The 2014 Bobby James Awards: Television

Welcome to the fourth installment of the 2014 Bobby James Awards. This edition will celebrate the characters, actors/actresses, people and shows that made for compelling television. I’m interested to know your reactions. Please, leave your comments below. Now, may I have the imaginary envelopes please: Reality Television Personality or Host: Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Olympians American…

The Sochi Olympics and New Art: “Flamboyance”

The Sochi Winter Olympics are upon us – and not without controversy. Last summer, President Vladimir Putin endorsed and signed anti-gay legislation, and recent viral videos suggest that members of the Russian LGBT community are now living in an increasingly hostile environment.  Leading up to these Olympic Games, videos and reports have emerged highlighting detestable acts of animal cruelty…

#BodyBobby Update and the “Olympic Challenge”

Good morning!  As you may have seen in another post of mine earlier this week, so far #BodyBobby hasn’t been the take-off success I’d hoped it would be.  I started the year at 230 pounds – and since the second week of January, I’ve held steady at 225.  Blah. So I’ve decided to challenge myself…

Sochi 2014, anti-gay legislation, and NBC

A dark shadow has been cast over the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Making reference to Russia’s anti-gay legislation, an e-mail I received this morning questioned NBC’s coverage of the Sochi Games.  Designed to “protect children” from information that rejects “traditional family values,” the “Family Values Bill” bans propaganda of “nontraditional sexual relations.” Russia’s…