Adam Cayton-Holland has often seemed like one of those people who has everything. The 38-year-old stand-up and former Westword scribe, who returns for Season 3 of his truTV sitcom “Those Who Can’t” this fall, comes from a well-educated, well-off family in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood. After years of proving his talent and work ethic in the city’s DIY comedy scene, he broke through to a national audience and managed to remain true to his Mile High City roots, all while cutting a path for other local artists to follow. That’s the public version, anyway. As Cayton-Holland reveals in “Tragedy Plus Time” (published Aug. 21 on Touchstone), it all meant nothing after his younger sister Lydia committed suicide in the summer of 2012. “I’m a 32-year-old stand-up comic from Denver who just sold his first Hollywood script,” Cayton-Holland writes five pages into the memoir, which crackles with his on-stage confidence and aches … [Read more...] about Book review: Denver comic Adam Cayton-Holland digs deep, finds healing in “Tragedy Plus Time”
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PHILADELPHIA — Warner Bros. is cracking down on local Harry Potter fan festivals around the country, saying it's necessary to halt unauthorized commercial activity. Fans, however, liken the move to Death Eaters sucking the joy out of homegrown fun, while festival directors say they'll transmogrify the events into generic celebrations of magic. "It's almost as if Warner Bros. has been taken over by Voldemort, trying to use dark magic to destroy the light of a little town," said Sarah Jo Tucker, a 21-year-old junior at Chestnut Hill College, which hosts a Quidditch tournament that coincides with the annual suburban Philadelphia festival. Philip Dawson, Chestnut Hill's business district director, said Warner Bros. reached out to his group in May, letting them know new guidelines prohibit festivals' use of any names, places or objects from the series. That ruled out everything from meet-and-greet with Dumbledore and Harry to Defense Against the Dark Arts classes. "It was very quickly … [Read more...] about Warner Bros. cracking down on Harry Potter fan festivals around U.S.
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Former Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner talks about possibly playing again Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner isn’t the first retired athlete to broach the idea of playing again. He’s just the latest. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. Profile: Kurt Warner Aug 5, 2017; Canton, OH, USA; Kurt Warner pulls back the cloth on his bust with wife Brenda Warner (right) during the 2017 NFL Hall of Fame enshrinement at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports Profile: Kurt Warner Former … [Read more...] about Former Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner talks about possibly playing again
Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes on Wednesday defended his company’s planned merger with AT&T as necessary to compete effectively for advertising with internet giants like Google and Facebook. Bewkes told Judge Richard Leon, who will decide if the $84.5 billion deal may go forward, that the Justice Department was wrong to say a merger would allow Time Warner to push for blackouts in negotiations with pay TV operators who wanted to show their content in order to allow AT&T subsidiary DirecTV to pick up more customers. “I think it’s ridiculous,” said Bewkes, who has been CEO for more than 10 years. “If our channels are not in distribution we lose lots of money (from subscriptions and advertising).” He said that “1 percent, less than 1 percent, maybe 2 percent” of subscribers would drop their pay TV subscription because of a blackout, far below the 12 percent estimated by an economist for the government who testified earlier … [Read more...] about Time Warner CEO blasts government’s case against AT&T merger
Time Warner Inc.’s chief executive testified Wednesday that the government’s assertions that AT&T Inc. wanted to buy the company to use its programming as leverage over distributors “makes no sense” because it would limit viewership.“I think it’s ridiculous. It’s not how this works,” Jeff Bewkes told a federal judge as the antitrust trial to determine if AT&T will be allowed to purchase Time Warner Inc. headed into the homestretch., with the companies’ top executives set to take the stand this week.Their goal is to convince U.S. District Judge Richard Leon that the pay TV industry is changing dramatically and the deal will help the two companies better compete while giving consumers more options.The Justice Department filed an antitrust suit to stop the proposed $85.4-billion deal, and has told a federal judge that AT&T wants to “weaponize” Time Warner’s valuable content, including HBO, CNN, TBS, Warner … [Read more...] about Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes calls government antitrust allegations ‘ridiculous’