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The Spy Movie You Won't Understand, But Should Watch

Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

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Tom Cruise In India, Christmas Lights In Colombia

Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

Last week, Tom Cruise flashed his thousand watt grin at the Taj Mahal, the colors of Art Basel flooded Miami, and a Christmas display in Colombia had ...

A School For Japanese Santa Clauses

Posted 11.27.2011 | Home

Last week, Kermit floated over Manhattan, Spain's famous stallions leaped in London, and trainees in Tokyo learned to walk like the "real" Santa Claus...

Every Movie Is Released This Week

Posted 11.21.2011 | Home

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The Eyewear Of Sri Lanka, The Trash Of India (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home

Last week, Sophia Loren got an award, Sri Lanka explored design, and artists in India worked to save a river. Strap on your seatbelts...we're heading ...

Twihards Are At The Ready, 'Gossip Girl' Goes To The Theater

Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

Monday, November 14 "Gossip Girl" takes a field trip to "Sleep No More," the trendy haunted house-style theater experience that requires you to wea...

Marilyn Mania Continues, The Muppets Step Out

Posted 11.13.2011 | Home

Last week, the Muppets stepped out, as did Palestinian men in cafes and Sasha Grey in classrooms. Click on for more from the week....

Sarah Jessica Dons A Slinky, Lindsay Goes To Trial

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 01.06.2012 | Home

Last week, Sarah Jessica wore what looked like a giant slinky on her head, Lindsay Lohan went back to court, and Christmas parades kept costume shops ...

China Togs Out, Sinead O'Connor Returns

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.30.2011 | Home

Last week, things got magical. China staged an unreal fashion week, castles appeared in the Doha sand, and Sinead O'Connor ate her dinner in a fancy r...

A 9 Year Old Hands Flowers To Queen Elizabeth

Posted 12.23.2011 | Home

Last week, awkwardness was all around us -- a nine-year-old in a fisherman's hat hesitantly hands flowers to Queen Elizabeth II, donning a lavender ha...

Pretty People Pet A Baby, McCartney Ties The Knot

Posted 12.16.2011 | Home

Last week, we saw new beginnings -- pretty people pet Rachel Zoe's baby, Paul McCartney tied the knot and the royal couple wed in Bhutan. Click on for...

Karen O's Reveals Her Psychotic Opera, Bjork Gets App-y

Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

Monday, October 10 The "Bored to Death" boys return for more nutty adventures and man love. Tune in at 9 p.m. on HBO. Tuesday, October 11 B...

This Week, We Remember The Quiet Beatle

Posted 12.09.2011 | Home

This week, we mourn a visionary with apples, and remember the quiet Beatle....

'House' Starts Kicks Off In Prison, Gosling Re-Invades Our Screens

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

Monday, October 3 The season premiere of "House" promises welcome changes for the 8-year-old show. Lisa Edelstein's departure means the tired on-ag...

New Yorker Puts Cultural Figures In The Hot Seat

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 12.02.2011 | Home

Last week, The New Yorker puts cultural figures in the hot seat while devotees of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine put guns through their cheeks. Click on...

Wilco Returns, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Plays A Cancer Victim

Posted 11.26.2011 | Home

Monday, September 26 "Gossip Girl" returns for season five and takes its drama out west to Hollywood. Watch for a guest starring appearance from El...

A Liz Taylor Jacket Hits Christie's, A Swan Hits A London Runway

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.25.2011 | Home

Elizabeth Taylor's face on a jacket, the Lady of the Lake in France, and a swan on the London runway. Culture this week was a grown-up girl's dream....

A Big Week For TV, Charlie Sheen Gets Roasted

Posted 11.19.2011 | Home

Monday, September 19 "8" will finally get its one-night Broadway staging Monday at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York. The Dustin Lance Black p...

An Unglamorous Halle Berry And A Ten-Armed Goddess

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.18.2011 | Home

This past week, Halle wore her regular person garb, the goddess of strength ruled India, and Bocelli sang in the rain. Click on for more....

Gaga And Gaultier On The CW, Jackie O's Never-Heard Interviews

Posted 11.12.2011 | Home

Monday, September 12 What could possibly bring the CW -- home to "Gossip Girl" and the new "90210" -- and legendary French couture designer Jean Pa...

Fashion Has A Night Out, Toronto's Stars Arrive

Posted 11.11.2011 | Home

Last week in culture, fashion had a night out, PJ Harvey got a well-deserved award and Toronto's stars filed in. Click on for more....

The Summer's Virus Thriller Comes For Your Brain, The Return Of Maurice Sendak

Posted 11.05.2011 | Home

Monday, September 5 For a pleasant Labor Day surprise, wander over to NPR for a first listen of St. Vincent's Strange Mercy. One-woman outfit Annie...

Venice Glams It Up, The VMAs Glam It Down

Posted 11.04.2011 | Home

This week, the honoring of film and music ate the press. We began at the VMAs, where Katy Perry wore a cube on her head, and closed out with the glamo...

Venice Film Festival Kicks Off, Tha Fourth Carter Arrives

Posted 10.29.2011 | Home

Monday, August 29 Lil Wayne's follow-up to 2008's well-received Tha Carter IV dropped Monday morning at midnight. Drake gave it big push Sunday nig...

Ke$ha Creeps Us Out On Stage, An Underwater Love Scene

Posted 10.28.2011 | Home

This week, dancers act out a love scene underwater, Ke$ha creeps us out on stage and Parisian party Diner En Blanc looks like something out of "Eyes W...