Joni Mitchell on being like a cellophane wrapper on cigarettes to share an authentic self as part of the creative process

I’ve come to the Joni Mitchell party late. As I cross the finish line on projects inspiration is in dire demand and in short supply. But, when you write as a profession, inspiration is a luxury not a tool or

Joni Mitchell on being like a cellophane wrapper on cigarettes to share an authentic self as part of the creative process

I’ve come to the Joni Mitchell party late. As I cross the finish line on projects inspiration is in dire demand and in short supply. But, when you write as a profession, inspiration is a luxury not a tool or

Why You Should Be Watching Mr. Robot

Why try and rewrite what’s already been said well — from Gizmodo If You Like Intense Techno-Thrillers, You Need to Be Watching Mr. Robot Imagine a show that combines the anti-corporate craziness of Fight Club with the subversive hacker heroism

Why You Should Be Watching Mr. Robot

Why try and rewrite what’s already been said well — from Gizmodo If You Like Intense Techno-Thrillers, You Need to Be Watching Mr. Robot Imagine a show that combines the anti-corporate craziness of Fight Club with the subversive hacker heroism

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Reblog: What new animated comedy movie “Home” has to teach George Lucas — and about character development

“Home” works on two levels: it’s a great film unto itself with a strong cast and script and it’s also one of the few with a non-princess, little, black girl as its lead. Hopefully, this marks a trend in animation and children’s media of underrepresented populations featured as leads.

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Reblog: What new animated comedy movie “Home” has to teach George Lucas — and about character development

“Home” works on two levels: it’s a great film unto itself with a strong cast and script and it’s also one of the few with a non-princess, little, black girl as its lead. Hopefully, this marks a trend in animation and children’s media of underrepresented populations featured as leads.

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#Empire shows how a cast can elevate a script in its pilot. All heil Taraji P. Henson!

I cried in the pilot of “Empire.” Sure it’s great if a script gets you with its cleverness or wit, but the true test is Did it make you Laugh or Cry or the Holy Grail, Laugh and Cry? I

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#Empire shows how a cast can elevate a script in its pilot. All heil Taraji P. Henson!

I cried in the pilot of “Empire.” Sure it’s great if a script gets you with its cleverness or wit, but the true test is Did it make you Laugh or Cry or the Holy Grail, Laugh and Cry? I

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Best movie 2014: “Calvary” brings in a cavalry of Irish talent at its best

I’ve been meaning to write for a while now but what finally prodded me wasn’t political, cultural, or anything other than what motivated me to write in the first place: a damn good story. “Calvary” is ferocious and fearless. It

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Best movie 2014: “Calvary” brings in a cavalry of Irish talent at its best

I’ve been meaning to write for a while now but what finally prodded me wasn’t political, cultural, or anything other than what motivated me to write in the first place: a damn good story. “Calvary” is ferocious and fearless. It

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The Legend: Norman Lear

“When you have an audience caring, the laughs are 30 times what they might have been.” (Norman Lear) Genius is thrown around too often but Norman Lear, creator of “All in the Family,” “Good Times,” and “The Jeffersons,” can easily

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The Legend: Norman Lear

“When you have an audience caring, the laughs are 30 times what they might have been.” (Norman Lear) Genius is thrown around too often but Norman Lear, creator of “All in the Family,” “Good Times,” and “The Jeffersons,” can easily

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What National Denim Day has to do with that scene from Game of Thrones: why I’m an activist and still a fan

It’s National Denim Day — when a horrific verdict in Italy that blamed the victim of a sexual assault on her tight jeans. So why do I preface a post about “Game of Thrones” with all this? Because I was set

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What National Denim Day has to do with that scene from Game of Thrones: why I’m an activist and still a fan

It’s National Denim Day — when a horrific verdict in Italy that blamed the victim of a sexual assault on her tight jeans. So why do I preface a post about “Game of Thrones” with all this? Because I was set