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The 2014 Emmys: An Okay Show, But Was It Really Appropriate to Single Out Robin Williams?

Michael Russnow | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

I think the producers sometimes succumb to the emotion of the moment and don't stop to think that in honoring one in the manner they did for Williams it does a huge disservice to those who are shown for a second or so with an 8x10 glossy.

'All in the Family': The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Gerry Myers | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

All in the Family, a sitcom that dealt with contemporary cultural issues like no other show had dared, focused on everyday concerns and their effect on an average middle-class family. In 2014, not much has changed.

#AOLBUILD Hosts Director Extraordinaire Rob Reiner

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "If you are a creative person, you try to create things that are an extension of yourself" - professed Hollywood's jack-of...

All in the Family

Francis Levy | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

According to a piece Business Section of the Times ("Techology's Man Problem," 4/5/14) Pax Dickinson of Business Insider tweeted, "it's not misogyny t...

Mike Ryan

Why The Debate Over 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Might Feel Familiar

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

The reaction to “The Wolf of Wall Street” has been fascinating. The primary point of contention seems to be that some people view the debauchery i...

Popcorn Preview: The Wolf of Wall Street

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Cast includes: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Great Gatsby), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Margot Robbie (About Time), Matthew McCona...

Mike Ryan

Why is Rob Reiner Yelling So Much In 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.17.2013 | Entertainment

It's difficult to interview Rob Reiner in just 10 minutes, if only because there's just so much in his filmography: an iconic supporting role on "All ...

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and Beyond: Conversations with Norman Lear & Mary Kay Place

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"In television terms, one Betty White covers the entire demographic of seventy to a hundred and three. I think funny is funny and interesting is interesting."

Emmy Flub: Larry Hagman (of All People!) Excluded From Special Memorial Tributes

Ed Martin | Posted 11.20.2013 | TV
Ed Martin

Let's remember that Dallas, the drama that made Hagman a household name, ran on CBS from 1978-1990, and was for many of those years the highest-rated series on television. Even when it began losing steam it remained in the coveted top ten.

Dads Is the Worst New Show of the Year

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 11.18.2013 | TV
Jeff Sorensen

Watch the new sitcom Dads, but not because it's good, far from it, but because it's an example of being incredibly offensive without being clever. You know when a white guy tells racist jokes in front of an audience of black people?

How Far We Haven't Come: Echoes of Nixon in Councilwoman's Anti-Gay Rant

Michael Keegan | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Keegan

Which of these things were said by President Richard Nixon on a secret recording sometime four decades ago? And which were said by a current, rising San Antonio city councilwoman on a secret recording just a few months ago? The fact that it's hard to tell tells you all you need to know.

LISTEN: Richard Nixon Calls Aristotle A 'Homo,' Warns Of Dangers Of Homosexuality On TV

Posted 08.02.2013 | Gay Voices

An audio recording of former U.S. President Richard Nixon spouting off an anti-gay rant has surfaced. CNN published an excerpt from the tape, whic...

The Most Talked About TV Pregnancies Ever

Posted 07.26.2013 | TV

Today, pregnancies (particularly those of the unexpected variety) are one of the most popular TV tropes. You'd be hard-pressed to find a show that did...

James Cromwell: 'I'm 73. I Still Have Aspirations. I Still Have Sex'

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.12.2013 | Fifty

On the surface, James Cromwell should have a lot to be happy about. The versatile actor perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated supporting role in ...

The Long Road to Societal Change

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Measuring racism is not always a clear dichotomy. Not every attitude or word spoken is either clearly "racist" or "not-racist," to put this another way. There is a spectrum. The good news is that the spectrum shifts over time. What was once considered acceptable becomes taboo. Attitudes shift, even if it takes generations.

Jean Stapleton

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.05.2013 | TV
Jeff Danziger

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Broadway Dims Its Lights In Memory Of A Star

AP | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights Wednesday night in memory of Jean Stapleton, the actress who played the sweetly naive...

10 Ways 'All In The Family' Tested Edith Bunker

AP | Posted 08.03.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES — Edith Bunker had to deal with her trying husband, Archie, and more. Here are challenges that faced the "All in the Family" charact...

Overcoming My Archie Bunker Prejudice

Guideposts | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

When I get emotional about something I think somebody has done to me, I try to think before I start hurling a few hasty, bigoted thunderbolts. I simply leave the judging to the Lawgiver.

A Look Back At Jean Stapleton's TV Career

Posted 06.02.2013 | TV

Jean Stapleton will forever be known to TV viewers as Edith Bunker on "All in the Family." The veteran actress died at the age of 90 on Friday, May 31...

Remembering Edith Bunker's Woes

AP | Posted 08.02.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES — Edith Bunker had to deal with her trying husband Archie and more. Here are challenges that faced the "All in the Family" character...

'How I Completely Accidentally Serendipitously Became A Teenage Sitcom Star'

Mindy Cohn | Posted 05.07.2013 | TV
Mindy Cohn

While nothing I have done has reached the popularity of The Facts of Life, I have continued to work with some of the most talented people ... And while I won't "tell all" ever, I am going to tell you a bit of my real facts of my life.

Rob Reiner Shares Wit and Wisdom With Hollywood's Next Generation

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Last week, Oscar-nominated producer/director/actor/writer, Rob Reiner, shared funny and personal stories of his career at Syracuse University's annual...

Seth, Oscar, and Antiquity: The Fine (and Endangered) Art of Making Mockery

Michael Broder | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Broder

Seth MacFarlane's Oscars performance failed less because of racism, sexism, and homophobia than because he forgot what satire is and how it works. The satiric genius of late-night icons like Johnny Carson and beloved fictional curmudgeons like Archie Bunker has been lost in a sea of mindless snark.

Archie Bunker on Gun Control

Norman Lear | Posted 02.20.2013 | Crime
Norman Lear

With everyone in our world talking about guns and America, I woke up this morning to find an All in the Family clip on YouTube that we produced over 30 years ago that has Archie Bunker on a local news channel doing an editorial on gun control.