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Adventures in Brudderland: Conor Byrne's Foureyes and the New Nostalgia

Jaime Lubin | Posted 08.31.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

Hanging out with Conor Byrne is like visiting Movie Nerd Disneyland, and you'd better have your adventure cap on.

Missing My Irish Grandmother

Abra Deering Norton | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Abra Deering Norton

My grandmother was born around 1912. She came of age before and during the Great Depression and despite being from a modest background, she (and most of my family tree) were all educated women who spoke multiple languages and played the piano.

If George Bailey Was The 'Wolf Of Wall Street'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.31.2013 | Comedy

Everyone thinks of "It's a Wonderful Life" as a Christmas movie, but it's easy to forget that only the last half hour or so of the movie takes place a...

The Way We Are: A Conversation with Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Chatting with Artifact's Jared Leto, and an Angels Sing Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

When did Alan and Marilyn Bergman become such an establishment in the world of music? Find out here.

The Bitter Tea of General Yen Inaugurates Stanwyck Retrospective at Film Forum

Francis Levy | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Is all romance a Shavian phenomenon? It's interesting that Shaw never consummated his marriage since he seems to know so much about the mysterious co...

Rare 'It's A Wonderful Life' Photos Will Make Your Day

Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment

One day after it was revealed that plans are in motion for a sequel to "It's A Wonderful Life," LIFE Magazine has revealed 13 rare behind-the-scenes p...

Filibuster Reform Goes to Washington

Matt Jordan | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Matt Jordan

For as Jeff Smith says at the emotional height of his epic filibuster, "it's not too late, because this country is bigger than the Taylors, or you, or me, or anything else. Great principles don't get lost once they come to light. They're right here; you just have to see them again!" Let's hope the Senate does.

A Wonderful Life? Finding Capra in Today's Christmas

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.23.2013 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

It's Christmas Eve. And for most of us, thank goodness, it's almost over. We've been too preoccupied with a lot of "holiday" crap to enjoy a real joyous sense of a true Christmas.

The Three Best Christmas Movies

John Farr | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Christmas movies are a genre unto themselves: between live-action and animated features, there are literally hundreds of titles out there. Inevitably, some are pretty bad, others amusingly cheesy.

Movie Review: This Is 40

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Foul-mouthed without being particularly funny, involved without being compelling, Judd Apatow's This Is 40 wants to be deeper than it really is. Which is an Apatowian trademark.

Karolyn Grimes, Zuzu Bailey, Still Thinks It's a Wonderful Life

Steve Karras | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

Nothing completes the holiday experience more than an extra serving of Frank Capra's yule-tide yarn, It's A Wonderful Life. But for Karolyn Grimes, who played little Zuzu Bailey, it has become a wonderful full-time job.

First Nighter: At the Theater, 'Tis the Season to Be Discerning

David Finkle | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

There are sentimentalists out therehappy to spend much of the Christmas season looking for It's a Wonderful Life screenings. For them, Anthony E. Palermo has adapted the beloved screenplay as a one-hour radio play.

PHOTOS: Can You Have A Wonderful Life In This Home?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.13.2012 | Los Angeles

Pour some egg nog, light the fireplace and watch "It's A Wonderful Life" for the millionth time. Maybe even watch it from the one-time home of the fi...

The Grand Marshall of Fun

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.18.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If you're in the entertainment business, the name Garry Marshall means success and longevity. When you read, or much better listen to, Marshall's book, My Happy Days in Hollywood - A Memoir, you will come away with a fine appreciation of how to achieve lasting success in any business.

When Comedy Was Clean and Comediennes Were King

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For those wanting a respite from today's low, "in-your-face" brand of comedy, here are a few tried-and-true classics featuring these top screen comediennes. These special ladies made us laugh -- and feel smart -- at the same time.

Clark Gable: King of Hollywood

John Farr | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we kick off Oscar month tomorrow, we also honor the birthday of Clark Gable, who picked up a statuette at the seventh Academy Awards ceremony in 1935.

Don't Crawl to Potter This Christmas

Matt Jordan | Posted 02.09.2012 | Home
Matt Jordan

When you get a chance to watch It's a Wonderful Life this holiday season, remember that the Potters and their parasitic ilk, are still out there waiting for people to lose their faith in community so they can buy what's left of it.

Doug's Dozen (VIDEO): 12 Reasons the G.O.P. Should Run Old Man Potter

Doug Molitor | Posted 02.08.2012 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

Republicans... just admit it. You cry every time you see that damn film. And why shouldn't you? The most heroic guy in town -- a true Ayn Rand colossus -- is brought low and defeated by a starry-eyed socialist.

Hollywood Occupying Hope

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.14.2012 | Home
Brent Budowsky

Find me a few stars of stage, screen and song with the principle and courage that Frank Sinatra showed when he stood up for his brother Sammy Davis Jr. in the 1950's and you can change the world and help end this cold season of hardship and discontent.

Occupy Wall Street: American as Apple Pie

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

In 1776, had the American revolutionaries tried the Barack Obama approach of "reaching out" in a spirit of "cooperation" with the Tories and the British Crown there never would have been a United States of America in the first place.

Personal Responsibility and the Fight for Clean Air

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Instead of people just shaking their heads and sighing, "Well, what can I do?"... The answer is simple. Take a proactive step. The window of opportunity to send a comment of support to the E.P.A. is drawing to a close. August 4th to be exact.

Brooks Pits 'Connection' vs. 'Adventure,' But Why Not Both?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

The conservative writer/commentator David Brooks, in this New Yorker excerpt from his new book The Social Animal: A Story of Love, Character, and Achi...

Homeless Guy Plucked From Poverty: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

If the people of Cleveland can summon the generosity to celebrate Ted Williams, why can't more communities find similar generosity for their homeless brothers and sisters?

Why It's A Wonderful Life Still Resonates

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

With glitzier fare squeezing out this special old stand-by, is the new generation missing out on something special? I think so. In short, the film explores the fundamental, overarching importance of the ties that bind.

They Belong in Every Home: The Ten Best Holiday Movies by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

The values and emotions imparted in these timeless films are sure to stoke the spirit of "Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards Men" (and women). Happy viewing!