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The Year's End: an Essay for Your Consideration

Tony Bartolone | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

Some waning magic, some vanishing courage, some dumb beauty. This cinema sensation will not be recognized with awards. But be there no doubt about it, The World's End is the most important movie of the year.

How to Start Your Own Cult in 7 Easy Steps

Steve Mason | Posted 11.29.2013 | TED Weekends
Steve Mason

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhat's the difference between cults and religions? Mostly it's a matter of time and size. The longer a cult exists and the more followers it attracts the more legitimate it becomes despite its beginnings.

Thoughts on Alan Cummings' One-Man Macbeth, The New Heaven's Gate Reissue, And More

James Franco | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
James Franco

Macbeth with Alan Cumming: another dazzling and brilliant one-person show. Yes, Macbeth as a one-man show, a portrayal of Macbeth by a man losing his mind in an institution. Cumming is superb.

For Many Trapped in Religious "Cults," Steve Hassan Keeps Hope Alive

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 03.30.2013 | Books
Stewart J. Lawrence

In the past few years, Steve Hassan has worked with hundreds of families -- scoring numerous successes, but sometimes encountering disappointments, including threats of lawsuits -- and he's gone to school on his experiences and kept abreast of the latest academic research.

David Moye

E.T.s Eat Corn Dogs? San Diego County Fair Targets Extraterrestrial Visitors

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 06.10.2012 | Weird News

Most fairs and carnivals try to attract a wide demographic: Families, singles, foodies, aspiring prize-winners, but the organizers at the San Diego Co...

PHOTOS: 12 Infamous Box Office Disasters

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment

Maybe Disney should forget Mars altogether. Almost one year to the day that the studio released the high-budgeted "Mars Needs Moms" to some terrible b...

9 Incredible Movie Disasters

Ben Taylor | Posted 05.13.2012 | Books
Ben Taylor

What happens when high-stakes gambles like those made on feature films goes wrong? Just how much can the production of a movie unravel and what does it mean for those involved?

AV Club's 'My Year Of Flops'

Nathan Rabin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nathan Rabin

Flops. Failures. Disasters. Fiascos. John Travolta's filmography. No matter what you call them, box-office bombs are almost invariably the scourge of ...

The End Is Not Nigh: Take a Deep Breath and Move On

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeff Schweitzer

Predictions of the Apocalypse or its personal equivalent of a direct path to heaven have been a common theme throughout human history. We seem determined to keep ourselves in a constant state of preparation for the end of time.

Sheryl Crow and UFOs

Christopher Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christopher Ryan

Any Sheryl Crow fans out there? If so, you no-doubt love her big breakthrough record, unoriginally called Sheryl Crow. A few years ago, I noticed something very strange about that record.

The Chilean Earthquake and God's Wrath

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

As the world reacts to the monstrous earthquake off the coast of Chile, one voice remains curiously quiet. Without Pat Robertson to guide us, we are unable to decipher why god has caused this particular calamity.