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Who should win RuPaul’s Drag Race season six?

Who should win RuPaul’s Drag Race season six?

The season finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race airs tonight on Logo, and we’re breaking down the final three and casting our vote for who should be America’s Next Drag Superstar. No T, no shade, just our opinion. … Read entire article »

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Looking forward to ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’

Looking forward to ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’

When I heard that Stephen Colbert would be taking over for David Letterman, I was both happy for him and completely devastated. I live for The Colbert Report. The nightly block of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report has become a staple for me. I can’t live with just one satirical news show! Thankfully, HBO handed us a little gift in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Comedy, Television

For your consideration: 12 Years a Slave

For your consideration: 12 Years a Slave

12 Years A Slave will be a must-see film, not just in 2013, but for many years to come. You can expect this film to be shown in classes and universities from now on, not only for its historic value, but also for its excellence in the art of story telling and filmmaking. Is it brutal?  Yes, but much like Schindler’s List, it is a film that opens the uneasy door into history, and as … Read entire article »

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For your consideration: Inequality for All

For your consideration: Inequality for All

Inequality For All is a documentary, but it feels more like a college lecture. A lecture well worth sitting through! Do you remember back in college when you would have one professor whose lectures you looked forward to? A professor that would not only enlighten you, but empower you? Well if politics, labor, and the economy are of interest to you, then Robert Reich, may be your favorite professor. … Read entire article »

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For your consideration: Captain Phillips

For your consideration: Captain Phillips

You know the old saying, “There are three sides to every story. Yours, theirs, and the truth.” Well, we may need to add one. Yours, theirs, the truth, and the Hollywood version.  There has been a lot of controversy over the portrayal of Captain Richard Phillips as a hero. Many of his actual crewmembers heavily dispute the depiction of Captain Phillips’ actions during the pirate take over of their vessel.  Sadly, all the variations of … Read entire article »

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For your consideration: Lee Daniels’ The Butler

For your consideration: Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Forest Whitaker stars as Cecil Gaines, who for 34 years served as a butler in the White House. The film is loosely based on the real life of Eugene Allen, who I’m sure was a much more interesting man than the character Cecil Gaines. Lee Daniels’ The Butler tries to cover entirely too much in the 132 minute run time and lacks the impact the film should have conveyed. … Read entire article »

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For your consideration: All Is Lost

For your consideration: All Is Lost

All Is Lost is a survival story of one man, played by Robert Redford, who encounters some big trouble on the Indian Ocean and must struggle to survive. The premise may be interesting, a la Cast Away, but I was lost and unimpressed with All Is Lost. There is a good reason why feature-length films have dialogue. Dialogue not only moves the story along, but also tells us perhaps a backstory, allowing us to assess the … Read entire article »

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For your consideration: Cutie and the Boxer

For your consideration: Cutie and the Boxer

This documentary shares the love and life of an unusual artistic couple, Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko.  They first met in 1969.  Ushio was a 41-year-old avant-garde artist in New York City. Noriko was a 19-year-old art student who idolized Ushio’s art and passion for his work. Ushio’s work often gained notoriety, appearing in numerous prestigious institutions, but rarely sold. Noriko was content assisting him in the studio, being his wife and raising their … Read entire article »

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Guest blog: A new kind of comic book

Guest blog: A new kind of comic book

Trashwire friend Brad Faye created One Nation: Out of Darkness to break the comic book hero mold. Brad wrote this guest piece for Trashwire to  give us a glimpse behind the scenes at the making of this original, unique series, and to explain why a comic with a Muslim heroine was so important. … Read entire article »

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‘Divergent’ will grab your attention

‘Divergent’ will grab your attention

Synopsis: In a future where the population is divided by personality types, one young woman classified as “divergent” uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all who bear her misfit label, and attempts to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them before time runs out. Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) and Theo James (Underworld: Awakening) star in this action thriller adapted from the novel by Veronica Roth, and directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless). … Read entire article »

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