I'm going to assume this post was written by somebody who never watched a lot of movies on VHS. The lack of rewinding or necessity of tracking, the longer life, and higher quality all made DVDs an enormous leap over VHS. You might complain about FBI warnings and trailers, but VHS tapes all had those, too » 1/28/15 8:06am Yesterday 8:06am

That's what I like to call an "elevator pitch show," where it's a show picked up, not necessarily because it's great, but because it's an easy sell. It's why, I feel, in addition to what Charlie mentioned above, you end up with so many derivative shows. It's really easy to pitch, say, Backstrom as "House, but a… » 1/23/15 11:34am Friday 11:34am

This is why I will never understand people who claim there's no such thing as white privilege. Just three generations ago black people were banned from Oregon. Just two generations ago black people were allowed to be banned from schools and other public and private institutions. Well into the 1980s, financial… » 1/21/15 10:51am 1/21/15 10:51am

I would also add: don't feel like you have to be able to enjoy every type of art. For example, I don't particularly enjoy paintings. For some reason I don't react to them emotionally. But photography and detailed pencil drawings I love. I could stare at the intricacies of a finely composed photograph for hours. » 1/14/15 8:11am 1/14/15 8:11am