Kay Cannon – Breaking Through the Glass Slipper
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Kay Cannon – Breaking Through the Glass Slipper

Kay Cannon Breaking Through the Glass Slipper By Jay S. Jacobs The beloved fairytale Cinderella has been a family favorite for generations, and it has been the basis – either directly or indirectly – of dozens of films over the years. However, strangely enough men have directed pretty much all of the movies telling this … Continue reading

Joshua Werner – Building a Mystery House
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Joshua Werner – Building a Mystery House

Joshua Werner Building a Mystery House By Jay S. Jacobs The world has always been fascinated by enigmatic, potentially haunted houses. One of the sites that has long intrigued people is the legendary Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. The Winchester House was built by Sarah Winchester, an heiress of the Winchester Repeating Arms … Continue reading

Michael Connelly – Adventures in Wonderland
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Michael Connelly – Adventures in Wonderland

Michael Connelly Adventures in Wonderland By Jay S. Jacobs For a city that is known for many brutal crimes over the years, it takes a real something for a series of murders to stand out. However, forty years ago, the mass beatings and slaying by hammers of four people in a drug house on Wonderland … Continue reading

Jackie’s Boy – From Being a Street Performer, Carlos Battey Transforms and Becomes a Record Mogul and World-Class Artist
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Jackie’s Boy – From Being a Street Performer, Carlos Battey Transforms and Becomes a Record Mogul and World-Class Artist

Jackie’s Boy From Being a Street Performer, Carlos Battey Transforms and Becomes a Record Mogul and World-Class Artist by Brad Balfour When the pandemic hit, musicians were blessed and cursed at the same time. On the one hand, it shut down opportunities for live performance before paying audiences. On the other hand, it freed up … Continue reading

Jaan Uhelszki – Creem Rising to the Top
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Jaan Uhelszki – Creem Rising to the Top

Jaan Uhelszki Creem Rising to the Top By Jay S. Jacobs “America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine.” That’s a pretty brash statement. A little defiant. Perhaps even a touch naïve. That’s why the catchphrase fit the legendary rock mag Creem – the magazine was proudly all of those things. Born in Detroit in the late … Continue reading

Kimberley Datnow and Amy Datnow – Taking on Their Daddy Issues
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Kimberley Datnow and Amy Datnow – Taking on Their Daddy Issues

Kimberley Datnow and Amy Datnow Taking on Their Daddy Issues By Jay S. Jacobs The early passing of their father inspired sisters and British filmmakers Kimberley and Amy Datnow to get together to work on a film. However, they didn’t want to make it a sad, depressing story. That’s not who they were, nor was … Continue reading

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