Though there were plenty of jaw-dropping, credulity-stretching scenes in the Season 5 finale, they were shocking for all the wrong reasons. In the blink of an eye, five years of character development has fallen by the wayside.
Almost five years ago, I quit a corporate retail design job, moved in with my parents, and started a nonprofit design agency. Many people called this impulsive. What some call impulse, others call initiative. Ideas are worth little without action.
"Why do we play ball?" That was the heady question my then 7-year-old son tossed out to me one day during an innocent game of backyard catch. As a father, anthropologist, and sports fan, I couldn't resist the call of duty to set off in search of an answer.
Song Blog is a YouTube series for those people who are interested in not only hearing and seeing original work being performed for the first time right before their eyes, but who also like to have a behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway actors who learn and perform these songs.
With all the ponderous punditry on same-sex marriage -- not to mention President Obama on the cover of Newsweek with a rainbow-colored halo, being called "Our First Gay President"--I think we need some irreverence.
Gender is a powerful reality; it is the perception and expectation of differences between males and females and it shapes both our bodies and our society. Gender differences are real and important, but they are not hard wired or even static. So let's bust some of those myths.
She was terrifically talented, one of the best dancers he had ever worked with, and he had never even considered anyone else for the part. Couldn't he, it was suggested, cast a more suitable dancer? Perhaps one who was blond?
The Irish National Library has very quietly taken advantage of the entry this year into the public domain of the works of Irish novelist James Joyce by posting its horde of rare Joyce manuscripts on its online archive.
While I agree in good measure with President Obama's statement and feel that our community is honored to have a heritage month of its own, I fear that such a month may reduce the religion-state separation that enabled the Jewish community to thrive in the first place.
Rich or poor, lucky in life or oppressed by it, we each must eventually accept the lot we were given and play the hand we have been dealt or else be but a pawn in a game where others determine the outcome for us.
Cindy Williams is still capturing the hearts of audiences. But this time she breaks out her habit. Williams stars as Mother Superior in the national tour of Nunset Boulevard: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show.
The Classic Stage Company's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream has an eye-catching set and an eye-catching cast in various stages of undress. But the visage you're most likely to remember is that of the self-assured Neuwirth.
Strippers all over the world are subjected to the worst sexual harassment imaginable. In a way, strip clubs have become the last sanctuaries for men who still feel the need to degrade women to feel better about themselves.
Every spring, I'm forced to say good-bye to welcome visitors who've graced my home week after week. Yup, I'm talking about my favorite TV series that somehow find themselves on the chopping block even though millions of viewers enjoy them.
As I found out soon after meeting him, there's more to Adam Tyler than shaking his moneymaker and glamming it up. He's a Berklee-trained musician who should soon become a household name -- especially on the dance scene.
Why are we so quick to criticize 'extended breastfeeding' (even the term smacks of clinical judgment) when we have no such impulse to crack down on the myriad ways that adults fuel their own oral fixations?
The great post-feminist irony is that in an age of hard-won female opportunity, media is channeling that opportunity to a place of hyper-sexualized stupidity. It's not who you are -- it's how hot you are.
Marc Blitzstein's musical DNA -- strict adherence to economy of means, a passion for combining words and music, the belief that music can promote social justice, an abhorrence of pretension -- are woven inextricably into the music I compose.
If you haven't heard of Movie Cloud, allow me to lay it out for you. Dov Simens (the world-renowned film instructor) and Derek Christopher (president of TV/Film Seminars) have set out to revolutionize the way independent films are produced, distributed, and consumed. The duo...
Of the half dozen or more Willys that I have seen, including the most recent Broadway incarnations, the only one to instill genuine sympathy for this otherwise deluded blowhard is the current one, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
When it comes to group hate-watching, "Smash" is the gift that keeps on giving ... I thought, "Smash's" team is correcting the problems that have long plagued this drama. And then I watched the "Smash" season finale.
By qualifying those who ask for favors, you've designed a system that is both effective and efficient: You're quickly identifying those who most want your help, you're not ignoring or denying anyone, and importantly, you're preserving your own valuable time.
Any episode that prominently features Betty is a lesser episode of "Mad Men." She just isn't as interesting as the show thinks she is, and when she turns up, "Mad Men's" ability to tell stories about bitterness and dissatisfaction becomes noticeably unsubtle.