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The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car (Part 2)

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.28.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Though often remote, the Appalachian Trail was a route like any other. Ordinary roads ran near it and intersected it as it wound its way around towns, over rivers and across forested valleys. What was to stop me from tracking the trail by . . . car?

A Drive in the Woods: The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The Appalachian Trail is back in the news these days. Some of us have indelible memories of our experiences on the trail. Here's my tale of tracing the entire length of it, years back, in, uh, a rented Geo Prizm.

Redford and Nolte Plod Through the 'Woods'

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte co-star in the film "A Walk In the Woods," which is based on a book of the same name by Bill Bryson. It is an aimless film about two disparate men who team up to walk the Appalachian Trail, a trek of some seventeen hundred miles.

Q&A With "A Walk in the Woods" Director Ken Kwapis

Sierra | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment

This week the film A Walk in the Woods, based on Bill Bryson's 1998 best-selling book, comes out in theaters. Sierra Club radio host Orli Cotel spoke with director Ken Kwapis about working (and walking) in the woods with Hollywood icons Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, and how the film changed his relationship to the outdoors. The following excerpt is adapted from their interview.

'A Walk in the Woods': Negotiating Nature on the Appalachian Trail

Joseph Cooper | Posted 09.02.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

The movie adaptation of A Walk in the Woods is on solid footing with Bill Bryson's chronicle of the struggles, discomforts, and deprivations he endured -- and gratifications he derived -- as he explored the Appalachian Trail in the spring and summer of 1996. The book conveys the trepidations he experienced -- the perils encountered, and imagined.

Movie Review: A Walk in the Woods... An Important Film

Carole Mallory | Posted 09.02.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Nick Nolte grabs this film and walks away with honors. Every second that he is on screen is memorable. A Walk in the Woods is a sensitive, delicate, seamless comedy. Not the guffawing laugh fest implied in its horrible trailer.

Movie Review: A Walk in the Woods -- Amblin'

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.02.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

More than 15 years in the making, A Walk in the Woods is an entertaining and enjoyable film, if a formulaic one.  Adapted by Rick Kerb and Bill Ho...

Great Conversations: James Coburn

Alex Simon | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

I interviewed James Coburn in late 1998 for the cover story of the February 1999 issue of Venice Magazine. I had grown up watching Coburn on the lat...

Gracepoint Is a Show You Should Be Watching

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

If you haven't been watching Gracepoint, and the ratings say you haven't, you have been missing a show that is pure quality in every aspect. It is a shame it has not developed a following. Of course it is never too late so jump on the bandwagon and watch this show.

Five Top Football Movies

John Farr | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Football was made for movies. There are build-ups to the climactic championship game, with the clock counting down the minutes into those final tense, ticking seconds. Whether closing in on the huddle, or going wide for a field kick, the feeling is more like war than sports.

Hit and Myth: 'Hateship Loveship'

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2014 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

The motif of the "magical nanny" is turned on its head before the credits roll in Hateship Loveship, written by Mark Jude Poirier, based on a short story by Alice Munro, and directed by Liza Johnson.

Movie review: Ride Along

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.17.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Whether it was Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, Hope & Crosby, Martin & Lewis -- or such modern attempts as Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte, or Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan -- the dynamic never varies between the cool guy and the eager wannabe who never will, but who'll win our hearts with his misguided, comically unsuccessful efforts.

Exciting News, 'Broadchurch' Fans!

Posted 12.23.2013 | TV

Gracepoint has a new resident! Actor Nick Nolte has joined "Gracepoint," the American adaptation of the BBC America series "Broadchurch," which is ...

Movie Review: 2 Guns

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's been a lot of action at the movies this summer, very little of it memorable. So Baltasar Kormakur's 2 Guns comes as a welcome surprise: a film with the wit, tension and sheer headlong pace to grab and hold your attention for a brisk 106 minutes.

PHOTOS: Nick Nolte's Moving On

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.25.2013 | Los Angeles

Actor Nick Nolte has listed his Malibu 6,000-square-foot home for sale at $8.25 million. The home’s celebrity pedigree includes having been owned by...

Popcorn Preview: The Company You Keep

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Company You Keep (2012) Cast includes: Robert Redford (Spy Game), Shia LaBeouf (Transformers), Julie Christie (Finding Neverland), Susan Sar...

Movie Review: The Company You Keep

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While The Company You Keep can't sustain itself as the kind of thriller it's being pitched as, it's still a thoughtful, provocative story about the continuing battle between idealism and cynicism.

PHOTO: Nick Nolte, That You?

Posted 03.25.2013 | Celebrity

Nick Nolte has seen better days, judging from these photographs obtained by our friends over at RumorFix. The 72-year-old actor wore a stained white t...

Conversations With José James, Otis Taylor, Erin Boheme and Renaiszance's Radha & Ravé Mehta, Plus an Unknown Component Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My mother is Irish-American and my father is Afro-Panamanian, so it's kind of been the story of my life to be a bridge between different cultures and different styles, and musically, that's between jazz and R&B."

Movie Review: Gangster Squad

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You get the feeling that Ruben Fleischer would have been happy to make an homage to the gangster movies of the 1940s (filtered through both a 1970s and a 21st-century perspective) when he was making Gangster Squad.

WATCH: Robert Redford Is An Enemy Of The State In 'The Company You Keep'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.30.2012 | Entertainment

"The Company You Keep" doesn't have an official U.S. release date just yet, but with an amazing cast and crew and a pair of high-profile festival bows...

Kerouac in Cannes: A Road Not Taken

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.26.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

I am pleased that the reports from Cannes about the On the Road, Walter Salles' film are mainly favorable, although I have taken note that some say there is no inner world for the characters, that the film has no discernable plot, that it is overlong.

Canceling 'Luck' Cost HBO How Much!?

Posted 05.02.2012 | TV

Even in cancellation, "Luck" cost HBO a lot. According to Vulture, HBO lost $35 million by canceling the Dustin Hoffman horse racing drama. Time Warne...

Oscar Buzz at Grand Central

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.26.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Vanderbilt Hall, a cavernous space at the entrance of historic Grand Central Station, was fitted with Oscar statuettes, for an exhibition to bring the...

Where Did The Oscar Nominees Go To College?

Posted 02.24.2012 | College

Before Hollywood actors were nominated for an Academy Award, they were normal people with somewhat normal lives. George Clooney and Brad Pitt both ...