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Baja California Sur: Vacationing With the Saints

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

LOS CABOS, Mexico - Not too long ago - up to the 1970s - this 30-mile stretch of beaches, coves and lagoons at the tip of western Mexico's Baja Penins...

Happy Halloween From the GOP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Halloween, with its blood and gore, witches and werewolves, is a children's holiday because its horrors are fictional. Republicans have picked up on that theme for their Halloween fear-mongering. Fabricating characters and events to induce terror is just part of the GOP-Halloween scheme.

I Tried These 8 New Bourbons. What Happened Next Will Astonish You

Tony Sachs | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Tony Sachs

Yes, bourbon is cool again.

Senators Graham And Menendez's Iranian Black Comedy

Matthew Hoh | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The repetition of Washington's call to arms manifests as a form of black comedy: it is funny until you realize its horror.

On His Birthday -- Why John Wayne Endures

John Farr | Posted 07.25.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given all the heroes and soldiers he played over his half century in film, this year, it's only fitting that John Wayne's birthday falls on Memorial Day.

100 Years Young, the Hollywood YMCA is No Longer Just a Gym -- It's a Way of Life

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 07.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Ashley Jude Collie

On any given day, at 1553 N. Schrader Boulevard, the likes of Ryan Gosling, Sandra Oh and Molly Shannon are working out.

Matthew Jacobs

What Ron Howard Did To Get On Bette Davis' Good Side

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment

Amid today's spectacle-heavy Hollywood business model, Ron Howard calls making any drama a "labor of love." He's performed many labors throughout his ...

5 Historic Icons Who Had A Reputation For Being Racist

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 03.27.2014 | Black Voices

There are certain historic figures who we've idolized, placing them on the highest of pedestals in our minds and in our hearts. Their memories evoke a...

The Range Wolf Is Andrew J. Fenady's Fresh Take on the Classic Jack London The Sea Wolf Saga

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

In Fenady's richly updated story, their paths cross during a stagecoach hold-up and then merge on a brutal cattle drive to Kansas, where you either "change" or "die.

Coast With the Most: Santa Barbara to La Jolla

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Our base for the weekend's festivities was the Bacara Resort and Spa on the Gaviota Coast. This spectacular shoreline, the largest south-facing stretch of sand on the American Pacific, is one of the last remaining intact coastal Mediterranean ecosystems in California.

Assange and Arnold: A Dash of Politics at the Movies

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It wasn't a big weekend in movies except for the stunning if a tad overrated Gravity, but two noteworthy political figures had prominent roles. Unfortunately for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, it didn't prove to be a big box office weekend for either.

How I Became The Best 'Man With No Name'

Tom Cramer | Posted 07.26.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I would knock back a few shots of Pepsi, roam the house in my cowboy hat and poncho, the deadly Peacemaker hidden underneath, and squint despite the lack of direct sunlight. Good times.

What REALLY Caused John Wayne's Cancer? (EXCERPT)

Posted 05.14.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt from A Short History of Nuclear Folly by Rudolph Herzog, translated by Jefferson Chase, published by Melville House on May...

What Did The First Televised Academy Awards Look Like?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.19.2013 | Celebrity

Sixty years ago, in 1953, the red carpet was unfolded, the envelopes were opened under the gleam of the Hollywood spotlight and a legacy was born that...

For St. Patrick's Day, the Best Drinking Movies Ever Made

John Farr | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I love St. Patrick's Day. It's so inclusive. By that I mean that though it's a bona fide religious holiday, you don't need to be particularly pious to enjoy it. Wishing everyone a safe and (reasonably) responsible holiday, I present my own candidates for the top drinking movies of all time.

Western Flicks and the Academy Awards: The Values We Live and Die By

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

As a tribute to the classic Western, the ones that stay with you long after the credits have faded, here are 10 of my favorite Western classics.

Actor Robert Patrick Talks Guns, Films and Troops

Tamar Abrams | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Actor Robert Patrick is best known as a tough guy in TV shows and films. But he's a softie when discussing our nation's soldiers and his involvement with the USO.

DVDs: Woody, Spike and Wim Wenders Keep 'Em Coming

Michael Giltz | Posted 03.23.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's never easy to make a movie, much less one not geared toward the masses. Here's a rundown of new movies, documentaries, TV shows and classics getting a reissue, including one of my all-time favorite romantic dramas on BluRay.

Argo: A Tragedy and a Farce

Brian Formo | Posted 12.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

The pieces all fit handsomely in Argo and Affleck is a natural director -- the only section that feels like an outlier is Hollywood.

The Best Navy Movies of All Time

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Over the years, a slew of outstanding Navy-themed films have furnished us with a variety of salty celluloid adventures worth catching. The following dozen titles comprise my own personal favorites.

2011's Doomsday Cinema, Part I: Melancholia @ 49th NYFF plus Gainsbourg on Von Trier & Lars' NYFF 47 Press Conference (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

In anticipation of 12/21/12, this past year saw a return of the doomsday film. Melancholia was an okay end-of-the-world movie, but for this fan, it was not a very good Lars Von Trier film. Perhaps a third viewing is in order.

Fashion Police or Racial Profiling?

Malcolm Harris | Posted 03.13.2012 | Style
Malcolm Harris

So there I was -- "strut interrupted" and being pulled over by the NYPD's Fashion Police. Luckily I've seen enough marathons of COPS to know exactly what was going on here.

How the Movies Saved My Life

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

I now write about our American wars without ever having visited a war zone. There, in the '50s and early '60s, I advanced with the marines and the Russians, bombed Tokyo but also experienced (however briefly) Hiroshima after it was atomized.

Musician Les Claypool Loves Westerns

Adult Swim | David Moye | Posted 01.02.2012 | Weird News

Les Claypool and his band Primus might be hard to peg down, by design, but the bassist-singer man behind oddball hits like "Pork Soda" and South Park'...

Why Lucy Still Makes Us Laugh

Posted 10.05.2011 | Women

In the nine years she reigned as America's most beloved housewife-mother-troublemaker-nutcase, actress-comedian Lucille Ball easily proved that ev...