Barry

The Movie ‘Barry’ Was A Soft Letdown

Ever since I saw the trailer, I really wanted to see the movie Barry on Netflix. I have yet to read any of the books that Barack Obama published on his life, so I was eager to see a bit of our current President’s formative years fleshed out on film. Well the movie didn’t really…

A Poor Woman’s Cable: Streaming TV

About 10 years ago, I ditched cable TV. Initially it was because I was hardly ever at home, I had a decent DVD collection, and of course, it just cost way too much. About 4 years ago, I signed up for Netflix (I used to do their DVD-by-mail service, remember that?) and I haven’t looked…

prince

Purple Tears – The Death of an Artist

Undoubtedly countless people have or will be writing about Prince and the impact that he has had on the music industry and/or to them personally. Having grown up as an 80s kid, Prince was part of the soundtrack of my youth. I “inherited” his self-titled album from my mother. His handsome face framed by long…

joss stone

Joss Stone, Reggae Superstar

Right before Christmas, Billboard Magazine gave kudos to Joss Stone for having the #1 Reggae Album of 2015. Since then Jamaicans have been grumbling on social media. I first heard about the whole mishaggus on this facebook post: I commented; but then I realized that I was judging Joss the soul singer. I hadn’t even…

the Skimm

Why ‘The Skimm’ Is Now The Highlight of My Mornings

It’s Sunday. That means no morning e-mail newsletter from the Skimm. Why is this even worth mentioning? I mean if you are anything like me, your email is already filled to the brim with e-mail newsletters, updates and mailing list spam — all that give you ample opportunity make sure your trash/delete/garbage can button still…

Dragon's Den

Million Dollar Lemonade Stands in “The Dragon’s Den”

I’m not a person who watches a lot of television; it’s been almost a decade since I’ve had cable. But I do have Netflix! And I started watching episodes of Dragon’s Den, which is a Canadian  (actually it’s global, but I watch the Canadian version) show, that was copied in the United States and called…

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Cooking the Books: The Twisted Business Ethics on “Breaking Bad”

This week, I just finished watching the entire series of Breaking Bad on Netflix. The subject (the ins and outs of making, selling and using drugs) has been explored time and time again in both movies and television. But the writing and character development in Breaking Bad is absolutely amazing, interesting, and believable. With most…

Robin Williams

It’s Too Little, Too Late For Robin Williams

I rarely blog about current new events, “celebrity news” especially. However with Facebook and Twitter all buzzing about the death of Robin Williams, I caught myself wanting to comment, but then opting to refrain…because my comments were not in the spirit of finding empathy with the poster in most cases. Basically, I think that it’s tacky…