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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.

Theater: Harvard's Secret Gay Shame in Unnatural Acts

Michael Giltz | Posted 08.23.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Unnatural Acts is well-acted, well-directed and often thrilling for the first act, only faltering in the second when it stops presenting to us what happened and starts telling us how wrong it was.

Cinefantastique Spotlight: Green Lantern

Dan Persons | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The new film is Hollywood's latest attempt to take the comic book movie back to its purer roots. Does Green Lantern earn its stripes as simple summer fun?

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Super 8

Dan Persons | Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

J.J. Abrams, the man who set the deliriously enigmatic pace for Lost in that show's pilot and upended Star Trek by blowing up Vulcan (we still haven't...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Djo Tunda Wa Munga on Viva Riva!

Dan Persons | Posted 08.10.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Viva Riva! is the first film out of the Congo to get U.S. distribution, and director Djo Tunda Wa Munga has made it a hell of an introduction.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: X-Men: First Class

Dan Persons | Posted 08.06.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

X-Men: First Class is the latest installment of the Marvel film franchise to use comic book action to address some potent social issues.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Mali Elfman on Do Not Disturb

Dan Persons | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Shot on the proverbial shoestring over seven quick production days, Do Not Disturb is a curious little anthology film with some interesting names attached.

'Book Of Mormon' Wins Big At Drama Desk Awards

Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts

Last night, Harvey Feirstein hosted the 56th annual Drama Desk awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in the Manhattan Center. Considered one of the most ...

Cinefantastique Spotlight: Thor

Dan Persons | Posted 07.09.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Is Thor the film that will bring a Shakespearean gravitas to comic book drama, or is it just table setting for the impending The Avengers movie?

Jumping The Broom: Family and Class Conflicts With a Side of Humor

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

The film doesn't try to put a copycat "urban" tag on the proceedings, but instead tells an interesting story free of Hollywood's often narrow depictions of African-Americans.

Stage Door: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, War Horse

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.16.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The Iraq War is now in its eighth year -- and the costs, in personal, economic and political terms, are staggering. But translating the existential aspects of war demands a sensitive dramatist like Rajiv Joseph.

WATCH: Cannes Top Prize Film Trailers

Posted 06.14.2011 | Arts

The list of contenders is in for this year's Palme d'Or- Cannes Film Festival's top prize. The competition is tight, with movies from famed directors...