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C2E2 Chicago 2013

Posted on April 28, 2013

A few pics from this weekend’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, or C2E2. Not so many words this post, just pics. The one at the end is from Reggies Music Joint, which was just several blocks away from the Comic Con. We were on the third floor, which is known as Reggie’s Trainwreck Rooftop Patio. Great environment but $6 for a plastic cup of Half Acre’s Daisy Cutter? That’s not a wreck, it’s a disaster.

Meet Laura Harrison

Posted on April 21, 2013

Actress Laura Harrison is a Chicago stage veteran and Northwestern graduate. You might have seen her in Syfy’s Jersey Shore Shark Attack or the Showtime series finale of Weeds. She recently talked to The Dodgy from her LA home about those experiences along with current/future projects, how Chicago and LA men differ, who she looks like, beer, and music. What was it like to appear on the series finale of Weeds? Being in the finale of “Weeds” was an incredible experience.  When a show runs for that many years there’s an enormous bond and sense of family that develops among the cast and crew.  One of my scenes was Kevin Nealon’s final scene of the series, and Kevin, Hunter Parrish, and Alexander Gould could not…

Black People in James Franco Movies

Posted on April 20, 2013

A Dude’s Take on James Franco Movies Supporters of the show usually say its lack of diversity reflects the social segregation of our country, and they have a point. Going to high school in Palo Alto, I definitely saw cliques form along racial lines. But the argument is harder to swallow when the subjects are educated twenty-somethings in New York City. Maybe I have a limited perspective, because the programs I was (sic) in were extremely diverse, but I’ve found that my friends and collaborators hail from a rich background of races and nationalities. There’s no obligation to be kaleidoscopic, but there’s a difference between writing a short story or essay about a bunch of white people that only a handful of people will read and creating another…