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TV Review: “Six by Sondheim”

Jarvis Cocker sings "I'm Still Here"

If you are like me, you have seen a musical on Broadway or DVD and had a song (or three) become stuck in your brain. Very likely a Sondheim tune. Read More »

TV Review: “State of Play: Trophy Kids”

Poster for State of Play:  Trophy Kids

The series explores the complex and multi-layered themes in sports and their relationship to larger society. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley’

Young Moms on the T.O.B.A. Circuit

Moms was funny and told the truth to audiences, but she did it with class. She was neither hard nor trashy, she was just Moms. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Valentine Road’

Poster courtesy of HBO

Valentine Road is not an easy film to watch, but it is an important one. Read More »

TV Review: “Open Heart”

Louise, Age 11, in a strange place

Part of HBO's documentary series, Open Heart is one of those films that reminds me how lucky I am to have access to healthcare. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Redemption’

Nuve, a canner supporting her children

Redemption does not sugarcoat what life is like for canners one bit, and the disparity between them and working people is eye-opening. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mondays at Racine’

Sister Cynthia and Rachel at Racine Salone de Beauté

As for Cynthia and Rachel, I applaud them for opening their salon to provide these women with the support they need. Read More »

TV Review: ‘First Cousin Once Removed’

First Cousin Poster

First Cousin Once Removed is the fascinating and revealing documentary from HBO that depicts what life is like for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Read More »

TV/Film News: ‘Gasland Part II’ HBO Screening and Reception

HBO website, Gasland II, debuting on July 8m 2013 (9:00-11:00 pm, (ET/PT)

HBO's Screening of 'Gasland Part II' Receives Warm Reception Ahead of its Nationwide Release on HBO, July 8 (9:00-11:15 pm ET/PT) Read More »

DVD Review: 41 (2012)

A superficial look at the life and times of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush. Read More »