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My Problem with Jersey Shore

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Rugnetta

Good programming provides us with built-in commentary through nuanced connections between a subculture and our broader culture. Jersey Shore frustrates me because there is absolutely none of this commentary.

The Philip Roth Reader: Who Cares What Kind of Husband He Was?

Karen Stabiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Stabiner

Bad novels happen to good people, and vice versa, and I honestly don't care what kind of a husband Philip Roth was as long as he wakes up every morning and goes to work.

How To Survive A Divorce

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

In the years since my divorce, I have learned a thing or two about surviving the breakup of a long-term marriage. Not from self-help books, but from my friends.

Obama Should Speak to Schoolkids About Studying

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The loss of intellectual curiosity, and the death of reading, among our kids is a serious crisis as our children gravitate away from the written word and toward the visual image.

Mr. President, You Can Act Like A Man. Yes You Can.

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

it's time for you to lay down the gauntlet, and demand the reforms -- including a robust public option -- that will break the collusion among the insurance providers to extort people for all they're worth.

What's Your Line? Mine Is....

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Men, I've noticed (duh!) tend to quote lines from what one might think of as "guy" films. Women will often quote the likes of Bette Davis in All About Eve or Diane Keaton in Annie Hall.

Russia's 'Godfather', Vyacheslav Ivankov, Wounded In Moscow

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Moscow police say a gunman has wounded Vyacheslav Ivankov, whom U.S. prosecutors have called a godfather of Russian organized crime. A...

Handling the "Whoopses": Judge Sotomayor and The Art of Fixing a Misspeak.

Michael Maslansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

In today's age of the media microscope, every judge, politician or CEO has at least one "whoops" that they wish they hadn't said or done. The challenge is in how well you handle your critics.

Best New York Movies (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Directors have struggled to capture the essence of New York City since the first talkie, The Jazz Singer, was set here in 1927. At turns romantic and ...

Francis Ford Coppola: His Own Life Story in New Film Tetro

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

In talking to Coppola, one has the impression of talking to a maverick godfather who is creatively pulling his own strings towards power

Thank God It's Thursday: Book Expo '09 & The 27s plus The Singular Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This year's BookExpo in New York City had its usual small arena of publishers at gussied-up kiosks hawking the latest and greatest by writers known and unknown.

On His Birthday, Taking The Measure Of Brando

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Brando's filmography provides sufficient proof that the actor's own demons helped stall a career that in its hey-day (the mid-late fifties) seemed limitless in potential.

The Best Original Movie Scores By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Surveying the historical span of filmmaking, the use of original music appears more prevalent from the dawn of sound through the 1970s -- or perhaps it's just that the scores themselves were more memorable over this period.

Best Movies By Farr -- Celebrating Pacino and De Niro

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Ultimately, it's tough to call just who is the finer actor, or bigger star. Personally, I give the edge to De Niro.

Obama and the Arts

Chris Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Campbell

Most industries are adapting and evolving during these uncertain times, but the arts have been in flux for years and years, long preceding Bush and Wall Street's dismantling.

An Inauguration Day/Godfather fantasy

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yes, I know - Barack Obama's election is a fresh start for the country, a time to put old bitterness and recriminations behind us and focus on the fut...

Revealed: How They Made "The Godfather"

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

How's this for an offer you can't refuse: The Godfather Family Album - previously unseen candid pictures revealing how the finest gangster movies of t...

Glenn Beck Is Now A Made Man

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matthew Filipowicz

Glenn Beck has served the Republicans well, and so now, he gets his own show on the network that respects "fair and balanced" reporting the same way the actual Mafia respects the "law".

Son Of "Godfather" Creator Sues Over Profits

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The son of "The Godfather" creator Mario Puzo sued Paramount Pictures on Wednesday, claiming the studio failed to pay royalties fr...

AFI Names Top Genre Movies

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Snow White, Dorothy Gale, the HAL 9000 computer, Charles Chaplin's Little Tramp and Marlon Brando's Godfather share top billing am...

Linens CEO's Bizarre Behavior Troubles Billionaire Boss

New York Post | James Covert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Billionaire buyout king Leon Black may soon make the boss of Linens 'n Things an offer he can't refuse. The embattled retailer's CEO, Robert DiNicola...

Francis Ford Coppola: I Never Wanted To Be A Legend

Telegraph | John Hiscock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The patriarchal writer-producer-director is back with renewed enthusiasm, intent on beginning a new career making low-budget, personal films, picking ...