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10 Classic Movies That Turn Up the Heat for Summer

John Farr | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I googled "best summer-themed movies" but I think what I got was "any summer-themed movie."For those who want a little extra quality in their summer fare, here comes a varied but more rewarding list.

Book Review Roundup: A Web Of Lies And The Getty's Ethically Unsound Undertakings

Posted 07.23.2011 | Books

"Tangled Webs" by James Stewart Washington Post As in earlier books such as “Blood Sport” and “Den of Thieves,” Stewart offers riveting ...

Top Business Writer Jumps To NYT | Posted 07.10.2011 | Media

Business journalist and author James Stewart is leaving Dow Jones to become a New York Times business columnist. Stewart will succeed Joe Noce...

Christian Bale: So Many Good Parts, but Is There a Part Missing?

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Christian Bale strikes me as a complete enigma. Yes, his acting chops are prodigious, but he seems to me to be all technique and no heart; we get buckets of perfectly formed ice, but very little fire.

Just Maybe -- the Best Comedy Film Director Ever

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
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 | Entertainment
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!

State Of Grace: The Enduring Magic of Grace Kelly

John Farr | Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

When Hitchcock cast Grace Kelly in 1954's Dial M For Murder, he quickly knew he'd found his ideal female muse: an impossibly beautiful blonde who could convey ice on the surface while exuding fire underneath.

For July 4th, a Dozen Movies That Scream "America!"

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we head into the Independence Day weekend, I wanted to suggest some classic titles scattered over the decades that each in their way evoke our country's unique character.

Pundits, Bloggers, Activist Leaders Thinking of Running for High Office? Think Again

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Aside from new friends on the far right, poor Mickey Kaus is getting less attention as a supposed candidate for the U.S. Senate than he did as a writer.

'Den Of Thieves': Why Regulators Should Be Cultural Kings

Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Leo

What is clear in "Den of Thieves," clear in the Gulf and clear in our economy, is if our regulators aren't as important, educated, and hungry as the people they're regulating, Americans don't have a chance.

Recalling "The Lubitsch Touch"

John Farr | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If you have not experienced the German director Ernst Lubitsch's special "touch," well -- here's your chance.

8 Books That Predicted The Financial Crisis (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ever wish you had a crystal ball? Would have been convenient if there had been some warning about the kind of financial crisis we're facing now. It wo...

It's a Wonderful Life and Sub-Prime 2007

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

You don't have to be an expert at analyzing films or the economy to figure out that the holiday season favorite, It's a Wonderful Life, has never been so right on.

Just When Did The Quality Of Hollywood Films Start To Drop?

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

While Hollywood continues to dominate the global film market, the most original, intelligent, and enduring movies today are being made outside this country.

Mr. Smith? Roddy, You're a Real Paine

Donald Liebenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Donald Liebenson

Blago seems to be auditioning for a remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, casting himself as James Stewart's naïve and embattled senator. I recommend a different role that's tailor-made for him.

Jeremy Piven: The Un-American Cop-Out

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

Piven's abrupt departure from Speed the Plow was a low in the history of Broadway. Every actor who ever uttered the edict "the show must go on" rolled his eyes, or rolled over in his grave.

"It's A Wonderful Life" Is Actually Terrifying: NYT

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"It's a Wonderful Life" is a terrifying, asphyxiating story about growing up and relinquishing your dreams, of seeing your father driven to the grave...

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

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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.

Man Sells Ad Space On Leg To Raise Money

Guardian | Jemima Kiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New Zealander James Stewart is taking guerrilla marketing to a new level this summer by selling tattoos as advertising space on his leg in a bid to ra...