Lauren Regan James

Cary Grant. The talent, the charisma, the humor, the style, the accent, the icon. Hollywood, today, is an industry that values quantity over quality, controversy over class, and ratings over values. Rather than Mr. Grant or Clark Gable or Fred Astaire, our culture worships ex-con athletes, woman-beater Chris Brown, and the Kardashians, holding them up as pillars of society as if these are the people children should be aspiring to be like.
They say everything is cyclical. Maybe that means that one day we won’t care which housewife is fighting with which, or which celebrity is the latest to get a DUI or make another “secret” tape, and, instead, we’ll once again believe in a world where all our problems can be solved when Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire dance.

Cary Grant. The talent, the charisma, the humor, the style, the accent, the icon. Hollywood, today, is an industry that values quantity over quality, controversy over class, andĀ ratings over values. Rather than Mr. Grant or Clark Gable or Fred Astaire, our culture worships ex-con athletes, woman-beater Chris Brown, and the Kardashians, holding them up as pillars of society as if these are the people children should be aspiring to be like.

They say everything is cyclical. Maybe that means that one day we won’t care which housewife is fighting with which, or which celebrity is the latest to get a DUI or make another “secret” tape, and, instead, we’ll once again believe in a world where all our problems can be solved when Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire dance.

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, you can seldom find a more perfect place to unwind and recharge than an empty beach, just as I’ve found myself this evening. The peace and feeling of being a minuscule part of the world is inexpressibly humbling.

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, you can seldom find a more perfect place to unwind and recharge than an empty beach, just as I’ve found myself this evening. The peace and feeling of being a minuscule part of the world is inexpressibly humbling.

Funny thing about actors and that identity thing. Every time I run into Val Kilmer, I can’t help myself. I say, “Why, Johnny Ringo - you look like somebody just walked on your grave.” Val always says, “Bob, I’m not Johnny Ringo. That’s just a role I played in a movie.” He could be right, he could be wrong. I think he’s wrong, but he says it in such a sincere way, you have to think he’s right

—Bob Dylan