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Mis-Matched.com: 6 Counterintuitive Movie Couples

John Farr | Posted 03.24.2015 | Entertainment
John Farr

The counterintuitive romance is one in which two people who truly shouldn't fall in love do, often under extraordinary and unromantic circumstances. The protagonists of these love stories breathe the same thin air as anti-heroes and outsiders; they are, in short, unidealized and identifiably human. We've compiled six romance films that fit this profile.

This Jennifer Lawrence Role Is Too Much For One Movie To Handle

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence and "East of Eden" sound like a match made in Oscar heaven, and now that may be doubled. Writer-director Gary Ross ("Pleasantvill...

The Criminality of Blackness

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 05.25.2014 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

I could see clearly: These strong, playful, intelligent and hilarious men would have to go back out into the world and play the roles they had adopted... to be seen, but not seen... to be safe in a world that fears them.

Jennifer Lawrence's Next Movie Is ...

Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence is nothing if not loyal. According to Deadline.com, Lawrence will reunite with "Hunger Games" director Gary Ross for a new adaptatio...

The Gift of Julie Harris

Mike Kaplan | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

She was, of course, one of the theater's legendary actresses, many times awarded, and I suspect that having learned of an act of magnificent kindness and generosity she gave to a fellow acting peer, her love for the stage transcended any other concerns.

The Paws That Refreshed

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Sometimes, pets are like your children - you wonder if one is getting too much attention, at the expense of the other.

Worst Movie Dads Ever

Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

If you thought movie moms were bad, just wait until you catch a glimpse of these disastrous dads of cinema. From Royal Tenenbaum and Harry Wormwood to...

Your Ultimate High School Reading List

Posted 02.20.2013 | Teen

It's not always fun to read when it's required for school, but once in a while a special piece of literature will bring out our inner book-worm and ge...

An Appreciation of John Steinbeck

Dave Astor | Posted 10.24.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

With Labor Day approaching, a reader's thoughts might turn to an author with an immense sympathy for the working class. That author is John Steinbeck, and this post is an appreciation of his work.

Reading Iconic Novels Later in Life: Worth the Wait?

Dave Astor | Posted 02.14.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

As a teen and young adult, I managed to polish off some famous books. But, for various reasons, other renowned novels remained tantalizingly in my future.

Most Evil Book Villains: Readers Reveal Their Favorites

Posted 07.18.2011 | Books

Yesterday, Random House (@randomhouse) tweeted, "The #NY rain is making us feel slightly evil, which brings us to ask. Who is your favorite villain in...

Trifecta Interview: Michael Cuesta Directs Ron Eldard and Jill Hennessy in The Roadie: Queens, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

The adage, "You can't go home again," isn't completely true. You can go home again, but it's going to involve serious heartbreak, a coke binge, multiple altercations, confronting uncomfortable truths and your own mother slapping your just-punched face.

Spotted Reading In Public: What Have We Seen You Reading Recently? (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.13.2011 | Books

We've had our eyes on you lately and have seen you reading a wide array of genres, as usual. From best-sellers to beloved classics, you've been seen r...

Bad Girls In Literature: Craziest, Most Evil Female Characters (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Be it hormones or just a wicked streak, there are plenty of evil, crazy women scattered throughout literature. This week, we asked you for the most e...

FILM: New Yorker On Elia Kazan's Storied Life And Career (And Boxed Set)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

As Elia Kazan walks to the microphone to receive his Honorary Oscar, about two-thirds of the room stands to clap. Warren Beatty is fighting back tears...