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July 21st, 2014
thesmithian

…Janet MacLachlan and…James McEachin worked on [the Rockford Files] in parts that were about character, not race…Rita Moreno elevated the heroic call girl stereotype in her recurring role…Maybe one reason is that the decision makers on “Rockford” reflected life, as well. Behind the camera, actor-director Ivan Dixon directed a chunk of episodes, and African American actor-producer Chas. Floyd Johnson was a longtime part of the production team. It all seemed no big deal in the Rockford/Garner world, one that was written, it can be noted, not only by David Chase, who obviously learned lessons he would later bring to “The Sopranos,” but also by Juanita Bartlett, who wrote many of the show’s best episodes and was story consultant.

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July 21st, 2014
thesmithian
We are all on that train, the one that left print behind, the one where we are constantly in real time, where we know a little about everything and nothing about anything, really. And there is no quiet car.
July 19th, 2014
thesmithian
We’re poised at the cusp of really being surrounded by robots in daily life…
Jennifer Urban, law professor
July 19th, 2014
thesmithian

‘If you ask me for a motherfucking break one more time I’m gonna hang you like in…”Roots”…’

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July 14th, 2014
thesmithian

…the Rome dinner shows another side of Mr. Obama.

As one of an increasing number of late-night dinners in his second term, it offers a glimpse into a president who prefers intellectuals to politicians, and into the rarefied company Mr. Obama may keep after he leaves the White House.

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July 14th, 2014
thesmithian

fashioncitizen:

theartofthegentleman:

all—-white:

all whitethe best in streetwear clothing and lifestyle goods.

I really want one of these things

[look of the hour]

(Source: highqualityfashion)

Reblogged from Fashion Citizen
July 14th, 2014
thesmithian

Kathryn Ma…writes with authority about racial politics in San Francisco, a city where, not long ago, “all the Asian lawyers in town fit into five or six tables.” Now Chinatown power players can block or tip a judge’s promotion, and the annual luncheon of the local Asian bar association fills the banquet floor.

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Kathryn Ma…writes with authority about racial politics in San Francisco, a city where, not long ago, “all the Asian lawyers in town fit into five or six tables.” Now Chinatown power players can block or tip a judge’s promotion, and the annual luncheon of the local Asian bar association fills the banquet floor.

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July 10th, 2014
thesmithian

'…Al Jazeera America does not have a content problem or a brand problem. Al Jazeera America has a distribution problem.'

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July 4th, 2014
thesmithian

'But there must be people out there who believe the music is enough. Certainly the audience feels this way. They’re hungry for authentic. What’s No. 1 rolls off their shoulders, what speaks to their souls is FOREVER!'

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July 4th, 2014
thesmithian
cinderellahope:

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John on the set of Grease, 1978.

[meaningful glance] x2

cinderellahope:

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John on the set of Grease, 1978.

[meaningful glance] x2

Reblogged from 80s/90s/00s
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