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The Force of Soft Power: Pat O'Connor on 'Private Peaceful'

Dan Lybarger | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

In promoting his new film adaptation of Private Peaceful, a book by War Horse author Michael Morpugo looks back at a way of life that's long gone with only the slightest hint of sentiment.

Stage Alchemy, Brilliant as Stars

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There are plays that entertain, plays that illuminate, and plays that bring us to an exalted new place. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, at the Ethel Barrymore, does all three.

A Horse Is a Horse, of Course, of Course

George Heymont | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Some animals seem more expressive than others. Some have physiques that inspire artists more than others. To me, one of the most impressive mammals can not only be seen throughout the animal kingdom, but throughout popular culture as well.

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Sunday, Sept. 7

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I admire Smith's impulse to expand his film-making palette and was a fan of his Red State. Tusk, however, may only be for Smith completists. It was so disheartening that I bailed a little early in order to make a screening of The Reach.

Moontower Comedy Festival: Maria Bamford

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

Austin apparently likes to keep it weird. No huge surprise, then, that Thursday's Paramount Theatre audience would take so kindly to Maria Bamford, weirdest of the weird when it comes to premises, voices and preoccupations.

Aisle View from London: A Curious and Altogether Astonishing Incident

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Six days in London bring the opportunity to catch up on seven shows that have opened since my last visit. I could have more industriously caught nine by juggling the schedule, but one does have other obligations.

'A Really Crazy Experiment'

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 08.02.2013 | Arts

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Director Tom Morris uses the phrase "happy accident" to describe the success of his Tony-award-winning play "War Horse," whos...

The Inverted Soul Of Purim And The Puppet Theater

Michelle Bentsman | Posted 04.24.2013 | Religion
Michelle Bentsman

Purim is the consummate Jewish carnival, and puppetry -- very much at home in the carnival -- is often considered a lowly art, if an art at all. So what can we make of lowly behavior, lowly art and inverted souls?

Weekend of Theatre in Southland Proves Unforgettable

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 03.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

From innovative, enormous productions like War Horse, to fun, well-acted and crafted smaller productions like Around the World in 80 Days, theatre is alive and well in the Southland right now, so get to a play soon.

A Grand War Horse and Giddy Book of Mormon Burst Into Chicago

Robert Bullen | Posted 02.20.2013 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

The theatrical year in Chicago has ended in full gallop with two highly anticipated shows receiving full-scale, top-notch productions, playing through the new year.

Will We Hear THIS Speech From Moderate Mitt Before Tuesday?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.02.2012 | Comedy
Andy Ostroy

The presidential election is Tuesday, giving Mitt Romney just four more days to convince voters that he actually has a core. That's no easy task giv...

As War Horse Closes on Broadway, Its Lessons Live On

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 12.28.2012 | Education
Kate Quarfordt

When a mutually supportive balance is struck between experiential learning driven by students' passions and direct instruction grounded in the skills they need, kids become equally hungry for both.

Limitless Fun In NYC

Lisa McElroy | Posted 12.22.2012 | Travel
Lisa McElroy

It's early fall, and I've got itchy feet. Two back-to-back trips to New York show the many sides the city has to offer.

Should Animals Be Soldiers?

American Anthropological Association | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
American Anthropological Association

The use of animals in war goes much farther back than WWI, and much farther forward too, and spans more species and places than we would expect.

DVDs: War Horse Stumbles

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.18.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

War Horse is based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, a solid young adult novel with classic status in the UK. It was turned into a brilliant bit of theater (really, you should see it if at all possible). But Spielberg's film fails on every level.

This Year's Oscar Movies Inspire Travels

Doris Gallan | Posted 04.28.2012 | Fifty
Doris Gallan

In years when we can't afford to travel, we can still journey for a couple of hours for the price of a movie ticket. We can go to Paris, England, New York, Los Angeles, Sweden -- anywhere we please and enjoy a story, the scenery, and the music. All this without the cost, hassle and jet lag of a trip.

The Untold War Story -- Then and Now

Adam Hochschild | Posted 04.27.2012 | Home
Adam Hochschild

Filmmakers and novelists have long been fascinated by the way the optimistic, sunlit, pre-1914 Europe of emperors in plumed helmets and hussars on parade so quickly turned into a mass slaughterhouse on an unprecedented scale.

What Parents Need To Know About This Year's Oscar-Nominated Films

| Posted 02.22.2012 | Parents

The 2012 Oscar nominations are chock-full of family-friendly films. From the magic of Martin Scorsese's Hugo to the swashbuckling adventure of Puss in...

A Mom's Oscar Cheat Sheet

Liz Kozak | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents
Liz Kozak

I wish I could call up every single person who told me, "Sleep while you can!" and inform them that their advice was terrible. I wish I had used all that nap time to go to the movies, because I miss it a whole lot.

Oscars Recipe: 'War Horse' Carrot, Oat And Apple Cake

Tori Haschka | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Tori Haschka

This cake celebrates the highs and the lows of Stephen Spielberg's War Horse. In it you'll find the apple which Albert (human) first uses to befriend Joey (horse).

Watch Academy Award Winners Give Their Take On Best Picture Nominations

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.20.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

I sat down with two Academy Award winners -- Jon Landau (Titanic, Avatar) and Dustin Lance Black (Milk) to discuss their favorite movie moments.

A-List Stars Head To The BAFTAs

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.13.2012 | Entertainment

LONDON — Silent movie "The Artist" had a night to shout about Sunday, winning seven prizes including best picture at the British Academy Film Aw...

Walking the Red Carpet

Candace Vorhaus | Posted 04.04.2012 | Entertainment
Candace Vorhaus

Several of my favorite stars and their movies are in the running but for me, the best part about the Oscars is watching the activity on the red carpet.

War Horse: More Than A Tale of a Horse

Laura Stepp | Posted 03.27.2012 | Entertainment
Laura Stepp

This movie is not just another sentimental story about a boy and his horse. It conveys as clearly as any movie I've seen the utter horrors of war and the moments of grace that can occur between enemies.

The Oscar Bounce: What's An Oscar Nomination Worth At The Box Office?

The Huffington Post | Gary Susman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment

The much vaunted Oscar bounce ain't what it used to be. Within the last decade, a movie nominated for Best Picture could expect to see its grosses ...