Memo to the NFL: Clean it up or Close it down


Two weeks ago before a video emerged of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice brutally hitting his wife in a hotel elevator, I gave my students an assignment as a writing prompt. “NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said if a player is accused of domestic abuse moving forward, the punishment Read more

What to do if You Just Got Laid Off or Fired


To me, other than the loss of a loved one, I cannot think of an event more disheartening, more unnerving, more earth-shattering than being laid off or fired from what provides you and your family with basic necessities--food, clothing, and shelter. It seems to me, as of late, that everyone I know Read more

Is Ghostbusters the Perfect Comedy? Quite Possibly.


When my colleagues recently organized a matinee viewing of the remastered re-release of the 1984 classic, Ghostbusters, to kickstart Labor Day weekend, I was all in. I've always loved the movie, Ghostbusters, but admitted that I hadn't seen it from beginning to end in over a decade. Sure, I'd seen clips here Read more

A (Video) Wake-Up Call


We’re all guilty of it at one time or another. Our favorite actor, sports star or politician finds himself or herself in a bad place. Perhaps it’s an affair that stuns, domestic abuse that horrifies or – worst of all – murder to another human being. We, the fans, Read more

Joan Rivers: An American Institution


“Think positive. Make a list. “One, I don’t live in Bosnia. Two, I never dated O. J.” I started to write a memorial for Joan Rivers and found the task more difficult than I expected it to be. Why? Celebrity deaths hurt, especially when we feel like we’ve known the Read more

Preserving the Phantom Set & Silent Film History


For those of us who grew up loving film, there are certain moments that are engrained in our minds from movies seen on the big and small screens during our youth. Remember ducking your head below the old theater seats when the raptors chased down children in a massive Read more

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Netflix Streaming Suggestions Reprise

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Alright folks… it’s been a while since I’ve done a Netflix streaming suggestions post so I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve been watching lately.

Recently we had Josh Smith drop some wisdom on us about the Netflix original series House of Cards. But I’m admittedly slacking on that series at the moment. I think I’ve watched like 4.5 episodes so far.

Here’s what I have been watching and would recommend: Read more

The 30 Minute Time Filler

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Friday Night Lights The 30 Minute Time Filler

Shortly after my wife Katelyn and I married we embarked on a journey together with the lovely folks of Dillon, TX. We were there for the wins, the losses, the divorces, the job changes, the births, the break-ups, the deaths, the murders, and the championships that comprised what is maybe the best show of the 2000s, Friday Night Lights. Since both of us worked and had other obligations that required our time, we managed to drag out five seasons of greatness over the span of about 10 months. * Read more

Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Part 14

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Bernie Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Part 14

With the Golden Globes in the rear view window, and the Academy Awards on the horizon, there is a lot of movie buzz going on right now. I figured this was as good of a time as any to bring back the Netflix suggestions series! Read more

Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Veteran’s Day Edition

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The Thin Red Line Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Veterans Day Edition

In honor of Veteran’s Day I’ve decided this week’s Netflix streaming suggestions should be war movies. The following are my top 5 in order of how I would rank them. Read more

Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Part Twelve

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I’m back with some more Netflix streaming suggestions! I had been waiting on a new slate of titles to roll in before making more suggestions and I think the time is now to pick the series back up with a bunch of great new additions! Read more

Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Part Eleven

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These Amazing Shadows Netflix Streaming Suggestions: Part Eleven

Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure that I announce a return of the Netflix Streaming Suggestions series. The quasi popular demand was just overwhelming and I felt like I still just had so much to give. I’m just going to do three this week because I feel like they are three solid options. Read more