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The Storied, Old-School L.A. Metal Scene Gets Its Close-Up: Bob Nalbandian and Carl Alvarez Talk 'Inside Metal' Documentary

Christian Josi | Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment
Christian Josi

I've had deep exposure to music history in the making by virtue of hanging around LA's famed Sunset Strip in the 1980s. Imagine my surprise to realize that two friends are wrapping up years of painstaking work on a cinematic history lesson of the early metal scene.

Fox News To Air Interview With Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi and Jackson Connor | Posted 10.30.2014 | Media

Fox News will air a two-part documentary in November featuring an exclusive interview with the Navy SEAL who says he shot and killed Osama Bin Laden, ...

Treefellers

Joubert Loots | Posted 10.30.2014 | Arts
Joubert Loots

Danie Swart is a young man of twenty-six but he holds the responsibility as leader of the group of wood cutters who come and go. He settled down in the bush approximately seven years ago after a hard life of trying to find his feet.

Citizenfour: The Spy Who Was Never Out In The Cold

Lindsay Moran | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Lindsay Moran

Laura Poitras' compelling, controversial, and ultimately contradictory new documentary Citizenfour, the filmmaker seems to have fallen in love with her "agent" -- in this case the movie's hero, or villain, depending upon how you look at it -- Edward Snowden.

Movie Review: 'CitizenFour', Snowden for Lovers and Haters

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Van Buren

'CitizenFour' is impressive filmmaking. Pointras starts with the problem of telling a story most people already know. She succeeds brilliantly, and if 'CitizenFour' is not awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary then that award no longer is relevant.

The Look of Silence and the End of Fear

Matt Easton | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Matt Easton

In 2013's Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing, an aging gangster named Anwar Congo recreated his part in the killings as film noir, action movies and westerns, as well as staging lush musical numbers. The surreal and macabre recreations were deeply unsettling.

Mary Lou Williams : The Lady Who Swings With the Band

Yvonna Russell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

Pianist, composer and arranger Mary Lou Williams once said: "Jazz is love. You have to lay into and let it flow." The love is in flow as filmmaker Carol Bash journeys to complete her full length documentary film "Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band" of the legendary diva's life and work.

James Brown: The Highs and Lows

Charles Thomson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts
Charles Thomson

In his brand new HBO documentary Mr. Dynamite, Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney documents the rise of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Ahead of its debut, some of his former musicians recall the highs and lows of their time with the star.

5 Documentaries to Sink Your Teeth Into for Food Day

Susan Liang | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Liang

What many of us may lack in political pull, we can make up for in taking the time to become more educated and present in our food choices.

Silence Is Speaking... Will We Listen?

Cassidy Hall | Posted 10.23.2014 | Arts
Cassidy Hall

I'm continually engulfed in modern day life with beeps, vibrations, commercials, news feeds -- a variety of attacks on all my senses. Yet, silence's mystifying self still delicately reaches for my curious heart.

'Citizenfour' Review: An Incredible Documentary About Edward Snowden

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Morgenstern

Citizenfour, a documentary about Edward Snowden's first few days of revelation which opens in theaters this Friday, is mesmerizing. It feels more like an espionage fiction film, and I had to continually remind myself I was watching a documentary about real life events.

Life Before Facebook: An Old-School Documentary Walks Us Down High School Memory Lane

Stacy Schneider | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment
Stacy Schneider

All American is a time capsule of untouched, original, 1984 footage shot at Torrance High School in California, back when movies were actually shot with film. Remember that?

Going Against the Flow: Vivienne Harr of Make a Stand

Charu Sharma | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
Charu Sharma

When Vivienne Harr, Chief Inspiration Officer at Stand, was eight years old, she saw a photo of two boys, her age, from Nepal living in modern-day slavery. She said: "Compassion is not compassion without action."

The Best Yoga Film of 2014: Get a Sneak Peak Here

Shannon Sexton | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Sexton

(photo credit: Self-Realization Fellowship, Los Angeles, California) Yogis, meditators, and spiritual seekers, make a movie date. Awake: The Life of...

HBO Examines Private Violence (VIDEO)

Rob Feld | Posted 10.17.2014 | Entertainment
Rob Feld

Cynthia Hill managed powerful and intimate access to women who suffered with the realities. While at Sundance 2015, I discussed with Hill the film, her exploration and the issues surrounding it.

Interview: Laverne Cox Presents New Hope For Trans Youth With Documentary The T Word

Sarah Toce | Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

The Emmy-nominated actress recently made history when she became the first transgender person to grace the cover of Time magazine in May of 2014.

The Year's Most Talked About Documentary So Far

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment

"Red Army" is one of the year's most talked about documentaries, with critics raving after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Examining the Sov...

WATCH: NYC Has The Cronut, But The Craze In London: Bread Ahead's Custard Grenades

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.10.2014 | Taste
Liza de Guia

I tried to share one of his donuts. A novice mistake, as these are not made for sharing.

The Power and the Roar - Joe Strummer's Car

Malu Halasa | Posted 10.08.2014 | Arts
Malu Halasa

A new documentary, I Need a Dodge! Joe Strummer on the Run, part hilarious road romp and therapist's couch, unravels the one of British punk's long-standing mysteries.

New Film Questions The Meaning Of 'Women's Work​'

Nathalie Vassallo | Posted 10.06.2014 | Women
Nathalie Vassallo

In the upcoming documentary, Hard Hatted Woman, filmmaker Lorien Barlow explores gender stereotypes entrenched in the workforce by shining a spotlight on an industry that has remained stubbornly male even despite federal interventions in the late '70s: construction.

The Pay 2 Play Board Game, More Realistic Than Monopoly!

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Something about the game Monopoly seemed like the right metaphor for our priced-out political process -- perhaps because the player with the most money wins, just like in almost all elections.

Recycled Tijuana: Houses Trucked From San Diego

Julie Grahame | Posted 10.02.2014 | Arts
Julie Grahame

Occidente Nuevo: Recycled Tijuana is a project by Minnesota-based professors and collaborating photographers Laura Migliorino and Anthony Marchetti.

Photographing The Toughest Of Moments With Shaun Connell

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 10.01.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs Copyright Shaun Connell We don't often see photographs of funerals. I guess most people are there to grieve and likely are not in th...

Ageless Fashionistas Prove There's No Expiration Date On Style

Debra Rapoport | Posted 09.26.2014 | Fifty
Debra Rapoport

I keep myself stimulated by maintaining my old friendships and also making a strong point to create new friendships with young people, 25-40 year olds, because they are young enough to know what is happening in the world and mature enough to appreciate people in their 70s, 80s, 90s and older.

Redefining Philanthropy: A Documentary Review of Art and Craft

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Art and Craft bears witness to the stigma of mental disorders and the difficulty individuals with these illnesses experience in receiving treatment by others that is respectful, without blame for their condition or judgment of the way in which they present themselves.