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Penn & Teller on Broadway: The Magic Is Back

Danny Groner | Posted 07.14.2015 | New York
Danny Groner

You can't help but get excited about the prospect of magic's supreme duo Penn & Teller returning to Broadway for the first time in decades. And they're just as giddy as the audience and fans to bring a healthy helping of old and new tricks to theater's premiere stage.

Aisle View: Penn & Teller, Back in Town

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.13.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Here they are, back on Broadway, in Penn & Teller On Broadway. One of their best tricks, it turns out, is making their show--which includes illusions some of us have seen multiple times over multiple decades--an altogether entertaining evening of delectable sleight-of-hand.

The 36 Best and Worst Celebrity Baby Names of All Time

Mallory Moss | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Mallory Moss

Just as we turn to celebrities for new trends to name our children, we also look toward them to see what outrageous names they have picked this time around. From Apple to Zahara, Mallory Moss presents the best and worst celebrity baby names of all time.

"Tim's Vermeer:" An Adventure Film for Culturally Astute People

Ira Israel | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

What an extraordinarily delightful surprise it was to stumble upon "Tim's Vermeer" which was made with such child-like wonder that mirrors its main subject, namely the obsessive mind of a curious, mad genius. Viewing this film is akin to watching Leonard Bernstein unwittingly discover Mahler's 11th symphony.

Paul Provenza to Relaunch The Green Room at SXSW

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

"It depends, because the whole thing about The Green Room is the combination of talent. It's not enough to just have a handful of great comics. What I need, and what excites me about it, is putting a handful of comics together who are particularly interesting."

Movie Review: Tim's Vermeer

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Penn and Teller's Tim's Vermeer is like a cinematic magic trick, one that unveils itself over the course of roughly 90 minutes -- and encompasses the years it took Tim Jenison to work the illusion. Except it's not an illusion.

Al Goldstein Made A Man Out Of Me

Tony Sachs | Posted 02.23.2014 | New York
Tony Sachs

Channel J was the public access channel. During the day and evening it was populated by preachers, two-bit entertainers, lecturers... you name it. But after midnight, the smutty stuff hit the air.

Inventor or Artist? An Interview with Tim Jenison of Tim's Vermeer

Kristin McCracken | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Modestly successful in his lifetime, then relatively forgotten, Vermeer was rediscovered in the 19th Century. He has since become regarded as a grand master.

If You Want to Find Out Who Your Friends Are... Crowdfund Your Movie

Penn Jillette | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Penn Jillette

My old friends, Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry, are two of the greatest writers and thinkers of all time and my new friend, Trace Adkins is . . . well, he has a really low voice. These guys would all do anything for me. If I asked them to help me get attention for a movie I was making -- they would help.

It Warms My Shriveling Heart How Many People Support My Quest to Be a Bad Guy

Penn Jillette | Posted 11.24.2013 | Comedy
Penn Jillette

I want to be a bad guy in my next movie. I want to be a monster. I want to be the nightmare. That's my goal. It would be a sexier goal, I suppose, if I started out as a really good guy, but I've never been hero material.

Who Won 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice'?

Posted 05.20.2013 | TV

It all came down to two 6'6" ponytail-wielding stars on the "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" live finale. Country superstar Trace Adkins faced off agai...

Freedom and Healthcare: Is the Libertarian Party In Danger of Becoming Relevant?

Robin Koerner | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Robin Koerner

You don't have to be a economist to understand why American healthcare has been such a disaster for so long -- and why Obamacare has spectacularly failed to do the one thing that would have solved most of its problems.

WATCH: Legendary Magician Tells Us How He Really Feels About Trump

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2012 | Books

Legendary magician Penn Jillette stopped by HuffPost Live on Friday to talk politics, religion and his new book "Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday." Ear...

Jillette: If Obama Were Arrested Under His Laws, He'd Be In Prison

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 07.21.2012 | Comedy

In a recent episode of his podcast "Penn's Sunday School," comedian Penn Jillette laid his opinions on the Obama drug policies out on the table. J...

Penn Jillette: 'Celebrity Apprentice' Drama Isn't Scripted

Posted 04.23.2012 | TV

The morning after he was fired from "The Celebrity Apprentice," Penn Jillette stopped by "The Wendy Williams Show" (weekdays on Fox) to provide some p...

'The Celebrity Apprentice': Sex And The Smell Of Success

Posted 04.23.2012 | TV

Sex and Success were the themes of the week on the latest installment of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on NBC). The challenge was to com...

Penn and Teller Suit: 'Magician Stole Our Trick'

Newser | Posted 04.20.2012 | Weird News

Half of Penn and Teller is suing a fellow magician who he says ripped off a classic trick. Dutch illusionist Gerard Bakardy reportedly posted a You...

Vissa D'arte Even on The Celebrity Apprentice

Penn Jillette | Posted 06.01.2012 | TV
Penn Jillette

It was this week's episode of Celebrity Apprentice where Donald Trump and Clay Aiken understood that they didn't understand me, and feeling misunderstood by Donald Trump and Clay Aiken is its own kind of joy. Passion and art can be more important than money.

'Celebrity Apprentice': Lou Ferrigno Gets Into Sword Fighting

Posted 04.27.2012 | TV

The teams were tasked with creating entertainment for Medieval Times on this week's installment of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (Sun., 9 p.m. EST on NBC...

'Celebrity Apprentice' Sneak Peek

Posted 02.14.2012 | TV

The celebrities are uniting under Donald Trump for charity once again on the new season of "The Celebrity Apprentice." The men are pitted against wome...

Defying Our Maker: What The New Atheists Miss

Ted Cadsby | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Ted Cadsby

Of all the arguments employed to challenge the usefulness of religion, one is largely overlooked: the way religion feeds our tribal instinct.

Shelve This, Bill Maher

Teri Markson | Posted 12.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Teri Markson

I will state right up front that I am a librarian. I am also a big fan of Bill Maher. But as far as I'm concerned he really stuck his foot in it on Oct. 14 when he said, "We have the Internet. We don't need a library at all."

Penn And Piers Debate Religion, Atheism

Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion

As part of Tuesday's episode of "Piers Morgan Tonight," magician and comedian Penn Jillette debated Morgan on the merits of atheism and religious beli...

HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff Discusses The Sarah Palin Coin Controversy On The Joy Behar Show

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff appeared on The Joy Behar Show Wednesday night to talk about religion in politics and the controversy surrounding Sarah Pal...

Why Would Anyone Call Their Book "Going Rogue"? Answer Below.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Most of us wouldn't name our story Going Rogue. On the other hand, elephants go "rogue," and everybody knows elephants are Republican.