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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

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Game of Thrones: new men, more naked ladies, a new gold hand, and two old swords

As with any TV phenomenon, it needs to be put into its place so in anticipation of the new season, Buzzfeed’s post, “If the Media Reported on Game of Thrones,” made both my TV writer and journalist hearts melt into one. It

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Game of Thrones: new men, more naked ladies, a new gold hand, and two old swords

As with any TV phenomenon, it needs to be put into its place so in anticipation of the new season, Buzzfeed’s post, “If the Media Reported on Game of Thrones,” made both my TV writer and journalist hearts melt into one. It

Neil Degrasse Tyson confirmed it on Cosmos: We are all stars, TMZ be damned. Between Cosmos and Good Wife: Mind officially blown.

We are all Star Matter. As Mr. Tyson walks out of the stars saying, “You. Me. Everyone. We are all star stuff.”  I KNEW IT.  Take that to your next pitch meeting, audition, callback, writer’s rooms with you.    

Neil Degrasse Tyson confirmed it on Cosmos: We are all stars, TMZ be damned. Between Cosmos and Good Wife: Mind officially blown.

We are all Star Matter. As Mr. Tyson walks out of the stars saying, “You. Me. Everyone. We are all star stuff.”  I KNEW IT.  Take that to your next pitch meeting, audition, callback, writer’s rooms with you.    

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Lupita #Nyong’o of jaw dropping beauty gives a moving speech about how she prayed to be lighter: the ugly truth that dark skin is still devalued

A woman who could easily be mistaken for a Vogue-like model but is in fact a talented actress, Lupita Nyong’o of Kenya, once thought of herself as ugly. If you don’t know her, come out of your rock, Google her

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Lupita #Nyong’o of jaw dropping beauty gives a moving speech about how she prayed to be lighter: the ugly truth that dark skin is still devalued

A woman who could easily be mistaken for a Vogue-like model but is in fact a talented actress, Lupita Nyong’o of Kenya, once thought of herself as ugly. If you don’t know her, come out of your rock, Google her