James Solomon – Revisiting an Iconic New York Crime with The Witness
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James Solomon – Revisiting an Iconic New York Crime with The Witness

James Solomon Revisiting an Iconic New York Crime with The Witness by Jay S. Jacobs It was arguably the one of the most storied murders in New York history, but the legend of the killing of Kitty Genovese is also one of the most misunderstood.  This tragic story is famous as much or more so … Continue reading

Jake Marcionette – Surviving in the YA World
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Jake Marcionette – Surviving in the YA World

Jake Marcionette Surviving in the YA World by Jay S. Jacobs When you hear the term Young Adult books, you tend to think of these younger people as being the readers of the books, not the writers. Jake Marcionette is doing his part to change that conception. Marcionette was only 12 years old when he … Continue reading

True Story (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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True Story (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

TRUE STORY (2015) Starring Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones, Gretchen Mol, Ethan Suplee, Robert John Burke, Maria Dizzia, Genevieve Angelson, Betty Gilpin, Joel Marsh Garland, John Sharian, Dana Eskelson, Auden Thornton, Robert Stanton and Rebecca Henderson. Screenplay by Rupert Goold and David Kajganich. Directed by Rupert Goold. Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures.  100 minutes.  … Continue reading

Internet Killed the Newspaper Star
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Internet Killed the Newspaper Star

Internet Killed the Newspaper Star Filmmaker Lenny Feinberg discusses his documentary Black & White and Dead All Over about the decline of the daily newspaper. by Jay S. Jacobs http://popentertainment-interviews.tumblr.com/post/94361579739/internet-killed-the-newspaper-star-filmmaker As the Internet increasingly becomes the go-to destination for people to get their news, traditional newspapers have been scrambling to stay relevant. Newspapers are at a severe … Continue reading

Elwood Reid – He Didn’t Six
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Elwood Reid – He Didn’t Six

Elwood Reid He Didn’t Six By Ronald Sklar Elwood Reid and I have formed the I-Love-Richard-Price Club. You already may (and should) know that Richard Price (The Wanderers, Ladies’ Man, Blood Brothers and Clockers) is the most brilliant working-class writer who ever lived. Elwood and I worship and adore him. So, kids: now you know the yin-yang of … Continue reading