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Why Children's Cartoons Have A Sexism Problem

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Pretty much without fail, all the classic old cartoons featured a cast almost entirely made up of male characters, with a handful of females tossed in for the express purpose of serving as a sexual foil for the guys

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg Introduces 'Rita' by Donizetti, February 12-16

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

The best way to describe Verdi's String Quartet in E minor is that it's just so very-very Verdi. Including it on a program such as this reveals similar dramatic flavors found in any of his operas.

Pepe Le-Pew's Skunk Medicine: Pointers for Courtship Today

Tara Fass | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Tara Fass

Pepe Le-Pew is a gregarious skunk, endlessly pursuing and painfully rebuffed every time by an elusive Penelope Pussycat, who is silenced because she c...

4 Necessary 'Bonnie & Clyde' Adaptations To Prepare You For Sunday

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 12.04.2013 | Entertainment

The newest adaptation of "Bonnie and Clyde," a Lifetime mini–series about infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow (played now by Holliday ...

These Iconic Character Voices Have Shocking Pasts That Will Ruin Your Childhood

The Huffington Post | Cezary Jan Strusiewicz | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment

SpongeBob SquarePants will never look the same.

"Perpetual Delight": 10 Questions for Poet Ron Padgett

Travis Nichols | Posted 12.07.2013 | Books
Travis Nichols

Ron Padgett is a national treasure. He's published, edited, and translated dozens of collections of poetry and prose, and over the past fifty years he has been an influential and necessary force in American letters.

Live from the Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Monday, July 1

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I feel like a bit of a slacker, having only seen four films Monday at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. But summer -- kept at bay since Friday by cool...

The Bizarre Inspiration For Elmer Fudd

Posted 06.05.2013 | Books

The following is excerpted from Neal Thompson's new book A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley. It is a...

WATCH: Falling Off Cliffs, The Supercut

Posted 12.31.2012 | Comedy

The government may be close (or may not be? Who even knows) to reaching a deal before the country goes over the fiscal cliff, but in the meantime, cou...

7 Children's Characters Who Are Probably Stoners

Katy Hall | Posted 12.06.2012 | Entertainment

Washington legalized recreational marijuana Thursday, but the makers of cartoons and children's shows have been getting stoned for decades. Here are a...

They're Back! Former 'SNL' Star Hired For 'Looney Tunes' Reboot

Posted 09.20.2012 | Entertainment

That's not all, folks. According to THR, actress and comedian Jenny Slate has been hired to write a new "Looney Tunes" movie for Warner Bros. The unti...

Interview: Willem Dafoe Is The Hunter

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

It was one of the most wonderful and unique starts to an interview ever: Within a minute, Willem was speaking in the incomprehensible babble of the Looney Tunes Tasmanian Devil. And then in Italian. Two of the world's finest languages!

A "Christmas Letter 2011": Love and Laughter

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.11.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), I have once again decided to follow in that great tradition of boring everyone silly by writing a Christmas letter.

Movie Review: Puss in Boots 3D

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.26.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Puss in Boots 3D is about what you'd expect -- a two-dimensional comedy shown with technology to make you believe you're seeing something you're not. And one of the things you're not seeing -- or, rather, hearing -- is witty dialogue.

He Named It "Grammy": A Conversation With Hunter & Stan Freberg, Plus New Robert Johnson Releases

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2011-02-18-m.jpgStan Freberg, Hunter Freberg. Together, they're like an institution.

Some Kind of Trouble and More: Conversations With James Blunt and Edie Brickell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Best known for his monster hit "You're Beautiful," international superstar James Blunt is back with a new album, Some Kind Of Trouble, which he discussed with me recently.

Annals of the Overrated: Tony Scott and Unstoppable

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

For a variety of reasons, most of them having to do with scheduling, I never got to a press screening of Tony Scott's Unstoppable" when it opened last...

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Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Movie review: Despicable Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A kind of animated James Bond film in reverse - because it's set in a world of only villains - Despicable Me is an imaginative computer-generated come...

Yosemite Sam Joins The Tea Party - VIDEO

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a newly released video, cartoon legend Yosemite Sam has announced that he has officially joined the Tea Party. ...

'Looney Tunes' Revival Coming To Cartoon Network

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The network also said Wednesday during its upfront presentation that it is launching a new version of Warner Bros.' classic "Looney Tunes" series star...

Rejoice! The Looney Tunes Return!

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

What most excites me is the production of brand-new 3D Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote shorts that will air before selected Warner Bros. pictures. Yes, they will be rendered in CGI, but we're getting new Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote cartoons!

Movie Review: The Wolfman

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Joe Johnston's remake isn't dreadful -- certainly not as awful as the commercials make it look. It's not a good movie, by any stretch -- but it could have been a lot worse.

Not Just Kid Stuff: From Kidz Bop to The Fuzzy Stones

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

When did children's music get so awful? It wasn't always as painful to listen to. Some historic recordings, though not exactly classified as "children's," have been cherished forever.

Freakazoid! This Weekday Afternoon Cartoon is Better Than You Remembered.

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

Stylistically somewhere between the great superhero parody The Tick and Marx Brothers-style vaudeville, Freakazoid! was absurd, nonsensical, but absolutely hilarious.