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Bootcamp Barry's Not So Scary

Michelle Blair Wilker | Posted 01.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Michelle Blair Wilker

How does a skinny kid from the Bronx with a passion for horror flicks and Broadway become the godfather of an international bootcamp chain? Barry Jay Stich didn't set out to become the namesake of an ever-growing workout empire, it just kind of happened.

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.

Disney Animation's 'Big Hero 6' Is Far More Than Meets the Eye

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment
Kimberly Cooper

It's what my high school film teacher Mr. Hosney would call a 700-layer-cake experience, that with each new viewing of the film, another layer of insight -- whether cultural, generational, or emotional -- is uncovered.

Bella Gaia: "Ground Control to Major Tom"

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 01.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jennifer Schwab

This captivating multi-media show is the brainchild of composer and director Kenji Williams, who fulfilled his own dream to bring us the unique vantage point of genuine NASA astronauts and how our world looks from their eyes.

It's a Play! It's Live Internet TV! It's Both, and It Opens in Los Angeles Today

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

'The Noir Series' harkens back to the days of live TV but presents a thoroughly modern challenge to entertainment unions 'Bad Medicine,' a segment fr...

3 Unique Theme Parks Redefining the Vacation Experience

Shayla R. Price | Posted 01.07.2015 | Travel
Shayla R. Price

As these theme parks testify, your next family vacation doesn't have to be a series of long queues for the same old roller coasters, giant swings, or Ferris wheels.

New Prison Wives Reality Show Proves What They're Doing Isn't Really Marriage

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.05.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

As someone who would never stay married to a man who committed a heinous crime or marry a man who was incarcerated, it's hard for me to relate to the choices these women have made. They seem to love their husbands, but for the most part, they're not living in the real world.

Highlights of the Savannah Film Festival

Brad Schreiber | Posted 01.04.2015 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

One cannot separate the operation and success of the Savannah Film Festival from its primary driving force, the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Boogie Woogie Fest to Rock SFJAZZ

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 01.02.2015 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

For good reason, the San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival describes itself as an "international" event. The 2nd annual Festival once again features an impressive line-up of performers from Europe, Canada, and the United States, including the Bay Area.

The Film Dear White People Slays Audiences With Sex, Identity and Feminism

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 01.03.2015 | Black Voices
Danielle Moodie-Mills

Dear White People's flawed and fabulous female leads remind us that when it comes to our individual path to identity and self, we can either be the directors of our own lives or be directed -- the choice is entirely ours.

How British Talent Became Hollywood Royalty

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Sir Peter Westmacott

Nearly two-thirds of the 200 highest-grossing films of the past 12 years have involved UK talent in leading roles. That really does make me proud to be British in Hollywood this week!

What We Are Talking About When We Talk About Her Face

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Annabelle Gurwitch

Whether Her face is the visage a famous actress or belongs to a friend you grew up who has had the temerity of suddenly looking younger than you, the semiotic study of the faces of women is one of our favorite national pastimes.

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Tango Once Again in Serena

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Helen I. Hwang

In the third film that Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have starred in, Serena is a dark, somber film focused on emotional entanglements with the slight feel of an independent film.

WATCH: The State of Our World in a 1-Second Clip

Cameron Conaway | Posted 12.29.2014 | Green
Cameron Conaway

The term 'wealth inequality' is thrown around in a lot of abstract ways. Here's to making it concrete:Imagine the makers of one of humanity's highest-grossing entertainment films shooting footage for the sequel at one of the world's most brutal sites of human and environmental abuse.

Citizenfour Review: Quiet Moments in a Hong Kong Hotel Room as Edward Snowden, Journalists Fight to Save Democracy

Jonathan Handel | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

When journalist Glenn Greenwald and documentary film maker/journalist Laura Poitras responded to emails from an intelligence community member who identified himself at first only as "Citizenfour," little did they how deep the rabbit hole would be.

'Alaskan Bush People' Indictments? So What? Reality TV Fakers Know No Bounds

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

Once there was fact, and then there was fiction, and finally along came something called reality TV to marry the two into some new, bastardized product one might just call bizzarotainment.

St. Vincent

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.22.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

When you hire Bill Murray to star in your comedy, his eccentric curmudgeon persona comes with the deal. First-time screenwriter/director Theodore Melfi knew that and desperately wanted Murray to star in his movie, which is based on a true-life experience.

2014: Year of the Funny Women -- Record 60 Women Get Last Laugh At NY Comedy Festival

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Beverly Wettenstein

With all due respect, this positive progress report on Women in Comedy is a tribute to Joan Rivers. She persevered to pave the path for generations of funny women. Rivers auditioned seven times over three years, before making her Tonight Show debut in 1965.

Shocking: Stage Moms vs. NFL's Manning Family

Denice Duff | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Denice Duff

From Shirley Temple to Drew Barrymore, young girls have loved to dress up and entertain. I'm going out on a limb here when I say stage moms are like cosmetic surgery, you only really notice the bad ones...

It's NOT All About That 'Bass'

Lauren Galley | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Lauren Galley

Size does matter, according to the media; however, I love the fact that Meghan is so beautiful and successful and she's not a size two! This is the kind of Girl Power that every girl should see and she wears it so well, but she negates this positive message when she suggests the importance of a girl shaking her body for boys.

Les Claypool Discusses Mud, Manhood and Beavers (VIDEO)

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jens Erik Gould

Primus bassist and singer Les Claypool says in this video interview that he doesn't want his "creativity to become to dead shark."

In With the New: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Marks Seventh Season at The Joyce

Meghan Feeks | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Meghan Feeks

That could be why Aspen Santa Fe Ballet -- which runs this week at The Joyce -- has developed such a solid fan base among Big Apple balletomanes.

Reality TV Cameras Set Remote McCarthy, Alaska on 'Edge'

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

A new Discovery Channel reality show set in McCarthy is drawing fire for heavy-handed treatment of the reviving old mining town's dark past and alleged outlaw reputation.

How Jennifer Lawrence Broke Her Silence

Uloop | Posted 12.17.2014 | College
Uloop

When a person hears the word "crime," they think of a criminal -- a person at fault for doing something against the law. While we may never find the exact source of the leaked photos, we have to at the very least stop blaming the women for taking them.

Why Red Band Society Is Worth Watching

Uloop | Posted 12.17.2014 | College
Uloop

The comedy-drama stars Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson, a blunt and somewhat sharp around the edges woman who wants what's best for her patients and genuinely cares about them.