A little bit during (but mostly following) the Academy Awards ceremony last year, the Twittersphere was overflowing with the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. This was essentially a passive aggressive response to what was viewed as an outrageous lack of diversity among Oscar nominees and winners. This year, after the nominees were announced, #OscarsSoWhite made another appearance. There… Read More #OscarsSoWhat
If you’ve never seen the name “Sunny Leone” there’s a chance you’re probably lying. Leone is an Indian ex-pornographic actress. The spotlight is on her again, but for a different reason. Now, she dreams of successfully entering the Bollywood film business. Born in Canada, the 34-year-old has a pretty successful career under her belt (sorry…) and, in all… Read More It’s Always Sunny in Bollywood
“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. “Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.” – Malcolm X “As Martin Luther King… Read More Should We MLK or Should We Malcolm?
A few days ago, there happened to be one of those horrible ‘awkwardly tug at your own collar’ moments. Someone fairly important said something fairly not good. Ever been to Maine? Neither have I. The most I knew about that place was that it was decorated with gorgeous woods and mountains and country roads… Read More Smoothie and Shifty Go to Maine
Good, clean, “family-oriented” television. This was widely considered an accurate description of the sitcom, The Cosby Show. Starring comedian Bill Cosby, the hit series grew with its audience. People of literally all ages identified with the family on the screen, and developed nothing short of a love for Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable. Even as a stand-up comic,… Read More Zip Zop Zoobity Bop: The Ballad of Bill Cosby