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Sara Panagiotopoulou | Posted 08.20.2016 | Entertainment
Sara Panagiotopoulou

Some people are easy to introduce. You can say things like, "This is so-and-so; he's a chef." But how can you introduce somebody who doesn't have only...

Actor Lendale Johnson Talks About the Culture Shock from Being Transferred to a Predominately White Student Body

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.23.2015 | Black Voices
Ilana Rapp

Who exactly is Lendale Johnson? He's a positive force in this world we call home. He beat the odds growing up in an almost all white neighborhood. He came out on top after being made fun of as a child. He does charity work with a passion.

Get Personal With Actress Valery Ortiz of VH1's Hit the Floor

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Valery Ortiz is an actress, host, dancer, singer, songwriter, reader of my interviews and author best known as popular cheerleader Madison Duarte on the groundbreaking N network series South of Nowhere. (I just read that out loud and I'm out of breath!)

Actor Ray Santiago of 'Ash vs. Evil Dead' Is the Most Adorable Nut Job

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Oh, Ray! Everything about you puts a smile on my face! Let's light up the readers' faces with your fantastic interview answers!

Does the College Decision Define You?

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 12.15.2015 | Education
Mary Anna Dennard

Your college experience is only one in a long string of experiences that will help to mold the person you ultimately become. And your tribe will still love you for who you are, regardless of the college decision outcome.

The Danish Girl's Alicia Vikander Steps Away from the Bourne set to Dish on the Red Carpet, Sexism and Equal Pay

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
Margaret Gardiner

Alicia Vikander, from Scandinavia, has had a breakout year nailing diverse performances in ways that make her almost unrecognizable in each role.

Bagels and Coffee With 'James White' Director Josh Mond and Actor Christopher Abbott

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.03.2015 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Imagine you direct your very first film and it gets the Best of Next Award at Sundance and the Emerging Artist Award for both director and actor at the Chicago International Film Festival. That's exactly what happened for first-time director Josh Mond and actor Christopher Abbott with the emotional, moving and the beautifully-made film, James White, out in theaters nationally this Friday.

What a Muslim Does When It's Time to Pray

Anhar Karim | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Anhar Karim

While the religious intent is for these prayers to serve as penta-daily reminders, in practice things get a little complicated.

A Longer Conversation With Actor Dan Amboyer of TV Land's 'Younger' -- Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.30.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Dan loves to talk ... and talk ... and laugh, then talk some more. Oh for crying out loud -- I bet you already scrolled down to see the shirtless selfie!

A Long Conversation With Actor Dan Amboyer of TVLand's Younger - Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

"My understanding of him must come from somewhere in me. But, we are very different for sure. You might say I am nearly Thad's opposite."

On Rejection and Resiliency in the Life of an Actor

Rebecca Strong | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
Rebecca Strong

On the whole, it seems that actors spend more time looking for their next gig than actually working on one. It's one of the many peculiarities of the ...

Actress Jadyn Wong of CBS' 'Scorpion' Tells Us Her Childhood Wish

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.29.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Jadyn cracked me up with her witty and fun answers to my serious questions. Next time, I'll ask her fluff questions and see if she answers them seriously!

Ian McKellen On Whether There Is a Place for Pacifism in These Troubling Times

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Ian McKellen is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished actors working today. In this clip, McKellen speaks on the history of pacifism in his family, and whether a philosophy of nonviolence still has a place in today's volatile world.

A Conversation With Homeland Actor René Ifrah

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

René Ifrah has some history that is verrrrry interesting. Most people have roots in one place; this guy has roots in several. How has this helped with his Homeland character?

Young Performer Rebecca Bloom of 'The Peanuts Movie' Gives a Candid Interview About Her Life

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.19.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Wah! Wah! If you're my age (cough), you'll remember the Peanuts cartoon and Snoopy's famous way of talking. You'll also remember one of the Peanuts' gang, Marcie! In the recently released The Peanuts Movie, Marcie is voiced by Rebecca Bloom.

Actor Danny Sapani of The Bastard Executioner: An Inside Look

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Danny Sapani is in FX's The Bastard Executioner. Watch the finale tonight! Danny Sapani's Twitter: @DannySapani Danny Sapani is a gentleman, for sur...

Prairie-oke Returns to the Cavern Club: A Q&A With Little House's Alison Arngrim

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Inspired by TV's Little House On The Prairie, writer/director Dane Whitlock's outrageous parody, Prairie-oke, won raves during its 2013 premiere at Silver Lake's Cavern Club (incidentally L.A.'s best underground theatre space).

Peak Inequality: Investigating the Lack of Diversity Among TV Directors

Variety | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment

One. Zero. One. Zero. One. That is the number of women of color who directed episodes of television in the 2014-2015 TV season at AMC, FX, HBO, Netfli...

Brooklyn Boy E.J. Bonilla of A&E's Unforgettable Talks About Diversity in the Acting World

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.09.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I love the curly locks on this actor, E.J. Bonilla. But let me get away from his looks for just a second. E.J. really has something going for him. A fruitful acting career and now his own production company is in the works. There's no stopping him!

These Struggling Actors Are Hungry For Roles ... Also, Food

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.05.2015 | Comedy

Acting is a tough profession to crack into. Getting work is often based on things you have no control over, and you're competing with a lot of people....

Actor Michael Shannon on Chicago Theater

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.30.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Ever wonder what your life might have been like if you dropped out of high school? Well, for actor Michael Shannon, it put him on the path to being nominated for an Academy Award by the age of 34.

A Trans Odyssey: The Impact of Dear Texas

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

Breaking free of assumed gender roles requires unfathomable sacrifice and courage. To capture that, what it is to be Trans, on stage -- is miraculous.

How to Actually Make a Successful Short Film (Without Film Festivals or "Going Viral")

Dean Silvers | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Years from now, are you going to think about that internet video that got a million views your friend sent you, or that film that changed your life?

Why We Keep Missing All Our Opportunities

Bernard Hiller | Posted 10.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bernard Hiller

We miss our opportunities of love, happiness, career and success because we refuse to learn the lessons that come our way.

'I Couldn't Imagine Doing Anything Else': Q&A with Poldark's Ruby Bentall

Pam Stucky | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

I'm so delighted to have had the chance to interview a number of the fabulous actors who are starring in the BBC show Poldark, an 18th-century British drama based on the first two Poldark novels by Winston Graham.