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SXSW V2V: Growth Hacking in 10 Easy Steps

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“Grow fast or die slow,” was the quote from growth mentor Samir Patel (@meetsamir) that Vincent Dignan used to set the tone for his presentation, “Growth Hacking Live: Boost Your Startup in Realtime.” Dignan spoke to a room overflowing with startup entrepreneurs at SXSW V2V, a four-day (July 19-22) educational event in Las Vegas. He knows that quote is true. ... Read More »

LA Film Fest: Kiernan Shipka of ‘Mad Men’ and Meg Ryan make ‘Fan Girl’ Fun

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'Fan Girl', by director Paul Jarrett and screenwriter Gina O'Brien, was a total trip when it premiered at the LA Film Festival. A “trip”? Dude, that’s so last century. If there is anything this movie isn’t, it’s last century. Fan Girl is a winner of a movie because of the writing, the casting, and the acting. If all that works together, the director deserves credit as well. On the surface Fan Girl is a story of teenager Telulah Farrow, played by Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men, Flowers in the Attic), who adulates the punk band All Time Low. She thinks she needs to connect with the band and create a music video for her filmmaking class to launch her movie career. What she really needs, and the story beneath the surface, is to learn what is really important in human relationships. Read More »

‘Mad Men’ Rewind: A Tony-Inspired Musical Commentary

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A post-Tonys musical reflection on Mad Men's finale. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘Person to Person’ – Selves Lost and Found

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The 'Mad Men' finale, 'Person to Person,' provides an exquisite ending to an amazing series. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘Person To Person’ a Fitting Finale

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For this “real" '60s era "Mad Man”, 'Mad Men' was magical experience. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘The Milk and Honey Route’ – or Souls Revealed

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'The Milk & Honey Route' depicts three main characters – Don Draper, Pete Campbell, and Betty Draper Francis – pursuing their own personal “land of milk & honey.” Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’- ‘The Milk and Honey Route’

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As Mad Men has taken its final turn in the road, we are eagerly and sadly waiting to see what is on the horizon. Read More »

‘Mad Men’ Series Finale – Make Room For Daddy?

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Don’s connection with Sally is deeper and more meaningful than anything in his life, and he not only wants her to be happy but also to know that he cares about her. Sally is the only person Don has probably ever truly loved, and no matter what Sally may say outwardly, she needs Don to be there for her and to be her father. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘Lost Horizon’ – or New Homes, New Identities

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With their move to McCann, Mad Men's old Sterling Cooper & Partners network begins to break down. Read More »

‘Mad Men’ – “Lost Horizon”

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“Lost Horizon" is one hell of an episode. It seemed a bit disjointed at times, but it was rich with action, angst, anger and anticipation. Read More »