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Rear Window

Francis Levy | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Should artists be called on to solve murders? In the classic romantic conception, the artist is an outsider, a wounded soul whose recompense is the p...

Learning From McDonald's

Francis Levy | Posted 02.27.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Imagine a version of It's a Wonderful Life, only the main character is not George Bailey (James Stewart) a bank executive with financial problems but ...

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...

The Attack

Francis Levy | Posted 11.02.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

One of the most interesting things about Ziad Doueiri's The Attack is the retrospection. The film is based on a novel by Yasmina Khadra and the many ...

11 Essential New York City Movies

John Farr | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It's a point of pride that no other city has so many good movies set in it as New York. Even a cursory Google search yields literally hundreds of titles shot here.

Millsaps and Canard Battle to the Finish at Anaheim

Bayo Olukotun | Posted 03.13.2013 | Sports
Bayo Olukotun

There are some seasons that open with a bang (hunting season comes to mind), and others that are nothing more than a bunt. For the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season opener at Angel's Stadium in Anaheim, CA, fans were treated to a deafening bang.

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.

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.

Fiction in New Forms

Electric Literature | Posted 02.04.2013 | Books
Electric Literature

While writers may welcome the Oulipian challenge of crafting prose fit for a tweet, Twitter isn't the first outlet for experimental publishing. And it likely isn't the last.

$1 Million On the Line at Monster Energy Cup

Bayo Olukotun | Posted 10.19.2012 | Sports
Bayo Olukotun

2012 hasn't exactly been the best for building the self-esteem of top level American motocross, but there is light at the end of the tunnel: the Monster Energy Cup.

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Heads to the Heat of Texas

Bayo Olukotun | Posted 07.24.2012 | Sports
Bayo Olukotun

Last weekend, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships kicked off the 2012 series at Hangtown near Sacramento, CA and the racing delivered in a big way.

Off to the Outdoors: AMA Pro Motocross Starts Up at Hangtown

Bayo Olukotun | Posted 07.16.2012 | Sports
Bayo Olukotun

The opening round of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Nationals, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, is only a few days away near Sacramento, CA at Hangtown and with it comes a refreshed stable of riders.

Michael Calderone

Paul Krugman vs. David Brooks?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.10.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- New York Times columnist Paul Krugman didn't name names in Monday's column calling out "centrist" defenders of Rep. Paul Ryan's budget pla...

The Muddy Middle

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I was struck by the juxtaposition of this unfortunate analysis of Rep. Paul Ryan's budget by New York Times columnist James Stewart and Paul Krugman's op-ed today.

Fiscal Affairs: Someone Is Wrong in The Times*

James Kwak | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
James Kwak

James Stewart at the New York Times has doubled down on his infatuation with Paul Ryan. Ryan's budget, he says, is a viable centrist starting point for budget negotiations, and attacks from "left and right" are mere "partisan rhetoric."

Meet Me in St. Louis: The SX Chase Tightens Up

Bayo Olukotun | Posted 05.02.2012 | Sports
Bayo Olukotun

Last weekend was one of the best races we have witnessed all season long in the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. What's more? The excitement...

Anaheim I: Game On

Bayo Olukotun | Posted 03.06.2012 | Sports
Bayo Olukotun

Ryan Dungey had a fairy tale season back in 2010 capturing both the indoor and outdoor titles, the first rookie to do so. But it wasn't complete.

Andy Rooney and Me

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 11.29.2011 | Media
Maggie Van Ostrand

I don't care if he's married. I don't care if he's over 50. I don't care if he's a curmudgeon. I don't even care if his eyebrows enter a room five minutes before the rest of him. Andy Rooney's the guy for me.

Are False Statements Undermining America?

Brad Reid | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Brad Reid

While one has a legal right to remain silent unless granted immunity, one does not have the right to lie. These societal expectations are necessary to interact beyond a closed network of trusted allies

Is "High-Def" Technology Ruining the Look of Classic Films?

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This 63-year-old feature looked almost as if it had been shot last week. I was intensely aware of Moira Shearer's heavy make-up and could literally see Anton Walbrook's pores. It was fascinating, hypnotic, but also more than a little distracting.

10 Classic Movies That Turn Up the Heat for Summer

John Farr | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I googled "best summer-themed movies" but I think what I got was "any summer-themed movie."For those who want a little extra quality in their summer fare, here comes a varied but more rewarding list.

Book Review Roundup: A Web Of Lies And The Getty's Ethically Unsound Undertakings

Posted 07.23.2011 | Books

"Tangled Webs" by James Stewart Washington Post As in earlier books such as “Blood Sport” and “Den of Thieves,” Stewart offers riveting ...

Top Business Writer Jumps To NYT

wwd.com | Posted 07.10.2011 | Media

Business journalist and author James Stewart is leaving Dow Jones to become a New York Times business columnist. Stewart will succeed Joe Noce...

Christian Bale: So Many Good Parts, but Is There a Part Missing?

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Christian Bale strikes me as a complete enigma. Yes, his acting chops are prodigious, but he seems to me to be all technique and no heart; we get buckets of perfectly formed ice, but very little fire.