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“Bela Lugosi” by twm1340 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0


When NBC Universal launched its streaming service last summer, it seemed like an also-ran compared with all the streamers that…

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You’ll be there for them.

By process of repetition, the song shapes your behavior and cements your beliefs…

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March 2014

It’s a freezing cold midnight in skid row of downtown Los Angeles.

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May 2007

I’m finishing my bachelor’s degree at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center. For the last four months, I’ve spent endless hours working on student films and group projects. I’m going on three days with no sleep, but the deadlines are done.

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Jake Thomas

Relentless reader | Storyteller | Filmmaker | Finding my voice in my nerdy thirties. See my work at

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