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Feeling Down? Mr. Rogers Can Change All That

Feeling Down? Mr. Rogers Can Change All That

Ran across this video the other day and it made me cry. Seriously. I remember watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood as a child and, I remember it being non-flashy and a little bit too serene about for a hyperactive child like myself — but that was why it was so good...
‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 7: Richard Linklater (ca. 2014)

‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 7: Richard Linklater (ca. 2014)

Richard Linklater may have not won the Oscar for Best Picture, but his coming of age epic Boyhood has certainly left a huge impression in Hollywood and redefined the filmmaking process. He doesn’t need an Oscar to tell him that he is good at what he does. This is my...
L.A. Update: Missing S.F., Juice Bar Compliments, Laguna Beach, Writing Withdrawals

L.A. Update: Missing S.F., Juice Bar Compliments, Laguna Beach, Writing Withdrawals

I LEFT MY ANGST IN SAN FRANCISCO I’ve been living in Los Angeles for a little over a month now and I have the tendency to remind everyone that I moved from San Francisco as if San Francisco is a million miles away. From my co-workers to an Uber driver,...
I Sat Through An Episode of This 'Brady Bunch' Spin-Off and You Should Too

I Sat Through An Episode of This ‘Brady Bunch’ Spin-Off and You Should Too

I invite you to sit through this short-lived Brady Bunch spin-off in its entirety. I did…and I survived. OK. I lied, I couldn’t get through the opening credits.
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The Most Memorable Moment of the Grammys: Weird Al Yankovic on the Red Carpet

The Most Memorable Moment of the Grammys: Weird Al Yankovic on the Red Carpet

This video of Weird Al Yankovic on the red carpet is a delight. Play it on repeat. Post by UNILAD. (Hollaback to UNILAD for the vid)
‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 6: Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett (ca. 2013)

‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 6: Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett (ca. 2013)

It’s only appropriate that I post an interview with an Oscar during Oscar season. Listen to this fine interview I did with the highly underrated Oscar Isaac and the king of all that is music T Bone Burnett when they were promoting Inside Llewyn Davis. And if you love me, you will subscribe to the...
My Feelings About Super Bowl XLIX Told Through Other People's Tweets

My Feelings About Super Bowl XLIX Told Through Other People’s Tweets

In a somewhat particular order, here are my thoughts via harvested tweets on Super Bowl XLIX — but I only only half-watched it. I went to go get a burrito after seeing the Missy Elliott featuring Katy Perry on a golden robot lion and an acid trip of beach balls and dancing sharks. But dammit,...
Observing the Habits of Douchey Office Park Denizens

Observing the Habits of Douchey Office Park Denizens

I witnessed one of the most douchey bro moments the other day. While I was waiting in line at Starbucks during my mid-afternoon tea time and protein box break, I was standing in line behind two bro-type office bros. At this point the level of bro-ness was low. They were wearing your basic dude run-of-the-mill...
Here's a Fancy Instagram You Should Follow

Here’s a Fancy Instagram You Should Follow

Per the suggestion of Gene Demby on a recent episode of NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour, I have started following the Instagram account, @vintageblkmags because it’s fancy but mainly because of this: Sepia Magazine: Good Publishing Co. #negromagazine #vintageblkmags #vintagemagazine #earthakitt #blackpinupmodel #blackpinup #blackamericana #africanamerican #16stonevintage #pinupmodel #pinup #sepiamagazine #covermodel #model @sixteenstone A photo posted...
The Joys of Driving in a New City

The Joys of Driving in a New City

I’ve been in L.A. for two weeks to the day and so far, so good. I’m still alive so that’s always good. There are a couple of things that I still have to get used to. For one, I didn’t drive a lot while I was living in San Francisco, so getting used to driving...
Something Special Happened to Me While Watching @midnight

Something Special Happened to Me While Watching @midnight

The other night, during a routine participation in @midnight‘s Hashtag War, I was flooding my Twitter timeline with tweets that went hand in hand with #MakeHistoryCute. Then, I was giddy when I saw the official @midnight account had favorited retweeted one of my tweets which eventually snowballed into more favorites and RTs and then the...
‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 5: David Oyelowo (ca. 2014)

‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 5: David Oyelowo (ca. 2014)

Actor David Oyelowo talks about Selma, portraying the iconic Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the timely, hot-button topic of diversity in Hollywood.
The Dino-Ray Cinematic Universe Phase III: New Year, New City

The Dino-Ray Cinematic Universe Phase III: New Year, New City

Some of you may notice that for the last couple of weeks, my blogging has been very minimal — practically non-existent. There is a reason for that. In fact, there are many reasons. The main one being is that during the entire month of December, I was in talks of getting a new job. The...
My Top 50 Movies of 2014: Part 2

My Top 50 Movies of 2014: Part 2

25. Into the Woods: The Sondheim-iest musical gets an enjoyable Rob Marshall cinematic treatment and works better than Les Miserables as a movie musical for the holiday season. 24. Chef: The perfect movie about food, ambition, and coming back from the bottom in a generation where everyone in the world is a self-proclaimed foodie and...
My Top 50 Movies of 2014: Part 1

My Top 50 Movies of 2014: Part 1

50. The Interview: The movie was everything you would expect from a Rogen/Franco vehicle: lewd, enjoyably tasteless, funny at times, not-so funny at others, and straddling on the line of bro humor and clever cultural commentary. But the movie is only on my list because it was the catalyst of the Great Sony Hack of...
‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 4: Mike Cahill and Brit Marling (ca. 2011)

‘Interviewed’ Podcast – Episode 4: Mike Cahill and Brit Marling (ca. 2011)

Episode 4 brings us back to the recent past with an interview I did with director/writer Mike Cahill and actor/writer Brit Marling for Another Earth, an indie sci-fi film that made my brain bleed with delight. Enjoy this episode as we talk about conceptual sci-fi films, reality television and Harry Potter, of course.