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So Just Where Are The Women In Hip-Hop? My Mic Sounds Nice Review

George Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
George Alexander

What's an art form without women's voices? That's a question that kept popping in my mind as I sat mesmerized in a screening of BET's first-ever origi...

I Am the Anti-Snooki

Tara Dublin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tara Dublin

In the past few years, it seems the standards for what is acceptable entertainment have hit such a low, I feel we should all be watching television from the bottom of a tremendous barrel.

Emmys: The Live Blog

Una LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Una LaMarche

I love the Emmys with a trusting and unconditional love that basically serves as beer goggles for the heart. If you love bloated, vapid entertainment then you've come to the right place, friend.

Stage Door: A Little Night Music

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

When Bernadette Peters steps on stage at the Walter Kerr, she imbues the sophisticated Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical with a playful, seductive air.

Spike Lee's If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise Review

George Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
George Alexander

Lee has been able to let the resilient people of New Orleans tell their story. Their history. What's clear is that Lee understands the importance of the historical and social context of their stories.

Project Runway Episode 3 Recap: Everybody Hates Gretchen

Una LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Una LaMarche

As the boys leave their apartment, someone says, "I hope the limo's ready," to which someone else quips, "The short bus is more like it." They said it, not me.

Stage Door: Just in Time: The Judy Holliday Story, The Punishing Blow

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Here's why theater festivals can be fun: There is a small, intimate play at the SoHo Playhouse, part of FringeNYC. It has no scenery, scant props and four actors -- and it's a winner.

Voices of the Economy Amplified: Part 2, Television

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

The most interesting category of television for amplifying worker voices is actually reality TV, where there is a hefty list of worker-worthy shows.

You've Got to Be Carefully Taught

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

As citizens of the nation continue through the summer, distracting themselves by howling at the moon and one another, I spent this past weekend in Manhattan seeing revivals of two classic period pieces of American theater.

Confessions of a Failed Parent

Jonathan Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jonathan Black

For years we sailed along innocently with The Land Before Time. The boys went into a Scooby-Doo phase. We rented John Candy movies. But violence was becoming harder to avoid.

What We Can Learn From This Summer's Newsworthy Celeb Couples

Jessica Massa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Massa

Summer is a time for fun, flirting and romance. And according to the tabloids and celebrity blogs that many of us guiltily read, it's also a time for ...

An Environmentalist's View of Toy Story 3

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Excellent execution aside, Toy Story 3 is worthwhile for its take-home message. Wide-eyed kids get to see, quite viscerally, what happens when they discard something that's no longer shiny and new.

Entertainment Job Listings for Those Stuck in the Recession

Doug Lieblich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Lieblich

I've been privy to some hot leads floating around Tinseltown lately. With any luck, one of these job listings could be your big break, and some schmuck will be lighting your cigar.

Tan Le: A Headset That Reads Your Brainwaves

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

2010-08-12-headsetfile.jpg Neuroscientists have expressed varying views about the headset and technology -- electrical activity in the brain is notoriously difficult to decode -- but it does work.

Missing Video Stores

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

I miss driving (or walking) to local video stores. I miss seeing which new releases are up on the shelves, inspecting the various cases, and reading the descriptions on the back.

Stage Door: Secrets of the Trade

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

The pluses are lots of zingy one-liners and an insider's wink and a nod to Broadway glamour. If Neil Simon were gay and from a comfortable suburban Jewish family, he could have written Secrets of the Trade.

Project Runway Episode 2 Recap: Size Matters

Una LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Una LaMarche

The challenge is to create a single look that tells the audience in a very brief glance who the Marie Claire woman is. I can tell you in one sentence: A woman who cannot find Vogue, Elle, InStyle, or Glamour at the newsstand.

Eat, Pray, Scratch

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lea Lane

My experience in Bali could not have been more different from Liz Gilbert's. We both arrived alone and found the place enchanting. But she left with love. And I left scratching.

The Next War

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"The next war" has begun, suddenly, to take shape in the media. No public input needed! We're the spectators here. Stay tuned. We'll bring it to you live.

"I Am the Victim of Such a Lascivious Beauty": Rufus Wainwright on Louise Brooks

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

"I have always wanted to be her" is the way Rufus Wainwright puts it, referring to Louise Brooks.

Verizon and Google: The Deal of the Titans

Lowell Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lowell Peterson

The world's biggest media companies want to define how people will get content over the Internet. While money talks, independent content creators will take a walk.

Project Runway Season 8 Premiere Recap

Una LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Una LaMarche

The new 90 minute format means I will have to summarize in places to keep from staying up all night -- my stamina, which has been eroding on a par with Mickey Rourke's face since Season 6, is no match for a Supersized ProjRun).

Broadway Needs a New Orleans Love Letter from Harry Connick Jr.

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

One man. A 20-member band. A single piano. And a Broadway stage. Quite a potent combination when that man happens to be Harry Connick Jr.

Just Call Me Sweetheart

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

It's as if I've thawed some during this summer's heat and with the warmth of the years. I'm not so rigid or prickly anymore, and I see more clearly that the events around me aren't just about me.

Actor Matthew Marsden Hides Right-Wing Political Views

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

If Matthew Marsden is really honored to hang out with anti-gay, religious-right hate mongers -- and that's who he flew halfway across the country to be with in private -- then he should do it in the light of day.