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They Lived In Between Her Blinks

Paul Ratner | Posted 10.02.2013 | Arts
Paul Ratner

As most people, she was under the impression that when she blinked, only her sight dropped out. But of course that was not true.

Meal Deal with the Devil - A Read-Along Book

Melissa Webster | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

he inspiration for the title of the read-along book fell into place as seamlessly as everything else Bobby Joe Ebola does, with their trademark irony and ability to mock political ideology and American "exceptionalism."

The Death of the Original Summer Blockbuster

Ben Zweifach | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment
Ben Zweifach

Now, studios aren't even bothering to re-package anything; they're just packaging the same thing all over again, and leaving the titles untouched -- a whole new level of creative laziness.

Do You Have Self(ie) Respect?

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 09.30.2013 | Celebrity
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

There's a reason things haven't gone well lately for Geraldo Rivera, Anthony Weiner and Amanda Bynes. They all broke a sacred selfie rule.

Art-Burlesque-Fashion Fusion

JK Russ | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
JK Russ

The glamorous world of burlesque is enjoying a revival in popularity -- and a new vanguard of contemporary performers are sashaying off the stage and into lane ways lit by video projectors accompanied by pulsing electro-swing beats.

'How to Write a Pop Hit in 7 Days': A Sure-Fire Formula for a Chart-Topping Smash in Today's Music Business

David Fagin | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
David Fagin

Have you got what you feel is a unique sound and look that you believe will, "one day," catapult you to the top of the charts? Is one day not coming fast enough?


Schuyler M. Moore | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Schuyler M. Moore

Hey, ever been at a Hollywood party and wanted to impress a member of the opposite sex with your mastery of Hollywood jargon?

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them -- Grip

Anne M. Strick | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

"Grips are sort of like the Sea Bees of the film crew", says Art Bartels, among whose movies are Ocean's Eleven with Matt Damon and Along Came Polly, with Jennifer Aniston and Ben Stiller.

The God of Parking Lots

Paul Ratner | Posted 09.24.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

There are many objects and concepts that require specific gods to oversee their life and use. But nothing has ever needed a god as badly as parking lots. At least, that is what the God of Parking Lots kept repeating to himself, to make up for a generally ignored existence.

Orange Is the New Queen of TV

Liliana Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 09.25.2013 | TV
Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

I could write a dissertation on the show, but I won't. I could go on and on about the other ways in which it's groundbreaking, but the fact is that all of this is overshadowed by one very important thing: Orange is the New Black stands on its own as a great show.

We Can Fight This Feeling: The Loss of Cory Monteith and How We Can Prevent Future Overdose Fatalities

Leo Beletsky | Posted 09.24.2013 | Celebrity
Leo Beletsky

Given the well-documented risk of overdose following treatment, one would think it should be standard practice for rehab programs to take extensive precautions to keep their patients safe after discharge.

Unconventional Conventions: How SDCC Redefined An 'Un-cool' Word

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 09.24.2013 | Media
Preetam Kaushik

Joss Whedon announced the title of the next Avengers film, Avengers: Age of Ultron. The next Captain America and Thor movies were also announced. X-Men fans almost had a "nerdgasm" as the posters for X-Men: Days of Future Past were revealed.


Justine Bateman | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Justine Bateman

Justine Bateman, 47. Acted for a long time. Then wrote and produced. Made a big change and decided to go to college to study computer science. As a freshman.

If Hemingway Tweeted

Carl Pettit | Posted 09.21.2013 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

Great ideas often need to simmer before they're ready to come out. These days, anyone working in the media (guilty) needs to know how to leverage various digital platforms in order to promote their brand and content.

Don't Hate Geraldo Rivera, Pity Him

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 09.21.2013 | Media
Morris W. O'Kelly

Before you today is a septuagenarian celebrating his fourth consecutive decade of midlife crisis. Gerald Rivera has embraced his place as the "Air Force Amy" of the Fox News Bunny Ranch of media prostitution.

PHOTOS: These Wedding Invitations Deserve An Oscar

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 07.19.2013 | Weddings

We have a feeling Siskel and Ebert would have given these wedding invitations two thumbs up. Southern California couple Joshua and Rachel Watson to...

Hammering Monkeys

Paul Ratner | Posted 09.18.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes and flash fiction fairy tales for adults called "The Mundane Uses of Magical Objects" ...

Why India.Arie Is Essential

Keo Nozari | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Keo Nozari

India.Arie's fifth studio album, SongVersation, creates a conversation rarely heard in popular music today with such finesse and elegance.

Pearl Jam Merch Stand Opens, Fans Get Ready For Friday's Sold-Out Concert at Wrigley Field

Lauren Drell | Posted 09.18.2013 | Chicago
Lauren Drell

Back in February when the public sale went live for what's billed as "An Evening with Pearl Jam," tickets were snapped up this quick, selling out with record speed.

America's Cappuccino Crisis

Stephen Kessler | Posted 09.17.2013 | Comedy
Stephen Kessler

Hey Starbucks, Peet's and Coffee Bean. Hey, you nose-ringed, eyebrow-pierced, knit-capped, tribal-tattooed baristas: listen up. America's cappuccino is cold. And, at $4.25 a cup, we are pissed.

Superhero Business Leadership Lessons

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Vala Afshar

Most business leaders are learning about the explosive impact of technology mega trends - cloud, mobile, social, apps, and big data - and their potent...

Miss Hulu and Her Conflicted Media Father

John Tarnoff | Posted 09.14.2013 | Media
John Tarnoff

On the face of it, Disney, Fox and (a silenced due to conflict of interest issues) Comcast are acting like Miss Hulu's overprotective father who won't let his daughter get married.

San Francisco Silent Film Fest Leaves You Spellbound in Darkness

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 09.14.2013 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

Silent films can transport us back in time. Movies from the early years of the 20th century are filled with details which reveals the way people used to live, work, think, fall in love, solve problems, act silly, and get by on a daily basis.

Unnecessary Planet

Paul Ratner | Posted 09.14.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

They lived on the unnecessary planet doing unnecessary things and were generally unnecessary people. It happens like that some times, when the universe produces things both really great and little enough to be superfluous.

Girls Howl for Taylor Lautner at Grown Ups 2 Premiere in NYC

Tom Murro | Posted 09.14.2013 | Celebrity
Tom Murro

The premiere for Grown Ups 2 was held last Wednesday night at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on the in NYC, drawing quite an A-list crowd.