Michael Keaton is “Birdman,” a Riddle of Broadway, Movies, Reality TV, and Creative Artistry

By |October 29th, 2014|

Michael Keaton in Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a wondrous event. A film with a creative message that could only have been done on a shoestring dream by individuals on a quest that results in artistic magic through the sheer force of ensemble genius. "... Popularity is the slutty little cousin [...]

Miss America Pageant Shaming, A Feminist Trap

By |July 23rd, 2014|

Miss America Pageant shaming is nothing new. The conversation traps a lot of feminists. Alverson believes his coaching isn't mainly about winning costume crowns. It is about nothing less than his clients' conception of themselves. "The girls have to decide - 'What do I want the jury to know about me and my [...]

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“Masters of Sex,” Infidelity and Hillary’s “Forgiveness”

By |July 13th, 2014|

"Masters of Sex" from Showtime is back! Talking about human issues, while at the center of the drama is infidelity, a subject that fascinates. It's why the media's obsession with the Monica question won't go away. Photo via Showtime: Michael Sheen as Dr. William Masters and Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson in "Masters of [...]

Hillary’s Tour

By |June 15th, 2014|

Hillary's tour for her book Hard Choices lands her at Costco, where civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis showed up, asking her to run for president. On Saturday, Clinton signed more than 1,200 books, officials said. By the time she finished, 164 people had bought $55-per-head Costco memberships, more than five times what [...]

Hillary’s “Radical Candor” Annoys Terry Gross

By |June 13th, 2014|

Terry Gross goes in with an agenda in Hillary Clinton interview and it does not go well for the NPR "Fresh Air" host. Original image by Diana Walker for Time, via Texts from Hillary on Tumblr. "I'm going to say what I know, what I believe, and let the chips fall where they [...]

Hillary’s Hard Choices Changed Her

By |June 10th, 2014|

As Hillary Rodham Clinton begins her Hard Choices book campaign it's clear she has changed. She's not who she was in 2008, and that means a lot for her potential run for the presidency, but also how she'll handle the next year. Twitpic of the Ready for Hillary bus that will follow Clinton's book [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Open Road Integrated Media Acquires PDP, Includes New Book by Taylor Marsh

By |June 3rd, 2014|

OPEN ROAD INTEGRATED MEDIA acquires PDP, and includes Padaro Press titles like Taylor Marsh's new book The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen, Relationship Secrets from the Trenches. AS SOME of you have noticed, and written me about, the publishing date to my new book, The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen, Relationship [...]

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Two Male Governors and the Hillary Angst the Media Loves to Push

By |May 27th, 2014|

Two male Democratic governors gave media enough fodder to go fishing to find Hillary angst among Democrats. Why is it Republicans think a candidate coming in second is worthy of frontrunner status, while Democrats find ways to whine? Screen grab from ABC News video. "And my heart and head together sent me into [...]

Answers to Trey Gowdy’s Questions on Benghazi [Long Read]

By |May 22nd, 2014|

Answering Trey Gowdy's questions n Benghazi, all of them, yet again and one by one. IT WAS a political stunt that the right-wing loved. Rush Limbaugh posted it triumphantly, but then what Limbaugh knows about diplomacy, the foreign service and foreign policy you can fit under John Bolton's thumb. Powerline posted the Gowdy [...]

Hillary and Monica, the War on Women, and Bedding a Married Man

By |May 7th, 2014|

Hillary and Monica: Lynne Cheney floats that the Hillary Clinton okay'd Monica Lewinsky's Vanity Fair piece.Screen grap from FNC, via Mediatite "I really wonder if this isn't an effort on the Clintons' part to get that story out of the way." - Lynne Cheney on "The Factor" IT WAS predictable, really, but still [...]