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5 Things You Didn't Know About 'The West Wing,' According To Dulé Hill

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 09.12.2015 | Entertainment

Although it is now nearing a decade since the show was on the air, "The West Wing" still holds a special place in many television fans' Oval Office-s...

'Grace and Frankie' Highlights More Than Jane Fonda's Ageless Beauty

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 06.11.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

Jane Fonda is known for her serious roles and personal activism, and now, at 77, the timeless actress is jumping back into comedy, too

In a Billy Joel "New York State of Mind," Arianna Huffington Addresses My Alma Mater Vassar!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Lonna Saunders

As Class Historian for Vassar's first coed freshman class, to me it was historically coincidental that Arianna Huffington opened her address at Vassar's 151st commencement in Poughkeepsie, New York, 75 miles north of New York City, with a reference to her own Greek heritage.

Jane Fonda And Lily Tomlin Reunite In Netflix's 'Grace And Frankie' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.09.2015 | Entertainment

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are back. The two "9 to 5" actresses reunite to star in the upcoming Netflix series "Grace and Frankie," a comedy that foll...

Mad Men: The End Is About to Begin

William Bradley | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It was 2007 when Don Draper, figuratively depicted in the show's elegant opening titles, began his long fall through the 1960s, passing through the best of the materialist America he helps spin into being on his way to ... what?

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.

Schools Should Show 'Selma'!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.21.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It's oft been said that those who don't learn from history, are doomed to repeat it. But you need to know what your history is before you can learn from it. Selma DVDs in every classroom is a start.

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Hits Theaters 30 Years After the Disaster

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.31.2015 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Neither Union Carbide nor its successor, Dow, has apologized to the people of Bhopal, India, where what is still known as the world's worst industrial disaster took place 30 years ago this week.

Movie Review: Theory of Everything and Others

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Eddie Redmayne stars as Stephen Hawking, from his days as a Cambridge grad student in physics to his breakthrough years as a faculty physicist. It also deals with his marriage to Jane (Felicity Jones), who weds him even though he's been given a death-sentence diagnosis of ALS.

Hollywood Stardust and Poison

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Rebecca Tinsley

The anniversary of the Bhopal disaster should shame us, and worry us about our own vulnerability to cost-cutting at domestic chemical factories. But it should also provoke despair at how successive Indian governments treat the health of its citizens with such indifference.

Martin Sheen Protects Oceans, Newest Sea Shepherd Vessel Unveiled

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Sheen joins Brigitte Bardot, Bob Barker, Steve Irwin and Sam Simon in an elite class of Hollywood stars, conservationists and television executives who support Sea Shepherd and have vessels named in their honor

Out of the Box: Elvis' Fiancee Ginger Alden Breaks Her Silence in New Book

Cilla McCain | Posted 12.16.2014 | Books
Cilla McCain

She writes from the point of view of young woman in awe of her fiancee, yet it's obvious that she was mature beyond her 21 years. When he encouraged her to read spiritual books, instead of rolling her eyes with boredom, she did so with genuine enthusiasm.

The Weird But Wonderful Love Affair Between Love Letters and Broadway

Myra Chanin | Posted 12.15.2014 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

The very prolific Gurney is a cross between Anton Chekhov and Alan Ayckbourn. Like Chekhov, Gurney has a feel for both farce and tragedy and writes about characters trapped in what they don't realize is an expiring culture.

Movie Review: Kill the Messenger ... a Great Film

Carole Mallory | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Jeremy Renner is perfect to portray Gary Webb. Kill the Messenger is about integrity. It is a true story about the investigative journalist, Gary We...

Brian Dennehy Speaks Intimately About Two Women, Two Loves

Steve Schonberg | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

Unlike a musical that fills a room though with sound, Dennehy measures a successful performance of Love Letters by its silence. "You're always better to judge an audience by their sounds" he explains.

First Nighter: A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters," Walter Anderson's "Almost Home"

David Finkle | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Is Love Letters A. R Gurney's most lucrative play? No one seems to be quite sure, but it has to be up there among the prolific playwright's biggest m...

Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and Television's Golden Age of Anti-Heroes

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.

Why 24 Lived Another Day and Will Live Again

William Bradley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Given that the show had seemed near played out when it ended its eight-season run four years ago, the question is why the longest-running espionage TV series in history seems still to have a lot of life left in it 13 years after it first ran.

An Independent Candidate for Congress - Not for Sale!

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

I am a candidate for Congress from the 26th District of California. There is little more than a month between now and the June 3 primary. Until this...

President Bartlet Has A Message For Congress About Drug Sentencing

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

President Bartlet is back with a message for Congress about mandatory minimum sentences. Bartlet, a fictional president from the show "The West Win...

Salinger Documentary by Shane Salerno, a Revealing Homerun

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Shane Salerno succeeds in solving the riddle of J.D. Salinger's reclusive behavior. Salinger chose to be a recluse when it suited his needs. Folks int...

Spain's Northern Pilgrimage Route: by Bus Rather Than Foot

Emilie C. Harting | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Emilie C. Harting

For a moment I longed to be on that trail. Then I thought no. It was March and the weather was too cold and rainy.

Saving Chain Reaction

Mikko Alanne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Mikko Alanne

If you've ever visited Santa Monica and driven past the Civic Center, you've likely seen Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Conrad's iconic "Chain Reaction," a towering, 26-foot sculpture portraying a nuclear mushroom cloud made from chains.

Actor Sam Rockwell Takes A Single Shot

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In A Single Shot, opening in limited release Friday and available on VOD, actor Sam Rockwell looks as though he's right at home as a veteran outdoorsman who keeps meat on the table with his rifle. Nothing, Rockwell says, could be further from the truth.

'Salinger' Doc Takes Kitchen-Sink Approach

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

"Reclusive." Is that an adjective, or is it actually part of J.D. Salinger's name? The word has been used so often to describe the famous writer, one ...