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The Power of the Limbic Brain

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Feelings and emotions that motivate or paralyze us lie within the limbic system. Our awareness that our emotional life colors our performance can liberate us from some brain chains.

'SHAME ON US'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.26.2016 | Media

One of the film industry's leading publications is taking on the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations in a cover story to be published in Varie...

Introducing the BryanTALKS Podcast

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

I finally did it! I've joined the podcast world. What have I done? I'm not quite sure yet. I know that my intention was to create a talk and v...

A Tale of Two Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal and Dev Patel in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.19.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I may sound like I'm gushing when I write that meeting the wise, striking Dev Patel and listening to a talk with the handsome, funny Jake Gyllenhaal were the highlights of this year's Dubai International Film Festival for me. And make no mistake, I am.

CNBC's Debate Dud and Other Worthy News Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Media
Tom Alderman

Suggested Variety Headline: "CNBC Debate Dud" -- but for some of the candidates, the NBC business channel's inept handling of the October presidential...

Theeb: Watch an Exclusive Clip From Jordan's Oscar Contender

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Theeb by Naji Abu Nowar is this year's Jordanian entry to the Academy Awards, and if instinct serves me right, it will be among the final five.

Ashley Judd Reveals She Was Sexually Harassed By A Film Studio Exec

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment

In a recent interview with Variety, Ashley Judd revealed she was sexually harassed by a film studio mogul in 1997. Judd told the magazine th...

The Quest for Natural Intelligence in the World

Catherine Cunningham | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Catherine Cunningham

Natural Intelligence refers to principles of life and to our lifestyle choices that respect the natural limits and boundaries of earth's resources.

Occasionally you realize someone you thought was a dear friend is actually a foe, their true character finally revealed. But how do you forgive the unforgivable? Here are my 10 steps to handling betrayal with elegance and grace.

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

My last blog addressed the topic of a self-hate attack--a sudden, intense mental episode of self-condemnation. Alternatively (or in addition) self-...

Variety's Purpose

Mark Joseph | Posted 06.15.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

Kirstin Wilder, Managing Editor, Variety Q: What is the Purpose Summit about? A: The Family Entertainment & Faith-Based Summit is dedicated to the ...

My Top Ten 'Top Ten Critics List' Critic's List

John K. Herr | Posted 02.26.2015 | Comedy
John K. Herr

It's the end of the year, which means endless end-of-the-year lists, especially for TV shows. And I didn't watch TV this year. Seriously. I cut the cable cord in 2008. Yes, I am superior to you, thanks for asking.

The Task of the Modern Psychotherapist

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

The "good enough" psychotherapist adapts theories to relate and collaborate with clients to support their growth and help examine obstacles that interfere with their constructive goals.

Will New Gay Drama ‘Love Is Strange' Shatter Hollywood's Glass Ceiling?

Variety.com | Ramin Setoodeh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

“Love Is Strange” is one of the rare movies anchored by gay characters not defined by sex. The story is set in a post-gay-rights Manhattan where m...

Has Your Sex Life Got You Down?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Knowing the nature of our sexual desire at any given time and being willing to express that preference without strong attachment or coercion is an essential element in the process of being responsible and proactive in the fulfillment of our sexual needs.

'The Simpsons' Marathon Will End All Marathons

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.14.2014 | TV

FXX is planning 12 days that will put that Christmas song to shame. This summer, the FXX network will launch "The Simpsons" in style with a 12 day ...

'If The Right People Pay Attention, Anything Can Happen' -- Like Beating Heart Disease in Women

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Thanks to Wenzel, Variety and the American Heart Association partnered to hold a "Women in Entertainment" luncheon in Los Angeles on Thursday. It was a chance for powerful women in the entertainment industry to hear her story for the first time and to use it as a call to action.

A Simplifed, Actionable Nutrition Message

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

The key to a sustainable healthy diet is to balance eating for enjoyment with eating for nourishment. But how do you drown out all the confusing noise and figure out what to eat in your day-to-day life?

Robert Evans: 'I'm Still In The Picture'

Greg Archer | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Photo: Victoria Brenner In the introduction to the new edition of "The Kid Stays in the Picture," Robert Evans' incendiary and candid memoir, the ...

Variety's Weekly Magazine To Shift Focus

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2013 | Media

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES, March 26 (Reuters) - Hollywood trade magazine Variety launches a new era on Tuesday with the publication...

Daily Variety Goes Out Of Print

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | Media

By Steve Gorman and Brandon Lowrey LOS ANGELES, March 19 (Reuters) - The venerable Hollywood trade magazine Daily Variety published it...

Anna Almendrala

Famed Hollywood Trade Journal Changes Hands

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.09.2012 | Los Angeles

It's the end of an era for Variety, a daily and weekly print publication that has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1905. Penske Medi...

END OF AN ERA

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.09.2012 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Penske Media Corp., the owner of the snarky entertainment website Deadline, has purchased venerable show business publication Vari...

Variety's '10 Comics To Watch' List Leaked

Posted 07.10.2012 | Comedy

Well, the cat's out of the bag. Comedian Sarah Colonna tweeted a photo of the cover of Variety's 2012's "10 Comics To Watch" ahead of its publication ...

Ron Burkle In Bidding War To Buy Variety

nypost.com | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

Billionaire Ron Burkle is looking to further extend his influence in Hollywood by buying entertainment trade paper Variety, sources tell Page Six....

Lisa Gizara: The Woman Behind the Art Behind the Mad Men

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.22.2012 | TV
Lorraine Devon Wilke

When Mad Men's set decorator needed paintings with the specific panache to match Roger's sly and savvy personality, she turned to the collection of photographer and painter Lisa Gizara.