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A Cinematic Postcard From South Florida

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2008 | 11:09 PM

As a native of South Florida, I love nitpicking about how my hometown is portrayed in films and television programs. Sure, South Beach is glitzy and perfectly-tanned 10s do strut about in barely-there clothing, but that's hardly the standard. Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx lookalikes, sad to say, do not...

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My First Comic Con

(2) Comments | Posted April 20, 2008 | 11:30 PM

This past weekend, I experienced my first New York Comic Con and am a better geek for it. Although admittedly not the biggest comics and graphic novel fan, I can appreciate a good story whatever the genre and entered the conference completely open-minded. Well, 99 percent open-minded -- I will...

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Idol Gives Back, and Then Some

(9) Comments | Posted April 10, 2008 | 6:56 AM

Three things I learned from watching two and a half hours of "Idol Gives Back" last night: Heart still rocks, Teri Hatcher has a decent voice, and Fergie can do one-handed cartwheels. While singing in leather pants. For that, I say props, woman.

In spite of myself, I actually enjoyed...

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Eyewitness: NYC Crane Collapse

(24) Comments | Posted March 15, 2008 | 10:19 PM

Hi, my name is Michelle, and a giant white crane crashed into my apartment building this afternoon. How was your day?

As you may have heard, a crane from a midtown Manhattan construction site smashed into two neighboring apartment buildings this afternoon, killing at least four workers and stranding...

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Snow Angels Premiere: Amy Sedaris, Politics Talk And The Return Of Gossip Girl

(4) Comments | Posted March 5, 2008 | 9:47 AM

Last night, writer/director David Gordon Green was on-hand for the New York premiere of his dark drama Snow Angels -- starring event no-shows Sam Rockwell and the always chatty Kate Beckinsale -- at the Museum of Modern Art, which meant he was missing a different kind of show: the...

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A "Hell" Of A Ride

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2008 | 1:58 PM

Tuna rolls and seaweed salad don't exactly scream bad-ass biker flick, but sushi was on the menu at the "Hell Fire" pre-midnight Sundance premiere dinner at the Heineken Green Room Monday night. Among the raw food revelers were writer/director/producer Larry Bishop, co-stars Dennis Hopper, Eric Balfour, and Cassandra Hepburn, a...

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Sundance Saturday: Screenings, Soirees, and Lots of Sir Ben Kingsley

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2008 | 9:39 AM

"This is the true story... of seven strangers... picked to live in a house... work together, and have their lives taped... to find out what happens when people stop being polite... and start getting real...The Real World."

Replace "seven" with "eleven" and "work" with "see movies" and you've basically got...

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Sundance Friday: Hanks, Malkovich and Politics On Show

(1) Comments | Posted January 19, 2008 | 11:19 AM

Last night, writer/director Sean McGinly's film "The Great Buck Howard," about a has-been "mentalist" (John Malkovich) and his harried assistant, made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. Also making their Sundance debuts were Colin Hanks, who stars as the put-upon assistant, and his father Tom, who not only...

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Making Peace With Your Body

(1) Comments | Posted October 28, 2007 | 8:00 AM

During a recent shopping trip, Ann Shoket found herself in a dressing room next to two teenage girls. As the Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen magazine, she couldn't help but listen in as the girls began discussing how their clothing selections made their, respectively, butt and stomach look fat. "That kind of...

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Lessons Of Cop Rock, Unlearned: Viva Laughlin Cancelled

(8) Comments | Posted October 22, 2007 | 4:25 PM

Blasted by critics as a "train wreck," "horrid" and "totally botched," not to mention possibly the "worst show in the history of television," Viva Laughlin, CBS's Nevada-set musical/mystery drama series, just became the first scripted casualty of the fall TV season, and good riddance....

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Dalai Lama Dispenses Spiritual Advice At Radio City Music Hall, Part II

(29) Comments | Posted October 14, 2007 | 9:00 PM

Read Part I here.

With his twinkly eyes, humorous nature, and non-violent approach to reclaiming his homeland of Tibet from China, the Dalai Lama cuts a charismatic figure in his red and saffron robes. A worldwide symbol for tolerance, compassion, and peace (except in China, that...

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Dalai Lama Dispenses Spiritual Advice At Radio City Music Hall

(109) Comments | Posted October 14, 2007 | 9:20 AM

Despite the zen presence of guest speaker the Dalai Lama, New York's Radio City Music Hall was a madhouse Friday morning. Due to heightened security -- no doubt escalated by China's unhappiness over the exiled Tibetan monk's official meeting with President Bush next Tuesday -- scores of ticket holders...

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