Topic: Interviews

Dear Rihanna: You Can, And Should, Get Over Your First Love (Especially If He Hit You)

Dear Rihanna: You Can, And Should, Get Over Your First Love (Especially If He Hit You)

Last night on Oprah’s Next Chapter, Oprah summoned her patronus and cast a powerful hex on Rihanna that made her tearfully spill her guts to her (as predicted). Like any object of a successful lugubriousum, Rihanna wasn’t totally sure what was happening, even remarking at one point, “I am not a cryer, man, what is this?” But even more troubling than the hex itself were the truths that it brought forth from her mouth, which were at once admirably honest (hex notwithstanding) and horribly depressing. More »

Are Criminal Protagonists Socially Irresponsible? A Former Drug Dealer’s Take On Breaking Bad

Are Criminal Protagonists Socially Irresponsible? A Former Drug Dealer's Take On Breaking Bad

AMC’s criminal psycho-drama Breaking Bad is loved by fans and critics alike, but what do former drug dealers think of it? Do they appreciate it as much as I do, or do they find it horribly unrealistic and/or hard to watch? In an effort to answer this question, I spoke to drug dealer-turned-actor Dave Vescio about the show, and found he had a different take on it than most. More »