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Column: The Private Sector – Pride, Prejudice, and HFCS

By on Mar 24, 2010 in Featured, The Private Sector | 0 comments

There were few things that you looked forward to in any given elementary school day: recess, getting to see the cute sixth-grade teacher Mrs. Bull who was a good twenty years your senior, running home from the bus to catch cartoons in the afternoon, and… oh yeah, before it became un-cool to bring your own lunch to school — lunchtime… I was among the fortunate...

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Column: The Private Sector – The Kenner Liberation

By on Mar 10, 2010 in Featured, MERCH, The Private Sector | 0 comments

Hey there, folks. After a bit of a hiatus so that you wouldn’t get any more fatigued of my gibberish than you probably already are, The Private Sector is back. And this week, I’m going to come clean by getting something off my chest. Something that’s been weighing on me heavily since age eight… try not to hold it against me… all right… here goes… I stole Winston....

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Column: The Private Sector – The Girls in Grey (A Boys Club No Longer) Part 2

By on Feb 11, 2010 in Featured, The Private Sector | 0 comments

Part Two (read Part One here) Welcome to Part Two of a Very Special Mr. Belved – er… I mean, The Private Sector. In yesterday’s column, I hardly scratched the surface, hoping to present the perspective of the female members in the growing online Ghostbusters community (which I affectionately for some reason continue to refer to as The Girls in Grey). In yesterday’s...

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Column: The Private Sector – The Girls in Grey (A Boys Club No Longer)

By on Feb 10, 2010 in Featured, The Private Sector | 0 comments

Part One A funny thing happened to the online Ghostbusters fan community… back in the early to mid-1990s when Bill Emkow’s Message Board was the only game in town, I could count on one hand (a difficult feat for me) how many female members actively posted and contributed. If memory serves, half that number were the significant others for the male members that posted...

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Column: The Private Sector – Where Has All the Pyrotechnic Fluid Gone?

By on Jan 27, 2010 in The Private Sector | 0 comments

Sure it’s crowded, it’s dirty, and there’s people here that would just assume step on your face than look at you, but one of the benefits of living in Los Angeles is the incredible wealth of talent, especially when it comes to “movie magic,” that calls such a place like Los Angeles home. This past Saturday, some of the greatest talents in the visual effects business...

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