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Alice in Wonderland

Susanna Mälkki Conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 'Alice in Wonderland' at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Laurence Vittes | Posted 02.26.2015 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Presented in collaboration with LA Opera, the production is directed by Netia Jones, combining illustrations, live action, interactive animated projections, costumes and choreography. The buzz is intense; tickets are impossible to get for the two performances Friday and Saturday nights.

The 20 Greatest Movie Songs Robbed of Oscar Nominations

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.

Let's Rank Everybody

Alan Singer | Posted 02.19.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

Politicians like Andrew Cuomo and Arne Duncan are very excited about using data collection for teachers and Schools of Education. Here are my recommendations for ranking other professions and people as well.

Deflategate is Alice in Wonderland

James Meyerson | Posted 01.29.2015 | Sports
James Meyerson

Until all the facts are known, the media's news-entertainment industry should leave the story alone. It should stop cheating the public by presenting the story as a serious news story about "cheating" rather than the entertainment story it is.

Movie Review: Big Eyes ...of the Beholder

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At heart, Big Eyes is a just a drama about a codependent relationship that strays into abusiveness, in which the wife finally finds the strength to ...

Midnight Tea Party in Los Angeles on 12/20

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

On Saturday, December 20th, Hold:Space presented a Midnight Tea Party with musical acts Pumpkin, Tara Brooks, Cameron St. Denis, LampShady, Leorosa, Coyoti and many more.

Unsettled by Global Warming

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

The world changes. It burns. It's something to live by. My wife and I will settle into its fires one day, but right now they've inspired us to keep moving, to journey and live unpredictably.

Reduce Stigma: Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

All of us have witnessed a 'new' word be put into effect, only for it to take on the same shameful stigmatizing definition as its predecessor. I challenge you today to bring awareness to your word choice.

The Alice Tarot: More Than Just a Pack of Cards

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books
Stephen D. Winick

The Alice Tarot gets its distinctive lush look from the Baba team's unique approach to illustration. Each card is based on photographs of places, animals, objects, and costumed people, collaged into seamless tableaux and blended through skillful illustration.

An Open Letter to Stay-at-Home Parents

Joe DeProspero | Posted 12.21.2014 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

I work in an environment where bonuses and financial rewards for extra effort are customary and even expected. You never get paid a dime for your work, but are still expected to approach it with the same enthusiasm and diligence that a paid employee of a company would.

Mysterious Ring Discovered at Deceased Woman's Estate Division

Aimee Heckel | Posted 11.08.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

What was Geraldine Deal doing with that hippie ring? It wasn't her style.

Down the Rabbit Hole

Mackenzie Ellsworth | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Mackenzie Ellsworth

It was a long journey to pull me out of that dark hole. They say that admitting you need help is half the battle, and they don't really say much about the other half. Three therapists, a psychiatrist, dozens of arguments with my mother, millions more tears, countless apologies, many more days of darkness.

Guardians of the Galaxy: A Blockbuster Franchise is Born

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

I realize that most of the top box office hits these days are franchises that span films, books, toys, apparel, video games and the like. But truly new franchises only come along every couple of years.

Meetings in Wonderland

Renee Cullinan | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Renee Cullinan

Too often, we embark on the journey like Alice in Wonderland, with only a vague destination in mind and no sense of the path it will take to get there. And then, because it feels like forward momentum, we schedule a bunch of meetings. We're moving now, aren't we?

Me and Mr. (and Mrs.) Jones -- Keeping Up the American Way

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Randee Mia Berman

Keeping up with the Joneses is supposedly as American as July 4 and apple pie. But it wasn't something I ever worried about, especially since: a) I'...

Mugshots Of Classic Heroines Shed An Interesting Light On Fairytales

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment

Show us one person who can't recite the story of Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White or Goldilocks by heart, and we'll show you a ...

Lauren Duca

A Definitive Ranking Of Disney Sidekicks

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment

Inspired by the fact that Olaf was such an excellent character in "Frozen," we got to thinking about the magic of Disney sidekicks. Following a common...

Senator Rand Paul Defended

Bruce Fein | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Senator Rand Paul is like Horatius at the bridge standing against the serial vandalizing of the Constitution by the President of the United States and his myrmidons at the Department of Justice.

'The Cricket in Times Square': A Manhattan Children's Book Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Peter Mandel

Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.

Wonder-ful Tale: A Short Interview with Then She Fell's Marissa Nielsen-Pincus

Danny Groner | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
Danny Groner

You might leave Then She Fell with more questions than answers, but that's part of the amazement. This immersive theater experience pushes you to examine the limits of reality and to free your mind to possibility.

The Tea Party Rattles the Cups in Montana

Landon Jones | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Landon Jones

Are our candidates who they say they are? In Montana, conservatives linked to the Tea Party filed as Democrats in June primaries for the Senate and State Assembly in at least eight legislative districts.

The Five Greatest Disney Villainesses of All Time

Colleen Oakes | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Colleen Oakes

Cruella: She's the woman you want to shop with, but not necessarily someone you want to have watch your puppies. Or children. Or plants.

Alice -- The Curious Invention of Lewis Carroll

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

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A Ballet For Your Kids Will Love As Much As You Do

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts

The New York Theatre Ballet knows the value of exposing children to the arts, but its Once Upon a Ballet series doesn't simply create a safe space for...

Alice -- Wotcha! Gotcha! Alice?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

Wotcha! Gotcha!, a very British style of pantomime (or panto), is all set to delight and entertain audiences at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood, N.J., this week. I had the opportunity to chat with producer/writer Gareth Jones.