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Why Do Smart People Turn Stupid in Thrillers?

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.13.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I've seen this scene play out over and over in movie thrillers, and read it too: People hear noises in houses where they should be alone and they ask, "Hello? Is anybody there?" What the hell could they be expecting? FedEx?

Blinded by Love

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

The things we do to go all out to show the love in our life how much we care. We buy roses or cook special dinners to heighten the romance and express our love. But you know what is even more romantic and sexy than champagne laced strawberries or fancy lingerie?

16 Gifts For Parents Who Just Want To Make It Through The Day

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 12.01.2015 | Parents

It can be difficult to find gifts for fellow parents -- too bad we can't give the gift of sleep. But for parents who are really in the thick of things...

45 Black-Owned Etsy Stores Everyone Should Support

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.30.2016 | Black Voices

The holiday season is here and what better place to shop for unique gifts for your family and friends than a black-owned business. The best part is th...

Deleted Scene From 'The Gift' Revisits Gordo The Weirdo's Infatuation

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.27.2015 | Entertainment

"The Gift" was one of summer's surprise hits, but it turns out we haven't heard the last of Gordo the Weirdo. In this exclusive deleted scene from the...

INTERVIEW: Joel Edgerton Gives The Gift

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.08.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For more than a decade, Joel Edgerton has been one of the most magnetic personalities onscreen with appearances in Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior, The Great Gatbsy, and more. Now the busy actor has added "director" and "writer" to his considerable resume with this weekend's release of The Gift.

Joel Edgerton Bends Thriller Conventions With Directorial Debut 'The Gift'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment

Joel Edgerton has accepted second billing for long enough, first as Owen Lars in the "Star Wars" prequels and later as the Navy SEALs team leader in "...

Actor Joel Edgerton Wasn't The Friendliest Kid In High School

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment

Joel Edgerton's new thriller "The Gift," which he wrote, directed and stars in, explores what happens when an old grudge compels a high school acquain...

This Trailer Will Convince You Never To Reconnect With An Old Pal Again

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment

If you're thinking of calling up old high school pals to reconnect, you may think twice after watching the trailer for "The Gift." Jason Bateman plays...

WATCH: 'The Gift'

Posted 07.30.2013 | Black Voices

Black Voices Breakthrough Theater, part of our Screening Room experience, is a ten part series where our panel of curators present new, short films an...

Mr. Olympia Phil Heath Rocks TheFitExpo Santa Clara

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Gregory Weinkauf

This weekend, TheFitExpo attendees were in for some huge treats, with perhaps the hugest being superstar bodybuilder and current two-time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath.

The Gift

Terence Clarke | Posted 07.29.2013 | Books
Terence Clarke

It is a curse upon every artist to have to deal with being ignored by the public, and most artists are indeed so disdained. I whine about it every day, at least to myself.

The Gift Opens at Geffen Playhouse in Westwood

Jay Weston | Posted 04.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I was a fierce fan of a TV show called Dawson's Creek during its six season run some years ago, probably because I adored the winsome Katie Holmes, who played Joey. I was reminded of that last night when I visited the wonderful Geffen Playhouse.

Remarkable Voices of 'The Gift' at Notre Dame U

Ruth Gerson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

For the past 27 years Michael Elkins has directed and starred in "The Gift" at Notre Dame University in Belmont, Calif. It plays for just nine shows, eight of which are free to the public. In lieu of purchasing tickets, audience members bring food and toys to be donated locally.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The Gift in a NYC Bathroom and Graffiti6 Gets Solo and Stripped Down

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.28.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Nuno Goncalves of the Portugal psych pop band The Gift used the trendy iPad tablet earlier this month in a dressing room restroom located backstage of Le Poisson Rouge in NYC to perform a track with his band.

How Hard Can It Be To Give Away Books?

Gerry Hadden | Posted 11.07.2011 | Books
Gerry Hadden

I made myself a rule: I would only keep as many books as would fit on a tiny, two-tiered bookcase. I wheeled a dolly overflowing with books into the lobby of my building with a note: FREE BOOKS. 45 minutes later, all of the books were gone. I was horror stricken.

The Making of a Novel: Considering Art and Commerce

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

In last week's post, I talked about a friend who abandoned a novel at the 11th hour because she felt it wasn't quite right. It was interesting to read...

Susan Boyle's Gift to Us

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

Susan's sweet, angelic voice permeates the album and the arrangements sound as though they were written in heaven.