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Live From Sundance 2011: Day 2

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Film festival programmers rarely create festivals full of films built around a single theme. Yet quite unintentionally, I spent Friday seeing five films that dealt with the idea of abandonment, reunion and reconciliation.

'Who's Crying Now': A Teary Playlist for House Speaker Boehner

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

John Boy, crank out these tunes on your best house speakers and pull yourself together, man. You've got a big country to save or screw up.

John Lennon on Fatherhood, Feminism, and Phony Tough Guy Posturing

Jackson Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackson Katz

An uncovered interview in Rolling Stone makes clear that John Lennon was strong enough to both acknowledge his own vulnerability and embrace women's leadership.

Two Musical Giants Left Us On December 8: Lennon & Jobim

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris McGowan

Their songs were the soundtracks for generations who lived during days when it seemed as though anything were possible and a great leap forward was about to occur.

'When the Deal Goes Down': A Taxing Playlist for a Tax Deal

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

It's always been hard to make a fun, catchy argument for higher taxes in America. Here, then, is my taxing playlist for background music as America plays "Let's Make A Tax Deal."

WATCH: Paul McCartney Sings 'Scrambled Eggs' With Jimmy Fallon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

How many comedians can say they've sung with a Beatle? On Thursday night's "Late Night," Jimmy Fallon was given the honor of singing a tune with Paul ...

Remembering John Lennon at Dharamshala

Jamyang Norbu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamyang Norbu

I remember the exact night, thirty years ago, when I heard John Lennon had been murdered. I was in the hall of the kashag (the Tibetan cabinet) buildi...

The Ballad of John and Leon

Pamela Zimmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pamela Zimmerman

Attorney Leon Wildes wasn't familiar with the Beatles when he took Lennon's immigration case in 1972. After an initial meeting with his clients, he says, "I went home and told my wife that I had met with Jack Lemmon and Yoko Moto."

Remembering John Lennon

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

On the thirtieth anniversary of the death of John Lennon, I'd like to review the new film Nowhere Boy, about the early life of the legendary Beatle.

'Rolling Stone' Releases John Lennon's Final Interview

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA and NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — John Lennon's fans celebrated his life Wednesday by visiting Strawberry Fields, the Central Park garden dedicated in his honor, while...

WATCH: Beatles Fans Anticipate Paul McCartney's Funeral

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

"Paul Is Dead" may have been an urban legend in the late sixties, but today the inevitable death of Sir Paul McCartney is cause for pre-mourning celeb...

December 8, 1980 in New York City: The Day Lennon Died

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Within minutes of Cosell's announcement you could already feel everyone on the street was in a daze. It seemed like the news had traveled by osmosis.

Who Was the Real John Lennon?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

This week marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's assassination. Discussion has predictably turned to the legacy that the musician left behind, and how we remember him today. Here's a sampling of different takes on Lennon.

The Beatles' Rubber Soul: 45th Anniversary of One of the Most Influential Albums

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

2010-12-04-beatles.jpgThe Beatles early music was young, raw, powerful, fresh, and powerfully melodic.

Why Study? Beatles and iTunes Make for Procrastinator's Dream

Nicolas Niarchos | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Nicolas Niarchos

You can criticize iPods, you can criticize iTunes, but you can never criticize The Beatles. And for that reason, we have to have them on our iPods.

LOVE ME DO: 11 Reactions To The Beatles' iTunes Debut

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

All together now! This morning, Apple, Inc. announced a high-profile addition to its iTunes catalog: The Beatles. According to Apple, users can no...

Apple Reveals Its 'Exciting' Announcement

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Apple has revealed its "exciting" iTunes announcement, which the company promised would make November 16 "a day you'll never forget." The big news?...

Possibility: An Eight Year Old Meets the Beatles

Zachary Stockill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Zachary Stockill

I remember very clearly the first time I really heard the music of the Beatles. I was eight years old in 1995. The Anthology series was about to be broadcast and I was somewhat baffled, but equally intrigued.

"Rain" On Their Parade: Why the NY Times review of "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles On Broadway" is All Wet

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James Rotondi

In his hugely condescending review of the newly opened show, Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway, ("Another Long and Winding Detour," Oct. 26, ...

Beatles Nostalgic Trip? Blame It on the "Rain"

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

Rain is just about the closest you'll come to seeing The Beatles live ever. As a kid who first learned of McCartney through the Michael Jackson "Say, Say, Say" video, it's one cool trip.

Third World America: Is Living a Normal Life a Political Statement?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

America is going through economic chaos. But a lot of other things are going on, too. There aren't enough of us living normal, stable lives.

DVDs: "Twilight Zone," "Cuckoo's Nest," "Withnail" And More

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

THE TWILIGHT ZONE SEASON 1 ($99.98 on BluRay; Image/CBS) -- You don't need me to tell you about this show, do you? It's landmark television, one of ...

HuffPost Review: Nowhere Boy

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Nowhere Boy, Sam Taylor-Wood's exploration of John Lennon's late teens, doesn't cover much new ground. But it does offer a pop psychology look at Lennon's confused home life.

Mad Men: "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" (And Really Suspend Your Disbelief?)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

This episode was disappointing to me, in that it demanded such a suspension of disbelief, with very intelligent and sophisticated characters behaving in remarkably boneheaded ways. And it had a major soap opera cliche employed in striking fashion.

Free Central Park Screening Of LENNONYC Film

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Celebrate what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday on October 9th with a free screening of the new American Masters film "LENNONYC." "New Yor...