In With the Out Crowd: Remembering My 80s Youth

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Robert Burke Warren thinks about the SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality, and thinks about how it takes a village to raise a boy into a man. In his case, an East Village.

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‘Terminator: Genisys’ Changes The Rules of the Series

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A film that breathes new life into this flat lining series The Terminator film series has had many highs and lows. There was The Terminator that came out in 1984 and was a simple movie that brought a new future to audiences all over the world and helped make Arnold Schwarzenegger a movie star. The sequel […]

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Fans of All Ages Showed up for Wizard World Sacramento

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Jay Snook attended this year’s Wizard World in Sacramento, and it was one for the record books This years’s Wizard World Comic Con has come and gone in Sacramento, and man was there so much to see and do for fans of all ages. I had the chance to be there all three days, and […]

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First Hispanic Poet Laureate: Juan Felipe Herrera


Could this signal a new direction for US literature.

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Robert Redford: An Actor’s Evolution

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Robert Redford is one of our most treasured actors, and while we often focus on some of his bigger moments, his lesser known films can give us a glimpse into the evolution of a great actor.

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The World Is at Stake: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Internet Activism, and Reverberations in the Hyperbolic Chamber


Saumya Arya Haas says outrage over the limited and problematic portrayal of women and minorities in literature is well deserved.

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‘Ted 2′ A Fun, Raunchy Sequel

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The thunder buddies are back together in a new adventure This Friday the sequel to Seth MacFarlane’s successful movie Ted comes out. The original was all about a toy bear who one day came to life when a boy made a wish for a friend. Something magical happened, and his wish came true right before […]

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‘Max’ A Unique Look at Man’s Best Friend

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A film all about a forgotten type of soldier Max is a movie that doesn’t come out often. Throughout history there have been wars, and many of them have been gruesome and lasted far too long. People remember the soldiers and even go so far as to remember the role some birds have played to […]

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Do Androids Dream of Informed Consent?

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Can a relationship between a robot and a human ever be one of equals? What if the robot looks and seems human, like the Synths from AMC’s new series, “Humans”premiering on Sunday, June 28th at 9/8c?

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The ‘Game of Thrones’ Character I’ll Miss the Most: Prince Oberyn Martell


Prince Oberyn Martell’s irresistible charm isn’t from his washboard abs or chiseled chin. It’s his noble virtues and ability to enjoy pleasure — without guilt or shame.

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Rico Pabon Has a New Song for Dads All Over the World

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  Today is Father’s Day. The one day of the year when all dads get to be thanked for all the work they do for their kids. It is a cherished day that really means a lot to fathers no matter what age they are. Rico Pabon has written a song that helps bring light […]

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‘With Child’ A True Look at Being A Single Dad

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  One man’s journey on becoming the father his daughter needs Father’s day is coming soon, and this means a day to thank the dads who hopefully have done a good job with their kids. I see this as providing food, shelter and education for all of your kids. They should be able to have […]

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Me, My Dad, and David Letterman


David Letterman was a source of connection between Rich Monetti and his father. Here’s how.

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Three Life Lessons Ornette Coleman Taught Me

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Teenagers always have someone they look up to, someone they wanna emulate, someone who inspires them.

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‘Inside Out’ A Film About Change and Growing Up

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A trip down some hard roads on the highway of life This is a film that looks at more than the emotions of a little girl named Riley and how they control her. It looks at life for a kid when they are forced to leave all they know behind and move to a new […]

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