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WATCH: Harlem Globetrotter's Dunk DESTROYS The Backboard

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

When you take a college basketball dunk contest finalist and put him in a Harlem Globetrotters uniform, you're likely to get at least one ridiculous h...

Who's Your Favorite Living Composer?

John Mauceri | Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts
John Mauceri

After some prying, we got to an answer. I then asked why this was such a tough question, and why, say, if I had asked this same question 100 years before, there would have been an avalanche of answers.

AFI Fest Review: Lincoln

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

Lincoln's major achievement is the creation of the grand world in which Lincoln exists in balance with the quiet, tender internal struggle he endured. The films confronts issues of freedom we debate to this day.

'We Need To See Stronger, Sustained Improvement In The Labor Market'

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is looking for a steeper decline and stronger economic growth before it will stop its lat...

Six Picks for This Week From the Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Only two more weekends until summer is officially over. Here's how to make the most of every moment.

Deconstructing Dad: An Anxiety of Influence

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.12.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Perusing a photo of his father in a boat on his honeymoon, smile wide and happy, in his documentary Deconstructing Dad, noted film editor and director Stan Warnow says ruefully, I never saw him this way.

Organ Made Of Legos Plays Star Wars Theme?!

Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts

We're just going to come out and say it: We found an organ made out of 20,000 Legos that plays the Star Wars theme song, which we first saw over at Wi...

LISTEN: Favorite Science Fiction Soundtracks

Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

What does science fiction sound like? Sci fi movies have a history of weird, imaginative soundtracks, possibly because we're not sure what kind of...

Newlyweds Meets Thriller: Conversations With Edward Burns & PT Walkley, Plus a This Is The Now Video Exclusive and Free Download

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.01.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I love making movies and of course, you want to reach as wide an audience as you can, but I would never not do it. I've had plenty of movies that bombed, but I still loved those experiences."

John Williams Turns 80

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home

Happy birthday, John Williams! The iconic film composer, best known for his work on "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "Harry Potter," and has been in the ...

"Great Snakes!" The Adventures of Tintin Premières at AFI Fest

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.14.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Hollywood went Euro last week, in celebration of The Adventures of Tintin, the long-awaited motion-picture adaptation of the classic adventure comic series by late Belgian artist Hergé.

John Williams Makes Movie Music Come Alive

Danny Groner | Posted 12.26.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Great music in cinema is often most powerful when it's subtle and in the background. John Williams has made a career out of it, working with some of the best directors in Hollywood.

From Conan The Barbarian to 300, Watchmen, Rob Zombie and Beyond: Chatting With Film Composer Tyler Bates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Monday Madness: Chatting with Rob Zombie, Danny Elfman, Devo's Gerald Casale and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Official: Fed Prepared To Fight Inflation, Just Not Yet

Posted 07.05.2011 | Business

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (Pedro Nicolaci da Costa) - Inflation remains well under control, despite the spike in oil prices, but the Federal Reserve ...

'Quaint Little Demons' By Medusawolf

Posted 07.02.2011 | Arts

(Via Beautiful/Decay) By day Alan E. Brown is a mild mannered bookstore employee in Bear, Delaware. At night he transforms himself into Medusawolf ...

3 Books To Take To A Fistfight

npr.org | By Alan Heathcock | Posted 06.29.2011 | Books

I'm not a violent man by nature, but I've had my scrapes and I've seen more than a few, and if there's one unassailable truth I know about a fistfight...

Treme & Beyond: Conversations with Steve Earle, The Belle Brigade and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Earle spoke to me from Liuzza's in New Orleans, where he had just ordered a Po Boy, and where he is currently filming the second season of HBO's Treme.

Ten Years After Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court Can Recommit to Equal Protection

Donna Brazile | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Donna Brazile

The reputation of the Supreme Court has suffered more in the aftermath of Bush v. Gore than at any time in our nation's recent history; but it may now have a chance to redeem itself on the issue of equal protection.

The Real Unemployment Rate Is High... and Rising

Michael Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Thornton

Since job creation is painstakingly slow and Republicans are and will be blocking all attempts to fund or create jobs, it will take years before there are enough jobs for all those that want to work.

LA Jewish Symphony Presents "Cinema Judaica" at the Ford Theatre

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The LA Jewish Symphony's second installment of "Cinema Judaica" for its insider audience was so focused on its subject it had the air of parochial ritual. It was certainly helpful if you knew Yiddish.

What I am Reading This Summer and Why

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Novels, mysteries, thrillers, philosophy, and one big book of travel essays are on my summer reading list. How did I choose the books?

Half-Blood, All Brilliant: The Sixth Harry Potter Movie Enchants and Enthralls

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

There's so much wonderful style, wit and even genuine pathos holding this stuff together that only an idiot could deny the many charms of this franchise.

WGN Radio Bumps John Williams From Morning Slot, Greg Jarrett Moved In

Chicago Tribune | Phil Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

John Williams, who in December took over a WGN-AM 720 morning show that had only had three hosts over the previous 43 years, is being moved to mid-mor...

13 Ways of Looking at the Inauguration

Bill Katovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Katovsky

Certainly, we have seen digitally enlarged crowds this size in blockbuster films, but there was an amazing, surreal quality in seeing that many people gathered on the Washington Mall.