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Mad Men's Transitional "Plan," Ironic or Not

William Bradley | Posted 07.14.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Another entertaining Mad Men episode brought the immediate aftermath of the precipitous merger between Don Draper's and Ted Chaough's rival agencies. This was a transitional episode, which nonetheless ended in tears, with the sudden assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

Gatsby for Dummies

Erica Abeel | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

We're best off viewing Luhrmann's Gatsby as a handbook for theme parties for the 1 percent. And think of future adaptations from the literate age Lhurmann might consider.

Nashville: More than Music

Lindsay Caldwell | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
Lindsay Caldwell

More film and TV needs to be produced in Nashville, but the buzz of music needs to expand to equally include film and TV so the industry is taken more seriously as an economic asset.

Person of Interest Star Michael Emerson Speaks About Life, Career and the Big Season Finale

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 07.09.2013 | TV
Bryan Cain-Jackson

If you've watched the CBS thriller, Person of Interest then you are more than familiar with the character of Harold Finch.

Cynthia Nixon: Global LGBT Rights and Activism in the City

Roberta Sklar | Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Roberta Sklar

On May 13th, Cynthia Nixon will host A Celebration of Courage, the annual human rights award ceremony and benefit for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.

5,178 Gigs: Do Quit Your Day Job

Glenn Paul Manion | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Glenn Paul Manion

Unequivocal statements are not my style. Nevertheless, I can't overstate this. Your music career will make many unreasonable demands on your life.

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Despite 'Buckwild's' Ignominious End, Reality Television May Not Be Done With Ridiculing Rural Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.10.2013 | Entertainment

MTV's "Jersey Shore in Appalachia" reality series "Buckwild" had a very brief and very unhappy lifecycle. It launched amid censure from critics and la...

Mad Men Meets the Assassination of Martin Luther King

William Bradley | Posted 06.29.2013 | TV
William Bradley

The Flood is a good episode of Mad Men, especially in a Season 6 off to an uneven start. It came at a good time, too, reassuring that our characters are not all irretrievably stuck in tedious personal melodramas. That, actually, they can be very appealing people.

Crowdsourcing: In Search of Funding for the Arts and Business

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

Some indie filmmakers have been upset with Zach Braff as they feel he is taking part of "their" pie. But that is not really how it works.

Highway 85 Destination: Austin Brown

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Highway 85 is a journey that we've all been on at some point in our lives and after you've listened -- you discover that the revisit was enjoyable, you'll want to listen to this album time and time again just because of that.

Bette Midler as Sue Mengers: A Match Made in Heaven

Patricia Bosworth | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
Patricia Bosworth

Last night Bette Midler made a triumphant return to Broadway for the first time in 30 years, playing the brash superagent Sue Mengers in John Logan's one-woman show I'll Eat You Last. It was a bravura performance.

How Talent Loses if Aereo Wins

Jonathan Handel | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Follow the money and discover an unstated reason the Hollywood unions weighed in with briefs opposing the new service. Several weeks ago, Fox, PBS...

Highlights From the Tribeca Film Festival

Zach Udko | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Zach Udko

Fraud, redemption, suicide, fear of failure, the ineluctable dance with death, alcoholism, and the addictive joy of creating art -- these are a few of the recurring themes in some of the highlights from this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

Why Every Mom Should Cry on World Malaria Day

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

No mom will walk away from this film with a dry eye, neither should anyone else. So, this World Malaria Day, see the film. Cry. Then take action ... because you can.

Mad Men: Are You Not Entertained?

William Bradley | Posted 06.23.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Will Mad Men regain the acclaim that made it the best drama on television? Based on the response to To Have and To Hold, so far the answer would have to be no.

Great Big Fun, 20 Years In the Making

Jaime Lubin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

New York's venerable Town Hall theater came alive this weekend with the buzz of a thousand accents. GBS always attracts an international audience, and the most recent stop on their XX twentieth anniversary tour was no exception.

Gore Vidal and Cutting Through the Fog

Erica Abeel | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

I'm often struck by how American feature films -- both studio and indie -- seem to unfold in a social/political vacuum. When was the last time you saw one that took a political perspective, or even account of the larger world beyond the personal conundrums of the characters?

When the World Is Going Crazy, Where Is Superman?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

This week, mildly put, has been challenging: the Boston Marathon bombing; ricin-laced letters; the unexplained explosion in West, Texas; nuclear threats from North Korea; and a noticeable lack of courage and leadership in Congress.

Thank You, Mr. Dog Ears: My Interviews with Phil Ramone, Plus H.D. Harmsen's 'Teetotaler' Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I personally was saddened by the iconic producer/engineer/mastermind's recent passing not only because I kind of bonded with him during our two interviews together, but also because his sonic fingerprints are all over so much of the music I grew up on.

Actress Kandyse McClure on Living in Apartheid and Her Career

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

A beautiful and recognizable face is in the likes of Kandyse McClure. From the age of 19, we've seen that face displaying her on camera talent through her eyes and expression -- through acting and an excellent job of it.

SNL Pulls Off Epic Star Reunion as Writers Let Another One Get Away

David Fagin | Posted 05.10.2013 | Entertainment
David Fagin

The star-studded opening was enough to cause the nine cigar-chomping, beer-drinking guys I was playing poker with to actually freeze an "All-In" raise, mid-hand, in order to watch it as it happened.

Inside the Mind of Meital Dohan -- a Rising Artist

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 05.26.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Meital is an artist who through sexy, seductive and soulful means wants to communicate what lies heavy on her heart -- all while entertaining us.

Who Actually Invented The 'Moonwalk?'

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment

Thirty years ago today, Michael Jackson took a few stylized, backward steps, igniting a global dance phenomenon. The King of Pop's first public moo...

Order 'Lincoln' Now

Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

Lincoln, the 2012 historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field. Lincoln received widespread...

VFX Town Hall Meeting Urges Trade Association and Union

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

However, panelists also acknowledged the difficulty of achieving either goal. Pi Day - a multi-city international meeting of VFX artists - to...