Within minutes, he was next to me watching it. When Supergirl saved her sister Alex by landing that airplane in the bay, he was hooked. By the end, he was whizzing around the living room flying around like a superhero.
What's really changing in terms of how we're consuming media, and where are we headed?
The start of the 4,532nd season of The Bachelor means my wife has reinstated her ongoing Bachelor viewing parties with some of her female friends. Rather than rolling my eyes and hiding out in my non-existent mancave, I crack a beer and settle in next to her on our couch...because I love my wife, because I'm secure in my masculinity, and -- most importantly -- because I actually enjoy it.
Joel Allegretti is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently The Body in Equipoise (Full Court Press, 2015), a chapbook on the theme of architecture and design. His second collection, Father Silicon (The Poet's Press, 2006), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006.
Any place where the concept is eating and shopping doesn't have to work too hard to get me in the door.
I have a secret. Something I have never admitted to most of my friends let alone admitted to thousands of judgmental people on the internet, but it's time to come clean. The weight it too heavy and the love is too deep. I love The Bachelor.
Pop Quiz: Our Gang Little Rascal or Alternative Rock Band 1. Fishbone 2. Buckwheat 3. Zebrahead 4. Alfalfa 5. Froggy 6. Weezer 7. Holly McNarlan...
Look, let's be honest: Christmas is super-gay. All that tinsel, the frolicsome dancing, mulled wine and all its fruity spices -- and oh goodness, all those holiday specials!
As we speak, there are thousands of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender folks from across the world who are not able to spend Christmas with their families this year. They have been beaten, cursed at and made to feel like they do not belong, leading them to say goodbye to their family and friends.
If we break apart the word kindness, at its root is the word kin -- meaning we are all connected. To think of ourselves as connected encourages the idea that we do in fact owe each other kindness, simply because every positive intention can have a similar output in an interconnected world.
Older entrepreneurs have an ace card when it comes to public relations. They have developed contacts and resources over the years to makes it easier to get the word out about their businesses to colleagues. Word of mouth is still king but today it's often done over social media and that's where a lot of older entrepreneurs fall short.
Watching the news in this year's last trimester, you got the sense the world was going down in flames. Terrorism, mass-shootings, ludicrous presidential candidates, diplomatic malaise. The aftermath of some of these ailments gave way to memorable television moments. Here, some of my most noteworthy television moments for 2015.
Are you ready for the holidays? Or, more specifically: Are you ready for the Hallmark Holidays? The Hallmark Holidays, which we've been celebrating by watching the Hallmark Channel since November 1 when you slackers were just digging into the Halloween candy, have their own special set of traditions.
Artificial intelligence (AI) for news will become its own trend in 2016, according to a report released this week, although robot-assisted journalism ...
Understanding the idea of split desire is a new story tool that suddenly surfaced for me in the work that I do with writers as a story/career consulta...
Something else is at work here. Something that makes us an inherently violent society. For the past 50 years, Americans, more than anyone else, have been engaged in a rather unique and national sociological experiment -- the results of which, I think, are starting to show now.