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Jean Simmons Dead: 'Guys and Dolls' Actress Dies At 80

AP | BOB THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Jean Simmons, whose ethereal screen presence and starring roles with Hollywood's top actors made her a mid-century film icon, has ...

Thoughts on Haiti, And the Spirit of Activism in Film

John Farr | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Great activist movies portray the ongoing struggle between the welfare of working people and larger societal forces, seemingly beyond their control, that threaten their integrity, livelihood, and often, their very survival.

The Alarming Decline Of Expressive Language, In Life and On Film

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Even as today's high school and college students are pushed harder in school, they cannot write an essay or use descriptive language nearly as fluently as their parents and grandparents could.

What Sarah Palin and Other Patriotic Traitors Think About Health Care Reform: "Soylent Green Is People!"

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

When I call Sarah Palin a patriotic traitor, I'm not equating her with Benedict Arnold, Vidkun Quisling, or Kim Philby. I have no reason to doubt that she loves the United States.

Men's Iconic Swimsuit Movie Moments: Which Is Hottest? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Memorable swimsuit moments in film may inspire visions of bikini-clad icons like Phoebe Cates or Bo Derek, but Hollywood men sometimes steal the show ...

Over a Cheever, Under a Cheever

David Finkle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Finkle

I cried when I found out that John Cheever died in 1982. And now with few readers, the paradise that is Cheever's writing is at risk of being a lost paradise.

Best Movies By Farr: When Oscar Screws Up

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

2005 -- for Best Picture, give me Capote over Crash any ol' time. Another uninspiring year, I thought.

The Best Train Movies by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

In a host of movies, the train has served as a microcosm of modern society, and the individual's potential risk and conflict within it.

The Best City Movies by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

For those of you who love cities, movies, and by extension, cities in movies, here's a batch of capital DVD titles, and the capitals that inspired them.