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On the Books: A Dazzling Tale of B'way

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Books
Steven Suskin

Riedel, the polarizing theatrical gossip columnist of the New York Post, knows how to dig into provocative stories. Here he undertakes not a simple scandal, but a century's worth of power struggles that have undermined and -- ultimately -- saved Broadway.

Continuing the Discussion of Paying Student-Athletes

Shelby Leonard | Posted 09.22.2015 | Sports
Shelby Leonard

With the help of the documentary, Schooled: The Price of College Sports, along with athletes like Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett speaking out on the topic, there is a lot of attention on the expectations of student-athletes and their performance on the field and in school.

Seahawks' Michael Bennett Calls For Unity After Teammate's 'Black-On-Black’ Crime Remarks

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.18.2015 | Sports

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has joined teammate Richard Sherman in speaking out on the Black Lives Matter movement. Speaking to re...

Michael Bennett: A Candid View of Life On and Off the Field

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 07.15.2015 | Sports
Victoria Oldridge

Now entering his sixth year in the NFL, Bennett has emerged as one of the most prominent players in the league, notably putting himself on the map in 2013 as a key contributor to the defensive unit that ranked first in the NFL and went on to win Super Bowl XLVIII.

Democrats' Birth-Control Bill Spotlights Gardner's Broken Campaign Promise

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Yesterday, Senate Democrats, including Colorado's Michael Bennet, introduced a bill that Sen. Cory Gardner should have co-sponsored as well -- at least if you believe what Gardner said during last year's campaign.

Michele Lee: Remembering Cy Coleman at 54 Below

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A great and giving storyteller, Lee's engagement should be a music fest, yes, but also anecdote-laden treat, with some tasty Broadway legend tidbits.

Congressional Education Reauthorization: Urgent Need for School Leadership Academy Program

Gary M. Ratner | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Gary M. Ratner

If America is serious about effectively educating the millions of disadvantaged children in its lowest-achieving schools, it must transform these schools so that they engage their students' interests and effectively teach them a challenging curriculum.

Jordan Schultz

3 Things The New England Patriots Need To Do To Win The Super Bowl | Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.29.2015 | Sports

After a disappointing 2-2 start to the season, New England's streak of nine of 10 AFC East crowns and three consecutive trips to the AFC Championship ...

Jordan Schultz

Seattle Seahawks Must Do These 3 Things To Win The Super Bowl | Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.28.2015 | Sports

Thanks to a certain ongoing controversy, the actual, you know, football-playing aspect of Super Bowl XLIX has received a bit less attention than it de...

Side Show: Stage Directions and Henry Krieger

Barry Singer | Posted 02.01.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

I saw it first. Well, not quite. The rapturous critical reception that has greeted the revival of Side Show on Broadway takes me back, way back, to a demonstration of Side Show's unique power that I witnessed firsthand quite some time ago.

Marvin Hamlisch Loved Sweets

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The entertaining PBS portrait of composer Marvin Hamlisch, aptly titled, "What He Did For Love," provides the music, his method for creating it, and t...

Pro Football Player Impersonates Teammate To Get Table At Hip Restaurant

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.06.2013 | Sports

Even defensive players know that sometimes it takes a fake to gain ground. When Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was told he couldn't get a ...

Director Jeff Calhoun Has Nothing to Hyde When It Comes to Disney's Newsies

Jim Hill | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

You'd think -- what with getting the revival of "Jekyll & Hyde ready for its 13 week-long, limited engagement at the Marquis Theater -- that director Jeff Calhoun wouldn't have any time left for his other Broadway show, Disney's Newsies. But that's where you'd be wrong.

First Nighter: London Chorus Line Yay! London Dear World Nay!

David Finkle | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If there's any evidence that A Chorus Line doesn't remain one of the great musicals, it's nowhere in view at the Palladium. Meanwhile, Jerry Herman's musical Dear World begs the question: Why?

First Nighter: Maria Stuarda at the Met, Donna McKechnie at 54 Below

David Finkle | Posted 01.03.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In setting Maria Stuarda to music, Gaetano Donizetti did some of his most beautiful writing, not just for the title character and her prevailing adversary Elizabeth I. Throughout, Donizetti also imagined any number of ensembles

Former Vikings Player Pleads Guilty To Fraud

AP | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports

MIAMI (AP) — Former Minnesota Viking Michael Bennett has pleaded guilty to his role in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme. ...

Former NFL Players Arrested For Tax Fraud

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.01.2012 | Money

Michael Bennett and William Joseph, two former National League Football players, were arrested by the FBI on Monday and are being charged with identit...

Minnesota Vikings Promise Nothing, Saddling Taxpayers With $1 Billion Stadium Bill

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business

Here's one way a Republican presidential candidate might gain more votes in Tuesday's Minnesota caucuses: Promise citizens they won't have to pay for ...

First Nighter: "Follies" 2011 a Smash Hit

David Finkle | Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

In a theater-going era when anything with assumed marquee value is trussed up for consumer consumption, it's a treat to recall something that -- for the abundance of high-quality theater craft it contains -- truly deserves enthusiastic applause.

Con Games: How Liberals Saved Colorado

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

The Republican Party and the conservative movement -- both on the verge of extinction -- are managing to morph into the co-opted Grand Old Tea Party.

House Democrats Punished for Senate's Failures

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Democrats lost the House, and Nancy Pelosi the Speaker's gavel, because of the Senate's dysfunction. Many, if not most, I would wager, of the 400+ bills passed by the House had simple majorities in the Senate.

No, Really: If You Don't Vote This Time, It Is Your Fault

Larry Womack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Womack

A three or four point swing or pollster miscalculation in either direction moves projected results from continued Democratic control of the House to an 80-seat Republican victory that it could take decades for Democrats to overcome.

Mark Blumenthal

New PPP Polls Favor Joe Manchin, Show Michael Bennet Closing | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Monday was likely the calm before the polling storm, but two new automated Senate polls from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) in Colora...

Dreamgirls Gets a Facelift

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

From the very first beats of Henry Krieger's score, the new staging of Dreamgirls roars out of the opening gate and never slows down.

Mike Bennett, Florida State Senator, Caught Looking At Risque Images During Floor Debate On Abortion Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Florida State Sen. Mike Bennett is out with a response to a controversy sparked by a video report capturing footage of the Republican lawmaker...