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Theatre in Los Angeles -- An Ode to Oddball Casting

“It’s not a theatre town.” As a kid in Los Angeles, I routinely heard this from pundits and friends. Like so many aphorisms, there’s some truth in it – but the reality is more complicated and interesting. 893 more words


The Metal Man Has Returned

So here we go with another one of these.

The film based on an old series that still has enough nostalgia that executive producers won’t be scared to take a gamble on a new venture du jour is ‘Terminator Genisys’ which aims to reboot (or reprogram, I should say) the Terminator series, created by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd. 1,173 more words

Mankind Is Yet To Recognize My Genius

On Violence & Memory

Femhype’s Sheva has a great piece up on violence in videogames, and how masculine fragility stifles creativity. There’s a lot in it that resonates with me—the dream of games diversifying, and violence being only one mechanic to choose from, has long been something that keeps me engaged with the medium. 1,262 more words


Independence Day

July 04, 2015:  Barry Cauchon

Happy July 4th America!!!!



Culture and National Liberation, by Amílcar Cabral

RED reproduces below Amílcar Cabral’s speech Culture and National Liberation. Cabral was the leader of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), leading the organisation through the war of national liberation in Guinea-Bissau. 3,552 more words


Solution Saturday: Your Pie Needs More Sugar

This email, from a Leadership Freak reader, arrived yesterday.

Hi Dan,

… I recently (this week) came up on a situation with a would-be employer and immediately thought of you.   294 more words


The Bible Under Siege

I’m sure, just like me, you’ve wished someone to die and go directly to Hell. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Go to Hell, and rot there. 2,733 more words