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Jason Hirschhorn, curator April 18, 2019
quote of the day
Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.
Paulo Coelho
rant n' rave

MELLODY HOBSON (President, ARIEL INVESTMENTS) and I discuss the influences and mentors over her career; the role of a board member in good times and in crisis; addressing diversity in businesses, community, and content; and the future of media. She is beyond impressive. Watch me get schooled and learn right there on the stage... They say a meal can feed the body, but a story will nourish the soul. And for every meal, from STEVEN SODERBERGH's beloved corned beef and cabbage at MUSSO & FRANK to the strange cheesesteak that presidential candidate JOHN KERRY ordered in--gasp--PHILADELPHIA, you better believe there's a story. We take a look in "Second Course: More Restaurant Oral Histories"... He was a rapper, businessman, hustler, tech incubator, philanthropist and a few other hyphens. And maybe above all, he was a lifelong resident of South LA, and he committed his life to lifting his community up. "NIPSEY HUSSLE Left Hip-Hop, and Los Angeles, Better Than He Found Them." A life that was cut way too short... Can you be super talented, hard-working, decent, curious, and successful? It's a tall order. But filmmaker RON HOWARD is. I sat down with my friend to discuss the changing media landscape (and what hasn't changed), the evolution of IMAGINE ENTERTAINMENT from a two-man production team to a venture-backed business, and the kinds of stories that drive Ron as a filmmaker. He's been in the business for 60 years. His IMDB page is insane. Credits? I'll give you credits: 88 as an actor. 94 as a producer. 45 as a director. 5 as a writer. Watch now... Happy Birthday to MEGAN QUINN, PAUL BEDDOE-STEPHENS, DAMON REIN, and BRIDGET BAKER.

Jason Hirschhorn, curator

April 18, 2019