette -- or should we say, The Bachelorettes? After all, this season's big twist was pitting last season's two favorites against each other.
Chris Weigant

If You Care About Government Surveillance, Watch 1971 Tonight on PBS

Chris Weigant | May 18, 2015 | Politics
Everyone who has an opinion on the Edward Snowden revelations should watch this film. Everyone who has an opinion on the USA PATRIOT Act should tune in. Disturbed by the National Security Agency's actions? Check your local listings for when the PBS show Independent Lens airs. I say all this, mind you, before I've even seen the film.
Leslie Bowman

I Hate to See Mad Men Go, But I Love to Watch It Leave

Leslie Bowman | May 18, 2015 | Entertainment
Mad Men has everything to do with Ferguson. It has relevance in congressional stalemates, with e-commerce. But perhaps the most perplexing result of the displacing plot techniques of Mad Men is the idea that the show isn't about men at all -- it's about American women.
John K. Herr

A Class Clown Says Goodbye to David Letterman

John K. Herr | May 18, 2015 | Comedy
Catchphrases were created and run into the ground for fun. I don't recall a single sentence of any foreign language I ever studied. But I do remember "too much lotion!" and "they pelted us with rocks and garbage!"
Pat Gallagher

As David Letterman Says Goodbye, Let's Not Forget "The Hal Gurnee Years"

Pat Gallagher | May 25, 2015 | Fifty
Let's talk about Hal Gurnee, who directed David Letterman for many years. As one of the best directors Letterman ever had the pleasure of working with, here's a little something about how Gurnee got the late-night talk show off the ground each day.
Tavis Smiley

B.B. King Remembered (VIDEO)

Tavis Smiley | May 15, 2015 | Entertainment
Tune in Friday and Monday nights as we pay tribute to the life and legacy of legendary blues guitarist B.B. King, who has passed away at the age of 89. We last spoke with B.B. in 2013 for a two-part conversation about his life and extraordinary career. In this clip, B.B. tells the famous story of how he named his guitar "Lucille."
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

The Saga of Grace and Frankie: Redefining Marriage When a Man Comes Out as Gay

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | May 15, 2015 | Gay Voices
Chronologically they may be in their 30's, 40's, 50s or 60s, but in "gay years" they are maybe only 15. They have come into their own and are not thinking as an adult about the rest of the people with whom they are in relationship.
Joanne Bamberger

Betty Draper Is Finally Likable -- There's Just One Problem With That

Joanne Bamberger | May 14, 2015 | Women
She wasn't the perfect mom. Maybe she was the anti-mom. But I loved Betty Draper for all her contradictions and imperfections. And she doesn't deserve her fate. If you're a longtime fan of Betty Draper, raise your hand! No takers? OK, I admit Betty has a lot of flaws. A lot of big flaws.
Karen Fratti

'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: We're Not Ready for This in 'Time Stops'

Karen Fratti | May 14, 2015 | Entertainment
Tonight's the season finale and I'm nervous. Last week's tunnel emergency turned out to be another trick: Just keeping things moving and exciting after Derek's death.
William Bradley

Mad Men: One Journey, One Redemption, One Ending

William Bradley | May 15, 2015 | Entertainment
Don Draper has been shedding quite a few things this season. So it makes sense that he ends the penultimate episode in the epic novel for television that is Mad Men sitting alone on a bus stop in Oklahoma, heading west.
Regina Weinreich

At Lunch With Melissa Rivers: 'This Too Shall Pass'

Regina Weinreich | May 13, 2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Rivers was a perfect fit as honored guest at the annual Mamarazzi luncheon, hosted by The MOMS, Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein's mother-advocacy lifestyle brand. Not only one of the most famous of daughters and a mom herself, Melissa has a book out, The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation.
Denby Fawcett

Learning Self Defense With 'Hawaii Five-0's' Alex O'Loughlin

Denby Fawcett | May 13, 2015 | Hawaii
O'Loughlin knows self-defense. When "Hawaii Five-0″ is not in production, Inoue said O'Loughlin comes to the gym to work out with him almost every day. O'Loughlin is a four-stripe blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu.
Mommy Nearest

5 Lessons I Want My Daughter to Learn from 'The Golden Girls'

Mommy Nearest | May 13, 2015 | Parents
The Golden Girls shouldered each other's burdens and shared in each other's good times. It is funny, heartbreaking and beautiful to watch. I hope that my daughter is blessed with great friends with whom she can share both joy and sadness.
Meg Conley

3 Things 'The Mindy Project' Taught Me

Meg Conley | May 11, 2015 | Women
By now we've all been accosted by the news that Fox -- the brilliant organization behind such gems as Bones! and The Swan! (note my sarcasm) -- has canceled The Mindy Project. Let's all take a moment to sob. And sob some more. Now hiccup cry. Now breathe deeply. One more sob.
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