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"Looking" for Excuses: The Show Was Bad. It Got Cancelled. Get Over It.

Martin Luz | Posted 08.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Martin Luz

Enough of the moaning and complaining about HBO canceling the show Looking. And please stop with the overwrought excuses about gay male psychosexual and sociological failures. Here's the deal: the show was cancelled because it was bad.

Netflix, Binging And Quality Control In The Age Of Peak TV

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment

Matt Singer posed a timely question today: Why is it that the original programs made by Netflix -- the place that perfected binge-viewing -- aren&rsq...

The Problem With Television Isn't the LBT, It's the G.

JD Stewart | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
JD Stewart

We can't cry out for representation and then spit on it when it arrives. We can't lap up other shows dealing with our cohort's problems and lives and stamp on our own because we feel like we've been given the short straw.

Confessions of a Latina Arrepentida

Lourdes Duarte | Posted 08.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Lourdes Duarte

After suffering through too many inauthentic portrayals of both Latinas and the Magic City on screen, I decided to do something about it. Because I'll be DAMNED if another feisty Cuban girl in the 305 is growing up resenting her heritage, too.

The Gift -- A Gift for Fans of 'Real' Movies

David Fagin | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment
David Fagin

This low-budget underdog manages to keep you on the edge of your seat in suspense better than any of the previously mentioned blockbusters could ever hope to do.

Best of Enemies: The State of Debate

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Robert Rosenkranz

What William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal did for discourse in America was unprecedented. They proved there was a time not so long ago we relished hearing both sides of political arguments. And there is a time -- call it the present -- when a hunger for authenticity seems to be driving both parties in unexpected directions.

6 Netflix Tricks You Aren't Using (But Should Be)

Supercompressor | Posted 08.26.2015 | HuffPost Home
Supercompressor

Here are some tips, tricks, and "hacks" (for lack of a better word) that will improve your Netflix experience dramatically, all compatible with the current, revamped version of the site. You may never leave your house again.

Experienced Female Filmmakers Making Waves

New York Women in Film & Television | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment
New York Women in Film & Television

Despite the odds, there is a strong contingent of older women directors on the far side of 40 who I work with as a producer, and they are raising money and booking crews to make compelling shorts, docs and narratives.

The True Story Behind the New ABC Series, The Astronaut Wives Club

Off The Shelf | Posted 08.18.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Julianna Haubner | Off the Shelf It's an age-old saying that behind every great man is a great woman. In the last few years, a number of fantastic...

I Want It Made in New York

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.17.2015 | New York
C. M. Rubin

"The industry generates billions of dollars to the local economy and employs 130,000 New Yorkers behind the scenes." -- Commissioner Cynthia López...

A Bad Babysitter in Any Era

Richard Freed | Posted 08.16.2015 | Parents
Richard Freed

As a father and child psychologist, I understand the incredible demands and stresses of raising young children. For some marketers, these difficulties create an opportunity to sell parents on the belief that screens are a cost-effective, guilt-free, educating babysitter.

Pretty Little Payoff - After Years of Commitment, a Disappointing Finale

Shailee Koranne | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment
Shailee Koranne

While few shows have given me finales that wholly satisfied me, even fewer have given me finales that wholly dissatisfied me. However, PLL is up on the wholly dissatisfying list now.

Women in Business Q&A: JJ Ramberg, Host of msnbc's 'Your Business'

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

JJ Ramberg is the host of msnbc's Your Business, which focuses on small business and entrepreneurship and is the founder of Goodshop.com. Now in its...

Reality TV Needs More Deaf Talent

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

Even though our reality is full of individuals who are deaf/HoH, only a handful of this population has been given an opportunity to join the cast of a reality TV show. They don't fit into the "reality" that producers are trying to create, and that is a shame for all of us.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXIII

Alan Black | Posted 08.12.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

The debate is on. The most boring man in the world walks in.

Pretty Little Liars Transphobic Writing Is Hackneyed, Harmful

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Using transgender people and their transitions as a twist, and a way to explain psychotic behavior, is just plain lazy writing and has been for 50 plus years.

What Do You Believe In?

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.12.2015 | OWN
Sister Jenna

I would like to briefly share with you the moment that I was introduced to Belief, and the journey I have been on since.

Club De Cuervos Is Netflix's Freshest New Series of the Year

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Netflix's brand new series is not only this summer's most binge-worthy delight, but should be applauded as a game changer in the burgeoning world of globally-designed entertainment.

No Filter, No Shame: An Interview With Difficult People's Julie Klausner

Hulu.com | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Hulu.com

She's a seasoned writer, a lifelong comedian, and an occasional actress -- and now Julie Klausner is the creator and co-star of new Hulu Original Difficult People, a wildly irreverent comedy series about two narcissistic, struggling comedians who will complain about anything but each other.

5 Fall TV Shows for Families and Teens

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

The traditional fall TV season is transforming now that more and more shows are released throughout the year and/or dropped digitally for binge-watching. It can be challenging for families to keep up. But don't despair.

City Walk: Popular TV Series Explores the World, Step by Step

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

I love a success story. Just two years ago, the unique TV series City Walk took its first steps, exploring urban environments from Portland to New York City in a hip, revisionist way: by strolling them.

Buckley vs. Vidal in Best of Enemies

Brad Schreiber | Posted 08.04.2015 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

I've been saying its like a forest fire of redwoods. If the redwoods were burning, that's them (Buckley and Vidal). And what networks took away was the flame. And that it's devolved into flash paper. Not even any ash. No content, just the explosion.

'Boyhood' Is a Sitcom, Compressed

Lara Zarum | Posted 08.03.2015 | Entertainment
Lara Zarum

A few weeks ago at Comic-Con, a Simpsons showrunner revealed that the long-running cartoon would devote a Christmas episode to spoofing Richard Linkla...

10 Things You Didn't Know About Countess Luann

Tom Falco | Posted 08.01.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Falco

Countess Luann de Lesseps is one of the Real Housewives of New York City, a favorite and an integral part of the Bravo TV show. Every season there seems to be a break-out star, and this season I think it's the Countess.

America's Next Top Talent Search Reality Show

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment

How many hours have you spent in Results Show Purgatory? You know, those few seconds before Ryan Seacrest or Cat Deeley or Tom Bergeron tells you who...