Monthly Archives: May 2013

Behind the Candelabra trailer - video

Behind the Candelabra (review)

Acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh and HBO Films teamed up to for the biopic Behind the Candelabra.  Based on the 2013 novel by Scott Thorson, the movie recounts the relationship Thorson (Matt Damon) had with famed American pianist, Liberace (Michael Douglas) from the late 1970s to mid 1980s. Matt Damon and Michael Douglas create two multi-dimensional characters […]


Coming Soon: Diva Dream Matches

In the coming weeks, I’m going to begin presenting Diva Dream Matches.  It’ll be a list of bouts that never happened and that I think people would pay to see.  Some are contests fans have been clamoring for, others are the result of my own fantasy booking.  Regardless, these bouts would have main-event appeal and would generate […]

DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby

The Great Gatsby (review)

Blitz Review:  I wasn’t expecting much from Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby adaptation, but I was pleasantly surprised, with both the visuals and soundtrack/score.  DiCapiro was fantastic, and that idealistic world was a romanticized spectacle. Notable Qualities:  Art Direction, Cinematography, Acting, Soundtrack/Score, Costume Design, Directing, Original Song (“Together” – listen below), DiCaprio’s performance. Grade:  A+ Follow the link […]



Dawn breaks across the savanna of Tsavo-East National Park in Kenya, Africa.  A family of twelve elephants stirs in the morning sun.  The humidity begins to climb and a mother nudges her calf.  The little one flaps his ears and trumpets, awake.  At dusk and dawn, the iron-rich soils of this untamed land are illuminated […]

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The #Virtual300 Survival Guide

Okay, listen.  Nobody said you had to be a “techie” to produce good news articles, op eds, or blogs (which could be a mixture of both) – but if you’re going to survive the wild land of Virtual 300 – then I’d suggest reviewing this TOP 10 list, to increase your chances.  Lurking in the jungle […]

Hope Butterfly

The ‘Cruel Mystery’ and Butterflies of Hope

Imagine your life as an independent adult.  Now think of the decisions you’ve made in this life – where have they taken you, what have you become?  For one woman, this independence, and her decisions led to a career as a paramedic.  She was charged with working the streets of St. Louis, night after night […]

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#Virtual300: A Course Review

It’s my last semester of graduate school.  I knew the semester would be hectic and the workload had potential to be immense.  By design, I knew I wanted to have at least one more writing course – that’s where “Writing for Converged Media” (“Online Journalism) aka #Virtual300 came in.  I’d entertained the idea of taking […]


State of the Media: Digital Development

If you were to judge the state of the media from the 2013 report, you’d think an obituary for news organizations, particularly newspapers and television news, was imminent. Where might you read such an obit though? I suppose the news would break on Twitter, then be developed into a full Yahoo article or YouTube video […]

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#SLAM Media Report

My end of the term research paper, #SLAM: What News Media and Journalism could learn from Professional Wrestling, has been turned into a web experience and is now available.  Follow the link below to check out #SLAM and share it using the title hashtag if you like it. #SLAM Media Report Ciao, ciao for now, […]

Article: Lindenwood's Curious Gender Studies Affair

Lindenwood’s Curious Gender Studies Affair

Earlier this year, Lindenwood University announced the implementation of a Gender Studies program minor.  Despite being known as the Lindenwood College for Women until 1969, the university hadn’t offered a degree program in women’s or gender studies until now. Learn More About Lindenwood’s History Gender Studies program founder, Dr. Heather Brown-Hudson said, “This University still […]


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