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What To Expect From 'Work Of Art" Season 2

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

'With Work Of Art: The Next Great Artist', Bravo dared to go where no television network had gone before: a reality show about art, really? Right away...

New Zealand Uproar Over Black Phallic Public Art

Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

“Why are we spending $50,000 on an embarrassing penis?” This is the question Dunedin, New Zealand city council member Lee Vandervis has asked over...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz on The Interrupters

Dan Persons | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

In the new documentary The Interrupters, director Steve James and producer Alex Kotlowitz follow several members of CeaseFire as they attempt to defuse conflicts before they occur.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Evan Glodell on Bellflower

Dan Persons | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

Evan Glodell's Bellflower is the tale of two Southern Californians who fill their free time with speculations of the post-apocalyptic future and preparations for same that include the construction of Matilda, a bad-ass, black automobile.

PHOTOS: Artist Puts A Penis On Jesus' Face, Sparks Protest

Posted 10.04.2011 | Arts

Religious groups have been major patrons of the arts throughout history, but they're also prone to raising objections with offensive pieces. The lates...

PHOTOS: The Show Critics Love to Hate

Posted 09.13.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) The equally beloved-and-berated Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is back, now on view from June 7th-August 17th. It is the world’...

Controversial Law Would Make Muslim Women Remove Veils

AP | By ROD McGUIRK | Posted 09.09.2011 | World

CANBERRA, Australia -- Muslim women would have to remove veils and show their faces to police on request or risk a prison sentence under proposed new ...

Why Casey Anthony Will Not Get A Book Deal

Jason Pinter | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

After the media tsunami surrounding the Casey Anthony verdict, 'analysts' have come forward stating she could reap nearly seven figures for a book deal. That's a crock and here's why.

The Most Controversial U.S. Court Verdicts

Posted 09.04.2011 | Crime

Innocent until proven guilty, that's the legal right of any person standing trial in the United States, no matter how sensational the case may be, or ...

Devils, Doppelgangers and Darkness from Eminem

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 08.31.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia Dawkins

In his latest video, Space Bound, Eminem exhibits the classic symptoms of someone with multiple personalities.

Rose Art Museum Collection Saved

The Huffington Post | Sydney Edelist | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

The legal battle over Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum's collection is finally over. According to reports published Thursday morning, the univers...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Djo Tunda Wa Munga on Viva Riva!

Dan Persons | Posted 08.10.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Viva Riva! is the first film out of the Congo to get U.S. distribution, and director Djo Tunda Wa Munga has made it a hell of an introduction.

Can Ugly Design Be Good Design?

Ty Fujimura | Posted 08.08.2011 | Arts
Ty Fujimura

Respected entrepreneur Jason Fried once wrote that the notoriously hideous Drudge Report is actually well-designed. He was right, and he still is. The...

Chicago Hot Dog Companies In A Weenie War

Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

A descendant of one of the founders of the popular Chicago hot dog maker Vienna Beef has landed in the legal hot seat as his former employer filed sui...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: X-Men: First Class

Dan Persons | Posted 08.06.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

X-Men: First Class is the latest installment of the Marvel film franchise to use comic book action to address some potent social issues.

PHOTOS: Art By The Late Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Posted 08.03.2011 | Arts

Dr. Jack Kevorkian is famous for his beliefs on physician-assisted suicide and his subsequent trial and incarceration. He is less known, however, for ...

PHOTOS: Controversial Art By Ai Weiwei, David LaChapelle, At Hong Kong Art Fair

Posted 07.26.2011 | Arts

The 2011 Hong Kong Art Fair is larger than ever with 260 galleries participating in this year's festivities which run through Sunday, May 29. While ma...

Booked for Controversy: An Interview With James Andrew Miller, co-author of Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN

Jason Pinter | Posted 07.24.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

"I've already heard from people at ESPN who've gotten their hands on excerpts or in one case the whole book, and they were pleased, because they said it was an honest account, warts and all."

Banksy's New 'Bomb' Art Protests UK Big Box Chain | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts

Bristol graffiti artist Banksy has launched a fighting fund for rioters protesting against a new supermarket on Cheltenham Road – by selling a poste...

Huff Post Review: The Beaver

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

If this film works at all, it is as an acting treat. Had Mel Gibson been in better standing with the film community at the moment, he would probably be expecting an Oscar nomination next year.

Is The Removal Of The Maine Labor Mural Illegal?

ARTINFO | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts

Last weekend, Maine's Republican governor, Paul LePage, had a 36-foot mural removed from the state's labor department after claiming that it was "one-...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Sucker Punch

Dan Persons | Posted 06.03.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons narrowly avoid a sucker punch to the solar plexus as they dodge and feint their way through an examination of Zack Snyder's new CGI-laced fantasy action pic.

Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast: Super 8 Sneak Preview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Get a sneak peak at Super 8, the upcoming science fiction film from J.J. Abrams, on this edition of the Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast, the weekl...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Sebastian Gutierrez on Electra Luxx

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Should a movie about a pregnant porn star fleeing her past and questioning her future be this much fun?

Cinefantastique Podcast: Drive Angry 3D

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The Cinefantastique Podcast crew hitch a ride for Drive Angry 3D, the movie that dares to reveal what Satan really thinks of Satanists. Is this the film that Grindhouse tried (and failed) to be?