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Know Who Died?

Charlie Carillo | Posted 07.07.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Growing up in my family, the most suspenseful words any of us could hear were, "Know who died?" Whoever spoke those words had the drop on the rest of...

'Turning 60 For Some People Is Like Moving From Disneyland Into A Coal Mine'

Christopher Meeks | Posted 02.05.2014 | Fifty
Christopher Meeks

Sixty is not the new fifty. Sixty is what it is: beyond middle-age. I'm not saying this to be mean. It's just that my friends here in the Baby Boom Generation don't want to talk about it. Sixty is hard to accept. So are the AARP envelopes that go in the trash unopened. Heck, we have concerts to go to. We have skiing to do. We have online classes to take.

Commentary: Are the '70s Movies Overrated?

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Lists of the greatest this or the best that are provocations and nothing more. Whether it's a critic offering his 10-best list of films (or books ...

Groucho Gave Secretary High Marx: Author Steve Stoliar Recalls His Days as Groucho Marx's Secretary

Steve Karras | Posted 04.07.2013 | Comedy
Steve Karras

Stoliar's storied tenure as Groucho Marx's secretary is tempered with highs and lows, bookended by the psychotic Erin Fleming -- Groucho's young and mercurial life manager and companion who hitched her wagon to the star in his declining years.

Carl Reiner Talks Orgasms, Show Business And What It's Like To Be 90

Pat Gallagher | Posted 04.03.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

If Carl Reiner were a painting, he would be a Picasso. Reiner will leave 'permanent marks on every discipline he entered' -- television and film producer, writer, director and comedian. At 90, this eclectic showman is a true role model for every person who has ever attempted to entertain the masses.

50 Years of Grammys, Duets II, His Lady Gaga Portrait, Politics & More: A Conversation With Tony Bennett

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This is another great year for Tony Bennett as far as Grammy nominations go, and it's also been 50 years since he won his first Grammy for "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." Time flies.

35 Classic One-liners About Aging

John Blumenthal | Posted 02.03.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work," said Woody Allen, "I want to achieve it through not dying."

Strong Painting in Fall Art Exhibition

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Mull's sincere paintings are a recapitulations balancing nuanced memories. The toned down values seduce while the seemingly photographic compositions have you yearning for a bygone era.

Bust a Hip -- Marlo Thomas Makes Us Fall Over Laughing

Thelma Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thelma Adams

"God bless a sense of humor." If Marlo Thomas' book has any message at all, it's that, because to have a sense of humor means you have a real chance at living a happier life.

Oh God (2010). Starring Glenn Beck

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steve Young

"You give these answers to Reverend Big Mouth and you tell him that God says he's a phony...Personally tell him to shut up." God (George Burns) telli...

Comedy, Then and Now: Laughing With the Legends of Stand-Up From the 1800's to 2010

Steve North | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steve North

How did those who started on the stage of vaudeville halls transition into the world of radio and TV, and how are today's comics dealing with the seismic transformation wrought by digital media?