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A Media Comment: “Carol” and gay cinema in 2015

On November 8, 2015, the 24th annual St. Louis International Film Festival presented Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Set in 1950s New York, Carol is a poignant and significant love story between Carol (Blanchett), an older woman – and Therese (Mara), a younger department store clerk. It’s a beautiful film that builds upon a trend that sees gay characters survive, with […]

Touch of Love. (c) 2015 Bobby James. Acrylic on Canvas. Finger Painted. Suggested Retail: $40 (OBO).

Let’s Trumpet & Roar August 10-12

My birthday is fast approaching (August 12) and in the lead up to it, there are a couple noteworthy dates: AUGUST 10:     World Lion Day, would be my Grandma Sarah’s birthday AUGUST 12:     World Elephant Day, my birthday! As you may be aware, the previous two years, in lieu of gifts, I’ve requested donations be […]

Neon Jungle by Bobby James, (c) 2015.

New Art in neon layers

It’s no secret that for the past year, I’ve been creating layered art pieces. I’ve wanted to play with textures and bright colors. In February of this year, I started thinking of art – and my life, really – in terms of bold color and choices. With this post, I present three bright and boldly […]

Breadstick Sandwich. Photo from Olive Garden's twitter (5/11/15).

Olive Garden: From a Business Perspective

  Have you heard about the new “breadstick sandwiches” coming to the Olive Garden? It’s the Italian food chain’s response to sluggish sales. No seriously, it is. Not making money? Solution: Offer breadstick sandwiches that come with more [endless] breadsticks. Just last year, Olive Garden’s investment group (Starboard Value) infamously blamed the company’s servers for giving out too […]

Gardeners of Eden 3

Gardeners of Eden + my pledge to DSWT

Tonight, Gardeners of Eden (2014), produced by Kristin Davis (Sex and the City), premieres on Pivot TV at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Described as a gripping story of Kenya’s struggle to combat elephant poaching, Davis’s documentary features The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Visit Pivot TV’s Gardeners of Eden page As a supporter of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and […]

Fifty Shades

A Media Comment: Hollywood’s New Obsession with Bizarre Sex

UPDATE (February 13, 2015): Forget about how bizarre Gone Girl was because this week, the film adaptation of E.L. James’ wildly popular book, Fifty Shades of Grey, opens nationwide. A lukewarm reception from American critics says expectations are met – and that the adaptation is a flatly acted soft-core porn that almost can’t survive against the […]

Michael Brown

My comment on Ferguson

It’s easy to blame Darren Wilson for the death of an unarmed black man named Michael Brown – because it happened. What seems to be more difficult for everyone – from the media to the violent demonstrators – is to hold Michael Brown accountable for his own death. As stated in last night’s decision, evidence shows (and […]


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