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Hard Candy Christmas

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 12.15.2016 | Home
Richard J. Rosendall

God bless us, if not quite everyone. Nothing says Christmas to me more than buying cough medicine at the CVS and needing assistance because the aut...

What You Probably Don't Know About Jimmy Stewart -- And His Son

Michael Colleary | Posted 05.24.2016 | Home
Michael Colleary

We remember Jimmy Stewart as the amiable Hollywood icon who appeared in many classic movies. Few Americans today know that Stewart was also a bona fide hero who served in World War II. Fewer still know that Stewart, in time, would also endure the grief of all families who lose a child to war.

John Kasich's Experience Will Win Him GOP Nomination in July

Margaret Hession | Posted 04.14.2016 | Home
Margaret Hession

John Kasich will indeed be the Republican nominee elected at the Cleveland Convention. And he will be elected because of experience that no other candidate can bring to the table. He will also win the general election in November.

Of an Invisible Rabbit and an Unbelievable Resurrection (Ode to Jesus and Elwood P. Dowd)

Bert Montgomery | Posted 03.28.2016 | Home
Bert Montgomery

"Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say ... 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart...

Jimmy Stewart, Hollywood's "It's a Wonderful Life" Archangel

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home
Bonni Brodnick

During the Blizzard of 2016, my better half and I had plenty of hours to watch, debate, discuss and bicker about movies. We cast our own in-house vote...

Gay Men Share Their Favorite Holiday Movies, Books, Specials And More

Matt Baume | Posted 12.24.2016 | Home
Matt Baume

Look, let's be honest: Christmas is super-gay. All that tinsel, the frolicsome dancing, mulled wine and all its fruity spices -- and oh goodness, all those holiday specials!

Did the FBI Believe That It's a Wonderful Life Was Communist Propaganda?

Brian Cronin | Posted 12.22.2016 | Home
Brian Cronin

Nowadays (and for quite some time now), Frank Capra's 1946 film, It's a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, is viewed as a film classic and more specifically, a Christmas classic, shown on television every year in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

A Not So Wonderful Life Anymore

Perry Block | Posted 12.11.2016 | Home
Perry Block

Frankly you've seen this damn movie enough. Young or old, rich or poor, Jew or gentile, you've already spent enough time in Bedford Falls to qualify for residency status and a special parking permit in front of Mr. Potter's office.

Kevin Spacey's Jimmy Stewart Impression Had Carol Burnett In Tears

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.17.2015 | Home

Carol Burnett has brought joy to millions of people, so on Wednesday's "Late Show" it was her turn to be on the receiving end. After Stephen Colbert a...

Women's Rights at 87th Oscars: Why #AskHerMore Should Focus on Asking Actresses to Run for Office!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.25.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The #AskHerMore twitter campaign highlighted at last night's 87th Academy Awards by Reese Witherspoon and others, points out the disparity in the types of questions asked of the 44 women nominees compared with those asked of their male counterparts.

It's a Wonderful Life, Comrade

Michael Winship | Posted 02.23.2015 | Home
Michael Winship

The Hollywood Christmas classic was once accused of hiding a subversive Communist message. A number of years ago, I was telling a longtime city dweller friend of mine yet another story about the small, upstate New York town in which I grew up.

Know Who Died?

Charlie Carillo | Posted 07.07.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Growing up in my family, the most suspenseful words any of us could hear were, "Know who died?" Whoever spoke those words had the drop on the rest of...

Did It's a Wonderful Life Get It Wrong?

Todd Klick | Posted 02.10.2014 | Home
Todd Klick

George's decision thwarts Mr. Potter's greedy attempts to control Bedford Falls, and improves the lives of George's family and friends. But what is the cost to George and the rest of us when we let our heart's desire wither and die?

Uncle Sam Wants You, Stars of Stage and Screen and the Sporting World

William Astore | Posted 12.17.2013 | Home
William Astore

If our celebrities who profit the most from America are unwilling to defend it the way Stewart and Williams did, perhaps that's not just a sign of societal rot. Perhaps it's a sign that our wars are simply not vital to us. And if that's the case, shouldn't we end them?

Random Notes and Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Home
Tom Alderman

Alarming concept: a TV series starring Flo, the Progressive Insurance lady. Matt Damon is having Jimmy Stewart's career. The Kardashians are having...

Book Review: A Cookie To Go

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Home
Cyrus Saatsaz

Among many challenges of owning a dog, without question the most difficult is when the animal passes away, an experience most dog owners will have to deal with given their limited life spans.

Wendy Davis's Filibuster: Keeping Gridlock Alive

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Home
Samantha Paige Rosen

I support Senator Davis and I oppose the bill she fought against. However, that doesn't change my opinion of the filibuster tactic and the way it is used now, both in individual state senates and in the U.S. Senate.

How To Make It In Hollywood... As An Architect

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 08.21.2013 | Home

By Erik Butka, Meagan Calnon & Kathryn Anthony (Read the original story here) (Click here for an enlarged version of the infographic) In re...

My Strange Homage to Hitchcock

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 04.07.2013 | New York
SidneyAnne Stone

Thanks to a particularly harsh flu season this year and a new window seat I purchased for my NYC apartment, I've been spending a lot of time snuggled ...

A Wonderful Life? Finding Capra in Today's Christmas

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.23.2013 | Home
Steven Kurlander

It's Christmas Eve. And for most of us, thank goodness, it's almost over. We've been too preoccupied with a lot of "holiday" crap to enjoy a real joyous sense of a true Christmas.

One Reason Why Abraham Lincoln Gets So Depressed

Robert J. Benz | Posted 02.12.2013 | Home
Robert J. Benz

Last night I saw Lincoln. Not the Spielberg movie, I saw a vision of Abe Lincoln sitting at the foot of my bed. Of course, I became nervous and out from my mouth came the silliest question anyone has ever asked Abe Lincoln, "Why so sad?"

Fiction in New Forms

Electric Literature | Posted 02.04.2013 | Home
Electric Literature

While writers may welcome the Oulipian challenge of crafting prose fit for a tweet, Twitter isn't the first outlet for experimental publishing. And it likely isn't the last.

They Got WILD At Their Bachelorette Parties

Posted 06.20.2012 | Home

Bachelor and bachelorette parties have a reputation for being nothing but trouble. Plenty of movies have captured the insanity that goes on behind tho...

Krugman: Romney's JPMorgan Stance 'Completely Clueless'

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home

Sometimes it’s hard to explain why we need strong financial regulation — especially in an era saturated with pro-business, pro-market propaganda. ...

A Death in Bozeman

Doug Bradley | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Doug Bradley

My wife was glancing at the obituaries in today's newspaper and started to read aloud about the passing of an old, dear friend of mine. And then the goosebumps started and the memories came cascading.