Jason Reitman Looks Back at a Political Shift with The Front Runner
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Jason Reitman Looks Back at a Political Shift with The Front Runner

Jason Reitman Looks Back at a Political Shift with The Front Runner By Jay S. Jacobs Director Jason Reitman is known for taking on some pretty big subjects in his films. He took on lobbying in Thank You for Smoking. He set his sights on teenage pregnancy in Juno and corporate soullessness and greed in … Continue reading

Connor White and Annabeth Bondor-Stone – Stealing Some Time with the YA Authors
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Connor White and Annabeth Bondor-Stone – Stealing Some Time with the YA Authors

Connor White and Annabeth Bondor-Stone Stealing Some Time with the YA Authors By George Seth Wagner They say that a good marriage is often based upon shared passions. Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White are a married couple whose love for writing, reading and teaching kids about reading is evident from the second you start to … Continue reading

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal – Shining a Light on Our Blindspots
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Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal – Shining a Light on Our Blindspots

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal Shining a Light on Our Blindspots by Jay S. Jacobs For Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, it all goes back to Oakland. That was where they grew up, where they first met as kids and became life-long friends. Now, all these years later, long after both of them have moved … Continue reading

Paul Dooley – World’s Greatest Movie Dad
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Paul Dooley – World’s Greatest Movie Dad

Paul Dooley World’s Greatest Movie Dad by Jay S. Jacobs Like the old saying goes, if you look up the word “Dad” in the dictionary, chances are good that you will find Paul Dooley’s picture. A veteran character actor whose career has spanned six decades. In the ‘70s and ‘80s, Dooley’s hangdog gruffness and genial … Continue reading

Jimmy Webb’s New Memoir The Cake and the Rain Is a Rollicking, Musical Romp
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Jimmy Webb’s New Memoir The Cake and the Rain Is a Rollicking, Musical Romp

Jimmy Webb’s New Memoir The Cake and the Rain Is a Rollicking, Musical Romp by Mark Mussari “There were two of me,” Jimmy Webb states at one point in his highly engaging new memoir The Cake and the Rain (St. Martin’s Press). Truer words could not be spoken by the composer of some of contemporary music’s … Continue reading

Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals and Alex Cary Exercise Their Special Set of Skills in Taken
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Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals and Alex Cary Exercise Their Special Set of Skills in Taken

Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals and Alex Cary Exercise Their Special Set of Skills in Taken by Jay S. Jacobs “I don’t know who you are.  I don’t know what you want.  If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money.  But what I do have are a very particular set … Continue reading