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'Long Shot'

James Duff | Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

Unbelievably, we have reached the finale of our first season of Major Crimes. And the title of our last episode reflects what many of us thought about our chances of success when we first began this adventure. Amazingly, our audience stuck with us, and so we will be back next year with fifteen brand new stories we hope will serve to intrigue and entertain.

Middle of Nowhere (****)

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.12.2012 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

"You were on your way to something. Don't stop." That kind of encouragement, greatly needed by a forlorn young woman, is the spirit that drives this ...

Beware Theater in Politics

Carla Seaquist | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Crucially, the president himself must become a critic. One flop may not an election make, but a second one? Can't happen. At the next rumble -- er, debate -- Mr. Obama must pull off Mr. Romney's many masks and expose his contradictions.

Stage Door: An Enemy of the People, Ten Chimneys

Fern Siegel | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Political screeds are tricky, though relevant in an election year. It may be why the Manhattan Theatre Club revived Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, which pits a righteous Dr. Stockmann, who rails against endangering public welfare, against everyone else.

Stage Door: Detroit

Fern Siegel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Detroit, a 2011 Pulitzer finalist, is a well-crafted elegy for a once-prosperous American suburb, a symbol, in the post-war years, of new beginnings.

New 'Alphas' Recruit Clashes With The Team

Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.17.2012 | TV

Monday's episode of Syfy's "Alphas" is a good one. There are a few reasons. Reason 1: Kat (Erin Way), who's been hanging around the Alphas team fo...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Green Director Sophia Takal

Dan Persons | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

A couple of well-educated Brooklynites move to the country, strike up a friendship with one of the locals, and that's where things get dark in Sophia Takal's directing debut, Green.

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EXCLUSIVE: First Look At 'Last Resort' On ABC

HuffingtonPost.com | Maggie Furlong | Posted 09.06.2012 | TV

ABC is diving deep this fall with creator Shawn Ryan's "Last Resort" (premieres Thurs., Sept. 27, 8 p.m. ET), a drama that finds the crew of a U.S. mi...

Are You Living a Life of Drama? Dawson's Creek, Mr. Big and Samsara

Amanda Slavin | Posted 11.02.2012 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Slavin

Drama comes from having too much time, too much energy. All that energy you are focusing on your "Mr. Big," living Episode 20, Season 2 in your own mind could be used to help others who need that energy, who don't have the luxury of having excess time or a choice to walk away.

Want Less Drama In Your Life?

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

Our ego self is a crucial part of us. But until we learn to help it grow up it does tend to exaggerate all the daily threats of life. Spiritual intelligence, or SQ, allows us to shift from being driven by our fear-activated high-drama ego to being driven by our calmer, wiser Higher Self.

Stage Door: 'Pulp Shakespeare, Harrison, Tx.'

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Shakespeare's plays are frequently staged in contemporary dress to make them accessible to modern audiences. Pulp Shakespeare keeps period garb and enlists his distinct style of language to cleverly restage Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.

Is Molly Ringwald Right? Is Writing Like Acting?

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.21.2012 | Arts
Lev Raphael

I've only acted in college, but I've been a regular theater goer for as long as I've been a published author, and I think her comparisons don't hold up.

'Political Animals': Vanessa Redgrave As Supreme Court Justice

Posted 07.30.2012 | TV

On Sunday night's "Political Animals" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on USA) Vanessa Redgrave guest-starred as Diane Nash, the first openly gay Supreme Court justi...

'Dallas': John Ross Takes A Beating

Posted 07.26.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "Dallas" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on TNT) John Ross (Josh Henderson) was in jail after being accused of murdering Veronica (a.k.a. Ma...

'Longmire': Vic Gets Hit By A Car

Posted 07.23.2012 | TV

Deputy Vic Moretti (Katee Sackhoff) had a close call on "Longmire" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on A&E) Sunday night. Vic was chasing a suspect who escaped by...

'Breaking Bad' Recap: Mike Has A Bad Day

Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.22.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Mike made a choice too, and the reason we like this guy is because he's one of the few characters on this show who is not deluding himself.

'Covert Affairs' Premiere: Which Major Character Died?

Posted 07.11.2012 | TV

Season 3 of "Covert Affairs" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on USA) got off to an explosive start Tuesday night. In a shocking twist out of the "MI-5" rule book...

'The Closer': Brenda Makes A Shocking Allegation

Posted 07.10.2012 | TV

The final six episodes of "The Closer" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on TNT) got underway Monday night. Brenda Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) took the stand as a hosti...

'Awkward' Premiere: Who Did Matty Make Out With?

Posted 06.29.2012 | TV

"Awkward" (Thu., 10:30 p.m. ET on MTV) returned for Season 2 Thursday night and the action picked up two weeks after it left off in the Season 1 Final...

In Clybourne Park, President Obama Would Be an Impossibility

Carla Seaquist | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

Imagine it again: Not just a few but a majority of those voting in 2008 were enlightened hearts and they made electoral history. But not one of them is onstage in Clybourne Park. How then is this play, as The New York Times' theatre critic claims, "ferociously smart"?

Is Your Life A Nonstop Drama?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

How do you rate when it comes to dramas? Does your day, if not your life, seem like a nonstop palaver? Are there never-ending to-do lists, calamities to be fixed or obstacles to be overcome? And is there any way out of this dilemma?

Shirley MacLaine Makes Her Debut On 'Downton Abbey'

Posted 06.25.2012 | TV

When "Downton Abbey" returns for Season 3 in 2013, viewers will finally get to meet Lady Cora's (Elizabeth McGovern) mother, Martha Levinson, who is p...

John Ross Discovers Who Really Called Off Christopher's 'Dallas' Wedding

Posted 06.21.2012 | TV

The intrigue continued on the latest episode of "Dallas" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on TNT) as John Ross Ewing (Josh Henderson) met with his private investigato...

Seth Green And Eric Mabius Guest Star On 'Franklin & Bash'

Posted 06.20.2012 | TV

Seth Green and Eric Mabius guest-starred on the latest episode of "Franklin & Bash" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on TNT). The pair hilariously lawyered-up to...

Q&A With Laura Hooper, Star of 'Crumble'

Millie Kerr | Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts
Millie Kerr

Along with 15 random theater enthusiasts, I settled into a stranger's apartment for "site-specific theater," which blurs the line between stage and seat.