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Wishing You Calmer Seas

In a field of giants, Barkhad Abdi was in good company for the Best Supporting Actor Award.  While he didn’t win for his depiction of a Somali pirate,  not a bad result for his first acting career.   In the flash of Hollywood, it can be hard for a first time actor to hold on. […]

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Best Dressed–Again!

Once again, Lupita Nyong’o kills the red carpet in an ice-blue Prada that she helped to design. With her powerful performance in 12 years a Slave, she’s been a fashion forward fixture all awards season. While her style is well worth watching, here’s hoping that she shows up in as many future films as red […]

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Diversity: No Pie For You

Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue seems to show the joyous post-racial status of Hollywood.  But hold on to your popcorn.  The fine people from Lee and Low books put together an infographic breaking down the diversity–or lack there of–in the Academy Awards.  The numbers show when it comes to Hollywood, you may need a passport because […]

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And the Oscar Goes to …Men, Again

The Academy Awards broadcast is the single biggest television viewing event for females, the “Super Bowl” for women. Despite the fabulous gowns, the Academy is still a boys club.  Diversity behind the camera is just as important as the diversity on the screen.

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ENOUGH

Another day, another example of police brutality.  A man, seated, doing nothing but requesting his right to life, liberty and the pursuit of freedom from police harassment is brought first to tears, and then to the ground.  In America’s quest to completely ignore systematic police harassment examine the repeated evidence of excessive use of police […]

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Is It Better to Just Wonder?

In newsrooms they say “if it bleeds, it leads.”  News reporters like to wring all the drama from your local crimes as they can.    But too often, news coverage leaves us with no answers to crime’s most serious question:  why criminals do what they do?  Imagine the surprise of the local 8 news crew […]

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99 Problems And Slurs Are 1

Peyton can thankfully put this year’s Superbowl in the rear view, but for the rest of the NFL, the off season’s drama is just as lively as the regular season.  Michael Sam made an appearance this weekend answering questions about his position in the draft, his play on the field, but mostly about is sexual […]

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