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It's a Wonderful Life, Comrade

Michael Winship | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

The Hollywood Christmas classic was once accused of hiding a subversive Communist message. A number of years ago, I was telling a longtime city dweller friend of mine yet another story about the small, upstate New York town in which I grew up.

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...

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?

Uncle Sam Wants You, Stars of Stage and Screen and the Sporting World

William Astore | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics
William Astore

If our celebrities who profit the most from America are unwilling to defend it the way Stewart and Williams did, perhaps that's not just a sign of societal rot. Perhaps it's a sign that our wars are simply not vital to us. And if that's the case, shouldn't we end them?

Random Notes and Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

Alarming concept: a TV series starring Flo, the Progressive Insurance lady. Matt Damon is having Jimmy Stewart's career. The Kardashians are having...

Book Review: A Cookie To Go

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 10.06.2013 | Books
Cyrus Saatsaz

Among many challenges of owning a dog, without question the most difficult is when the animal passes away, an experience most dog owners will have to deal with given their limited life spans.

Wendy Davis's Filibuster: Keeping Gridlock Alive

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

I support Senator Davis and I oppose the bill she fought against. However, that doesn't change my opinion of the filibuster tactic and the way it is used now, both in individual state senates and in the U.S. Senate.

How To Make It In Hollywood... As An Architect

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts

By Erik Butka, Meagan Calnon & Kathryn Anthony (Read the original story here) (Click here for an enlarged version of the infographic) In re...

My Strange Homage to Hitchcock

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 04.07.2013 | New York
SidneyAnne Stone

Thanks to a particularly harsh flu season this year and a new window seat I purchased for my NYC apartment, I've been spending a lot of time snuggled ...

A Wonderful Life? Finding Capra in Today's Christmas

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.23.2013 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

It's Christmas Eve. And for most of us, thank goodness, it's almost over. We've been too preoccupied with a lot of "holiday" crap to enjoy a real joyous sense of a true Christmas.

One Reason Why Abraham Lincoln Gets So Depressed

Robert J. Benz | Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Benz

Last night I saw Lincoln. Not the Spielberg movie, I saw a vision of Abe Lincoln sitting at the foot of my bed. Of course, I became nervous and out from my mouth came the silliest question anyone has ever asked Abe Lincoln, "Why so sad?"

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.

They Got WILD At Their Bachelorette Parties

Posted 06.20.2012 | Weddings

Bachelor and bachelorette parties have a reputation for being nothing but trouble. Plenty of movies have captured the insanity that goes on behind tho...

Krugman: Romney's JPMorgan Stance 'Completely Clueless'

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business

Sometimes it’s hard to explain why we need strong financial regulation — especially in an era saturated with pro-business, pro-market propaganda. ...

A Death in Bozeman

Doug Bradley | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Doug Bradley

My wife was glancing at the obituaries in today's newspaper and started to read aloud about the passing of an old, dear friend of mine. And then the goosebumps started and the memories came cascading.

"Rear Window" Timelapse Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 04.04.2012 | Arts

The only thing creepier than a neighborhood voyeur is a voyeur with Photoshop. Jeff Desom has created an intensely cool single timelapse video from Al...

Yeti Finger Points To Humans

Posted 01.02.2012 | Weird News

An alleged Yeti finger -- after residing in a London museum for decades -- has turned out to be, alas, just a human finger. The finger in question ...

Bizarre Christmas Movie Trivia: Jim Henson's Ghost, Jimmy Stewart's Censored Kiss & More

Huffington Post | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 02.23.2012 | Entertainment

This Christmas, gather your family around the fire... and then bring your TV and place it right next to the burning yule log. You've got a lot of movi...

'It's A Wonderful Life' Honored On 65th Anniversary

AP | By JOHN ROGERS | Posted 02.23.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- George Bailey can rest easy. He really did make a difference in the lives of people, including all 3.8 million in Los Angeles. Bailey,...

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.

It's A Wonderful -- Newt?

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

If the glut of corporate money continues to poison our political system, it is possible that we could elect Newt "Mr. Potter" Gingrich to the presidency. How would someone who seems to know and care so little about poor people govern our country?

Jimmy Stewart's Ode to His Dog Beau

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 02.14.2012 | Entertainment
Cyrus Saatsaz

The video clip below is from an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart was Carson's guest that evening.

It's (Still) A Wonderful Life: A Remake

Richard Barrington | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

With remakes being so popular in Hollywood, and with banks being so much in the news this year, it begs the question: Could this film be adapted for today's banking environment?

Stars Who Served In World War II

Posted 12.08.2011 | Celebrity

When the bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, Americans immediately went to work. In addition to a homefront that saw citizens plant victory gardens, bu...

Socially-Conscious Banking: End to Foreclosures & Occupy Your Home

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mitchell J. Rabin

Remove foreclosure as an outcome of non-payment and an entirely fresh vision of borrower-lender relationship is put in place, now as cooperating partners, as in a business deal, because that's really what it is.