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Exclusive! Mia Matthews Talks South Beach, Theater and Philanthropy

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Television and theater star Mia Matthews may have gone on a bit of a hiatus (14 years!) following her Spin City days, but she returned in 2012 and has been on fire ever since. Most recently, Matthews starred in the six-episode Hulu Original Series South Beach as Karen, as well as Nickelodeon’s Every Witch Way as Desdemona. BookTrib had the pleasure of sitting down with the actress to discuss all things South Beach, her charity work and why “author” may soon be added to her list of accomplishments. BOOKTRIB: Let’s talk about South Beach. Tell us about the show and your character, Karen. MIA MATTHEWS: It’s a show about two rival music companies in Miami. And there’s a murder, so…

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Exclusive! The Secret Circle’s Andrew Miller Talks Heartbreaking Cancellation – and a Spinoff?!

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I can all too vividly remember when The Secret Circle was canceled by The CW—and I’m still bitter as hell about it. The show premiered in 2011 and was full of magic and drama. It not only kept me hooked but had a stellar cast (and executive producer) as well. When it came time for a renewal, the fans flocked to Twitter to wait for the network’s decision. That’s when the sh*t hit the fan. A media outlet falsely reported that the show had gotten picked up for a second season and joy turned to heartbreak when, minutes later, the announcement was corrected to say the show was axed from The CW’s lineup. Despite irate fans, and a robust “Save The Secret Circle” campaign, the teen…

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Exclusive! Jeannie Morris on Clinton, Moseley Braun and the Barriers of Race and Gender

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As we approach 2016, the nation turns its attention to the long, arduous path to the White House, now occupied by an African-American and sought by female candidates. Not much more than a couple of decades ago, the thought of a Barack Obama or a Hillary Clinton as president seemed more fantasy than reality. In the past 25 years, however, political barriers have fallen. Many of those barriers were shattered by Carol Moseley Braun, the first (and to date, only) African-American woman to serve in the United States Senate. The historical importance of Moseley Braun’s election from the politically vital state of Illinois (the state has voted for the candidate who would win nearly every presidential election) still reverberates today.…

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