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Cecil B Demille

Mickey Rooney Will Be Buried Among Hollywood Royalty

AP | Posted 04.12.2014 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney will be laid to rest alongside Hollywood royalty. A judge signed off Friday on an agreement between Rooney's survi...

Is the Bible Literally True? No, of Course Not!

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

If you are a Biblical literalist, as some of you may be, what I've just said most likely bothers you greatly. You believe, not only that the Bible is Divinely-dictated and error-free, but you also believe that whatever it says must be taken as literally and factually true.

One of Hollywood's First Movie Stars, One of Hollywood's First Dope Casualties: Wonderful Wallace Reid

Kim Morgan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Originally posted at my blog, Sunset Gun. "Wally Reid was a 180-pound diamond..." -Cecil B. DeMille Wallace Reid loved cars. When not working in pic...

Cecil B. DeMille and School Reform

Marc Epstein | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York
Marc Epstein

Governing and executing public policy is not, nor will it ever be, simply about having a good idea and a mainframe computer at your disposal.

CRAP

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

If we won't let our children lie or BS us and get away with it, surely Republicans should be held to the same standard. Cow dung has good uses, but not in political campaigns. Cut the CRAP.

The Waiting Game

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.30.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a motorist who has been driving (people crazy) for four decades, I am used to sitting in traffic for hours at a time.

PHOTOS: The Legendary Culver Studios Listed At $150 Million

Posted 11.29.2011 | Los Angeles

The Culver Studios has been listed with a $150 million + price tag reports Financial Times. Founded by Thomas Ince in 1918, the legendary studio w...

A Sour Note at Carnegie Hall Few Heard, Coming From Above

John Farr | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

The Carnegie Studios made it possible for artists to live as true bohemians: to enjoy the freedom of being deliciously different and quirky. I suppose it was simply too good to last.

Ten Congressional Commandments

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Members of Congress have abdicated to the president their constitutional responsibilities because of slavish devotion, staggering constitutional illiteracy, and a vassal-like conviction that the executive branch knows best.

Ten Secrets of The Ten Commandments

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bruce Feiler

I was offered exclusive access to DeMille's private papers and personal memorabilia collection. They portray a man obsessed with Communism and determined to turn the biblical prophet into an ardent Cold Warrior.

Seder Talking Points: Seven Secrets of Passover

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

You, too, can be a seder know-it-all. Herewith are selected seder talking points to help you steer your Passover conversation away from the same tired jokes about matzah and constipation.

This Week In Art: Can You Measure the Value of Art?

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Perhaps MOCA's decision to think "out of the box" and hire someone from the commercial art world addresses the real financial perils faced by many nonprofits today.

The Golden Globes a Disappointment: Gervais was Mixed and Lots of Winners Weren't Prepared

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Golden Globe awards are often the best of the awards shows, because they're more freewheeling and it appears no one really takes them seriously.

Survivor Tocantins: Puff's Revenge

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

When Jeff Probst is openly dissing you in the recap, you are in big trouble.

Best Movies By Farr: When Oscar Screws Up

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

2005 -- for Best Picture, give me Capote over Crash any ol' time. Another uninspiring year, I thought.

China's Ode to Legerdemain

Howard W. French | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard W. French

Embellishing the face of China, and thereby enhancing the prestige of its rulers, required something better than reality, a painstakingly idealized hyper-real, and if that required trickery or deception, so be it.