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First Nighter: Westport Country Playhouse's "Room Service" on a Gold Tray

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

About the 1937 Room Service, now revived at the Westport Country Playhouse, I'm tempted to say things like "They don't write 'em like they used to" or...

Cyber Schools: What the FAQ? A Union Goon's Tea Party Question Reveals New British Taxation

Kevin Walsh | Posted 08.31.2013 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

The following was originally published by Kevin in his blog, MyMediaDiary.com. If Columbus explored as much as the Detroit Free Press, he'd have neve...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Dick Cavett on Duck Soup

Dan Persons | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The late '60s had its share of momentous events: Nixon attaining the presidency; the manned moon landing; and most important of all, Dick Cavett interviewing the 78-year-old, and still blisteringly funny, Groucho Marx on his late-night TV show.

Mohammad, the Imprisoned Iranian Translator

David Kersh | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics
David Kersh

So, one morning, a morning much like any other morning, you read an opinion piece in the newspaper regarding the imprisonment by Iranian authorites of...

Gore and Suicide Under the Glitzy, Glamorous and Beckoning Dream

Tom Gregory | Posted 03.22.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

A picture might be worth a thousand words, but one word looms over Tinseltown that's worth a thousand pictures -- the iconic Hollywood sign.

How My Childhood Heroes Led Me To A Life Of Sex, Drugs, And Rock And Roll

goodmenproject.com | Posted 12.21.2011 | Fifty

In December of 1962 when I was eight years old, one of the few things in my life that really mattered to me, aside from the upcoming Christmas holiday...

10 Black & White Movies for People Who Won't Watch Black & White Movies

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If I could get all those black and white haters out there to watch just ten titles -- movies that constituted absolutely essential viewing -- which would they be?

Do You Feel Like We Do?: Chats with Peter Frampton, Lenka, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, and William Fitzsimmons

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.05.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Hello, The Marx Brothers Must Be Coming

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.20.2011 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

My passion for the absurd may derive from early childhood exposure to my mom's twisted song parodies. My fave was "I've Got the World on a String," in...

Blackberries Off: Ten Essential Movies For Easily Distracted Twenty-Somethings

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

What if we only had a month in which to force our young adult offspring to see ten essential movies before they succumbed entirely to short-form digital content? My own personal picks.

The Marx Brothers' Stateroom Scene

Posted 06.25.2011 | Women

As I mention in my new book, "Growing Up Laughing," I grew up watching the Marx Brothers - my whole family adored all of their movies. This ...

ReelzChannel: The Top Ten "No Escape" Scenarios

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the new movie Frozen, a group of fun-loving snowboarders -- played by Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, and Kevin Zegers -- get stuck on a chair lift. As t...

Touchdown: For New Year's, My Favorite Football Movies

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Countless films have explored the inherent drama and heroic quality of organized sports in general, and football in particular. In fact, Hollywood has turned the feel-good sports movie into a tried-and-true formula.

Pharmaceutical Drug Pushers Lead to National Overdose

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

I only hope that some woman is lucky enough to be with a man who becomes afflicted with one side effect Viagra claims, a condition known as priapism, ...