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Feb 22, 2014

Everybody has a personal list of guilty pleasures, right?

Maybe you like to watch “The Good Wife” when no one else is home. Or you’re a closeted Belieber. Stuff like that.

MARSHALL DANE podcast excerpt: "I was doing a charity show to support Lou Gehrig's Disease research and I announced that I had these new songs...


Feb 14, 2014

You can be forgiven if your first thought upon seeing – or picking up – Terry Hayes’ first novel, "I Am Pilgrim," is that it’s going to be less a soaring adventure than a hefty paperweight.

But I’m here to tell you that, at 612 pages, it is worth every minute of lifting and reading that you’ll invest in...


Feb 13, 2014

If you’re a man who cheats on his wife or girlfriend, you – like fictional TV character Hank Moody – probably deserves the hell that sleeping with underage Mia Lewis will bring. In his defense, novelist Hank, the protagonist in Showtime’s long-running sitcom “Californication,” didn’t know Mia was just 16...


Feb 10, 2014

When Trista Rehn appeared on the very first run of ABC’s reality series, “The Bachelor” back in 2002, America fell in love with her. But The Bachelor himself, Alex Michel? Not so much.

TRISTA REHN SUTTER podcast excerpt: "My family and friends were supportive of me doing 'The Bachelorette' (after losing on 'The...


Feb 8, 2014

When I was a kid, “Doctor Who” repeats on WNET Channel 13, the New York Public Broadcasting Station, were a joke. The sets and costumes were cheap, the drama ludicrous and nobody I knew watched it more than once.

Surely the kids in England weren’t fans of such low-rent superheroes?

Fast-forward a generation and my...