Hello Kitty is a Cat: My Open Letter to Sanrio

In case you haven’t heard, Hello Kitty is not a cat. Well, that’s what author Christine R. Yano was told by Sanrio (the company that owns Hello Kitty and her friends) when she was preparing her script for a Hello Kitty exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum. ...more
If it looks like a kitty and it's name is Kitty than it's a kitty.more

New Season Breathes Life Back into Doctor Who

"Deep Breath," the title of Doctor Who’s season premiere, is more than just a reference to its featured villains (although, because said villains are cyborgs hell-bent on organ-harvesting their way to the status of "living," it’s a shame we won’t be spending more time with them). Based on the evidence, "Deep Breath" is actually a message to the fans, a warning that after several seasons of glossy explosions, love triangles, and soapy melodrama, their beloved show is about to head in a very different direction. ...more
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6 "Get Out" Songs for Teachers to Mentally Sing When Kicking a Student Out

For many of my dear friends, it is that time of year. Yes, teachers, I am talking to you. And yes... school is starting - or worse - has started....more

Interview: Travis Wall of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

This week is the finale of the 11th season of talent competition show So You Think You Can Dance, and I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the true dance stars to emerge from the show, dancer and choreographer Travis Wall. A Season 2 finalist who made his mark as a dancer, he soon returned as a choreographer—and at only 26 years old, Travis has been nominated for a choreography Emmy each of the past four years for his work on the show. ...more
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The Willing Object: Sophia Vergara, Empowerment, and Objectification

Last night’s Emmy Awards had many big moments. One of the most contested involved Sophia Vergara introducing Television Academy chairman Bruce Rosenblum, only to then be placed on a pedestal to entertain the audience during his address....more

Dear Parents, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to us

Do you hear that? Could it be the overwhelming public adoration for a music artist who used her spotlight at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) this Sunday to highlight a social cause close to her heart? Nope. Never mind. It seems the sympathetic gesture made by Miley Cyrus to bring awareness to teen homelessness has already faded from our collective consciousness, assuming it was ever fully acknowledged at all....more
I'd love to hear what others think about this tendency in our culture and in their life.more

Kwajalyn Brown Is Back in Prime Time on Tyler Perry's Top Drama

Kwajalyn Brown will be back next season on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots, an Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) original series.  The Atlanta-based actress is set to return in her ro...more
Can't wait for the new season to start.more

Emmy Fashion 2014: Best Red Carpet Dresses

TV stars walked the Emmy Awards red carpet in rainbow of dresses, but red and coral were the hot colors for 2014. ...more
Angela Basset and Claire Danes--classy amidst the cleavage, etc.more

Why I Cried When I Heard You Died~ An Open Letter to the Late Robin Williams

Originally posted on Tuesday August 12, 2014 ...more