- Created on Friday, 12 October 2012 10:37
This month, we salute women in business by looking at models of success
on the national and local levels.
Oprah Winfrey, OWN
No conversation regarding women in business is complete without referencing Oprah. This year alone, we have watched her launch not a new show or movie, but a new network called OWN. If there was ever a role model of what to do in business, she has created the plan book.
- Created on Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:55
I never thought I would ever say these words, but I actually can't wait until next week for the opening of the new Tyler Perry movie. Really!
Although I have long admired Perry and his work, I've never been a big fan of "Madea," the stage play or the movie version.
- Created on Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:27
Viola Davis was born on Aug. 11, 1965 on her grandmother's farm in St. Matthews, S. Car., but raised by her parents in Central Falls, R.I. After earning a degree in theater from Rhode Island College in 1988, she did post-graduate work at the prestigious Juilliard School prior to embarking on a critically-acclaimed professional career. Here, she talks about her new film, "Won't Back Down," a female empowerment saga, where she plays Nona Alberts, a jaded teacher who joins forces with a frustrated single-mom (Maggie Gyllenhaal) to turn around an underperforming public school.
- Created on Thursday, 11 October 2012 11:52
For movies opening October 12, 2012
BIG BUDGET FILMS
“Argo” (R for profanity and violent images) Ben Affleck directed and stars in this fact-based espionage thriller, set in Teheran during the Iranian Revolution, revolving around a CIA exfiltration specialist who hatches a plan to rescue a half-dozen American diplomats hiding at the home of the Canadian ambassador (Victor Garber). Cast includes Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Philip Baker Hall.
- Created on Thursday, 11 October 2012 11:23
Dear Lucy: I have been trying to get my grandchildren to come in from school, do their homework, eat dinner and go to bed on time and get up on time for the next day. I have tried everything I know and they still half do their homework, snack on junk, act crazy when it's time to go to bed and don't want to get up in the morning. They are seven and 9 years old and I have had custody of them for just 6 months. I have tried threats, punishments, giving them treats and rewards. Nothing seems to work. I don't want to be too hard on them because they have already had a tough life before coming to me. I am a widow and I don't really mind having them in my home. But maybe I'm just too old for this. Any ideas?