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Entries by Lucas Kavner from 12/2011

Jerry Paffendorf Wants To Transform Detroit Real Estate, Make Some Cool Stuff

Posted 12.01.2011 | Huffington Post

This is the fourth in an occasional series examining the recession's impact on culture, The Recessionary Arts. Find out more about the series here. ...

So Many Beatles Songs Are Being Turned Into Action Movies

| Posted 12.02.2011 | Comedy

Tom Cruise recently announced that his next starring vehicle will be an adaptation of a graphic novel, All You Need Is Kill, which is itself a playful take on the Beatles classic, "All You Need Is Love." But that's not the only Beatles song that Hollywood plans to adapt into a big budget action or horror thriller...

'The Bridges Of Madison County' Is Becoming A Musical

Posted 12.02.2011 | Huffington Post

For all of you diligent fans who have been waiting with bated breath for "The Bridges Of Madison County" to become a musical, your time has come. T...

Boyz II Men's Nathan Morris On Two Decades Of Touring And How The Industry's Changed

Posted 12.04.2011 | Huffington Post

Remember how popular R&B groups were in the 1990s? Simple drum beats, group harmonies, coordinated outfits -- a time when TLC, Dru Hill, En Vogue, Jod...

Puppets Are Back: The Reemerging Popularity And Relevance Of Inanimate Objects

Posted 12.08.2011 | Huffington Post

If you have any doubt that puppets are playing an influential role in our current culture, just take a look at what happened last week, when they were...

Rejected Analogies for Rick Perry's New Campaign Ad

| Posted 12.08.2011 | Comedy

If gay soldiers are allowed to serve openly in the military, there must be a mandatory Secret Santa for students of all religious backgrounds, with no cap on prices for presents, so that the richest students become the most popular children of all!

New York Public Library President Sentenced For DWI In Library-Owned Car

Posted 12.12.2011 | New York

Anthony Marx, who has been president of New York Public Library since July 2011, was sentenced Friday on charges stemming from an earlier DWI incident...

Orson Welles' 'Citizen Kane' Oscar Statue: It Could Be Yours

Posted 12.13.2011 | Huffington Post

At 25 years old, Orson Welles co-wrote, directed, and starred in "Citizen Kane," which was inspired by the life of newspaper magnate William Randolph ...

30 Things I've Learned From Commercials

| Posted 12.15.2011 | Comedy

The average person watches 34 hours of television each week, and a good chunk of those hours are filled with commercials. But what deeper lessons are we actually retaining?

Kim Jong Il Talks Film and Filmmaking, In His Own Words

Posted 12.19.2011 | Huffington Post

The late Kim Jong Il was so passionate about the North Korean film industry that, according to the BBC, he once kidnapped a South Korean director and ...

Tracking Vaclav Havel: From Orwell to Vermont and Into Prague

| Posted 12.19.2011 | Huffington Post

This past week we lost a writer and a major intellectual, and we lost a brutal, confounding dictator. We also lost a playwright, a rebel, a rockstar, a chain-smoker, a renowned artist, a non-profit leader, and one of the most beloved presidents in history.

The Year In Culture 2011: When High Met Low

Posted 12.26.2011 | Huffington Post

The increasing proliferation of available outlets with which to celebrate, lampoon, meme-ify, discuss, and criticize every aspect of culture has offic...