The holiday weekend was dominated a pack of adorable, mainly incomprehensible yellow beings. Sure, Steve Carell has top billing in “Despicable Me 2″ as Gru, the former supervillain turned family man, but in my house, the Minions were the main draw. My daughter ran back and forth yelling “Bi-Do! Bi-Do! Bi-Do!” for days in advance [...]

Harmon hits the microphone on a Friday to chat up the NBA Finals and the dominance of LeBron James. We’ll save the “legacy” debates for a later day. This day is about honoring the clinic put on by the divisive star. Harmon touches on the evolving Aaron Hernandez case, a bit of Major League Baseball [...]

Anyone who has perused the pages of SwollenDome.com or listening to me ranting on the radio or podcasts knows my affinity for the business side of everything I watch. I love watching dollars move in sports and entertainment, from ticketing to merchandise to the super-sized TV rates charged to the networks. One of the shows [...]

Harmon returns to the microphone for another 30 minutes of auditory brilliance. – NHL Playoffs (Game 7s) – NBA Playoffs (Tim Duncan and the Spurs, Flopping 101 and more) – MLB (news & notes from fantasyland) – Disney innovations – Kate Upton against Victoria’s Secret and so much more. Listen to internet radio with Swollen [...]

When I walk into Disneyland with my family, I get those heart-swelling, feel-good moments while I see the sea of smiles and squeals of delight from the throng of children. It takes about 20 minutes for my inner cynic to take over before those faces become dollar signs. Think about it the next time you [...]

If you’ve ever visited one of the Disney resorts, you’ve probably wondered about the secondary lines that exist. You recognize the “Fast Pass” system that is in place, but that couldn’t be the end of it. There are too many people wandering past you. Are they all celebrities? Come to California. You’ll see your share [...]

It’s that time of year again. The dust has settled on Super Bowl XLVII, though the advent of this week’s NFL Combine puts the spotlight on the next class of would-be heroes. The NCAA Tournament is still one month from tipping off and the NBA and NHL Playoffs are still some two months away. I [...]

The road to economic recovery is a long one. Obviously, families are tightening their budgets while trying to find entertainment for the upcoming season. They’re looking at day camps and activities to get things rolling. But, it’s all about keeping costs down. Here in Los Angeles, there’s been a bit of an uproar about the [...]