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Jan 27, 2015

Honestly, I was never a big Alice in Wonderland fan. I remember reading Lewis Carroll’s classic in its entirety for a freshman lit class at the University of Miami and being as unmoved by it then as I was when I saw a TV adaptation in the 1970s.

CATHERINE NICHOLS podcast excerpt: "My husband and I went on on the...

Jan 23, 2015

Here’s what we knew about Peggy Carter before the launch of “Marvel’s Agent Carter” TV series on ABC in January 2015:

• She first arrived on the scene in the movie Captain America: The First Avenger fully formed. She was more than the equally of any man, including Steve Rogers, with whom she eventually fell...

Jan 19, 2015

I cannot tell a lie: I like having pretty young women as guests on Mr. Media.

There: my dirty little secret is out.

But I still like to think I’m a discerning host; good looks alone can’t land you an invitation here. There has to be a hook, something that will make good conversation.

CHELSEY REIST podcast excerpt:...

Jan 16, 2015

Timing is everything – but not, until recently, if you were a Cuban fine artist.

As displayed in Bruce Donnelly’s new documentary, Alumbrones, the Cuban art scene is a vibrant, enthusiastic national affair, tempered only by its lack of supplies.

Like pencils and pens.

Or paper.

Or canvas.

Or paint.


Jan 10, 2015

I was up-close and personal with a pregnancy a little more than 18 years ago when my wife gave birth to our daughter. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Thrilling and exhilarating; enervating and exhausting; it packed every emotion I had previously ever experienced into nine months. Sometimes, into...