It is sometimes mystifying where ideas for new movies and TV shows originate. In some situations, plots are devised out of whole cloth; fictions that a writer hopes viewers will want to see. In other cases, the creators rely on events in their own lives. Such is the case with a new HBO series called "Crashing." The show stars 37-year-old stand-up comedian Pete Holmes, who is hoping to interest audiences in a plot line that revolves loosely around his real-life divorce that happened in his late twenties.
If you drive north from Hamilton for a few hours, you'll come to Bowling Green University. The Ohio school's National Center for Family and Marriage Research says its analysis of data indicates that the divorce rate in America is on the decline.