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Interview: The Vaselines at the Cedar Cultural Center

Recently, I sat down to interview The Vaselines, a Scottish indie band of immense cult appeal. The story of The Vaselines differs greatly from the classic example of a band's steady rise to fame. Originally formed in 1986, the band,Show More Summary

Everything Is Possible While Dancin' in the Kitchen

In 1992, my musical partner and I -- now my wife as well -- released a kids/family recording called Nobody Else Like Me: Celebrating the Diversity of Children. It was our dream to have a beautiful children's chorus sing Fred Small's song, "Everything Possible," with us. Show More Summary

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Target The Hunting Ground

Director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering, whose 2010 documentary The Invisible War took a look at the epidemic of rape within the American military and won 2014 Emmy Awards for Best Documentary and Outstanding Investigative Journalism, Long Form; a 2013 Peabody Award; and the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award. Show More Summary

In Praise of Bollywood on Netflix

After you've watched season three of House of Cards, then what? You've already seen most of the big or good movies on Netflix, and watching their other movies is mostly an exercise in "This could have been okay with a rewrite or if the...Show More Summary

Spock Was My Guy

I was wild about Star Trek as a kid but unlike my school buddies, I wasn't fond of Captain Kirk. He was way too combustible, just like my parents. Spock was my guy: calm, rational, and funny in that understated way. He didn't bluster, he observed, and he solved problems with Hemingway-style grace under pressure. Show More Summary

Remembering Leonard Nimoy

I knew it was coming. I'd steeled myself for grim news when I read earlier in the week that he'd been admitted to a hospital due to chest pains, but that didn't make it any less of a gut punch to actually see the headline that Leonard Nimoy, 83, was gone. This one hurts for a variety of reasons. Show More Summary

From Tiger Mothers to Fresh Off the Boat: Eddie Huang's Mom Is Not Every Asian-American Mom

By Miliann Kang The collective sigh of relief by many Asian Americans after the first few episodes of Fresh Off the Boat contrasts with the anger and anxiety that followed Amy Chua's book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. But is relief...Show More Summary

Reality TV Newbies' Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions Answered by An Entertainment Expert

The most important person in a reality television star's life is their entertainment attorney, at least in the beginning. Later on, when you're famous, you'll have agents, managers and other people holding your hand. But when you first...Show More Summary

Podcast Review: WTF -- Remembering Harris Wittels

Host Marc Maron had the late Harris Wittels as a guest in "the garage" for episode 424 of WTF less than two years ago, back in September of 2013. The day after Wittels was found dead, Maron reposted that interview. "This is what we do...Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Watched TV Finales Ever

Ever since television was first revealed to the general American public in 1928, generation after generation has been captivated by the incredible entertainment medium. As time moves on, what is playing at the movie theaters and on TV continues to reach greater heights of entertainment. Show More Summary

Farewell to Leonard Nimoy

Few fictional characters, particularly from television, have been as enduring in the public consciousness, memorable and profound as Spock, and few actors have both inhabited and created a character as fully and brilliantly as Leonard Nimoy did with Spock. Show More Summary

Hear me Out: A$AP Ferg Teaches the World How to 'Dope Walk'

Harlem rapper, A$AP Ferg recently released his "Dope Walk" video, from his Gangsta Grillz mixtape Ferg Forever. In the video shot by Ferg and Matt Starr on an iPhone, Ferg takes model/socialite Cara Delevinge on digital ride via Face...Show More Summary

Life Lessons I Learned from Star Trek

I know I typically write about music, but having been an entertainment writer for decades, I have had many occasions and the privilege to write about other forms of entertainment, especially when I was living in Las Vegas and working...Show More Summary

RIP Leonard Nimoy

Spock was my favorite. As a church kid, he gave me permission to be skeptical. As a shy kid, he taught me that being aloof was a special power. I have no idea how logical Mr. Nimoy was, but when he put on the blue shirt, he glued meShow More Summary

Aural Fixation: RIP Mixtape

"Isn't this cool?" I said to him, holding up the t-shirt. It had come as part of singer/songwriter Martin Sexton's pre-order bundle for his new CD, Mixtape Of The Open Road. A list of tour dates skated down the backside. On the front was a cassette tape rendered in retro-distressed style. Show More Summary

The Nether's Shades of Gray at the Lucille Lortel Theater

If art has the freedom to display human foibles in the extreme, the "ick" factor of Jennifer Haley's play The Nether, the MCC production that opened this week at the Lucille Lortel theater is through the roof. On first view, the stage...Show More Summary

Love in Action: Fran Drescher

World renowned for her sense of humor, her thick NY accent, and a spectacularly infectious laugh, it is none other than Fran Drescher who is featured in the newest episode of NEWSWIRE.FM's "Love in Action" series with Deepak Chopra, produced by ABC Home. Show More Summary

If Groucho Were Alive Today, He'd Probably Be Working at Seattle's Teatro ZinZanni

Last week I attended Teatro Zinzanni's new show The Hot Spot, and I was - as always - delightfully entertained. I've always considered Seattle's Teatro ZinZanni a unique treasure that seems like a Disneyland for adults, and the new show is no exception. Key among the character players was Frank Ferranti in his classic role as Chef Caesar (a.k.a. Show More Summary

Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce: Can Marriages Bounce Back After Change?

Spoiler alert: This week's season finale of Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce concluded with a rekindling of the two main characters, Abby and Jake, following an emotional cocktail date to ink the divorce papers. (Since this is Hollywood,...Show More Summary

Is Biblical Marriage a House of Cards

When a friend of mine who is an Old Testament scholar gets asked by congregations to offer an adult study on "biblical marriage," his reply is regularly and succinctly the same: "You actually don't want me to do that." He knows, youShow More Summary

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