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A Valentine In Dance

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 04.15.2012 | Home
Jennifer Edwards

As a word, love is thrown hither and thither with abandon, but do we ever really know what is meant? The only thing that's certain, it seems, is that like dance, love is different every time.

Gary Susman

25 Things You Didn't Know About 'Funny Face'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gary Susman | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home

"Funny Face" shouldn't have worked. It was a musical with a borrowed score, based on a stage play its author had failed to sell, with a leading man pa...

What Would Fred Astaire Wear Today?

www.esquire.com | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

Fred Astaire could sing, he could dance, he could act — and he wore a top hat, tuxedo, and tails like nobody else on the Silver Screen. Since then, ...

Why Judy Garland Is So Beloved

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home
Joan E. Dowlin

She is an empath. That is, she is someone who can not only feel others' pain but make the pain go away. I believe this quality is what makes Judy Ga...

Rise Up, Men, to the Glorious High-Waisted Pant!

Cator Sparks | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
Cator Sparks

High-waisted is the way to go. My legs look Amazonian in length, my posture is perfected and my silhouette is much more streamlined.

Fame and Death in April

Norman MacAfee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Norman MacAfee

If you go to The New York Times' obituary page, you will see the list of deaths of famous people who died in any given month and were written about in...

Celebrating A Musical Journey: A Conversation With Sergio Mendes

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Ragogna

Lately, says Sergio Mendes, "a whole new audience that has been exposed to my songs because I have guests like will.i.am, Justin Timberlake, and John Legend... I love doing that."

On Paul Simon's So Beautiful or So What

Elvis Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elvis Costello

These days it might court shallow mockery to sing so openly of our humanity, mortality and divinity but not with music to make these themes fly or words containing such wit, grace and humility.

Just Maybe -- the Best Comedy Film Director Ever

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Home
John Farr

Even though Entertainment Weekly named him the 16th-best film director of all time, if I mention the name Ernst Lubitsch to my own middle-aged contemporaries, I usually get a hazy look.

They Belong in Every Home: The Ten Best Holiday Movies by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Farr

The values and emotions imparted in these timeless films are sure to stoke the spirit of "Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards Men" (and women). Happy viewing!

The Remarkable Life and Career of Patricia Neal

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Penelope Andrew

What sets artists apart from stars and competent actors is originality and authenticity. Patricia Neal had these and other rare qualities in spades.

The Satin Sound of Johnny Mercer

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Debra Levine

While I was recovering from knee surgery, my pal S.V. brought me recuperation DVDs -- among them "The Dream's On Me," Bruce Ricker's film homage to lyricist/composer Johnny Mercer.

Let's Bring Back: Culinary Delectables Edition (PHOTOS)

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lesley M. M. Blume

It's funny how much New York City's culinary scene has changed in recent years. Carrie Bradshaw and her cohorts embodied neon-y bottle culture; they even brunched in a sea of uber-modern white spaces. Yet these days, old-things-new is the chicest aesthetic going.

The Best Shoes in New York!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Henry Adams

The 28th annual Fred & Adele Astaire Award winners were announced at an event that perpetuates the platinum-set memory of the world's most stellar brother and sister dance team of all time.

Kay Thompson: The Singer Has Ended But the Great Arrangements Linger On

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Finkle

Think Pink, the recordings of Kay Thompson, former head of MGM's vocal department, is a must-have for anyone interested in first-rate singing, songs and arrangements.

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano: Viewing "This Thing Called Love" From a Cabaret Stand-Point

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

The husband-wife team of Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano are currently doing the living-room honors in Manhattan's Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel through the first week of March.

Who Inspired Michael Jackson's Fashion?

Tove Hermanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tove Hermanson

One of the amazing aspects of Jackson's style is that no matter how outrageous he looked throughout his life, he was consistent in the visual motifs in which he decorated himself.

Remembering Jennifer Jones and A Perfect Afternoon at the Movies

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Penelope Andrew

Jennifer Jones always defied easy analysis, so much the better for us to simply surrender to her films themselves.

Omarion: The Birth of a Mogul

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Timothy Cooper

As the airwaves knock to his lead single, I Get It In, superstar Omarion is looking to establish himself as a major force in the industry.

Jackson's Death Means We're All Older Now and Need to Sober Up

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Francesca Biller

The passing of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett has hit us near-baby boomers and full-on baby boomers with a rock and roll punch to the gut we weren't ready for.

I Won't Chat! Don't Ask Me!

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lita Smith-Mines

Here's my appeal to certain unemployed friends: step away from your cell phones and computers!

Two by Earth, Three by Fire: Detroit Revisited

Lester Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Lester Sloan

Ironically, it is still Detroit that gives the suburbs a sense of place and America a reason to hope.

They Belong In Every Home: The Best Holiday Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Farr

As we see the rampant consumerism of recent years yield to the fundamentals of the holiday, these films best capture the essence of Christmas, year in and year out.

Backwards, in High Heels

Susan Brison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Brison

Don't be fooled: we've seen before that the first women to be let into bastions of male power can serve to reinforce existing gender norms and make things even harder for those who'd follow.