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Jennifer Clay is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, she grew up thinking there had to be something out there bigger and more exciting than what she could find in her hometown, its claims to fame being the city’s annual balloon fiesta and the state tourist board’s assertion that NM receives 300 days of sunshine per year. After moving to Los Angeles for college in 2000, she found she was wrong, but per the maxim, at least she tried. Jen has completed internships with SPIN magazine and washingtonpost.com, and she has her bachelors' degrees in journalism and PR and her Master’s in English literature; she uses none of her degrees in her current position as an office manager at a financial-services firm but learns something new every day. She loves the diversity and uniqueness of LA, and in her spare time, loves to read, see movies and listen to music. She's also interested in the often-gray area where the humanities and technology intersect.

Sam Simon, Simpsons’ Co-Creator Announces Plan To Give Fortune To Charity

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Simpsons’ co-creator and Emmy winner Sam Simon announced this week he’s leaving the entire fortune he’s earned as an entertainment mogul to charity. The 58-year-old writer, producer and sometime cartoonist was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer in late 2012.

Simon, who is twice divorced and has no kids, […]

Review of Kanye West’s Yeezus

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It has been painfully clear for a decade now that Kanye West‘s biggest fan is, in fact, Kanye West. His antics have led some cultural commentators to speculate he’s the world’s greatest entertainer. With his life under its new Kardashian-like spell and scrutiny, how does the music hold up?

It’s […]

Beyonce Headlines Chime For Change Benefit Concert In London

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A bevy of A-list names came out for Saturday’s first-ever Chime for Change benefit. Held at London’s Twickenham stadium, the concert featured a high-energy performance from charity co-founder Beyonce as well as sets from J. Lo (Fireworks! Jewel-encrusted mic!), British songstresses Ellie Goulding and Florence Welch of Florence […]

Sir Patrick Stewart Fan Video On Domestic Violence Goes Viral

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A video of Sir Patrick Stewart (that’s Capt. Jean-Luc Picard for non-Trekkies), in which the actor poignantly addresses his childhood experience with domestic violence, went viral this past week. The clip, taken by a fan at last week’s Texas International Comic Convention Comicpalooza, depicts a passionate Stewart discussing the domestic violence he grew up […]

Review Of Disconnect

Disconnect Review

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Now that you’ve (probably) seen Oblivion, Disconnect should be the next film on your to-see list. The drama-thriller, starring Jason Bateman and Alexander Skarsgard, among others, was an entrant in both the 2012 Venice and Toronto Film Festivals and is the first narrative from documentarian Henry-Alex Rubin (Murderball) and […]

Review Of The Strokes’ Comedown Machine

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There’s never been a question that The Strokes have something special. The quintessential New York, let’s-not-wash-our-hair five-piece was singularly responsible for toppling the bubblegum darlings that dominated the charts in the late ’90s. But when your debut is as cohesive as the Strokes’ first offering, a record that seemingly tapped into the […]

Review of Amour

Amour Poster

To look at the movie poster for “Amour” and to know about its recent Oscar noms (Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Foreign Film), one would think she was encountering a film about old age and the redemptive power of love. Some may see the film that way, but it’s much more complicated than that. […]

Review of Seth Godin’s The Icarus Deception

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There’s no question that the line between art and work, the division between the left and right brain, is getting hazier. It’s a divide marketing guru Seth Godin confronts in his latest “The Icarus Deception,” out December 31. […]

Review Of To Sell Is Human By Daniel Pink

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For anyone who’s thought about switching jobs or careers in the last few years – at least enough to pick up a book about it – the name “Daniel Pink” might ring a bell. The author of the New York Times’ best-selling Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Pink is back with his latest tome To Sell Is Human, out December 31. […]

Review Of Ke$ha’s Warrior

Ke$ha at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2012
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It’s hard not to root for Ke$ha. She’s pretty, but not a classic beauty. She’s got that unfortunate nose ring. She rocks blue lipstick without a hint of shame, spews out cuss words like they’re common pleasantries and positions herself as a misfit, one almost all of us can relate to. And if her second studio album is any indication, we’ll be happily relating to her for a long time. […]