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Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Special Stream-of-Consciousness Episode, Featuring The Tempest

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Having survived the rocky shoals of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons decid...

The Cinefantastique Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Can the forces of darkness be vanquished by only a pair of Narnia royalty, where four were needed before? Does the film profit or lose by running a half-hour less than its predecessors?

Bestselling Green Books Of The Decade

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What do James Lovelock, Tim Smit, Christopher Booker and Al Gore have in common? They are the best-selling environmental authors in the UK over the la...

Kate Nash Talks Tour, Music, and Muppets?

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

2010 has been exciting and extremely busy for Nash, who released her sophomore album My Best Friend is Youand toured to support it for the better part of the year.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is a bona fide box office sensation. But is it any good, or is it just a prequel for Part 2?

Exclusive Q&A: Harry Potter Producer David Heyman's Career

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

English producer David Heyman made his name in 1999 by snagging the film rights to the first four books in the Harry Potter franchise for around $2 million. The penultimate movie in the series was just released.

Blogger Series: London Fashion (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Constantin Bjerke

Fashion Foie Gras For most of us a high-flying full-time career is more than enough, but not Emily Johnston - the (super)-woman behind the globally su...

"Rain" On Their Parade: Why the NY Times review of "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles On Broadway" is All Wet

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James Rotondi

In his hugely condescending review of the newly opened show, Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway, ("Another Long and Winding Detour," Oct. 26, ...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Stephen Frears on 'Tamara Drewe' and Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on It's Kind of a Funny Story

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Three filmmakers, two films, two comic views on how we humans strive, through all adversity, to find new ways to frak ourselves up. I know I promised ...

Cinefantastique Podcast: Never Let Me Go with Mark Romanek

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Our stalwart editor Steve Biodrowski couldn't make the recording session for this episode -- he said it had something to do with his teaching gig; we ...

Stockholm Water Confab Rings Alarms, Offers Hope

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

According to freelance journalist Rose George, a child dies from diarrhea -- usually brought on by fecal-contaminated food or water -- every 15 seconds. But human waste can be used to good purpose.

The Austerity Reading List

PBS | Jessa Crispin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If we're going to do this, if we're going to "make do," and "do more with less," then we are going to need better inspiration than the guides they han...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Neil Marshall on Centurion & Danièle Thompson on Change of Plans

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This weekend's releases offer up some tantalizing choices: Do you want to go witty and urbane with a sharply observed dinner comedy from France? Or wo...

The Chronic Rift: Fall 2010 Sci-Fi, Horror, & Fantasy Film Preview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In anticipation of my assuming the role of movie critic for The Chronic Rift, John Drew invited me on to discuss what genre fans should be looking forward to in the coming months.

David Gray Goes 'Foundling' in SoHo

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

David Gray's honest lyrics and smooth, crisp sound have melted hearts and mesmerized us for over a decade now. I recently spoke with Gray and asked him about putting his new album together.

The Forgotten Battle Which Won The American Revolution

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Revolutionary War lasted a lot longer than most of us realize. Begun in 1775, the war didn't end for six long years, and wasn't fully resolved for another two. The Battle of the Chesapeake, in particular, deserves to be remembered.

Cinefantastique Podcast: 50th Anniversary Special - Psycho; House of Usher and Peeping Tom

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With no new horror, fantasy, and science fiction films opening nationwide this week, the Cinefantastique Podcast turns its eye on the 50th anniversary...

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast V1:N10 -- Kick-Ass

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Cinefantastique's Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast returns with a blow-by-blow knock-down debate regarding the merits (or lack thereof) in th...

The Art of Politics, Part One: Magnificent Maps at London's National Library.

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Eric Lurio

The British Library's monumental "Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art" focuses on the use of cartography as propaganda and tool of intimidation.

The Dangers of Being a Costumed Hero Revealed in Kick-Ass

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Finally, an honest costumed crime fighter film. None of that smarmy "hey aren't we smarter than the fans" shit or this "Above it all NYTimes crit stuff" -- this is a comic book fan's movie, one for those who used to draw their own stories in grade school.

BP's "Special Relationship"

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Franken

Before the Brits start firing their shots at us colonists on the other side of the Pond, they might want to consider the havoc BF has wreaked on the Pond of Mexico.

Behind the Scenes with Florence and The Machine: Music Unites Interviews Florence Welch

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

The British band's debut album Lungs has been a huge breakout, spurring buzz in both the U.K. and the U.S.. Delicate and ferocious, Florence and the Machine is pretty with a punch.

Exceptional Democracy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If America is truly supposed to be exceptional in all things, why do other countries -- almost without exception -- decide our governmental structure isn't really for them, when it comes time to choose?

The British Are Sleepless, Too

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Americans aren't the only ones complaining of poor sleep, no sleep, and abysmal bed partners. News just hit that the majority of British are losing ground on the war against insomnia, too.

AFP Rattled, CEO Quits, French Unions/Government Slug it Out

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Journalists in France want to know who will lead their international news agency and whether it will emerge unscathed from a tug-of-war between unions and the government.