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Stoppard's Indian Ink Returns to ACT, Visually Gorgeous but Dramatically Uneven

Leo Stutzin | Posted 01.26.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

No one should be surprised when any theatrical canvas painted by Tom Stoppard is enormous: In Indian Ink, he outdid himself, perhaps too ambitiously.

Stage Door: Constellations, Honeymoon in Vegas

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Broadway is loaded with movie and TV stars -- and the results are mixed. But in the chemistry department, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson deliver the goods in Constellations, now at the Samuel J. Friedman.

A Review of 'American Sniper'

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.14.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

His steely, icy demeanor gave Chris Kyle a steady aim, but didn't protect him from the fragile aftermath of war, particularly Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The film fluctuates between his achievements in battle and his ordeal back at home.

The Beautiful Music of Still Alice: A Q & A With Composer Ilan Eshkeri

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Awards season 2015 has just begun and already Julianne Moore has been nominated for dozens of well deserved awards in the Best Actress category for the film Still Alice, which is released widely on Jan.16th.

My Top Ten 'Top Ten Critics List' Critic's List

John K. Herr | Posted 12.28.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

It's the end of the year, which means endless end-of-the-year lists, especially for TV shows. And I didn't watch TV this year. Seriously. I cut the cable cord in 2008. Yes, I am superior to you, thanks for asking.

13 Steps to Combating a Challenging Family Member

Adriana & George Sifakis | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Adriana & George Sifakis

According to a recent survey performed by Greenberg Research: People in the United States are more likely to feel their stress increases rather than ...

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.11.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

"Exodus: Movement of Jah people! Oh-oh-oh, yea-eah!" chants Bob Marley. In his rousing three-minute song "Exodus" he presents a more spiritual feel for Moses than Ridley Scott's 154-minute, whitewashed sword-and-sandals epic.

Unseen Arthur Miller Drama To Premiere In Britain

AP | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A previously unstaged Arthur Miller drama set in the brutal world of the Brooklyn docks will have its world premiere at a British thea...

First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Hit

Jim Luce | Posted 01.17.2015 | Books
Jim Luce

Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia Universit...

How (Not) to Repeat History

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.15.2015 | Arts
Frank H. Wu

I wonder if we have it wrong. The philosopher George Santayana warned: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Maybe that se...

Maureen Ryan

When Is A Good But Challenging Drama Too Dark?

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment

Sam Adams wrote a smart piece recently about why he likes "Jane the Virgin," the best new broadcast network program of the fall. In particular, Adams ...

Beyond the Lights

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.12.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Quick Rihanna, check to see if someone stole your diary. This ode to young black chanteuses fighting personal demons feels like the story of her life.

How to Handle Drama in the Workplace (VIDEO)

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 01.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

2014-11-10-20141108gogoboyfightpicsmall.jpgIn Episode 6 of Go-Go Boy Interrupted, Danny Carter makes a triumphant return to his old club on a probationary period, but what he finds out changes everything.

The Good Lie Is the Best Film of 2014 That You Probably Haven't Seen

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

I once asked my grandmother why they are called 'movies,' and she said 'because they are supposed to move you.' Today, I remember this quote as I've just seen one of the year's best and most moving films, The Good Lie.

How A Near-Death Experience Inspired Bill Maher's Executive Producer To Write His Latest Play

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.21.2014 | Religion

One can only avoid life's big questions for so long. And when writer Scott Carter finally faced those questions, the result was the creation of his...

Jaweed Kaleem

What Jefferson, Dickens And Tolstoy Can Teach Us About Exploring The Big Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion

In 1804, over three consecutive evenings, President Thomas Jefferson completed a private spiritual project. Using the King James Bible, he took a penk...

Confessions of a Recovering Emotional Baggage-Toting Drama Queen

Michelle Martin | Posted 12.09.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Martin

I made a decision to start living my life more authentically, with increased transparency. I pursued this path because I was feeling an exorbitant amount of fragmentation and stress, and I determined that it was because I was wearing too many masks in my life. I had no place, and no space to just be me.

The Judge -- Movie Review

Philip David Morton | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Tense and clever, witty and brutal, the script allows a tour de force for two of our great American actors. We watch the deconstruction of these characters' carefully built lives as they are forced to reveal their painful truths to each other.

Girl on Girl Bullying -- Mean Stinks!

Lauren Galley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As girls we fail at empowering each other in so many ways. Viewing our peers in a competitive way leaves many girls feeling inadequate and that vicious cycle of hatred starts the wheel spinning. It's up to us to begin a movement of gaining confidence and empowering one another instead of tearing each other down.

Sally Kirkland's Triumphant Return in 'Archaeology of a Woman'

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

This week, making its New York City premiere, Writer/Director Sharon Greytak's gripping Archaeology of a Woman, plunges deeper into the portrait of dementia and its disturbing effects than any other recent film on the subject.

This Is Who Should Win at the 2014 Emmy Awards

Molly Fosco | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment
Molly Fosco

The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards are happening this Monday, and I don't think I can wait that long to find out who will win. To remedy my impatience, here is who I want to take home the golden statue.

Popcorn Preview: Boyhood

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Boyhood (2014) Cast includes: Patricia Arquette (Medium), Ethan Hawke (Training Day), Ellar Coltrane (Fast Food Nation), Lorelei Linklater (Waking Lif...

When Government Breaks the Fourth Wall

John Feffer | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

The German playwright Bertolt Brecht frequently used this "alienation effect" to jolt his audiences from their complacency. Edward Snowden is the Bertolt Brecht of the surveillance age.

How to Avoid Unnecessary Drama in Your Life

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Leigh West

The best way to become aware of an "ego drama in the making" is to recognize and acknowledge it, like a pet, the moment it starts scratching at the door -- don't wait until it's barking and whimpering and ripping up all your furniture to rein it in.

Script Leak Reveals Huge 'True Detective' Spoiler

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment

All those "True Detective" casting rumors just took a Detective Marty Hart right hook to the face. Info on the new season of HBO's hit crime drama ...