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A Weird and Wonderful Perfect Gift for the Narcissistic Males In Your Life

Myra Chanin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

For the past ten days I have been trying not to stare at a gift an anonymous admirer dropped off for me -- a long green cylinder which contains the fixings for a green phosphorescent Glow in the Dark Clone-a-Willy.

It Got Better

George Heymont | Posted 05.10.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Directed by Jang Hee-Sun, My Fair Wedding is a curious, but ultimately triumphant documentary that was screened at CAAMFest 2015. Potential viewers should be aware that a huge amount of text is thrown up onto different parts of the screen so that, at times, it almost seems impossible to follow the film.

What Now? Sad Songs, Standards and Sweet Sixteens

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Sam Cooke's lament -- "Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody" -- summed up my social situation after, for reasons known only to my unconscious. I'd blown the Sweet 16 by ignoring my friendly good-looking date in favor of a sarcastic snob at the next table.

First NIghter: Sam Mendes's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Needs Sweetening

David Finkle | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
David Finkle

London--If you're a chocoholic like me, you're hoping Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be as delectable as biting into a piece of fudge or a bro...

The Care and Feeding of the Lovable Schlemiel

George Heymont | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Most actors develop their versatility by training to perform in comic as well as tragic roles. But, as the old saying goes, "Dying is easy, comedy is hard."

Howie Richmond (1917-2012): Music Publishing Pioneer With a Big Heart

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.28.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

You may not know the name Howie Richmond, but without him, it's likely you'd have never gotten to know the music of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly and many other essential figures in American and European popular music.

The Irrationality of Love and Art

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In 1964, when the United States Supreme Court ruled on Jacobellis v. Ohio, Associate Justice Potter Stewart gained fame for his description of obscen...

Hot New Night Club Duo: Michael Feinstein and David Hyde Pierce

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Pierce has a resonant baritone-bass that doesn't come as a total surprise after his stints in the one-word-titled musicals Spamalot and Curtains.