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Orson Welles

These Mice Watched A Classic Orson Welles Film For Science

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 07.15.2016 | Science

Orson Welles probably never thought some viewers of his masterpiece “Touch of Evil” would be mice. These classic film-viewing rodents belong to t...

Newt Has A Monstrously Bad Idea

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Newt Gingrich's supposed smartness is rather indiscriminate, when examined closely. Newt has what he considers 10 or 12 brilliant ideas each day, which he is in the habit of just tossing out for discussion.

Dr. Warren H. Schmidt: Is It Always Right to Be Right?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

On Vietnam Moratorium Day in 1969, UCLA professor Warren H. Schmidt sat down to do his morning writing. What flowed onto the paper was a parable he called "Is It Always Right to Be Right?" In it, he examined the divisiveness that was tearing our country apart in the sixties.

From Brooklyn to Cannes: Everything's OK With Filmmaker Ace Salisbury

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.12.2016 | New York
Xaque Gruber

Twenty-eight-year-old, Brooklyn-based filmmaker Ace Salisbury was taking a shower (because that's where all great ideas originate) when he was struck ...

When Viral Becomes Infectious

David Sable | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
David Sable

Make me a Viral!! No - this is not a spell from a Harry Potter story or the theme from the latest zombie movie. Rather, it is an often-heard demand m...

Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre gets ready to celebrate its 90th anniversary

Jim Hill | Posted 02.28.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Tonight, all eyes are on the Dolby Theatre and the 88th Academy Awards. But tomorrow morning -- after that 500 foot-long red carpet (which gets rolle...

When Aliens Arrived On Oscar Weekend: 'UFO Diary' Recreates the Battle of Los Angeles

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

In the early morning hours of February 25th, 1942, wartime Los Angeles flew into a panic as an ominous, saucer-like object flew over the city, touching off a massive anti-aircraft barrage. Despite the intense barrage, however, no aircraft wreckage was ever recovered.

An Extraordinary Library: The Lilly Library, Indiana University

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

After living in the Midwest for about 30 years I really didn't know too much about Indiana -- it seemed like a nice state but my sense was that the state was pretty limited, culturally.

Celebrate Claudette Colbert's Birthday With Our Favorite Lines from 'It Happened One Night'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 09.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

A quick-witted Colbert, who starred in more than 60 movies and many Broadway plays, held her own opposite Clark Gable, Maurice Chevalier, Gary Cooper, Joseph Cotten, Melvyn Douglas, Henry Fonda, Fredric March, Ray Milland, Spencer Tracy, John Wayne, Orson Welles, Rex Harrison and other leading men.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Oh Gallow Lay, The Danish Girl, Rabin, the Last Day and Juries... I Disagree!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.13.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

While I didn't watch all the winning films, I did watch other movies that in my humble opinion, are more current and relevant in their subject matter and themes.

My Rosebud

Daron Hagen | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Daron Hagen

At age eight, during the summer of '69, one of the most comforting sounds I knew was the sound of Mother's manual Royal typewriter.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Kicking It Off With Orson Welles, a Woman's Man

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

A good 30 years after his death, the genius that was, is and always will be Orson Welles is finally enjoying the recognition he deserves.

Movie Directors and Mount Rushmores: Eleven Country's Best Filmmakers

Jon Eig | Posted 07.17.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

The Mt. Rushmorification of social discourse is destroying any semblance of nuanced, sophisticated analysis. And I'm right there with it, doing what I can to continue the trend.

Magic To Do

George Heymont | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new documentaries show how acting affects different types of personalities. One focuses on an unusual group of Chinese students involved in a musical theatre project in Hong Kong. The other pays tribute to one of the greatest talents (and egos) in the history of film and theatre.

These Stunning Vintage Car Photos Will Make You Feel The Wind In Your Hair

HuffPost Italy | Arianna Catania | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts

"A chariot can be made that moves at an unimaginable speed without horses," the philosopher Roger Bacon predicted in the 13th century. Another six cen...

The Time a UFO Invaded Los Angeles: UFO Diary Recreates the Great LA Air Raid of 1942

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 01.01.2016 | Weird News
Jason Apuzzo

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of The Battle of Los Angeles, also known as The Great LA Air Raid, one of the most mysterious incidents of World War II -- and one of the most colorful tales in all of UFO lore. It's also a tale we couldn't resist turning into a movie.

Popcorn Preview: Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Leslie Sisman | Posted 02.08.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) Director: Chuck Workman Genre: Documentary (94 minutes) "A magician is just an actor."...

Howard Fineman

The War Of Glenn Beck's Worlds

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

DALLAS -– "I don't expect anybody to believe I've had a change of heart," Glenn Beck told me. "I don't know if I would." Have you had a change of...

Orson Welles's Othello

Francis Levy | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Is it possible the famed death procession at the finale of Bergman's The Seventh Seal (1957) was influenced by the prologue to Orson Welles's Othello...

1936, The Spanish Civil War: They Checked in at the Hotel Florida

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 06.22.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The Hotel Florida, like the mythical Hotel California in the song by The Eagles, is one of those places where "you can check in but you can never leave." Or so it seemed for the foreigners who used it as their home base in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War.

Jodorowsky's Dune

Francis Levy | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Was Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune, "the greatest movie never made?" The South African director Richard Stanley makes that claim in Frank Pavich's documentary about the ill fated project, currently playing at Film Forum.

The Return of Rex Ryan (Orson Welles Redux?)

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 02.27.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

The die is cast. Rex Ryan will remain the coach of the New York Jets. Owner Woody Johnson made the right call. After all, this was a team that traded ...

The Way We Are: A Conversation with Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Chatting with Artifact's Jared Leto, and an Angels Sing Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

When did Alan and Marilyn Bergman become such an establishment in the world of music? Find out here.

Surviving the Transition From Stage to Screen

George Heymont | Posted 02.06.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Many a play has been adapted for the silver screen. Some benefit from the ability to expand the action to more locations; others (like Jack Goes Boating) implode under the added weight.

First Person Account of 1938 Martian Invasion

Tyler Moss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tyler Moss

It's a quiet night in the small central-Illinois city of Jacksonville on October 30, 1938. Lou Lemmons, a 19-year-old-waitress at Winston's Cafe, is...