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The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, 6/21/13

John Zipperer | Posted 08.21.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

President Obama found himself before friendly crowds again -- he went to Europe. Why did he go there? Take our news quiz for the answer.

The Other James Gandolfini: "Sopranos" Actor Remembered For Support of Injured Vets, Community Media

Democracy Now! | Posted 08.21.2013 | Celebrity
Democracy Now!

While media coverage of the death of "Soprano" star James Gandolfini has focused mainly on his acting career, little has been mentioned about the more...

Road trip: Behind the Scenes of 'Sopranos' Finale

Laura Lippstone | Posted 08.21.2013 | Travel
Laura Lippstone

The larger-than-life place in the show is so small in actual daylight, we drove right past it at first.

A Much Loved and Complex Kingpin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.20.2013 | TV
Mark Rubinstein

We crave real portrayals of people like ourselves: people who can be confused, get angry, celebrate joyous moments and sometimes feel rejected and unloved. James Gandolfini made Tony Soprano, the Jersey mob boss, one of us.

James Gandolfini's Touching Stint On 'Sesame Street'

Posted 06.20.2013 | TV

We may have lost a legend with James Gandolfini's tragic, sudden passing, but the actor leaves a legacy of TV moments that make us laugh, cry, shudder...

Iconic Sopranos Ice Cream Parlor Pays Tribute To James Gandolfini

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.20.2013 | Small Business

One New Jersey restaurant payed tribute to James Gandolfini Wednesday in the wake of the news of the actor's unexpected death. Holsten’s Ice Crea...

My James Gandolfini Story

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

It's embarrassing to admit when the death of a famous person -- basically, a stranger -- affects me emotionally. I can name them all right now: John Ritter, Tim Russert, Roger Ebert and, now, James Gandolfini.

How HBO Will Honor James Gandolfini

Posted 06.20.2013 | TV

HBO will air future episodes of "The Sopranos" with a tribute to the late James Gandolfini, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday. According to The Ho...

Journey Comments On James Gandolfini's Death

Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment

Thanks to the series finale of "The Sopranos," James Gandolfini and Journey were always connected. The band's song "Don't Stop Believin'" played d...

James Gandolfini: As Important As Brando in the Firmament of Fictional Mafia Bosses

Howard Barbanel | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
Howard Barbanel

The series finale was left ambiguous but the boss of bosses up above doesn't go for unresolved endings, so ascending to heaven is New Jersey native James Gandolfini, who at 51 definitely went way before his time.

My Moment With Tony Soprano

Binky Philips | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I will never have any idea what weird bravado came over me, but, I stepped right up to James Gandolfini, draped my arm over his shoulder (What!?), he looked at me like "This better be good!" and I said, with all the Mafia Tony arrogance I could muster...

All Due Respect: An Appreciation Of James Gandolfini

Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.19.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

It's not just that Gandolfini was transfixing as Tony Soprano -- he was transfixing in so many ways.

The Best Of James Gandolfini On 'The Sopranos'

Posted 08.19.2013 | TV

The passing of "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini leaves a gaping hole in the TV landscape. The actor, who died suddenly of a heart attack in Italy ...

'Sopranos' Finale, Six Years Later

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 06.11.2013 | TV

Six years ago, on June 10, 2007, "The Sopranos" ended its six-season run on HBO. Though it remains the cable network's most-watched show ever to this ...

'Sopranos' Creator's Surprising Admission

Vulture | Posted 06.06.2013 | TV

Last time we spoke to David Chase, he told us that he only watches two TV shows: "Boardwalk Empire" and "Mad Men." When we saw him last night at the W...

The Best Show Ever Written?

Posted 06.03.2013 | TV

The 101 best-written TV shows have been selected by the Writers Guild of America (WGA). Topping that list? HBO's "The Sopranos." The Writers Guild ...

Satisfying (Or Not) Ways to End Your Novel

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

I believe the writer has a covenant with the reader. You provide the best possible stories--they will bring you into their heart. And come the day you separate, the moment it's time to say goodbye, do you want to break their heart?

Still Mad About That 'Seinfeld' Ending?

Posted 05.14.2013 | TV

May 14 marks the 15th anniversary of the "Seinfeld" finale, an event that attracted over 76 million viewers and divided opinions so spectacularly that...

Edie Falco Didn't Watch 'The Sopranos'

The Huffington Post | Alex Moaba | Posted 05.07.2013 | TV

Current "Nurse Jackie" star Edie Falco made a startling admission on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday night when she confessed that she has not watched much...

Just in Case You Missed It: The Media Revolution of 1999

Kevin McDonough | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Kevin McDonough

1999 saw the debut of two of the greatest shows ever made, as well as the seeds of the medium's embrace of cheaply made mediocrity. It marked the beginning of whole new expectations of where television could ascend -- or descend.

A Surprising 'Sopranos' Reunion

Posted 04.18.2013 | TV

It's a "Sopranos" reunion, courtesy of ... Nickelodeon? You read right. Cast members from the late HBO mob series will reunite in the Nickelodeon ...

Aspen Exposure for Boardwalk Empire Team

Michael Conniff | Posted 06.16.2013 | Denver
Michael Conniff

When it comes to couples who have been together 32 years, it's easy to say they have a habit of finishing each other's sentences. But with writing-producing team Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov, they have a habit of finishing each other's paragraphs.

Edie Falco's Latest Role: Circus Protester

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green

If elephants were her patients, the "Nurse Jackie" star would take them out of the circus. In a new ad for PETA, actress Edie Falco urges parents t...

A Cathartic Shrine for the Living

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

For Richmond, Va. art director Ann Rudy, a recent class in narrative collage turned quickly into a cathartic experience. In October, she signed up fo...

A Compendium of Encounters -- Including Excerpts From My Book On Rhino, My Life In The Ghost of Planets - The Story of a CBGB Almost-Was

Binky Philips | Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Over my many years as a rock 'n' roll/pop culture freak, I've had my share of classic New York City encounters with celebrities and ummmmm, street life.