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Jul 30, 2012

Imagine stretching a rubber band between the index finger on one hand and the thumb on the other. Now visualize pulling your fingers as far apart as possible.

That’s it…

…keep pulling…

… and pulling…

OUCH!

Somebody will always get hurt when you do that.

MARGO MARTINDALE podcast excerpt: "I like intense. In a...


Jul 30, 2012

Bob Schieffer was so happy about his Sunday morning news panel show, “Face The Nation,” being expanded from 30 to 60 minutes in the spring that he’d probably like to spike his keyboard and do an end zone dance in the show’s production studio.

BOB SCHIEFFER audio excerpt: "I have literally been trying for 20...


Jul 27, 2012

Creative people are growing more willing to laugh in the face of cancer.

Ever seen the Showtime comedy “The Big C”? The main character, Cathy, makes jokes about being diagnosed with cancer, surviving treatment for it, and defying it to take her on again. Of course, the show has also included a storyline about her...


Jul 16, 2012

Kurt Andersen has one of those careers that makes him the envy of a lot of folks in media. The guy has had a fairly golden touch, starting with the birth of the late great humor magazine, Spy, which he co-founded with Graydon Carter and Tom Phillips. He’s also been a columnist for The New Yorker and editor in chief of...


Jul 12, 2012

A word of warning: The following conversation is not likely to impact prospects for world peace, the fall presidential election or even global warming.

We’re talking summer movies and the potential box office, folks. It’s all in fun so please, no wagering.

If you follow movies, talking about which blockbusters will...