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Nick Leshi
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An Over-Abundance of TV Content
How much longer before the Gilded Age of TV bubble bursts? There is so much quality television content and not enough hours in the day to watch it all . Right now my viewing list includes the reboot of The X-Files , In the Badlands , Supergirl , and a bunch...
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The Best MacGuffin
However one chooses to spell it, a MacGuffin (or McGuffin) is a plot-forwarding object. Legendary auteur Alfred Hitchcock is credited with coining the nonsense word to refer to anything in a story that serves no other purpose than to propel the characters a...
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Movies in January 2016
A new year has begun! What cinema entertainment lies ahead? Westerns are the surprise genre trend. WEEK-BY-WEEK MOVIE PICKS FOR JANUARY 2016 The Hateful Eight (January 1) Quentin Tarantino's latest is a Western with an awesome cast. The Revenant (January 8)...
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The Best Way to Watch Any Movie Is Spoiler-Free
I tried my best to avoid any spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and for the most part I succeeded. It was a difficult task, believe me! Yet, in the end, it was worth it. Seeing a movie's plot unfurl without knowing the details of what will come next ...
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Thoughts on the Play Insignificant
Back in September, during a clear-skied night here in New York, I was excited to show my six-year-old daughter a total lunar eclipse. She turned to me and asked, "Daddy, do you know what a lunar eclipse is?" I hesitated a moment, digging in my mind for the ...
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Book Recommendations -- November 2015
Thanksgiving is over. Christmas and the other holidays are right around the corner. Books are an excellent gift idea if you're stumped for something to give to that special someone in your life. Here's a list of suggestions published this month for every ta...
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Praising Ex Machina
It's good to see the movie Ex Machina earn some praise as it won a Critics Choice Award, joining the British Independent Film Awards it already received. It's been given a number of nominations in other ceremonies (the Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA, the Produc...
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The Pros and Cons of Nostalgia
I loved Star Wars: The Force Awakens , and one of the major reasons why is nostalgia. Now some people are criticizing the film because they claim it relies too much on nostalgia. (For those of you who still haven't seen the movie, don't worry, this is a spo...
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Book Recommendations -- December 2015
I hope Santa was good to you all this year.  Did you receive any books as gifts? Well, here are some more suggestions! 14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro The prolific author delivers another collaborative episode of the Women's Murder Club...
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The Message Is Another Signal of the Podcast Renaissance
If you need more proof that podcasts are experiencing a renaissance, look no further than the enormous success of The Message , an eight-episode science fiction audio series co-produced by Panoply and GE Podcast Theater. This hearkens to the days of radio s...
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Movies in December 2015
The wait is almost over! Episode VII of the Star Wars saga hits theaters this month.  Oh yeah, other movies will be premiering too. Here's the rundown. WEEK-BY-WEEK MOVIE PICKS FOR DECEMBER Macbeth (December 4) I've been excited to see this adaptation of my...
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A Look at New Entertainment Trailers in November 2015
It's been another fantastic month for teasers and trailers of upcoming movies, TV shows, and video games. The most buzzworthy seems to be the most recent -- a full trailer for the next Captain America flick which pits the First Avenger and his closest allie...
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  • The New York Botanical Garden
    Director of Public Relations, 2002 - present
  • Fordham University
    Adjunct Professor - Communications, 2011 - 2012
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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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A blog about pop culture, entertainment, science fiction, media, movies, tv, comics, acting, and more.

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The Chelsea Flower Show is where the flowery set gathers -- where the aristocracy and their gardeners, garden writers and designers, and the

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City of Kik: A Review of The Forgiveness of Blood
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No disrespect meant for the Academy Award nominees, but the best foreign language film this year (and one of the finest movies of any given

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What's better than sitting down for an interview with director Joshua Marston? The answer is having the chance to interview him alongsid

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Apologies for the lack of posts this week. I have been on vacation in lovely Cape May for the past five days and have not had access to my

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