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Sugar Water: Test Your Knowledge of Hollywood’s Creative Bankruptcy!

Sequels! Adaptations! Ill-advised remakes! It's gotten so it's hard to tell what's a real movie in development and what's a story in The...

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Sugar Water: Dog Days

I realized the other day that it’s been a couple months since I updated you on my personal life. No one’s asked for an update,...

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Sugar Water: Black and/or White

Writer-director Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing opened in theaters on June 30, 1989. “White people still ask me why Mookie threw...

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Sugar Water: “24” and the Enhanced Techniques of Viewer Torture

In February 2007 The New Yorker published “Whatever It Takes,” an article by Jane Mayer about the Fox series 24, and how the...

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Sugar Water: Running Scared From Progress

I didn’t accomplish much in April. Now it’s May. Oh yeah, I did ask my girlfriend, Aimiee, to marry me, as threatened in my...

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Sugar Water: Love and Death

Actor Bruce Willis turned 54 on March 19, the same day famous friend David Letterman married Regina Lasko, his girlfriend of 23 years. Two...

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Sugar Water: Jesus $aves

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recently offered its one cent to married couples struggling through the current recession....

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Sugar Water: “Stay Strong”

Laid Off But Not Lying Down The Daily Planet‘s veteran crime reporter discovers a new scene. In 1978, one week before Christmas,...

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Sugar Water: Break On Through (to Another Side of Acting)

“A liar lies and a thief steals from you, but a hustler gives you something that you don’t mind parting with your money for....

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Sugar Water: The Year in Science (Last Year, Not This Year)

The Associated Press reported last Tuesday that the bicycles of former U.S. president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, were stolen from...

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Sugar Water: Print, Profits, and “The Paper”

On November 5, the morning after Senator Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States of America, Oprah Winfrey...

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Sugar Water: The Other Side of the Coin

It’s not easy being popular. I should know — some popular people told me. I could’ve asked them why it’s not easy,...

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Sugar Water: I Coulda Been a Contender …

My girlfriend, Aimiee, and I finally returned from China on August 24. It was a few days earlier than we expected, thanks to a summer wind...

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Sugar Water: Celebrity Soapbox!

Bad news — my girlfriend, Aimiee, and I are still on that steamship we boarded in China two weeks ago. You know the phrase...

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Sugar Water: For Those Who’ve Been Living Under Chinese Rocks

Aloha from China! I am so close to being excited about covering the 2008 Summer Olympics for Popdose. Close but not quite there yet because...

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Sugar Water: Procrastination — Now, Later, Always, Forever

I don’t mean to brag or nothin’, but when it comes to procrastinating, I’m something of an expert. If there had been a...

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Sugar Water: Harrison Ford

If you were to ask me what I wanted to be when I was growing up, I could lie and say “astronaut” or “baseball...

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Sugar Water: Soft, Smooth, and Silver

Did everyone have a rockin’ Fourth of July? (Please answer with an affirmative “Woooooo!”) And are you still...

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Sugar Water: What Goes Around Comes Around (and Sometimes Even Reaches Around)

Chicago celebrated gay pride over the weekend with a parade, a “queer prom,” and enough inordinate self-esteem and alternative...

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Sugar Water: Sydney Pollack (1934-2008)

“If I had to label myself in some way, I would describe myself as a kind of traditionalist, I suppose, in terms of cinema. Clearly,...

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Sugar Water: Soft Rock Isn’t Necessarily Safe Rock

Soft rock. For many people it’s a mellow, relaxing subgenre of pop music. But could it be harmful to your health? Morgan Fairlock has...

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Sugar Water: The “Iron Man” Singers and Their Songs

I saw Iron Man this morning. It was the first time I’d paid to see a movie at a multiplex in almost eight months. Maybe I...

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Sugar Water: Sorry Seems to Be the Easiest Word Once You’ve Run Out of All Other Options

On May 1, Representative Vito Fossella (R-NY) was arrested for drunk driving in Alexandria, Virginia, after running a red light, and was...

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Sugar Water: How I Messed Up Everything for Everybody

Late last week it was reported that pop diva Mariah Carey had married actor Nick Cannon in a secret ceremony. Naturally, my first thought...

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Sugar Water: White Men Can’t Believe I’m Talking About Wesley Snipes Again

Last Thursday actor Wesley Snipes (U.S. Marshals, Undisputed) was sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty in February...

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Sugar Water: Robert’s Rules of Order

I didn’t mean to take a three-week vacation from writing Sugar Water, but here I am with my first post for the month of April, which...

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Sugar Water: The Original Crime Scene Investigator

Last week I discovered that David Caruso has more fans than I could’ve ever imagined. To borrow a phrase from a recent episode of his...

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Sugar Water: The Second Coming … of David Caruso

CSI: Miami, now in its sixth season, returns with a new episode Monday night, the first one completed since the writers’ strike ended...

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Sugar Water: Seeing Red About Seeing Stars

I’m a day late with this week’s post, but I’m not going to apologize. Apologies are for suckers. And one of those suckers...

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Sugar Water: Jarreau!

The title of Al Jarreau’s sixth studio album, released in 1983, is simple and straightforward: Jarreau. But if you ask me, it’s...