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Lessons from My Grandmother, And Joe Franklin, In How to Be More Human

John Bredin | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
John Bredin

Despite her amazing "real life fairy tale" theatrical roots in America, my grandmother, who nurtured a lifelong dream to be a singer, never became famous. She did sing to me as a child, however, and, just as crucially, made space for me. Humane space.

When Lying Can Be Good for Your Heart

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Bobbie Brinegar

As we prepare to celebrate "Mothering Sunday," remembering those women who have nurtured us along our path, one way to honor them is to make sure they avoid -- or survive -- heart disease.

Review: 'Our Bodies, Our Shelves' by Roz Warren

Stacia Friedman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Fifty
Stacia Friedman

Libraries are the great American equalizer. Whether you are young or old, rich or poor, atheist or devout, have a PhD or are a high school dropout, your public library welcomes you. They have no choice, as Roz Warren explains in her screamingly funny book, Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection of Library Humor.

Why Were So Many Beloved Christmas Songs Written By Jewish Musicians?

Religion News Service | LAUREN MARKOE | Posted 12.14.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Christians don’t seem to mind that so many beloved Christmas songs were written by Jews, and Jews tend to reel off the list with pride. Whi...

What Does It Mean When You Dream of a Celebrity?

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

Do you ever dream of celebrities? Do you dream of becoming a celebrity? Have you ever considered that you are more like the celebrities in your dr...

10 Vintage Hollywood Photos Will Transport You To The Golden Age Of Glamour

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts

We think we know glamour these days, but we have no idea. Before the days of Photoshop and air brushing, photographers captured the glamour of their c...

WATCH: One Gay Man Uses The Power Of Streisand To Get Over His Ex

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

We all deal with break-ups differently. Some of us prefer to make a dramatic announcement via social media, while others decide that a split is the...

Mary J. Blige: A Mary Christmas Album and Reflections of Past Treasures

Quassan Castro | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Over 20 years ago, Mary Jane Blige stepped into the music business with distinction. Armed with gritty soulful vocals, honey blonde hair, street edge swag and a new blending of R&B/Soul infused with hip hop, Mary created a new path in music history.

PHOTOS: Barbra Streisand's 'Funny Girl' Makeup Was No Laughing Matter

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.19.2013 | Style

Barbra Streisand's turn as Fanny Brice in 1968's "Funny Girl" was quite possibly our first introduction to the over-the-top fabulousness that is Strei...

Will Rachel Land The 'Funny Girl' Role On 'Glee'?

Posted 09.09.2013 | TV

Last season of "Glee" ended with Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) attending a callback audition for the role of Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival of "Funn...

Jonathan Tolins, the Weird and Wonderful Playwright Who Transformed Barbra's Passion

Myra Chanin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts
Myra Chanin

Playwright Jonathan Tolins' comedic gem has, in addition, supplied me with a new definition of genius -- an artist who can transform the most narcissistic book ever written into a comic masterpiece.

Atomic Liquors Las Vegas: A "BLAST" From the Past

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 10.01.2013 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

While the café was transforming into a bar, a nuclear testing site was being built by the U.S. Army a mere 50 miles away. In this age of innocence it quickly became vogue to grab an "Atomic Cocktail" and climb a ladder to the café's roof to watch for mushroom clouds on the horizon.

Aisle View: Barbra's Basement

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.24.2013 | New York
Steven Suskin

This past spring saw not one but four solo shows, three of them Broadway vehicles for major star ladies and one unassuming off-Broadway effort with a skinny guy you probably never heard off.

Streisand Slams Israel's Ultra Orthodox

AP | MAX J. ROSENTHAL | Posted 08.17.2013 | Religion

JERUSALEM — Entertainer Barbra Streisand waded into one of Israel's touchiest issues Monday on the first major stop of her tour of the country &...

Babs Takes The Plunge

Posted 04.28.2013 | Celebrity

Barbra Streisand may have turned 71 this past week but she outshone much younger stars at last night's Vanity Fair-Bloomberg post-White House Correspo...

PHOTOS: Barbra Streisand's Style

The Huffington Post | Lauren Leibowitz | Posted 04.23.2013 | Style

Barbra Streisand's career has spanned many, many decades, and she's clung fiercely to her identity through them all. With several Emmy, Grammy, Oscar ...

Phil Ramone, Magical Genius Who Elevated His Artists' Music Passes

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Levin, J.D.

The legendary, yet humble, recording genius Phil Ramone, 72, whose influence across a stunning spectrum of popular music for decades has passed away in New York. CNN stated, "His collaboration credits are a Who's Who of the music industry."

Babs Reminds Us Of Adele, Kate Middleton & More

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 03.21.2013 | Style

Barbra Streisand is a music icon. Her voice is the stuff legends are made of... but her style isn't as highly regarded. This 1966 photo has us reconsi...

First Time In 36 Years

Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment

If you ever wanted to see Seth MacFarlane and Barbra Streisand share the stage, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has some good news: St...

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 12.21.2012 | Entertainment

The holidays are in full swing and the critics have gifted us with another week of harsh reviews. It was a slim week for album releases, with the ...

The Guilt Trip -- A Good Movie

Carole Mallory | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Icon Barbra Streisand (Joyce) comes out of near retirement to help cheer us up this holiday season. She portrays an overpowering Jewish mother to Se...

Streisand & Rogen Road-Trip Comedy Stalls

AP | TODD McCARTHY | Posted 12.18.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- "Yentl" goes yenta in "The Guilt Trip," a creakily old-fashioned comedy that forgot to pack the laughs along with the nudging and kvetc...

The Only Barbra Streisand Movie Barbra Has Never Seen

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment

With a 10-percent rating from critics, "Little Fockers" ranks as the low point of the "Meet the Parents" franchise. Not that co-star Barbra Streisand ...

On the Topic of GREATNESS

Joshua Braff | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Joshua Braff

Muhammad Ali was the GREATEST of all time, at punching men into unconsciousness. Michael Jordan for human flight, Gretzky for hockey, The Babe for hitting, Julia Child for sautéing. Rampal for flute.

Barbra Streisand's Career In Photos

Posted 10.11.2012 | Celebrity

Barbra Streisand returns to her hometown of Brooklyn Thursday to perform the first of two nights at the newly erected Barclays Center. But before Barb...