"If they smell gay on you, it's over!" This was stingingly declared by my friend, a prominent casting director. She referred to the flat rejection actors face at auditions when they "seem gay," whether the part is gay or straight, large or small, no matter how right they might otherwise be for it.
On Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly recently worked himself and Gretchen Carlson into an absolute tizzy over an episode of Glee that featured a transgender teen. O'Reilly expressed his concern that Glee is glamorizing "alternative lifestyles."
Tribeca Film Festival,
The Thick Of It,
Talking to Brad Hall and Julia Louis-Dreyfus about their delightful new short film, Picture Paris, the conversation ranged from the intricacies of Parisian culture to the hilarious masturbation episode of Seinfeld.
Doha Film Institute,
Doha Tribeca Film Festival,
Namir Abdel Messeeh,
The Virgin The Copts And Me,
Tribeca Film Festival,
The Virgin The Copts And Me Tribeca,
Tribeca Film Festival 2012,
Ultimately, The Virgin, the Copts and Me is about what it portrays but also what it conveys. Each audience member at that screening came away with a very personal feeling. Mine was a resolve to continue to believe in the magical power of cinema.
Love, longing and sensuality are at the core of the Joffrey Ballet's "Spring Desire" program. Age of Innocence opens the evening with its tense, formal underpinnings -- expertly juxtaposed with moments of passion.
Gifted with perfect pitch - an innate ability that not even most musicians have - there is no doubt that Charly is one of the most influential 'rock en español' musicians and composers in Latino
Online Video Advertising,
Online Video Branding,
Online Video News Reporting,
A lot has changed since the early days of Internet video. Today's professionally produced content is not only leaps and bounds from early amateur video, it's competing with broadcast television for viewers and ad dollars.
Objectification Of Women,
Upside Down Images,
Just how often do people objectify women? According to recent research, we're so used to treating women as sex objects that we can do it even when standing on our heads.
This "park in the sky" is Manhattan's grandest parapet, and from north to south, east to west, it puts the city and its long, colorful history on stage.
Renaissance Festival East Coast,
Renaissance Festival Maryland,
Renaissance Festival New York,
Renaissance Festival Pennsylvania,
If you live in the mid-Atlantic U.S., though, it's easier than ever to find sprites and sprigguns. The region is home to some of the largest and most popular faerie celebrations in the world, and faerie season is just about to begin.
Any Day Now,
Any Day Now Movie,
Tribeca Film Festival,
Director Travis Fine (The Space Between) is making his return to Tribeca with this moving drama. We sat down in the bunker-like entryway to the press lounge to talk about the film.
A-Sides With Jon Chattman,
Pound Of Dirt,
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds,
This particular edition of "A-Sides" finds three completely different artists sharing their craft in a typical laid-back setting.
When people ask me if world is going to end in 2012, the fear of dying is very visible in their eyes. Two issues are going on here: Fear and the panic about death. Let's touch both the issues one by one.
"If someone based in Oklahoma goes online to read about the museum and learns through our Timeline what we do, then you can be sure that the first place that person will visit if they come to Israel is the museum."
Dame Maggie Smith,
Shirley Maclaine Downton Abbey,
Shirley MacLaine sat down recently to discuss her latest cinematic outing, as well as a host of other subjects befitting one of Hollywood's great eclectic personalities. Here's what transpired.
Coagula Art Journal,
LA Chinatown Art,
LA Art Scene,
The Company Gallery,
Charlie James Gallery,
This season, Culver City may wear the tiara of the international art world, but if you want romance, golden lanterns and a nibble on your earlobe, I'd rather be in Chinatown.
I have read tens of thousands of heartfelt, inspiring, personal stories from people all over the world. Sometimes people will reveal a deep dark secret to our readers before they will tell the people closest to them, so I often get to be their very first confidante.
Too much has been said about death and Syria, and so I wanted to focus on life and Syria, and those who have seen it all and understand it best, like my grandmother.
This week we review music by Of Monsters and Men, Timber Timbre, Kosheen, Harry Escott, Turin Brakes and more.
Monsieur Lazhar Review,
Monsieur Lazhar's theme -- new teacher stepping into a difficult situation -- certainly isn't uncommon, but nothing else about this film is what you'd expect.
City Of Hope,
LA Art Exhibits,
Known Gallery LA,
La Around Town,
Sesame Street Art Exhibit,
Los Angeles News
Sesame Street is the inspiration behind a unique two-day art exhibition at L.A.'s Knonw Gallery. The show cleverly merges childhood nostalgia with contemporary urban design, and sales benefit a good cause.
30 Rock Live,
30 Rock Season 6,
30 Rock Live Episode,
After all the negative press and speculation, there they were, ready to entertain. The cast seemed so excited to be doing what they loved for an audience as enthusiastic as the performers were.
C. M. Rubin,
Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen,
Obama's Educate To Innovate,
The Global Search For Education,
Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards,
Tribeca Film Festival,
Technology In Education,
The Disruptor Foundation,
"Through the process of disruptive innovation along came minicomputers, then personal computers, and now tablets and smartphones. That's the force of disruptive innovation, and it is closing the achievement gap on an international level."
Boaz Yakin's Safe is high-octane silliness, a movie whose individual parts are greater than their sum.
Why would a small town in East Texas claim that one of its residents, an assumedly gay man, should be given a lenient sentence for shooting an old woman in the back? That's a question that's only partially answered by Richard Linklater's dark comedy, Bernie.
My interest in Rosalind Franklin was not in the biographical details, but the palpable sense of injustice surrounding her story -- the universal desire of being able to obtain credit and recognition for your work without being cheated out of it.
This work by Richard Bean is based on the old "Servant of Two Masters," a hoary comedy of greed and gut-busting humor right out of Commedia dell'Arte. But don't let that put you off; this is comedy for the ages and for everybody.
There's always been a bit of a preacher about Bruce in concert, but his latest tour in support of his excellent Wrecking Ball album is truly a religious experience in a non-denominational yet very soulful way.