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The Joy of Losing: What Red-State Democrats Still Don't Get

Mark Olmsted | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Memo to Grimes and Nunn and the rest of the sad parade of upsets-that-never-were: Most of you knew damn well you were almost certain to lose the second you decided to run. But rather than accept it, you saw that utter likelihood as a reason to double down.

Electoral Emissions: What If Presidents Treated Our Cars Like Our Country?

Brian Crewe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Brian Crewe

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Starbucks For Democrats, Dunkin' Donuts For Republicans?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

Here's one more thing Republicans and Democrats can disagree on: brands. A new study shows that the products we prefer fall along political lines, ...

Annette Bourdeau

Kevin Smith: The Oscars Are Like A High School Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Annette Bourdeau | Posted 03.31.2012 | Entertainment

Get ready for some juicy gossip and insider tales: Kevin Smith is about to do another live Q&A session. This time around, he's expanding his audience ...

Grumpy Conservatives Survey Post-Iowa Scene

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The Pollyanna award goes to Ross Douthat of the New York Times, who thinks caucus-goers did themselves proud last night. "Presented with the weakest presidential field of any major party in a generation," he writes, "they made the best of a bad situation."

Director Fires Expletive At Awards Show

Posted 01.29.2012 | Entertainment

Kevin Smith has a very dedicated core audience for his comic books, podcasts and films, but the nominating committee at the Independent Spirit Awards,...

Jack's Mannequin, Ivy & Scars On 45: Chatting With Andrew McMahon, Dominique Durand and Danny Bemrose, Michael Parks' Download

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"My goal is always just to write about the real things that happen everyday. Frankly, most of those things are very sensational, but they're only made sensational by the fact that they're turned into songs."

Review: Red State

Scott Mendelson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

If Kevin Smith is serious about leaving behind the world of Jay and Silent Bob, then Red State is a troubling sign that the man behind View Askew may have no place else to go.

Portrait of the (f)Artist as a Young Man

Kevin Smith | Posted 11.22.2011 | Comedy
Kevin Smith

My most cherished responsibility as a bona fide indie filmmaker is to let everyone know the shot is always worth taking. It costs nothing to encourage an artist, and the potential return is immeasurable.

Kevin Smith's 'Red State': Masterful, Spiritually Powerful

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Smith uses shock-and-awe violence in "Red State" to bring viewers into the fullness of his commentary on the nature of belief, religious fanaticism and insipid hatred masked as piety.

New Beverly

Kevin Smith | Posted 10.10.2011 | Comedy
Kevin Smith

Eons ago, I saw Slacker and it made me think I could be a filmmaker. I've spent the last 20 years telling audiences they could be the same.

WATCH: The Time Kevin Smith Told Harvey Weinstein To STFU

Posted 09.24.2011 | Comedy

Film mogul Harvey Weinstein has cast a large shadow over the entertainment business since first hitting it big with "Pulp Fiction" in 1994 and more re...

Will There Ever Be A New 'Jay & Silent Bob' Movie?

Posted 07.18.2011 | Entertainment

Jason Mewes is one half of the famed indie film team Jay and Silent Bob. Needless to say, he is not the silent one. The foul-mouthed icon sat down ...

We Can Self-Publish Books, Why Not More Films?

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bryan Young

Some might argue that it's impossible to self-distribute a film like that without a personality like Kevin Smith behind it, but those saying that would be wrong.

Kevin Smith Loses MAJOR Weight After Airline Dispute

popeater.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

At least that was the case for Kevin Smith. The director and 'Jay and Silent Bob' star told Joy Behar about his 65-pound weight loss in a high-energy ...

Exciting Times in Park City

Jon Reiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Reiss

With the number of films being made worldwide exploding, and with the still constrained channels of traditional distribution, the need for new ways for filmmakers to connect with audiences is as needed as ever.

Silent Bob Strikes Back

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tribeca

This week at Sundance, director Kevin Smith stuck it to the studios and bought his own flick for $20. Indie-filmmaking 2.0? You be the judge.

Indie Film Lives, Thrives, Blossoms & Blooms!

Ted Hope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ted Hope

The rapidity, volume, and consistency of deals blossoming at Sundance should give investors more confidence that the business of indie film is back. And the good news doesn't end there.

Live From Sundance 2011: Parting Thoughts

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sundance has transformed over the years from a film festival -- which implies the celebration of film and filmmakers -- into a film market, where products are bought and sold.

Live from Sundance 2011: Day 4

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Images -- political and otherwise -- often have only the most tenuous relationship with reality. As it happened, that idea was a significant factor in several of the films I saw at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday.

Live From Sundance 2011: Day 1

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

On Thursday, the opening day of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, my actual Sundance day began and ended with the opening night screening of Susan Rost...

Melissa Leo -- She's a Fighter

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

She's been a working actor for almost 30 years - having dropped out of Purchase College of the State University of New York to take a role on All My C...

WATCH: Trailer For Kevin Smith's Fred Phelps-Based Religious Horror Film 'Red State'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

This isn't your older brother's Kevin Smith. The New Jersey indie filmmaker, made famous for his slacker comedy cult classics 'Clerks' and 'Mallrats,...

Review: The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rupert Russell

Director Julien Nitzberg and producer Johnny Knoxville's , The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, is an almost anthropological study of redneck culture, done through a portrait of it at it's most extreme, crystallized into the form of the White family, local celebrities of Boone County, WV.

Red State Anxiety and The Constitution

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Red States, apparently, do not understand that the further out onto the ice of constitutional education they skate, the thinner the ice becomes for the ideology of conservatism.