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Six Feet Under

'Transparent' Truth

Jen Grisanti | Posted 10.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

Is there transparency that others can see in our truth? Will our truth connect us, or will it isolate us from those around us? Does living our truth come with consequences?

Michael C. Hall Lives His "Glam Rock" Fantasy as Hedwig

Taylor Marsh | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Taylor Marsh

Hall as Hedwig is a physical goddess, thigh muscles rippling as she struts across the stage one minute, then the next minute lowers to a full knee bend, crouching and jumping, climbing the side of the stage a second later.

Interview: Director Michael Cuesta on Kill the Messenger

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.03.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Kill the Messenger is based on the true story of reporter Gary Webb, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper journalist in the 1990s who documented CIA involvement in importing cocaine in the 1980s, to help fund the Contras in Nicaragua -- and then was hounded out of journalism.

All Will Become Transparent

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

Transparent, the much-anticipated new series on Amazon's Prime Video, has been met with substantial praise following its pilot release.

Anything But Ordinary: American Beauty Screenwriter Alan Ball on the Film's 15th Anniversary

Alex Koenig | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

When brought to life on the silver screen, the American Beauty script became the Great American Novel, distilling the pinnacle and downfall of chasing the American Dream within two hours.

8 TV Stars You Forgot Starred On 'Six Feet Under' First

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 08.21.2014 | Entertainment

When "Six Feet Under" ended just shy of a decade ago, fans said their reluctant goodbyes to some of the most well-written and well-acted characters in...

9 Of The Greatest TV Show Intros Of All Time

Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment

We either spend a couple of minutes or less watching the intros to our favorite television shows each week, or we skip them (or run to get a snack). S...

Today I Saw an Embalmed Corpse, How About You?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Sidonie Sawyer

As part of a valuable experience I was seeking for a story, I worked part time for a week in a funeral home. You know, just to get a feel of what Six Feet Under was like. I have to admit that there is no monkey business to report after a few days, all is calm and regal.

Will & Grace: The TV Series That Changed America

Jack Myers | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jack Myers

Art, in its best form, allows you to experience life and ultimately changes the way you view the world. Will & Grace was one of those rare television shows to do just that. It was entertaining, but it did more than just amuse its viewers.

Am I a Father? Check -- Bidding Farewell to My Baby Too Soon

James Sims | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
James Sims

Angel Belle was alive during the entire delivery process. My wife felt her kicking throughout. Her heartbeat was strong. And then it was not. After being delivered, Angel Belle took a single breath while her heartbeat slowly faded.

Why Watching TV Is a Good Thing

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Carolyn Ziel

When someone says, "I don't watch TV," I take offense to the snub for the people in the entertainment business and because the nay-sayers are just not giving TV the respect it has earned.

Maureen Ryan

Why Finales Are Hard (And Usually Not Great)

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.09.2014 | TV

It's hard to get a TV show on the air, but it's even harder to end one. The fuss over the "How I Met Your Mother" finale is just the latest in a s...

Jaweed Kaleem

Is TV Breaking Its Taboo Against Death?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion

What if someone you love died and came back to life... 32 years after the fact? That's the premise of "Resurrection," a widely advertised primetime...

Your DVR's Suicide Note

Oren Mendez | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Dear owner, By the time you read this, I will already be gone. I'm sorry you had to find me like this, lying in your full bathtub, electrocuted. My wires probably tangled in each other, my circuits burned to a crisp. But believe me, this is much better than the life I've led with you.

Book Review: Difficult Men

Phil Simon | Posted 08.30.2013 | Books
Phil Simon

I'm a huge fan of Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, and other long-form dramas about morally complicated characters. Against that backdrop, I couldn't wait...

Satisfying (Or Not) Ways to End Your Novel

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

I believe the writer has a covenant with the reader. You provide the best possible stories--they will bring you into their heart. And come the day you separate, the moment it's time to say goodbye, do you want to break their heart?

WATCH: When Adam Scott & Michael C. Hall Kissed ...

Posted 01.30.2013 | TV

Once upon a time, before Adam Scott was an actor-turned-caterer in "Party Down" or one half of TV's sweetest couple on "Parks and Rec," he was a seria...

WATCH: Beware Of 'Portlandia' If You Hate Spoilers

Posted 01.02.2013 | Comedy

We don't know how, or why, or when it happened, but at some point, exposing spoilers became the most atrocious breach of social decorum known to man. ...

Favorite Songs From Memorable TV Moments

Posted 04.11.2012 | TV

Of course, viewers' love of a TV show stems from the stories and characters; but there's no denying the important role music plays in a scene. "Gre...

A Grief Observed

Max Lugavere | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Max Lugavere

Was it Steve Jobs' unyielding passion for his work -- stopped short in the face of his own mortality -- that connected us so viscerally to him?

'True Blood' Creator Working On A New Show About The Amish

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home

It's not just mid-90s sex romps with terrible soundtracks anymore! With more original programming in the works, Cinemax continues to further itself fr...

Why The BBC Should Welcome Sky Atlantic's Spending Power

Andy Welch | Posted 01.14.2012 | UK Entertainment
Andy Welch

Another day, another press release announcing a new series heading to Sky Atlantic. Last month the channel announced they were taking cult favourite Nurse Jackie off BBC Four's hands. It's the latest in a longish list of acquisitions from other channels, Sky's wallet proving too big for the rest of the UK terrestrial broadcasters to compete with. And I say let Sky have them.

Trifecta Interview: Michael Cuesta Directs Ron Eldard and Jill Hennessy in The Roadie: Queens, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

The adage, "You can't go home again," isn't completely true. You can go home again, but it's going to involve serious heartbreak, a coke binge, multiple altercations, confronting uncomfortable truths and your own mother slapping your just-punched face.

Dear New York Times: A Game of Thrones Is Not Just for Boys

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.16.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Ginia Bellafante's piece in the Times is openly, even proudly contemptuous of the entire fantasy genre, and -- perhaps worst of all -- is patronizing to women readers.

Penguin Re-Releases The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cynthia Ellis

Reading The Woman in White is not unlike being in a cage surrounded by sharks, if you could somehow eat crème brulee at the same time. It is exquisitely uncomfortable.