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WINTER IS COMING

Catherine Lawson | Posted 12.12.2011 | TV

The cold winds are coming, but Stannis Baratheon may be a more pressing problem for the Lanisters in 'Game of Thrones.' In the latest teaser for Seaso...

How To Handle Social Media Post-Split

Juliet Jeske | Posted 02.12.2012 | Divorce
Juliet Jeske

I would love to write that post-divorce I handled my online social media profiles with grace, restraint and dignity, but that it would be a total and utter fabrication.

Stage Door: The Cherry Orchard, The Mountaintop

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.03.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Written in 1904, The Cherry Orchard, Chekov's last play, feels wholly modern. Now at the Classic Stage Company, its issues of class, money and romantic ruin seem timeless

Stage Door: Seminar, Richard II

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.24.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Seminar has one overarching reason for being on Broadway: Alan Rickman.

Rubbernecking Recap: Project Runway Finale, "And Sew It Goes"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.31.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Well if you don't know by now who won Project Runway, you've clearly been under some motherfreakin' rock, so let's just get this out of the way right now and move on to snarkily discuss some of the best moments of (at last) the Finale Finale.

Director: 'Margin Call' Relevant To Occupy Movement

Turnstyle | Posted 12.26.2011 | Arts
Turnstyle

Photo Courtesy of Prodigy Public RelationsActor Zach Quinto and writer-director J.C. Chandor on the set of Margin Call. Originally published on Tur...

Rubbernecking Recap: Project Runway #13, "Final Four"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.23.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

The episode where Tim visits the finalists at home is always one of my very favorites. I love seeing Tim traipsing around the Midwest or some other area where he looks completely out of place. I love it when he does things we never see him do ordinarily.

How To Know If You Emotionally Exhaust Others

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 12.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Inevitably, we've all got a bit of vampire in us, especially when we're stressed. The solution is to own up to where you may be draining

Rubbernecking Recap: Project Runway #12, "It's Almost Over But Not Quite"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.16.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Josh is still burned about losing last week since he's the only one on the show or Manhattan or the planet for that matter who needs or deserves an extra $20K (didn't you get the memo?).

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Real Steel

Dan Persons | Posted 12.09.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The official Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots movie is still in the planning stages, but until then, we have Real Steel, the family-friendly take on a world in which the squared circle has been commandeered by mechanical pugilists while the humans stay safely in their seats.

Rubbernecking Recap: Project Runway #11, "Quoth The Raven: Nevermore"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.09.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Heidi tells them for this week's challenge "we really want you to spread your wings." They march off to the workroom where they are greeted by Uncle Tim and Collier Strong and an assortment of exotic birds making bird noises on their perches.

Rubbernecking Recap: Project Runway #10, "Shake Your Booty"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.02.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Day 2. Tim comes in to spring a surprise on them; they will be required to create a second Seventies-inspired look with a budget of $50. "I guess it's not so little," says Anya, who created her first look with a budget of $11.50.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Jeff Nichols on Take Shelter

Dan Persons | Posted 12.02.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Roland Emmerich's been making disaster films since time can remember, yet for all his besetting humans with floods, fires, and earthquakes, he's never managed to make something as resonant, affecting, and powerful as Take Shelter.

A Thinking Girl's Guide to Taming of the Shrew

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

No matter how smart the direction, how poised the Kate, how fiery the lust between our violent lovers, The Taming of the Shrew is still a play about a mean woman tricked and trapped to the point of submission.

BBC's The Hour: Stylish and Smart

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.28.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

From the cool blue checkerboard opening credit design and jazzy theme right on through to the final moments of last week's finale, this thriller became more and more addictive as the weeks went on.

Rubbernecking Recap: Project Runway #9, "Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Tim tells them fashion and music are inextricably linked -- "Think about the Beatles! Or Lady Gaga!" -- and their friends at Garnier have partnered with Rolling Stone "to make rock and roll history" by presenting an unsigned band on the cover of the magazine.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Nicolas Winding Refn on Drive

Dan Persons | Posted 11.18.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

It's Refn, so moral ambiguities will abound, not to mention some exquisitely-mounted chase sequences, plus unrestrained violence. Sum total: Action goodness with both brains and balls.

Rubbernecking Recap: Project Runway #6, "Hungry Like the Wolf"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.04.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

This week's challenge, informs La Klum cheerfully, has to do with going back to school to further their education.

Rubbernecking Recap: Project Runway, Episode 5, "Off the Track"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.28.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

This week's guest judge is model and designer Erin Wasson. La Klum herself is in New Balance along with a spangly black jumpsuit. And the show begins!

Mighty Movie Podcast: Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz on The Interrupters

Dan Persons | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

In the new documentary The Interrupters, director Steve James and producer Alex Kotlowitz follow several members of CeaseFire as they attempt to defuse conflicts before they occur.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Evan Glodell on Bellflower

Dan Persons | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

Evan Glodell's Bellflower is the tale of two Southern Californians who fill their free time with speculations of the post-apocalyptic future and preparations for same that include the construction of Matilda, a bad-ass, black automobile.

NBC Says 'Playboy Club' Is A 'Fun Soap Opera'

Reuters | Bob Tourtellotte | Posted 10.01.2011 | Entertainment

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBC executives on Monday defended the network's controversial new drama "The Playboy Club",...

International Council of Fine Arts Deans Meets in Florence

John M. Eger | Posted 09.18.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

Although Florence is best known for its importance in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, contemporary art is flourishing. It is easy to get lost ...

So What's a Dramaturg?

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 09.05.2011 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

The Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas will seek to answer this and many other questions as they take stage this weekend at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Men of a Certain Age Combines Insight With Comedy

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

From the first episode, I was hooked. Not only did I get psychological moments of revelatory truth in a weekly show, I also got belly laughs that made my sides hurt.