Don't Call It A Protest , But I'm Not Going to See 'Straight Outta Compton'

Me refusing to go to see a movie cannot rightly be called a protest, because I hate going to the movies. It's dark, its cold, the seats are gross, there's sticky stuff and crunchy stuff under your feet, and I just can't relax because I'm scared there are bed bugs in the seats. I just can't do it. So, take me not going to see Straight Outta Compton with a big old sack of salt. But even if I did do movie theaters, I wouldn't go to see this. ...more

The Choice Between Truth and Perspective

Revisionist tales can be slippery.  We love them because they tell the tale we already know from a perspective that gives the story new meaning.  Sometimes a revisionist history promotes a fairer review of the past, like The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty....more

ROOKIE BLUE Arrests on DVD with Season Five!

This week on DVD from EntertainmentOne comes one of the most explosive cop dramas with ROOKIE BLUE: Season Five. Five years ago, a group of green rookies fresh from the Police Academy arrived at one of the most elite units called 15 Division. Now, everything has become strained as Det. Swarek (Ben Bass) is shot at the unit and Officer Price (Priscilla Faia) shot in the line of duty. ...more

For The Love of Jen Hatmaker and Book Giveaway

  Back in March I was selected to be part of Jen Hatmaker’s launch team for her new book For The Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards. I had never been on a launch team before and had no idea what to expect. I didn’t really care because, hello, Jen Hatmaker....more

Funnel Cake Flowers and The Urban Chameleons at NYC International Fringe Festival

Remember the choose your own adventure novels of our youth? With a technolgical twist, Atlanta based artist and comedian Haj leads audiences down a more urban path when her multimedia stage production Funnel Cake Flowers and the Urban Chameleons returns to New York City as a part of the 2015 New York International Film Festival running August 19-26....more

Dude, Editors Are Everywhere

Originally Published on Beyond Your Blog Anyone who knows me in real life, knows I start a lot of sentences with ‘Dude’. Maybe it’s an attempt to appear younger, or maybe it was just watching Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure one too many times. Anyway, I’m here with a little public service announcement for you today, because…Dude, editors are everywhere!...more

FOR THE RECORD: BAZ

Rest in Peace, E'dena Hines

Morgan Freeman’s granddaughter, E’dena Hines, was stabbed to death by a mentally ill man (who appears to have been either her boyfriend or ex-boyfriend) claiming he was performing an exorcism....more

Complex yet, safe

Pondering on the future of classical music. Read more here. ...more