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On Being American

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 06.16.2015 | Media
Nigel Hamilton

I became an American on Nov. 4, 2010, at an elegant ceremony in Great Hall of Bullfinch's Faneuil Hall, Boston, beneath a vast painting of Daniel Webster debating the preservation of the Union with Robert Hayne of South Carolina.

'Youth Is A Lost Utopia'

The European | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

France’s literary enfant terrible, Frédéric Beigbeder, blames J.D. Salinger for his fear of old age. As therapy, he wrote a bold novel about...

Bill Plympton, the Anti-Disney Goes Cheatin'

Brandon Judell | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
Brandon Judell

Bill Plympton is not a genius, or so he insists, although none of his thousands of fans would be shocked if a MacArthur "Genius Grant" came his way.

Surprising Behind the Scenes Oscar Moments

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

On February 22nd, several hundred million viewers from all over the globe will be watching the 87th Academy Awards and wondering if Julianne, Reese, R...

Best Film Books of 2014

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 03.07.2015 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Looking back, 2014 was a banner year for books about the movies. Whether you are into biographies, film history, pictorials, "making of" books, or critical studies, there was something for everyone.

New Book Celebrates Beverly Hills 100th Anniversary!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.25.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Beverly Hills is not only a smallish affluent city adjacent to the larger Los Angeles in the state of California, it is also 'a state of mind,' an asylum of celebrity, elegance and sophistication.

We Must Recover America's Hopeful Spirit

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

While we used to feel inspired by our country, we now feel disenchanted. While we used to hope, now we doubt. And rather than listening to leaders who unite us, too often we pay heed to demagogues like Rush Limbaugh whose sole source of profit comes from division and discord.

AKW's Upcoming EP, and "Acoustic Nights" at House of Blues Demonstrates That Live Music can Survive alongside EDM

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

A recent evening out on LA's famous Sunset Strip at hip new lounge Vaucluse, saw eclectic pop trio AKW play their fusion of acoustic, and ambient pop-rock in front of a trippy mural of Hollywood legend, Charlie Chaplin.

Arthur Delaney

Has It Gotten Harder For Poor People To Become Famous?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Has it gotten harder for Americans from poor backgrounds to become famous? In a new book, Unlikely Fame: Poor People Who Made History...

Dearly Beloved

George Heymont | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

It's tempting to paraphrase George Orwell by stating that "All artists are equal, but some artists are more equal than others."

Bound By Flesh: The Story of Violet and Daisy Hilton

Alex Doll | Posted 08.27.2014 | Weird News
Alex Doll

As a curiosity, full of salacious possibility, or as the heartbreaking tale of two women, unprepared for independence after success, Bound By Flesh is a humanizing and powerful must-see recounting of the rise and fall of these fascinating women.

I Used to Be a Clown

Eric Trules | Posted 08.16.2014 | Comedy
Eric Trules

"Gino Cumeezi." That was my name. Great grandson of the infamous and toothless "Gums" Cumeezi. A cross between Charlie Chaplin, Jack Kerouac, and Grand Central Station. I like to think of Gino as a subversive public fool. A comic outlaw. A provocateur to the max. Truly one of New Yawk's "finest."

The Gentrification of Mi Barrio, Echo Park

Eric Trules | Posted 08.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Eric Trules

I first moved here 21 years ago. To the hills of Echo Park.

The Day Charlie Chaplin Won Over Disney Channel

Guillermo Rodríguez | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Guillermo Rodríguez

One night -- sick of them watching American TV series in which the characters, handsome boys and attractive girls, live in luxury apartments in Manhattan, drive Porsches, and have parents who, luckily enough for the kids, are never home -- I took an initiative that was wholly successful.

Video Premiere: The Sea The Sea Spring Forward With 'Fists Full of Flowers'

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

As birds chirp and bees buzz, what cannot be denied is love, promising love. A smart, sweet and embraceable singing-songwriting duo known as The Sea The Sea convey all those feelings in a what's-old-is-new video that premieres here today.

Oscar Facts That Might Surprise You

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

The first Oscars ceremony was held in the Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929. Back then, the awards were presented before 270 people who paid $5 each for tickets. There was no suspense factor, because the winners had been announced three months before.

Charlie Chaplin and All That Jazz

George Heymont | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

While Charlie Chaplin is adored as a Hollywood screen legend, few people know that he composed the soundtracks for most of his films. Although he could not read music, in his youth Chaplin taught himself how to play piano, violin, and cello by ear. Once he became a millionaire, Chaplin had a pipe organ installed in his home in Beverly Hills.

Astoria Characters: The Comic Who Counts Laughs

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.06.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Sooyah, who calls herself Christine when she's not holding a microphone, longs for the day when she can kiss her day job good-bye. She wants to be as funny -- and as famous -- as Seinfeld.

Charlie Chaplin's Film Debut Is 100 Years Old

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment

A full century ago, Charlie Chaplin made his official film debut, and so began a new era of comedy. On Feb. 2, 1914, 24-year-old Chaplin appeared ...

Salinger Documentary by Shane Salerno, a Revealing Homerun

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Shane Salerno succeeds in solving the riddle of J.D. Salinger's reclusive behavior. Salinger chose to be a recluse when it suited his needs. Folks int...

Tony Bennett Keeps the Music Playing

Graham Milne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

To hear Tony Bennett sing in person is to be transported; to be connected with a golden era of music that dances ever further from reach with each passing year. They don't write songs like that anymore, and they don't make folks like Tony Bennett to sing them, either.

Conversations With William Shatner, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Pink Martini and TuneCore, Plus Albert Hammond Jr. and Sandra Lilia Velasquez Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I managed to pull it off, but there are thousands of other people that haven't, and that's the tragedy. You try to follow a dream and it gradually pales and then you wake up and the rent is due and you don't have the funds to pay it."

Movie Review: Salinger

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After all the hype about its supposedly mind-blowing revelations about the late J.D. Salinger, Shane Salerno's Salinger turns out to be a hype -- an overblown, overlong documentary with little that is either truly revelatory or earth-shaking.

Conversations with Gloria Estefan, Julian Lennon and Emmy Wildwood, A Wacky Chat with Tom Ruprecht, Plus a Jessta James Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Farideh Lashai: An Artist's Tale

Doug McClemont | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Doug McClemont

Whether spoken in the streets, played as a game or painted on a canvas, Iranian folkloric tradition, with its uniquely theatrical and magical approach to the question of what it means to be a denizen of the earth, traverses regions and generations.