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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...

Did It's a Wonderful Life Get It Wrong?

Todd Klick | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment
Todd Klick

George's decision thwarts Mr. Potter's greedy attempts to control Bedford Falls, and improves the lives of George's family and friends. But what is the cost to George and the rest of us when we let our heart's desire wither and die?

'It's A Wonderful Life' Is Getting A Sequel

Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment

Teacher says, "Every time a bell rings, a studio tries to milk an old classic for new life." Or something. According to Variety, "It's A Wonderful Lif...

Astoria Characters: The Banker Everybody Loves

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.22.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

For Michael Serao, banking isn't all about money. It's about helping people enrich their lives.

Republicans Try to Convert America Into Pottersville

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans are attempting to impose a selfish belief system on a selfless American people, people like the citizens of Bedford Falls who rush to the rescue of neighbors. It won't work, just like it didn't in It's a Wonderful Life.

Nursing Angels and an Update to 'Its a Wonderful Life'

Don McNay | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

I've spent my life chasing fame and glory, trying to achieve great things. I've never been one to stop and smell the roses. This forced me to. I've been stunned by the outpouring of love, prayers and support.

All the Mr. Potters Getting You Down? Focus on the George Baileys Around You

Tom Gerdy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Gerdy

As this challenging year ends, it is important that we commit to teaching the Mr. Potters in our lives what is truly important. If we strive to become more like George Bailey, we can solve many of our challenges.

George Bailey, the Dark Side

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Yvette Kantrow

More than two years have passed since the financial system almost went up in flames, but a big question remains: What should we do about the banks? Na...

Was "Financial Reform" Really Robin Hood In Reverse?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

"Financial Reform" will be a boom for people in the payday loan business. There will be many new customers who need bank-like services. It's almost like Congress implemented a plan of "Reverse Robin Hood."

Movie Review: Shrek Forever After

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

All the warning signs are there: it's the 4th film, it's in 3D, virtually all of the original creative talent (aside from the actors) have moved on. Has the law of diminishing returns caught up with Shrek Forever After? Yes and no -- but mostly no.