There are media lessons to be learned from the spectacle of bumptious Donald Trump being stripped of multimillion-dollar relationships with Macy's, Serta, NBC and Univision after making derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants. Beyond the cost of arrogance and insensitivity, the most important one involves the growth and cultural power of the Hispanic audience.
Some analysts have described Trump...Read more
"House of Cards" is adding some starpower for Season 4 with Neve Campbell ("Party of Five") joining the cast as a regular.
The series, which has resumed filming here this month for a February drop on Netflix, ended Season 3 with Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) leaving Frank (Kevin Spacey) with an election looming. Both Spacey and Wright will return for Season 4.
Neither Netflix nor the producers are...Read more
NBC is getting some good high-road headlines today for finally cutting ties with presidential candidate Donald Trump over his ignorant comments about immigrants.
"At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values," the company said in a statement. "Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship...Read more
Last month in a piece that looked at how streaming was the way to go for the best in summertime TV, I highlighted a Netflix documentary on singer, pianist and civil rights pioneer Nina Simone.
With so much media to cover, I rarely go back and write about a piece a second time. But Netflix made "What Happened, Miss Simone?" available June 26, and I went back and watched it again this weekend. And I...Read more
Transgender children and their parents face unprecedented medical choices these days. "Puberty-blocking" drugs can stave off biological changes. Hormones — either estrogen or testosterone — can help patients acquire the characteristics of the gender they identify with.
But how is a child entering puberty — or the parents for that matter — supposed to make an informed decision about taking such drugs,...Read more