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Tavis Smiley

True Detective Star Colin Farrell on the Pitfalls of 'Purge Acting'

Tavis Smiley | July 27, 2015 | Entertainment
Farrell shares how he has learned to resist forcing too much of his own life experiences into a performance, so as not to make it an exercise in what he calls "purge acting."
Jules Horowitz

Why Trans People Need to Be Involved in Telling Trans Stories

Jules Horowitz | July 24, 2015 | Gay Voices
It is exciting to see our stories being told and winning awards, but should we be concerned that transgender people have little involvement in the story telling?
Pat Gallagher

'Happy Days' Actor And Big Band Singer Donny Most -- He's Still Got It!

Pat Gallagher | July 22, 2015 | Fifty
Donny Most is hot! The 'Happy Days' veteran is taking his (musical) act on the road, and the timing couldn't be better. Ralph Malph -- the show's 'class clown' -- is nowhere to be seen when Don takes the stage with the (wildly talented) Donny Most Orchestra.

8 Times We Wished We Were Friends With the Seinfeld Gang | July 17, 2015 | Comedy
Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer are admittedly hysterical, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is.
Jackie K. Cooper

'Bosch' Is Binge-Worthy Watchable

Jackie K. Cooper | July 16, 2015 | Entertainment
Titus Welliver has the star-making role of Harry Bosch, and he plays it to perfection. He may not look or sound like your pre-TV image of Harry might have been, but he surely captures the essence of the character. He has the rugged swagger mixed with the soulful eyes.
Joshua Ostroff

Let's Talk About Kanye And Kim

Joshua Ostroff | July 22, 2015 | Canada Living
Kim and Kanye are accused of having no talent. Part of this is class-based, in that people think they are better than reality stars and rappers, have no respect for what they do and resent their success at doing it. (See also the people threatening to cancel their Vogue subscriptions when they appeared as the mag's first interracial cover couple.)
Lisa Stulberg

The Amazing Lea DeLaria Talks Pop Culture, LGBTQ Social Change, and the Radical Power of Big Boo and David Bowie

Lisa Stulberg | July 16, 2015 | Gay Voices
We had a chance to catch up with DeLaria again last week to talk with her about the third season of Orange Is the New Black, her new jazz album House of David, and her sense of hope for the modern queer movement.
Caitlyn Jenner

The Future Looks Bright

Caitlyn Jenner | July 13, 2015 | Gay Voices
Your outpouring after my note last week was incredible. Even though I can't get back to each and every one of you, I want you to know that I'm reading your kind words and that they mean the world to me. Here are just a few to get us started.
Selenis Leyva

What Makes a 'Real Woman'?

Selenis Leyva | July 13, 2015 | Latino Voices
We pat ourselves on the back for accepting "Real Women" and we say we "love" it, and yet, somehow, we continue to perpetuate the idea that seeing diverse women on TV is unique and not the norm -- not how it should be.
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I've Seen Our Doom and It Is The Bachelorette

Lorraine Devon Wilke | July 8, 2015 | Entertainment
Certainly the witnessing of other people making every kind of fool of themselves has never been more on display than in our love affair with reality television. Which must explain the inexplicable clusterf**k that is The Bachelorette.
Tom Falco

Please Take Your Knives and Go!

Tom Falco | July 7, 2015 | Comedy
Paula Deen is at it again, posting a racist photo of herself as Lucille Ball and her son, Bobby, as a brownfaced Ricky Ricardo. The public is outraged. Is this the end of Paula's reboot?
John Wellington Ennis

Is 'Dukes of Hazzard' Really Racist?

John Wellington Ennis | July 4, 2015 | Politics
But if you were a Jew, and you saw this hit TV show with two guys in a stunt car with an SS symbol on it, named after Hitler or some other high-ranking Nazi, you might think to yourself, "Is that really necessary? Isn't this kind of like a commercial that makes the SS symbol, and thus what the Nazis were fighting for, kind of...glamorous?"
Tavis Smiley

My Conversation With Kathy Bates on Ageism in Hollywood

Tavis Smiley | June 27, 2015 | Entertainment
One of Hollywood's most respected character actors, Bates has been able to achieve success in an industry that is notoriously biased against certain age groups and image types. In this clip, she shares when she learned to develop tough skin in order to deal with what can often be an insensitive business.
Jim Monroe

The Race is Over. Netflix Won and Broadcast Didn't Show Up.

Jim Monroe | June 25, 2015 | Media
Netflix won, Hulu came in second. Amazon may be third but we won't know for sure until they cross the finish line. And the iconic broadcasters that built the TV industry and controlled it for the past 70 years are nowhere to be found.
Nell Minow

Composer Dan Licht on Writing for Dexter

Nell Minow | June 23, 2015 | Entertainment
The score for Dexter is so popular all eight seasons have released individual soundtracks and Licht has performed the music in concert before live audiences
Bindi Irwin

Growing Up to Make a Difference

Bindi Irwin | June 29, 2015 | Teen
A Wildlife Warrior is someone who stands up and speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves. Protecting our world for the generations to come. Being a Wildlife Warrior is not just a title; it describes who you are and your attitude.
Gretchen Carlson

Terror by Stalker

Gretchen Carlson | June 23, 2015 | Crime
His name was Constantine Kargas. I had never met him or spoken to him. He was a complete stranger to me. And yet he believed we were soul mates, destined to be together. In fact, he was planning our wedding. For years I was terrorized by a stalker whose sick attentions might have derailed my career -- and ended my life.
Sezin Koehler

His Watch Has Ended, And So Has Mine: An Open Letter to Game of Thrones

Sezin Koehler | June 22, 2015 | Women
I can't in good conscience, feminist and otherwise, continue watching a show that is so blatant -- so over the top -- in its sexism and misogyny and makes no apologies for it. As a human being, I agree with Tyrion Lannister: "There's always been enough death in the world for my taste: I can do without it in my leisure time."
Tavis Smiley

Humans Star William Hurt on the Potential Dangers of Artificial Intelligence

Tavis Smiley | June 18, 2015 | Entertainment
The show, which premieres June 28th, takes place in a parallel present where the newest must-have gadget is an artificially intelligent servant, known as a "Synth."
Ian Haythornthwaite

The Facts About Our Income and Expenditure

Ian Haythornthwaite | June 16, 2015 | UK
You might have read yesterday's story in the Daily Mail about how much of the licence fee goes on funding our programmes. I wanted to explain why the Mail's interpretation is misleading. The paper's central accusation is that the BBC's income is approximately £5.1bn and only £2.4bn of this goes on 'content'. The implication they leave is that much of the rest of the money is wasted.
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