Talk More, Text Less With Adult Children

In accepting the Oscar for best supporting actor last week, J.K. Simmons didn’t dwell on thanking the Academy and the Whiplash crew. Instead, he exhorted, “Call your mom, dad everybody. If you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive, call them! Don’t text, don’t email. Call them. Listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you.” The 60-year-old actor later told reporters that message was prompted by his realization that he had missed too many opportunities …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun 1. When it comes to some tasks, crows are nearly as smart as humans. (Learn more at University of Iowa via Futurity) 2. Only 1 in 10 Americans eat nuts at least once a day, even though they’re a powerful health food. (Learn more at AARP) 3. Game of Thrones was the most pirated TV show of 2014. (Learn more at Mashable) 4. Memories lost to Alzheimer’s disease or post-traumatic stress disorder might be recoverable. (Learn more at …

The Latino Buzz on Hollywood

I have to confess that I am a film aficionado, particularly on films that center around the Latino experience in the U.S. With the film award season upon us, Latinos are being recognized for their talent and excellence on and behind the silver screen. And what a year it has been for Latinos in film. The Academy Awards nominees were announced yesterday with great news for Latinos. The Argentine-born actress Bérénice Bejo was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress category …

Oscar Highlights

We’d be remiss to not mention the Oscars for at least a moment, and what a show! The Oscars are still buzzing since the Sunday night festivities, with everyone going over the highlights and upsets that the awards ceremony brought to the table. Between Kate Winslet’s father whistling to her during her acceptance speech for Best Actress, to Heath Ledger’s family accepting his award for Best Supporting Actor, it was a night to remember. Below is the awards’ opening number …