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10 Most Controversial Broadway and Off-Broadway Performances

NewYork.com | Posted 03.04.2014 | New York
NewYork.com

While the list of eyebrow-raising productions is a long one, here are our picks for the most scandalous productions of the past 100 or so years, both on and Off-Broadway.

Dog Ears Music: 'If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother' Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Elvis, Mae West, Peaches, Dinah Washington, Dead Kennedys, and more.

The Gays Behind Barbra (And Nearly Every Other Gay Icon)

William J. Mann | Posted 12.16.2012 | Gay Voices
William J. Mann

In the early 1960s, when Streisand was just starting out, gay audiences instinctively recognized something very familiar about her, a shared sensibility. That was only logical, given that her sensibility had been nurtured by gay men, after all. And this was hardly a new phenomenon.

Dog Ears Music: Born in August Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.03.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Wilco, Whitney Houston, Sonny Sharrock, Count Basie, Gene Kelly, Joe Jackson and more.

Difficult Woman or Fearless?

Linda Durnell | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women
Linda Durnell

Do all women feel the pull between what they want to do and what they are expected to do?

Marilyn Monroe: Still Dead. Still Selling. How Come?

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

Marilyn Monroe lives on as the last of an archetype we cling to from our innocent past but is now gone forever -- or until a future generation invents her again.

Sex Or Schweppes? Uma Thurman's New Ad Is Either 'Oddly Sexual' Or 'Just ... Weird'

AOL Weird News | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Actress Uma Thurman hasn't exactly been a big box office draw lately, but her sexy new TV ad for Schweppes is bubbling up big on You Tube. The ad, wh...

Good Time Charlie: The Sheen of Hollywood's Restored Rogue Archetype

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

In repossessing his previously successful persona, Charlie Sheen is now tweaking it into a narrative only Hollywood's long-gone "Rogue" Archetype can ...

"Touch Me": A Pardoning Playlist For Jim Morrison & Charlie Crist

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

People are strange. That's the best explanation I can come up with for why it's suddenly so important for outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist to see Jim Morrison receive a posthumous pardon for indecent exposure and open profanity.

Sue Wong Brings Vintage Hollywood Glamour to LA Fashion Week

Mary Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mary Hall

 Pictured: The designer, Sue Wong at her Los Angeles Spring 2011 show. (Photo: M. Hall) You really can't say that LA Fashion Week is really L...

Dog Ears Music: Born in August Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Mae West, Isaac Hayes, Louis Armstrong, Van Morrison, and more.

Naked Girls Reading? Newest Phenomenon In Burlesque

Globe and Mail | Paula Citron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

t has to be the most provocative literary series in the world with a title like "Naked Girls Reading," but it's exactly as advertised. Burlesque divas...

First-Nighter: The Maude-like, Un-Maude-like Maude Maggart

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

What's truly appealing about Maude Maggart is that what you initially see--and hear--isn't what you eventually get. She fools you seven ways to Sunday and plainly gets a kick out of it.

Long, Hard Probe Finds 'She' Behind 'That's What She Said'

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jason Notte

You could credit Steve Carell, Mike Myers or Dana Carvey for giving the entire world pause when the word "hard" is used in passing conversation, but none of that really answers who "she" is.

The Lure of Strong Women

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Over the years, movies built on strong female characters have consistently entertained and inspired us. Instinctively, we root for these characters as we do for all non-conformists.