The Bad Boys of Baltimore: 35 Years Later, Ten Quotes from “Diner”

THE LAVISH REBELLION DINER SERIES by C. Shardae Jobson In 1982, Barry Levinson‘s Diner, the first installment of his “Baltimore Films” was released in movie theaters. The quintet of young male actors cast for the film was the original Outsiders as far as most of them would go on to star in bigger, notable work of the 1980s and ’90s. Yes, that is Kevin Bacon‘s impish … Continue reading The Bad Boys of Baltimore: 35 Years Later, Ten Quotes from “Diner”

My Sole Memory of New York City’s, Now Closed, Cup & Saucer Diner

by C. Shardae Jobson THE LAVISH REBELLION DINER SERIES   I shouldn’t have jolted when I read the report of Cup & Saucer closing, but I did. While New York City businesses are constantly on the precipice of hanging up “Liquidation” signs, such closings are hard to take when speaking of the same storefronts you bought your first album from with allowance. Where your favorite … Continue reading My Sole Memory of New York City’s, Now Closed, Cup & Saucer Diner

A Deeper Understanding of How The Manchester Attack Targeted Girlhood

During the digital maelstrom of what was social media users responding in shock and confusion at the Manchester Arena tragedy (that happened after Ariana Grande wrapped a concert as a part of her Dangerous Woman U.K. tour) one of the tweets I saw was from Jill Filipovic, author of the book, H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness. In a stern tone, she asked all of us to not find it … Continue reading A Deeper Understanding of How The Manchester Attack Targeted Girlhood