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Cause Everything Is Rent… Benny’s Defense

This past Sunday, FOX broadcast the much-hyped, much anticipated live version of Rent. I'll be honest, when I first saw the teaser about three weeks ago, I was a bit nervous. You see, Rent is the story of several artists living in New York City at the turn of the decade (from 1989 to 1990).… Continue reading Cause Everything Is Rent… Benny’s Defense

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Why “The Good Place” is the Most Brilliant Thing on Television Right Now

Growing up Catholic, I was taught the fundamental difference between good and bad.  Part of my parochial education was learning what constitutes a true mistake, a mortal sin, and original sin- the sin that comes to us in birth originated by the first sin committed by Adam and Eve.  I also learned that one has… Continue reading Why “The Good Place” is the Most Brilliant Thing on Television Right Now

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All I Needed to Know About Life, I Learned From…Carmen Sandiego

Greetings Gumshoes, Where in the World/in Time is Carmen Sandiego is perhaps one of my most favorite childhood shows.   Hosted by the late Lynn Thigpen, a boss in her own right, Carmen Sandiego invited kids enrolled at New York City public schools to join A.C.M.E, an organization dedicated to fighting crime, especially those that threaten… Continue reading All I Needed to Know About Life, I Learned From…Carmen Sandiego

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Change isn’t always good…

It was the Spring of 1999.  I was about 2 years into being really really REALLY into a little band called *NSYNC.  I mean I was just about convinced that Justin Timberlake was going to be my lawfully wedded spouse one day and we'd live on a peaceful farm in the country, raising our 3 beautiful… Continue reading Change isn’t always good…