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The Bitter Tea of General Yen Inaugurates Stanwyck Retrospective at Film Forum

Francis Levy | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Is all romance a Shavian phenomenon? It's interesting that Shaw never consummated his marriage since he seems to know so much about the mysterious co...

'Spellbound' Star Reflects On '99 Bee win

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 05.30.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Of the 85 kids who have won the National Spelling Bee, only one became an instant movie star. For the millions who watched back in 1999...

What Dali Created For Hitchcock

Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts

Haven't yet heard of the Alfred Hitchcock psycho-thriller, "Spellbound"? Well, this interesting fact might give you reason to watch the 1945 Hollywood...

Drawing Surrealism

Francis Levy | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Francis Levy

Drawing Surrealism, currently on exhibit at the Morgan Library demonstrates the numerous techniques that artists of the surrealist school used to disinhibit their imaginations.

Cheering for a Mate in Two: A Review of Brooklyn Castle

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Hilary Levey Friedman

You might not know how to play chess. Or you might think chess is boring. But that shouldn't stop you from seeing a documentary about some special middle school kids who are pretty good competitive chess players and anything but boring.

Five Classic Movies You Need to Revisit

Bryan Young | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

While everyone has their attention fixed on cinema because of the Academy Awards, there are some classic Blu-ray releases I'd love to kindle (or rekindle) interest in.

HuffPost Review: Louder Than a Bomb

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Like Spellbound and Mad Hot Ballroom, Louder Than a Bomb seems to focus on a youth competition, but in the end it's about changing young lives.

You've Got Homework! (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Writing about an educational partnership between the New York City Department of Education and Bard College that allows highly motivated students to c...

Movie Review: Shutter Island

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

DiCaprio isn't just a star -- he's a smart, resourceful actor intimately in tune with his emotions and capable of nearly anything on screen.

DC Corporate Types Help Inner City Kids Learn to Spell

Debbie Lister | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Lister

I was able to channel my inner fourth-grade self, tap into the spelling bee movement, engage professionals with the community and help underserved kids all at the same time.