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"The Wizard of Oz

One Shooting in Chicago

Roger Wright | Posted 02.13.2017 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Michelle Robey, 55, probably had no idea that the corner here in my neighborhood, where she was shot dead Friday night was once the home of a 200 acre...

Judy Garland Molested By Munchkins On 'Oz' Set, Ex-Husband Claims

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.08.2017 | Entertainment

Munchkins who served as lovable allies of Judy Garland’s Dorothy in the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” were monsters offscreen, according to a ...

Dorothy's Red Slippers Keep Things Movin'

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 11.08.2016 | Entertainment
Nancy Cohen-koan

It's a challenge to decide where to take your kids this holiday season... New York has so much to offer but you can never go wrong when the Wizard is ...

No Room For Humbugs At The Rainbow Room

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Nancy Cohen-koan

It's not hard to see how that shortsightedness has occurred over the years. As the middle class have been pushed out of the playing field and the poor have gotten even poorer, we can't help but feel we've moved far from that vision of equality.

Not Quite Kansas Yet...

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Margarita Alarcon

For a little over two years now, everyone who comes to Cuba from where ever will ask the same question: "So, how are things now with all the changes?!"

The Private Thought I Shared With My Best Friend

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 08.06.2016 | Fifty
Pat Blumenthal

On an ordinary afternoon during high school, I was hanging out with one of my best friends, in one of those spaces in time when you feel safe enough to allow yourself to think out loud without regret.

Primaries, Conventions, And Nominations! Oh My! If We Only Had A Brain.

Stephen Rosa | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Stephen Rosa

Is this a presidential election or a bad version of The Wizard of Oz? The long and perilous journey along the yellow brick campaign trail to the November election is almost over.

Republican Party And Donald Trump Unify As Party Of 'Hunger Games'

Alan Farago | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Alan Farago

One has to admire Donald Trump's huge success in overlaying a reality television template on Republican Party canards. It got him pretty darn far.

The Wizard Is Trump

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

He couldn't have known. He wrote it years before Donald Trump was born. But in writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum was prescient. He wrote a story that foretold the rise and fall of Donald Trump.

New York: Bernie Sanders Is Our Last Chance

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

"We won't see a presidential candidate like Bernie again in our lifetimes." As I heard these words, spoken by a woman at a Sanders campaign event recently, I felt a chill go through me. Because I knew she was right. We won't.

Has Trump Acquired Reagan's Teflon Coating?

Ira Kalb | Posted 03.03.2017 | Politics
Ira Kalb

If you have watched any of the Republican debates, you are likely to understand why many have called them a three-ring circus. It seems that the more outrageous Donald Trump has appeared in these debates and personal appearances the more votes he has received in the primaries.

Making Believe: Donald Trump Is Our Modern-Day Wizard of Oz

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Few people realize that the series of children's books by L. Frank Baum, on which the film was based -- most notably The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and some 15 subsequent Oz volumes published during the first two decades of the 20th Century -- is riddled with political references and serves as an allegory for American populism in the 1890s. The parallels to Trump's campaign are profound.

How to Lose an Oscar in 10 Ways

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 02.25.2017 | Entertainment
Loretta Bolger Wish

Some of the finest films in history failed to capture a Best Picture Oscar because of bad timing or an unfavorable climate. Or because a competitor, maybe no better or even far inferior, gained an advantage.

Follow The Gray Asphalt Road: Wisdom In The Ghetto

Robyn Arouty | Posted 02.15.2017 | Good News
Robyn Arouty

I needed to test myself or something. So I veered off the path. My personal path. Looking to feel inspired, but only found sadness. Looking to make a ...

You Gotta Have Heart: The Woodsman

Bess Rowen | Posted 02.12.2017 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Every time I cry during the first half hour of Up--and let's be clear, that's every time I watch that movie--I marvel at how much beautiful design and excellent storytelling can affect me so greatly. The Woodsman is basically the theatrical version of that same concept.

The Metropolitan Room of Ageless Art

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 02.04.2017 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

According to owner Bernie Furshpan, the goal of this Flatiron district cabaret is to revive the "golden age of cabaret" with both renowned performers and new faces.

Thoughts on Wizard of Oz Turning 60

Joe Bonsall | Posted 01.31.2017 | Entertainment
Joe Bonsall

I am giving away my age of course but so what... I will turn 68 soon and I am good with it! Growing up in my row house neighborhood in Philadelphia so...

Falling In Luft with Lorna - at Feinstein's 54 Below

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.25.2017 | Entertainment
Randee Mia Berman

In the 1977 hit Annie Hall, Alvy (Woody Allen) Singer stops his new cabaret singer crush Annie (Diane Keaton) Hall on the street, in an awkward attemp...

'The Wiz Live!' Finds a Brand New Day on the Small Screen | Posted 12.04.2016 | Black Voices

While the production may have gathered ire from some, for most (and at least Black Twitter), the star-studded cast of NBC's The Wiz Live didn't disappoint.

Why The Wiz Live is Important

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 12.04.2016 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

This dazzling display of musical talent from an all-star black cast was not only entertaining, but it was also important for a variety of reasons that many who are not black won't be able to understand.

Podtime Stories

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.23.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Tales of a First-Time Homeowner

Brent Stoller | Posted 11.20.2016 | HuffPost Home
Brent Stoller

Earlier this year, my wife and I closed on our house in Houston. While she's a previous homeowner, this is my first go-round. And I'm lost. Part of my uneasiness is leftover PTSD from seeing my savings account slashed by a cashier's check, but most of it stems from knowing that everything within those walls is my obligation.

Keeping America Safe By Altering Our Favorite Films

Domenick Scudera | Posted 11.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

To make America safer, here are some of the Republican suggestions for alternative endings to America's favorite films.

When Mister Rogers Rankled Witches

Michael G. Long | Posted 10.29.2016 | Religion
Michael G. Long

Fred Rogers often encountered criticism from viewers of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.' In letter after letter, irate viewers criticized everything from his generous views of divine grace to his pacifist approach to war to his bold decision to show the erect nipple of a breast-feeding mother.

Why The Martian Is Still on Top of the World

Tony Varona | Posted 10.25.2016 | Entertainment
Tony Varona

The Martian, in fact, may be the 21st Century's retelling of The Wizard of Oz -- the long-loved American fable that spoke directly to Americans' anxiety and identity, both as a nation and as individuals.