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Charlie Chaplin

Stop The Bum Rap On CLOWNS

Eric Trules | Posted 10.21.2016 | Comedy
Eric Trules

You know what really gets my goat these days? The bum rap CLOWNS are getting in the press... and in our society in general. And I don't mean the polit...

Your Political Mess Is NOT A Circus

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Johnathan Lee Iverson

I have no idea when, where or how it began. If it's not the ridiculous clown sightings, it's the mayhem of political campaigns, their candidates and ...

Charlie Lives On at "Chaplin's World"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.28.2016 | Entertainment
Magda Abu-Fadil

The Tramp, The Immigrant, the comedian, the actor, the writer, the musician, the composer, the director, the husband, the father, the genius. The le...

Rob McClure Of The Broadway Hit 'Something Rotten!' Describes His Day

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 07.25.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

Rob McClure knows the exact moment when he first understood the transformative power of live theater.

Newt Has A Monstrously Bad Idea

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Newt Gingrich's supposed smartness is rather indiscriminate, when examined closely. Newt has what he considers 10 or 12 brilliant ideas each day, which he is in the habit of just tossing out for discussion.

Appreciating Classic Movies for Yourself: Why the TCM Classic Film Festival Is Important

Govindini Murty | Posted 03.17.2016 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Each spring, the TCM Classic Film Festival arrives in Hollywood, sparking pleasant reflections on what it is for a film to be considered "a classic."

Discovery of Egypt's Boy Pharaoh: No Ifs ands or Tuts

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 03.07.2016 | Education
Randee Mia Berman

Tired of red carpets, awards shows, insulting debates, boring Town Halls and droning political pundits? Check out the newest incarnation of the Egyptian boy wonder at The Discovery of King Tut exhibit.

Re-Discovering Egypt's Boy Pharoah: No Ifs, ands or Tuts

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

There's the impatient saying, TUT TUT; the orchestral term TUTTI; the Olde English game TUT ball. And then of course there's our old pal King TUT. ...

Comedy Can't Be "One Size Fits All": When Louis CK Meets Jenna Marbles

Omri Marcus | Posted 12.15.2016 | Comedy
Omri Marcus

More than half a decade ago, I wrote some thoughts about the future of comedy in the digital age. Without much modesty I can say that some of my asses...

Laugh On

Battersby Duo | Posted 11.01.2016 | Arts
Battersby Duo

I was raised with laughter. My parents' house was always filled with comedians, dancers, actors and writers. My Mother was a ballerina, and danced wit...

Kitten N' Lou: The World's Show-Busiest Couple!

Wes Hurley | Posted 10.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Wes Hurley

In the worlds of burlesque, cabaret and queer performance there's no hotter couple right now than Kitten N' Lou.

Chaplin Fan? You Should be. Never Before Seen Genius Behind the Jokes Revealed.

Annakeara Stinson | Posted 09.10.2016 | Books
Annakeara Stinson

Nearly a century after becoming the first international movie star, Charlie Chaplin continues to hold court as the superlative of slapstick and one the most influential comedic filmmakers in history.

On Being American

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 06.16.2016 | 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 etern...

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.