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Why Show Biz Icons Self-Destruct

Glenn Berger, PhD | Posted 06.21.2016 | Entertainment
Glenn Berger, PhD

Each time a showbiz icon self-destructs we are left feeling dismay and confusion. We are sad to lose someone we loved for having made the world a brig...

Stranger To Stranger With No Stranger: A Conversation With Paul Simon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.05.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The new Paul Simon album, Stranger To Stranger, arrives today, it continuing the singer-songwriter/icon's musical experimentation and boundary pushing we now expect.

Unpublished Photos Of Amy Winehouse Show A Side Of Her Few Have Seen

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2016 | Arts

"The first time I met Amy Winehouse was the day I shot her album cover," photographer Charles Moriarty recalled in a video featured on Kickstarter. Th...

Life

Francis Levy | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

Some people are content to satisfy their appetites and there are others for whom, appetite and satiety aren't enough. Ambition may produce rewards but...

Watching the Oscars on the Couch With Grandma and Grandpa

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

My parents, married for (over) 45 Years are Straight Outta Ohio. No nonsense, midwestern folk (and grandparents) who love going to the movies. Dad's (...

Your 2016 Oscar Party Menu in Gifs

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 02.25.2016 | Comedy
Sarah Shanfield

Welcome to my annual Oscars Party! This year's theme is The Fork Awakens! Let me take your Coat Winslet, you sure look like you're ready to Hateful At...

The Best Films 2015

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.21.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Movies have become a great comfort in what has been a tumultuous year. They've entertained us. Made us laugh, feel courageous, scared, romantic and ...

Amy Winehouse Documentary Depicts Addiction's Perfect Storm

Tommy Rosen | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

We live in a perfect storm that invites addiction in and then nourishes it. We must now realize that addiction is among the most serious and costly diseases we face. And in order to change, we are actually going to have to change the way we understand it, the way we relate to those who have it and the ways we treat it.

A Star Is Born in Berlin: Catherine Duquette's CELEBRITY BOUND

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 10.28.2015 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The double message reverberating through Catherine Duquette's aptly titled Celebrity Bound is where her one-person multimedia show at Daniel Brunet's resurrection of English Theatre Berlin gets its impact.

The When of Zen

Nora Dunn | Posted 10.15.2015 | Arts
Nora Dunn

In the film, called The Zen of Bennett, Tony talks about his war experience. Seeing so much death caused him to be a pacifist after surviving it. Killing, he says, is the lowest form of human behavior.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Can't Keep Your "Distance" From Emily King

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter has been around for a bit, but it'll probably be her current release The Switch that's going to get her a seat at this fictional table I'm talking about.

Hear Teenage Amy Winehouse's Soulful 'Happy Birthday' Rendition

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.13.2015 | Entertainment

"Amy," the documentary about Amy Winehouse's life and career, received a warm critical reception upon its release this summer. Filmmakers obtain...

Sweet Soul Sugar Sista

Amalia Watty | Posted 09.04.2015 | Entertainment
Amalia Watty

Anguilla gave me life and made me who I am today. I got a full dose of gospel, soul and R&B music during my journeys to nearby islands where we would perform spiritual dance with our church group.

Ronnie Spector's Voice Can Still Change the World

Steve Matoren | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Matoren

A day after her 72nd birthday, Ronnie Spector celebrated in the only way she knows how- serenading a sold out crowd with her golden voice. Before an enthusiastic audience, Spector exceptionally performed all The Ronettes hits from "Be My Baby" to "Walking in the Rain."

This Summer, Amys Rule the Big Screen With Comedy and Tragedy

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

This summer at the movies it's all about Amys. Brilliant, legendary Amys. And the startling similarities between two of the summer's most talked about films emphasize that comedy and tragedy can sometimes tell the same important story.

Amy Winehouse, Allen Iverson, and the Importance of Seeing Our Students

Gregory Michie | Posted 08.04.2015 | Education
Gregory Michie

Two documentaries I saw recently got me thinking a lot about teaching, even though neither focuses on education: "Amy," about acclaimed British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011, and "Iverson," about 11-time NBA all-star and 2000-2001 Most Valuable Player, Allen Iverson.

Why Love Relationships Fail: If You Were Born with Venus Retrograde

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment
Larry Schwimmer

People with Venus retrograde often have to go through many relationships over a long period of time, to find their ideal mate.

How Did the Song "Let it Go" in Frozen Save Elsa From Being a Villain?

Brian Cronin | Posted 07.27.2016 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

It should come as as no surprise to any observers of the film-making process (particularly original stories) that what actually ends up on the screen is a result of a series of edits, evolutions and adjustments to the original story of a film.

5 Facts About Amy Winehouse's Jewish Roots

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Amy Winehouse’s dramatic eye makeup and iconic beehive weren’t the singer’s only fashion statements. Winehouse, who died four years ago Th...

A Widower's Various & Sundry Lament & Also Amy Winehouse

Ry Black | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Ry Black

I knew what I was getting into when I went to see Amy the new documentary about Amy Winehouse. I had trepidations knowing what I had gone through with my own husband's battle with alcoholism. We all know her fate. I knew her ending before it happened exactly the same way I knew my husband's ending with this horrible disease.

Amy Winehouse, Woody Allen

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 07.19.2016 | Entertainment
Ronald Tiersky

Play it again, Woody, and he does. One more Woody-depicting-Woody script with a little different plot than Upper West Side Manhattan. A College philosophy professor loaded with controversial reputation, enormous existential dread, an alcohol problem, arrives at a small liberal arts college near Providence (not Amherst), takes up with a student.

Remembering Amy Winehouse

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 07.15.2016 | Entertainment
Trisha de Borchgrave

"Amy" is a compelling piece of someone's life, if a little morbidly fascinating in its juxtaposition of talent and tragedy. Its tempo cleverly crescendoes with the growing intrusion of media and public voyeurism, another component to the unbearableness of living.

Mad About Amy

Stacey Nelkin | Posted 07.15.2016 | Entertainment
Stacey Nelkin

Amy Winehouse was one of the most extraordinary jazz singers of this generation -- and her self-destructive ways, dysfunctional family, bad marriage, and the insane, invasive nature of the media all ensured an early end.

'Amy' Director Addresses Backlash To His Documentary

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.13.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Asif Kapadia anticipated his Amy Winehouse documentary would anger some, he told HuffPost Live on Friday. "It's a really difficult situation to mak...

Amy Winehouse, the Reluctant Celebrity: A Parable On the Fatal Cost of Fame

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 07.13.2016 | Media
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

With the nationwide release of Amy, the bio-doc of Amy Winehouse, I am reminded of the all too often fatal cost of fame. After seeing the movie, there is something I want to shout from the highest peak so that people can it hear this loud and clear: "Fame can kill you."