Jim Bennett
Jim Bennett is a recovering actor, theater producer and politico, and he writes about pop culture and politics at his blog, stallioncornell.com.

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Hanukkah music and traditions are a wonderful way to allow children to connect with a culture different from their own.
Christmas music is universal and personal, and nobody should have to apologize because their yuletide audio tastes are different from someone else’s.
"The Peanuts Movie" somehow manages to transcend nostalgia and make these beloved characters both vibrantly new and timelessly classic at the same time.
The current police boycott of Quentin Tarantino coincides with my longstanding decision never again to suffer through one of Quentin Tarantino's films.
The new movie “Truth" is an attempt to rewrite history and pretend that one of the greatest journalistic frauds ever hoisted on the American public was actually a noble cause.
ABC's new FBI series "Quantico" exploits the high moral standards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to create a sleazy plot twist.
The producers of the new Muppets series on ABC seem to think audiences want to see these beloved characters deconstructed and post-modernized. They couldn't be more wrong.
Movies set in a "post-apocalyptic" environment create unnecessarily dismal expectations about the future.
Rosie O'Donnell was once the "Queen of Nice," but she's now an opinionated political activist. With his "Late Show" debut, Stephen Colbert seems to be going in the opposite direction.
The stigma that used to be attached to film actors working in television is all but gone, and people are calling this the New Golden Age of Television.