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How Television (and Plays) Can Change the Religion/Science Discussion

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Can drama change the way we talk about religion and science? A fan of "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" and a former theater professional believe so. As pa...

WESTWOOD VIBRATO -- Ep.20

Spottoon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

Cornelia is a world renowned South African wind instrument repairer and people from all over the world come to seek her help in repairing their instruments. Each of them come with their own emotional backstory and Cornelia works with them to heal old wounds and lay the past to rest through music.

David Fincher: The Best Director of Our Time?

Ashton Chan | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment
Ashton Chan

David Fincher will tell you with a straight face that he began thinking seriously about directing movies when he was eight years old. When he got olde...

'The Ex,' a Conversation With Alafair Burke

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The Ex is the story of Olivia Randall, a top-flight criminal defense attorney who receives a telephone call from the 16-year-old daughter of a man who 20 years earlier, had been her fiancé and whose heart she broke in the worst way imaginable.

9 Real Ways To Reduce All The Drama In Your Life

Vikki Claflin | Posted 01.17.2016 | Fifty
Vikki Claflin

I got a call last weekend from an obviously distressed friend, who blasted me with a 30-minute, breathless tirade about her belief that her hubs and close friend were having an affair. My first reaction was to make a joke, because this woman thinks every female in town is hot for her hubs.

Fox Orders Baseball Drama About A Female Pitcher Starring Kylie Bunbury

Entertainment Weekly | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.15.2016 | Black Voices

Fox is stepping up to the plate with its new series. The network announced Thursday night it’s ordered a pilot for Pitch, an hour-long drama from Da...

10 Things You Might Not Know About Shakespeare

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 01.14.2016 | Books
Paul Anthony Jones

Chances are you could name most -- if not all -- of his plays. But how much do we really know about Shakespeare? Well, here are 10 much less familiar facts about arguably the world's most famous writer.

5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in New York City on a Budget: Stores with More

Jacquelin Carnegie | Posted 01.12.2016 | New York
Jacquelin Carnegie

Visit all the great New York sights such as the Empire State building, Rockefeller Center, and the South Street Seaport. But, be sure to stop into these exceptional stores. You'll get to play a game of chess, see magic tricks, get acting tips or take a language lesson.

For a Song

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 01.12.2016 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

This past week I had the privilege to perform some songs by the composer Gustav Mahler. His music has spoken to me since I first discovered it while in college. The reason for this sometimes hard to articulate; his choice of words, musical phrases, the joy of singing some of these exquisite lines. I cannot justly put words to the intangible.

Baz Luhrmann Hip-Hop Drama Gets Netflix Series Order

The Hollywood Reporter | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.07.2016 | Black Voices

Netflix is ready to get down with Baz Luhrmann. Following a lengthy deal making process, the streaming service has handed out a straight-to-series ord...

AMANZA - Ep.29

Spottoon | Posted 01.06.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

A 26-year-old man's life is turned upside down when he is diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. As he struggles with the pain of his treatment and the realization that he never truly lived, he retreats into his imagination, to a magical forest where answers and miracles can be found.

Murdering Terrorists' Families: Trump's Campaign of Vengeance

Katy Woodring | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Katy Woodring

Probably contravening international law, Trump proposes we combat terrorism by systematically murdering known terrorist's parents, siblings, spouses, children, and so on, without clarifying where to stop on the family tree.

AMANZA - Ep.28

Spottoon | Posted 12.30.2015 | Entertainment
Spottoon

A 26-year-old man's life is turned upside down when he is diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. As he struggles with the pain of his treatment and the realization that he never truly lived, he retreats into his imagination, to a magical forest where answers and miracles can be found.

Top Ten 2015 L.A. Theatre Productions

Brad Schreiber | Posted 12.29.2015 | Arts
Brad Schreiber

Zayd Dohrn begins his play with a strange peek into a little-known world, that of making realistic baby dolls

The Best Films 2015

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.21.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Movies have become a great comfort in what has been a tumultuous year. They've entertained us. Made us laugh, feel courageous, scared, romantic and ...

Why Do Great Shows Get Cancelled?

Ashton Chan | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Ashton Chan

The world of television is a cruel, cruel place sometimes. For those of us who love to watch TV shows, there's always something new around the corner.

Does the College Decision Define You?

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 12.15.2015 | Education
Mary Anna Dennard

Your college experience is only one in a long string of experiences that will help to mold the person you ultimately become. And your tribe will still love you for who you are, regardless of the college decision outcome.

Q&A: Cinema Veritas: Where Have All the Women Gone? A Male Filmmaker Responds

Anna Shen | Posted 01.04.2016 | Women
Anna Shen

Photo credit: Lindsey Ricker Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and other Hollywood A-List actresses are not alone i...

Film Review: 'The 33'

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 12.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jeremy Bamidele

I haven't been held in such suspense since I jumped the Corinth canal only to have my bungee snap off; The 33 showcases the human condition in all its complexities.

Gay Drama Teacher Has An Epic Response To Homophobic Parent

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An openly gay drama teacher in the United Kingdom had the best response this week to a homophobic parent who sought to withdraw her children from his ...

AMANZA - Ep.22

Spottoon | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment
Spottoon

A 26-year-old man's life is turned upside down when he is diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. As he struggles with the pain of his treatment and the realization that he never truly lived, he retreats into his imagination, to a magical forest where answers and miracles can be found.

WESTWOOD VIBRATO--EP.9

Spottoon | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment
Spottoon

Cornelia is a world renowned South African wind instrument repairer and people from all over the world come to seek her help in repairing their instruments. Each of them come with their own emotional backstory and Cornelia works with them to heal old wounds and lay the past to rest through music.

Why Giving Up the Need to Be 'Right' Will Make You Happier and Set You Free

Cy Wakeman | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cy Wakeman

Justifying your every move and decision in an effort to be seen as right (all while proving others wrong) takes a great deal of time and energy. But once the ego is silenced and you allow a little humility in, you will have lightened your load and be on your way to a happier, more meaningful life.

Ja Rule May Have Opened Up A Can Of Worms With This Comment About 50 Cent

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.11.2015 | Black Voices

Some rap beefs are hard to squash. Case and point: Ja Rule and 50 Cent. The two New York City rappers have been feuding since they were sporting du-r...

Through the Power of Their Creativity, Our Veterans Continue to Serve

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

The artist within that Curtis discovered as a result of working through his own PTSD experiences made him passionate about helping fellow Veterans recover from the ravages of combat.