Entertainment
Leah

On Journalists, Writing and the Movies That Inspire Me to Tell Stories

I knew I wanted to be a writer and journalist from a young age. In elementary school, I wrote fictional stories. At age 12, I

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Entertainment
Leah

On Mental Illness, “Bates Motel” and a Culture of Violence

This summer I had the pleasure of binge-watching “Bates Motel.” For those of you unfamiliar with the series, it’s essentially a backstory of the relationship

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Entertainment
Leah

Let’s Go to the Movies

The first time I watched the Academy Awards was 1984 and Terms of Endearment was nominated for Best Picture. I hadn’t seen any of the

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Entertainment
Leah

The Many Faces of Facebook Users

Facebook — People either love it or think it’s the spawn of the devil. I love using Facebook to stay connected with friends and family,

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Entertainment
Leah

A Few Thoughts on Philip Seymour Hoffman, Addiction and True Tragedy

Last weekend Bryan asked me to join him watching a movie – Synecdche, New York, written and directed by Charlie Kaufman. This movie tells the

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Books/Reading
Leah

I Feel Bad About Nora Ephron

Like so many people, I was saddened to hear the news that writer and director Nora Ephron passed away this week. Not only is her

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Entertainment
Leah

In Honor of the Oscars

… I decided to re-visit a post I wrote a while back about my favorite movies. I don’t see nearly the number of movies I

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Entertainment
Leah

Need Advice on the Latest Trends? DO NOT ask me!

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not hip. I don’t know the latest trends, slogans and sayings. Up until this week, I couldn’t

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Children
Leah

Reflecting on the “Wonder Years”

Recently I was lounging on my couch, reading blogs and Facebook, while trying to find something to watch on our abundance of television channels. I

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