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Meatless Monday: It's Bastille Day -- Viva La Revolution

Ellen Kanner | Posted 09.13.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Let's take to the streets, take to our kitchens, take back the food we eat. Pass on processed food and buy from farmers who grow our produce responsibly. And -- mon dieu -- let's learn how to prepare it.

Sweet Cuisine, a New Restaurant in Paris Opens for Just Desserts

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.17.2014 | Taste
Sidonie Sawyer

Some people say it's better to eat dessert first, or risk otherwise being too full by the end of the meal to even try one. This entirely new concept restaurant is solving your problem, here you only order desserts.

Channeling Marie Antoinette to Describe U.S. Health Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

You can say, and even believe, that the U.S. has the best health care system in the world if, as I did for many years, you associate only with other folks who share the same world view as you do and if you watch, read and listen to the media that reinforce your preconceived notions.

These Movies Will Make You Hungry

Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment

It's doubtful anyone needs help working up an appetite for Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean a feast for the eyes is off the pre-holiday table. In f...

Why I Love Talkbacks and Why You Should Too

Cara Joy David | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

There are those who think poorly of talkbacks. They think theater, in many ways an ephemeral art, is to be experienced, not analyzed. This is the same argument made by those who think you shouldn't hold poetry interpretation classes.

Something for a Queen and the Rest of Us

Carmen Pelaez | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts
Carmen Pelaez

The production is representational and simple and at the same time as modern as it is traditional. Everything from balls, to carriage rides, to angry mobs are brought to breathtaking life through a sound scape, a lighting scheme or a glance.

On the Culture Front: Celebrity Charades, Arguendo, All the Way, Eric Bogosian and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.06.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Cranston, just off of Breaking Bad relishes the duality of character. While there aren't many connections to draw between Walter White and Lyndon Johnson, both are tenacious in their pursuit of creating a meth empire and a more just society respectively.

Dressed to Die For: Mary-Louise Parker in The Snow Geese, Trudie Styler in an Anglo-Irish The Seagull, Marin Ireland in Marie Antoinette

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In Sharr White's new play The Snow Geese at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, Mary-Louise Parker as Elizabeth wears black, in mourning for her dead husb...

First Nighter: Lee's "Luce" No Loser; Adjmi's "Marie Antoinette" Loses Its Head

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Several years before JC Lee's stinging play Luce, at the Claire Tow, begins, Amy (Marin Hinkle) and Peter (Neal Huff) adopted a child from the Congo w...

Theater Review: New Musical Madame Infamy Sheds Fascinating Insights on Three Historical Figures

Frank Roberts | Posted 12.08.2013 | Arts
Frank Roberts

Madame Infamy follows the lives of three extraordinary women who lived during the same historical period but whose stories have never before been told in relationship to one another: Sally Hemings, Marie Antoinette and Madame Marie Tussaud

Classic Films Booed At Cannes

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment

The often persnickety audiences at the Cannes Film Festival are so legendary that the Brooklyn Academy of Music has devoted an entire series to their ...

Obama Must Lead

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

There was no excuse for the president to shout from the rooftops about the dangers of sequester while not doing a thing to prevent it. Americans need jobs, not spin, and leaders, not photo ops.

The Most Inspiring Movie Sets Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 01.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

Which is your favorite?

Mitt Romney: The Empty Suit Clueless About the Empty Chair

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Billy Koehler died on March 7, 2009, for lack of health insurance. Mitt Romney said on October 10, 2012, that's impossible.

Mitt's Antoinette Problem

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Mitt Romney and Marie Antoinette stand for the adoration of the privileged few who prosper from great nations and a condescension toward the many who make great nations, whom Romney should salute and not insult.

If Historical Figures Had Posted on Facebook...

John Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Napoleon: Hey guys, has anyone ever been to Elba?

Diane Kruger Shines as Marie Antoinette in Benoit Jacquot's 'Farewell, My Queen'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Sean Martinfield

Diane Kruger was the perfect choice to play Marie Antoinette. Decades ago in cinematic history, a shot at doing the role was regarded as an ultimate conquest by many a beautiful actress.

The Bastille Topples While a Servant Girl Lusts for the Queen

Erica Abeel | Posted 09.14.2012 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

In Jacquot's reading, the sexual intrigue in this court is woman to woman. Sidonie's watchful devotion is seeded with envy over the queen's homoerotic attachment to Gabrielle de Polignac (Virginie Ledoyen whom Jacquot brought to stardom in A Single Girl).

Farewell, My Queen: A View of Pre-Beheading Versailles

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

At a time when viewers are obsessed with Downton Abbey, this film offers an upstairs downstairs French Revolution era glimpse complete with dying rats, gossipy crones, lotharios in gondolas, and the very beautiful queen.

Marie Antoinette Gets a Royal Makeover at the Chateau Versailles

Kisa Lala | Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Joana Vasconcelos - Lilicoptère at the Chateau de Versailles, 2012 Photo: Kisa Lala The Château de Versailles was aflame with the fanfare Marie An...

Suburban Chateau Builder: 'This House Will Be Built'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Score one for the rich, litigious neighbors. Remember the lawsuit over the 25,424-square-foot mansion called "Le Chateau de Lumiere,"...

Giant Virginia House Upsets Rich Neighbors

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Let them eat popcorn. Marie Antoinette would be proud: The Northern Virginia palace modeled on Versailles will have a movie theater -...

The Drinking Cup Shaped Like Marie Antoinette's Anatomy

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erdos | Posted 05.27.2014 | Taste

How do you drink your Champagne (we're hoping it's from a glass!) -- is it a Champagne flute or a Champagne coupe? Nowadays it seems the flute has bec...

Marie Antoinette's Shoes Sell At Auction

Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts

A pair of white silk mules were recently sold for $57,000 at an auction in Toulon, France. Why so pricey? Marie Antoinette supposedly wore them du...

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.