How Glee Conquered Fear

Since Glee began five years ago, they have been a beacon for story-telling. Whether it was Kurt’s coming out, gay and straight relationships, school violence, family troubles, and now death, Glee has shown us humanity. They shattered the idea of fear and showed that the high school quarterback can be in the glee club; and […]

How I Cut Cable

I think most guys in our demo watched a lot of television growing up. I still grew up mostly without the internet and I certainly grew up in an age without Wi-Fi in every house. My viewing began with Tom & Jerry, moved to Garfield and transformed into The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Or was […]

My Sitcom Pilot

Years ago two friends (Evan and Eric) and I wrote a situation comedy together. It was just something fun for us college friends to do over the summer. I spent a lot of time that summer shopping for an agent for us as well as doing the lion’s share of the writing, as I was […]

Good Night Tonight

*Beginning in 2010, I began a bi-weekly column, “From Richard’s Oft Cluttered Desk” which appears every other Wednesday. I was set to be mad. I was itching to rip into NBC Universal. I am angry and disappointed. But then came Friday night. Then along came Conan O’Brian’s farewell. For two weeks I debated with friends […]

5 Lessons From Seinfeld

My favorite television show of all time is Seinfeld. In every episode it seemed (even if they were about nothing) you could gleam a lesson or two about life from the story-lines. Here are some favorites to start your week. Lesson #1: Go After Your Dreams (even if it is a chicken) Lesson #2: Dance […]