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Summer 2012

Readers' Favorite Summer Vacay Photos

Posted 09.28.2012 | Travel

Now that summer is officially over and it's starting to get brisk outside, we thought it would make for a nice Friday treat to remember the season tha...

Weeklings!: The Summer In Gay (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

The LGBT community had a pretty newsworthy summer -- in good, bad, and ugly, chicken-related ways -- and it's already time that we reflect on the season and make sense of it all. Prepare yourself for a blitz of summer 2012 realness.

From Gabby Douglas to the RNC: Remembering The Summer of 2012

Jermaine Spradley | Posted 11.02.2012 | Black Voices
Jermaine Spradley

Before the sun sets on the summer of 2012 - we wanted to take a look back at some of its more interesting happenings. From Gabby and Serena's awesome athletic exploits to our president navigating the murky waters of country-running...

2012 Summer Movie Wrap-up: The Avengers and the Art House Save an Otherwise Mediocre Summer Movie Season

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

In short, the expected mega-blockbusters were indeed mostly mega-blockbusters, the expected middle-of-the-road hits were just that, while the films pegged most likely to flop or at least financially disappoint did just that.

Touring Post-Olympic Britain

Steve Bramucci | Posted 10.20.2012 | Travel
Steve Bramucci

Rather than limiting yourself to England, where prices will still be high, check out what else the UK has to offer. A glance at the calendar reveals a full slate of festivals, concerts and performances throughout Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in August and early September.

Weekend Box Office: The Dark Knight Holds Strong While The Watch and Step Up 4 Open Soft

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.28.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The whole 'series finale' gimmick promised nothing more than the question of whether or not Batman survived this final film, a question that has surely been answered in a million blog posts by this time.

Colorado Shooting Had Little Effect on The Dark Knight Rises Weekend Box Office

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Dark Knight Rises' performance should be closely monitored in terms of what should be considered the top-tier potential for any and all other comic book adaptations for the near future.

Is The Amazing Spider-Man the Next Batman Begins or Merely the Next Superman Returns?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I'd argue that Sony may have won the battle with The Amazing Spider-Man (it's not a flop by any means), but they may have lost the war.

George Will's Pathetic Climate Change Response

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.08.2012 | Media

George Will discussed the latest heat waves plaguing the nation on ABC's 'This Week'. His explanation for the extreme weather? "Summer." "How do we...

Movie Review: Ted

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.27.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Seth MacFarlane's Ted joins the ranks of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and Observe and Report among razor-sharp cultural satires cleverly disguised as dumb comedies.

Review: Brave (2012) Is Pixar's Most Impersonal and Least Consequential Film and a More Troubling Failure Than Cars 2

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.23.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Brave is rarely boring but rarely engrossing, a trifling piffle that fails as art and nearly fails at entertainment as well. It may not supplement Cars 2 as the worst film Pixar has yet made, but it clearly qualifies as the most disappointing.

Fairy Tale Fairs

Posted 06.22.2012 | Arts

Summer has officially begun, and a trip to the county fair is right at the top of our list of activities to best soak up the sun. If you, like us, hav...

There's Always One...

Alexa Gorman | Posted 08.20.2012 | College
Alexa Gorman

What type of person makes the ideal intern? What mindset do you need to have the best experience?

PHOTOS: Celebrities Hit The Beach

Posted 06.20.2012 | Celebrity

Put on your favorite swimsuit, grab a towel and hit the beach today because summertime is finally here! Wednesday marked the official start of summ...

Review: Prometheus (2012)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

With Prometheus, those expecting a game-changing science-fiction masterwork will be painfully disappointed. Those expecting merely a top-notch variation on the sci-fi "And Then There Were None" template will be only slightly disappointed.

Weekend Box Office (06/03/12): Snow White and the Huntsman Opens Strong While Prometheus Excels Overseas

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.03.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Powered by Kristen Stewart fans, the film's debut points to the fact that Ms. Stewart may be a genuine movie star (Charlize Theron adds class and prestige, but she's never been 'box office').


Posted 06.01.2012 | Comedy

It's summer, and that means two things: You will find yourself swinging rope over a body of water somewhere, and there's a good chance you (or someone...

Review: Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.31.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Snow White and the Huntsman is a failure both as a reinvention and a movie. It earns points for production value, Theron and Hemsworths' respective star turns, and for a promising initial reel that makes promises the film can't keep. But it goes nowhere.

Why Etsy's Sending Women To 'Hacker School'

The Los Angeles Times | Posted 04.09.2012 | Women

Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade goods, is sending women to Hacker School this summer. Marc Hedlund, Etsy's vice president of engineering,...

HuffPost Review: Captain America Delivers the Goods, With Rich Characterization and Terrific Old-school Adventure

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Home
Scott Mendelson

Joe Johnston's Captain America is a gloriously old-fashioned bit of shoe-leather adventure. Like the best of the recent comic book films, this is a genre film first and a comic book adaptation second.