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The More They Rehearse, the Better They Fall

George Heymont | Posted 10.08.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Most creative talents have a professional bag of tricks they like to employ in the course of creating art. From alliteration to asymmetry, from pointilism to pizzicato, these gimmicks help startle an audience and add to an artist's personal style.

Hello, The Marx Brothers Must Be Coming

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.20.2011 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

My passion for the absurd may derive from early childhood exposure to my mom's twisted song parodies. My fave was "I've Got the World on a String," in...

Honorary Academy Awards: Memo to Tom Sherak, the Separate Ceremony Is a Travesty!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Motion Picture Academy does an injustice, not only to the recipients but to their fans, by continuing its new policy of presenting honorary Oscars at a special function in November instead of the ceremony next February.

Recalling "The Lubitsch Touch"

John Farr | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If you have not experienced the German director Ernst Lubitsch's special "touch," well -- here's your chance.