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Book Recommendations - March 2015
It's time to replenish the reading supply.  Here are some suggestions. Alfred Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much by Michael Wood Wood examines the artistry of one of the most brilliant movie directors of all time. The Ancient Comedians: And What They Have...
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro It's difficult to sum of this novel in one sentence, but the reviews are stellar for this fantasy action-adventure tale about two elderly Britons on a quest to find their long-lost son. The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock by Donald Spoto ...
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The Return of X-Files
I was more excited than I expected to be when I heard the news that The X-Files would be returning to television as a limited series.  What started out as a brilliant show in 1993, one of my favorites, fizzled as it came to a dragged out, unresolved end in ...
I was more excited than I expected to be when I heard the news that The X-Files would be returning to television as a limited series. What started out as a brilliant show in 1993, one of my favorites, fizzled as it came to a dragged out, unresolved end in 2002. The big-screen movies, ...
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Will Powers Succeed on the PlayStation Network?
Like many other media providers in the ever-changing entertainment landscape, the PlayStation Network is investing in original programming, hoping it will lure new viewers and subscribers, while keeping existing ones, or encouraging them to upgrade to premi...
Like many other media providers in the ever-changing entertainment landscape, the PlayStation Network is investing in original programming, hoping it will lure new viewers and subscribers, while keeping existing ones, or encouraging them to upgrade to premium services.
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Farewell, Open Salon
It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that the wonderful blogging community Open Salon is no more.  It has finally been shut down, its memory drifting off into the ether of cyberspace, never to be be heard from again. It comes as no surprise, since...
It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that the wonderful blogging community Open Salon is no more. It has finally been shut down, its memory drifting off into the ether of cyberspace, never to be be heard from again. It comes as no surprise, since its death knell was long heard.
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Best Reader Comment from Last Month (February 2015)
My post on the Brian Williams lying scandal generated the most comments for my blog in February.  Titled " Whom Can We Trust ?" it sparked a thought-provoking discussion.  I chose the comment by Bill Beck as the one that stood out for me the most: "One thin...
My post on the Brian Williams lying scandal generated the most comments for my blog in February. Titled "Whom Can We Trust?" it sparked a thought-provoking discussion. I chose the comment by Bill Beck as the one that stood out for me the most: "One thing that gets lost in the Williams matter is ...
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Movies in March and April 2015
Good riddance, February, you cold, snowy, and overly busy month.  Thank goodness for your brevity. Now March is here and Spring's imminent arrival is warming my thoughts (even though Winter is still refusing to go away). Let's take our bi-monthly look at th...
Good riddance, February, you cold, snowy, and overly busy month. Thank goodness for your brevity. Now March is here and Spring's imminent arrival is warming my thoughts (even though Winter is still refusing to go away). Let's take our bi-monthly look at the movies on the horizon.
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Actors Who Played Lex Luthor
The first image of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in the upcoming movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been revealed (scroll down to see it).  Here's a look at some of the other actors who have portrayed the Man of Steel's greatest nemesis. Lyle Talb...
The first image of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in the upcoming movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been revealed (scroll down to see it). Here's a look at some of the other actors who have portrayed the Man of Steel's greatest nemesis. Lyle Talbot -- Atom Man vs. Superman (1950) ...
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American Titles
Hollywood loves generic titles for its movies and television shows. Right now I'm seeing a trend in the (over)use of the word "American."  We have American Horror Story , American Crime , American Dad , and The Americans .  Coming soon we'll see American Od...
Hollywood loves generic titles for its movies and television shows. Right now I'm seeing a trend in the (over)use of the word "American." We have American Horror Story, American Crime, American Dad, and The Americans. Coming soon we'll see American Odyssey, American Gods, American Crime Story, ...
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Kikback: My Favorite Posts About Open Salon
Now that Salon.com has officially shut down its Open Salon blogging community, allow me to reminisce about its glory days. Here are some of my favorite posts about that once great site. What I've Learned During My First Week at Open Salon (August 2, 2009) W...
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Poll Results: The Future of Movie Franchises
My latest poll has concluded.  In answer to the question "Which movie franchise has the most promising future?" the majority of you who voted (55% to be exact) chose Star Wars.  We shall see if the sequels and spin-offs live up to expectations now that Disn...
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Auditioning Again
Last week I went to my first audition in four years. This past summer I performed in a few staged readings, but since my son was born I haven't had the time to commit to a full production.  After discussing it with my wife, I went for it. Once the acting bu...
Last week I went to my first audition in four years. This past summer I performed in a few staged readings, but since my son was born I haven't had the time to commit to a full production. After discussing it with my wife, I went for it. Once the acting bug bites, the attraction to the stage and ...
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Kikback: My Favorite Oscar Posts
The Academy Awards on Sunday night had the usual dull moments, but also some fantastic ones as well (Lady Gaga and Julie Andrews, for example).  It's time once again to look at the past and list some prior Oscar posts on my blog. Academy Bans Sacha Baron Co...
The Academy Awards on Sunday night had the usual dull moments, but also some fantastic ones as well (Lady Gaga and Julie Andrews, for example). It's time once again to look at the past and list some prior Oscar posts on my blog. Academy Bans Sacha Baron Cohen from Oscar Ceremony ...
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Nick writes a daily pop culture blog, City of Kik, works as a Director of Public Relations at The New York Botanical Garden, teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University, and acts on stage and on screen for various theater and film production companies.  He's also a nice guy.

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    Master's Degree in Public Communications, 1997 - 1999
  • Fordham University
    Bachelor's Degree in Communications - Film, 1989 - 1992
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City of Kik
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