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Jonathan Tolins, the Weird and Wonderful Playwright Who Transformed Barbra's Passion

Myra Chanin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts
Myra Chanin

Playwright Jonathan Tolins' comedic gem has, in addition, supplied me with a new definition of genius -- an artist who can transform the most narcissistic book ever written into a comic masterpiece.

First Nighter: John Malkovich Futzes Dangerously With "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"

David Finkle | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It would be a pleasure to report that what John Malkovich has come up with as part of the 2013 Lincoln Center Festival is a refreshing aperitif. It isn't.

Amy Winehouse and the Blake Hearts

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.04.2013 | Celebrity
Alison Winfield Burns

We can call Amy and Marilyn icons of fashion, yet fashion is something more than a look. It's really a big, bold, unsecret thing. Fashion and persona. It's powerful art, and some like it hot.

5 Oscar-Worthy Cocktails

Liquor.com | Posted 04.24.2013 | Taste
Liquor.com

While there's an Oscar for just about everything movie-related, we couldn't help but notice that the Best Cinematic Cocktail category still hasn't made the Academy's cut.

Best Pictures That Never Won Best Picture Oscar

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Maggie Van Ostrand

We can hope our favorite movie will come away with the big prize, but in the long run, some of the best pictures ever made did not receive Best Picture Oscars.

How Oscar Lost Its Sense of Humor -- and 20 Comedies Worthy of Best Picture

John Farr | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Is this oversight wholly the fault of the Academy? Who else, unless we all agree it's somehow natural or fitting for great comedies to be treated like the second-class citizens of cinema.

For His Birthday, the Best of Oscar Winner Jack Lemmon

John Farr | Posted 02.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Jack Lemmon, who would have turned 88 this Friday, had a habit of saying to himself before every take: "It's magic time." This may strike some as mildly eccentric, but then for the most part, magic is precisely what he went on to create.

Forget 'INception': 5 Great Movies About 'DEception'

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — When scandalous tales of fraud involving superstar athletes Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o were exposed in the last week, connecti...

Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of

John Farr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.

Remember Marilyn Monroe's Best Film Roles

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 10.02.2012 | Entertainment

"There is the well-honed Marilyn Monroe screen persona –- the breathy, girlish voice, the glamorous curves and the flirty sex appeal -– and then there are the films that allowed her to stretch, or at least allowed her to try."

My Two Seconds With Marilyn

Joan Marans Dim | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Joan Marans Dim

My personal memory of Marilyn, far afield from Eunice Murray's terrible discovery, is splendid and dates back to the mid-1950s when I was barely a teenager and lived in the Belnord, the apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Williams Has Same 'Hunger as Monroe,' Says My Week With Marilyn Director

Felice Arenas | Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment
Felice Arenas

Both are flaxen-haired, beautiful, and have had their personal ups and downs dominate headlines. But what is the most striking similarity between Michelle Williams and Marilyn Monroe?

Which Actor Was The Best In Drag -- And Which Was The Worst?

Posted 11.15.2011 | Gay Voices

Eddie Murphy did it. The Wayan Brothers did it. Dustin Hoffman, too. So was anyone all that shocked when Adam Sandler decided to throw on a dress and ...

PHOTOS: Marilyn Monroe As You've Never Seen Her Before

David Wills | Posted 01.07.2012 | Books
David Wills

Marilyn Monroe stands alone as a photographic subject for two reasons - visual transformation (her metamorphosis) and inner projection (her charisma).

"Some Like It Hot" Video

Posted 08.15.2011 | Women

When it's comes to classic comedy, it's hard to beat Billy Wilder's 1959 masterpiece, "Some Like It Hot." Here's another look at that mem...

The Man Who Was Tony Curtis

Tom Teicholz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

It was Curtis' combination of toughness and vulnerability -- his predatory sexual magnetism and the almost female quality to his beauty -- that would make his career.

Tony Curtis: Actor, Artist, Sex Symbol, Father and Savior of Stallions

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Natalie Pace

Without the opportunity to research Tony's 140 films, I could only name two off the top of my head (Spartacus and Some Like It Hot). He didn't care. "Don't worry, honey," Tony assured me.

Two Passing Greats: A Tribute to Arthur Penn and Tony Curtis

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

One had to acknowledge and admire Tony Curtis's sheer spirit and zest. But while Curtis was the ultimate public personality, filmmaker Arthur Penn, who died two days ago, was basically a private man.

"Bernie's Tune": A Playlist for the Late Great Tony Curtis

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I met the man born Bernard Schwartz, the son of a tailor from the Bronx who went on to be one of Hollywood's biggest stars ever, only once. RIP Tony Curtis, and Bernie Schwartz too.

Oscar-Nominated Actor Tony Curtis Dies

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

From dressing in drag to posing nude for his 80th birthday, Tony Curtis truly was a defiant one. He overcame early typecasting as a lightweight prett...

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Sugar's Lumps

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Survivor is back for its 20th season. This time, they've promised to answer all our questions. And thanks to a judge who believes in good TV, we don't have Richard Hatch to put up with.

Stranger On A Snowy Train

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

I'm heading north for the holidays, and I loathe flying, so I'm on the train. Traveling by train got me thinking (again) of some of my favorite train movies.