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37 Years on: Thank You, Bruce Springsteen

Holly Cara Price | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Believe it or not, I pressed my ear up to the side door and said to my boyfriend, "Hey this sounds pretty good, why don't we buy a ticket and watch the rest of the show?" There were still tickets available. They were four dollars. Robert replied, hey, it's half over. I know - don't even.

Sense8-tional

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Charlotte Safavi

OK, I'm a little late to the party. The 12-episode sci-fi drama Sense8 produced and created by J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) and written by siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) has already debuted June 5 on Netflix.

Rick Geary's New Comic, Louise Brooks: Detective

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Comic book author Rick Geary is a longtime fixture at Comic-Con International. Back in 1980, he took home their Inkpot Award given to individuals for their contributions to the world of comics. And this year, as it has in the past, his artwork (The Toucan) adorns the cover of the official events guide and "Reader" t-shirt.

Is 'Dukes of Hazzard' Really Racist?

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

But if you were a Jew, and you saw this hit TV show with two guys in a stunt car with an SS symbol on it, named after Hitler or some other high-ranking Nazi, you might think to yourself, "Is that really necessary? Isn't this kind of like a commercial that makes the SS symbol, and thus what the Nazis were fighting for, kind of...glamorous?"

TV Execs Garth Ancier, David Neuman Exonerated

Jonathan Handel | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Over a year after teen sex abuse claims against Bryan Singer and three others rocked Hollywood and lit up the Internet, the then-lawyers for accuser Michael Egan have admitted to two of the formerly accused, Garth Ancier and David Neuman, that the allegations against them were untrue.

'Every Last Child,' or Ways to Mistrust America

Erica Abeel | Posted 06.06.2015 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Admittedly grim, the film is compelling because documentarian Tom Roberts, a sophisticated craftsman, plays the story for suspense: Will the medical personnel striving to stamp out polio succeed in the face of the Taliban's murderous opposition?

Amanda Palmer and Patreon: All The Things, All The Time

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.02.2015 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

We're poised at an incredible moment in the world of art and commerce, because artists who have a robust fanbase actually do have a choice not to pimp themselves out for cars or shampoo. We're just taking baby steps so far into this new paradigm.

San Francisco Silent Film Festival Celebrates 20th Year

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

There are plenty of film festivals scattered across North America, including a number devoted to silent film. The Denver Silent Film Festival, Kansas Silent Film Festival, and Toronto Silent Film Festival have all made their mark in recent years.

The Future of the Celebrity Magazine Cover

Janice Min | Posted 05.06.2015 | Media
Janice Min

All editors, unburdened of the Sisyphean task of maintaining newsstand sales, could try more interesting, less available people -- a commodity as scarce as actual covers themselves.

The Night Loves Them: Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies Come to City Winery

Jaime Lubin | Posted 05.05.2015 | New York
Jaime Lubin

"I hope I don't get a god complex standing up here," Alan Doyle proclaimed on Wednesday night from City Winery's raised stage. Anyone familiar with Alan's work knows this just isn't possible.

LED BY CAREY MULLIGAN, "FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD" IS THE SEASON'S MOST ROMANTIC FILM

Erica Abeel | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

"Far from the Madding Crowd," a new film adaptation of Thomas Hardy's beloved classic, works its magic on multiple fronts. Helmed by Danish Thomas Vin...

Led by Carey Mulligan, Far From the Madding Crowd Is the Season's Most Romantic Film

Erica Abeel | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Helmed by Danish Thomas Vinterberg, it's one of those escapist movies with a great romantic sweep, set among the lime-green hills of Dorset (which Hardy famously named Wessex).

All About That Bar: Bemelmans Hosts Kate Davis

Roxane Assaf | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Roxane Assaf

The celebrity boîte in the Hotel Carlyle enshrining today's only public mural art of Ludwig Bemelmans is a fitting incubator for the blossoming musical talents of multi-instrumentalist/singer Kate Davis.

The Passion Of Crowe: 'The Water Diviner' Marks Russell Crowe's Directorial Debut

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

The surrogate father-son friendship with the little boy reinvigorates our grieving protagonist, indicating that the waters of love can, often from innocence, spring anew.

Why Are Popcorn, Candy, and Soda So Expensive at the Movie Theaters? An Insider Debunks the Myths

Quora | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

Let's get one thing out of the way. Theaters do not necessarily make most of their money on concessions nor do they keep virtually no part of the ticket sales.

Brittany Snow & Maggie Kiley Have Faith in Dial A Prayer

Kristin McCracken | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Now in select theaters and on nationwide digital platforms, Dial A Prayer is a film about positivity, redemption, and letting the light find its way into the darkest places. I talked with Kiley and Snow about their work together.

Alvin Ailey at the Auditorium Theater - The Celebration Continues

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The 125 Anniversary celebration of Chicago's illustrious Auditorium Theater continued last month with a two-week residency of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. And boy was I ready.

Running in Tap Shoes: Choreographer Janine Molinari on Teaching Broadway Kids and Other Adventures in Dance

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

"Watch out," Janine Molinari laughs, flashing me a megawatt smile. "They're gonna come at you!" No sooner has the acclaimed choreographer-director-dance teacher spoken than her students, 20 of Broadway's finest child performers, come barreling toward me.

Louise Brooks Returns to Detroit in Pandora's Box

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.26.2015 | Detroit
Thomas Gladysz

On March 28th, the Redford Theatre in Detroit is set to screen Pandora's Box, the 1929 silent film starring screen legend Louise Brooks. For Metro Detroiters, it's a special opportunity to see one of the great films of the silent era on the big screen of a restored 1928 theater.

Chicken Soup for the Entertainment Lawyer's Soul

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment
Stacy Slotnick

Entertainment law is glamorous and show business is seductive, but as one of my mentors cautiously noted, "Remember to use the glamour wisely."

'Zoolander' Sequel Announced At Paris Fashion Week In The Best Way

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks & Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.10.2015 | Style

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson just gave Paris Fashion Week their best Blue Steel -- and yes, they've still got it. Which is a good thing, too, since "Zo...

Peter, Paul and Theo in Concert and Discussion

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

When Andrea Grossman of Writers Bloc booked Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey from the folk music group Peter, Paul and Mary and Theodore Bikel to boot, it was more than a concert and discussion.

New Rock Musical Out Of My Comfort Zone Spotlights Bullying and Gender Identity

Holly Cara Price | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Holly Cara Price

I spoke to the cast at rehearsals last month and marveled as the production evolved before my eyes into a singing, dancing powerhouse punctuated by dialogue that rings true and real.

Pressure at the Academy Awards

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Often the case at the Academy Awards, pressure makes a cameo appearance that derails an Academy Award-winning performance -- a mental lapse, a stumble on the way to the podium, an incoherent ramble.

Birthers, Then and Now

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The most virulent haters of President Obama have long been called "Birthers." A major historical anniversary we observe this month suggests that the name is far more appropriate than has been realized.