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Summer 2011

Taking Stock of the Summer of Extremes: 2011

Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D.

It's less costly to prepare for climate change, which has already increased the chances for extreme heat wave conditions, than to suffer the kinds of losses that economists call the "costs of inaction."

The Record Summer of 2011: You Haven't Seen Anything Yet

David Kroodsma | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

2011-09-21-Screenshot20110921at5.28.21PM.jpg Summers of the future are likely to make this year look mild by comparison.

PHOTOS: Hottest Celebs In Bikinis Summer 2011

CELEBUZZ | Posted 11.18.2011 | Celebrity

It’s still bikini season somewhere in the world! While vacationing in Maui earlier this week, Vanessa Hudgens showed off her best beach bum bod a...

It's All In The Wrist

The Huffington Post | Sarah St. Lifer | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Rachel Strugatz, Accessories News Editor, Women's Wear Daily Photo courtesy of Refinery29 Minimal trends be damned! This season, fashion's elite...

Weekend Box Office: Planet of the Apes Rises to the Top, The Change-Up Under-Performs, Horrible Bosses Crosses $100M

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.07.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

While not quite as mighty as the first series reboot ten years earlier, Rise of the Planet of the Apes had a muscular debut big enough to easily win the weekend.

HuffPost Review: Winnie the Pooh Is Feather-Light and Subtly Clever Family Fare

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Winnie the Pooh is exactly what a Winnie the Pooh movie should be, no more and no less. It is quaint, gentle, subtly wicked and as cozy as a blanket just out of the dryer.

Huff Post Review: Green Lantern Not As Good As Hoped, Not As Bad As Feared

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Green Lantern is a deeply problematic comic book adventure, with structural and character development issues that should have felled the film. But like its title character, it overcomes its own weaknesses and embraces its flaws.

The Heat Is Too Damn High

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 08.08.2011 | New York

For those of you who, when huddled and shivering in winter coats in December's blizzard, warming hands in gloves and mugs of cocoa on the sidewalk, wi...

Summertime Living Is Easy

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Linnie Frank Bailey

Let's face it -- this is the summer of 'staycations.' However, as bad as things are, the dog days of summer don't have to be spent lamenting your dismal finances and wishing you were in St. Thomas.

Weekend Box Office: X-Men First Class Pulls a Batman Begins, Grosses $56 Million, Bridesmaids and Kung Fu Panda 2 Cross $100m, Fast Five Crosses $200m

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.05.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

X-Men was used to being near the top of the box office charts, but now has to rebuild from the ground up, emphasizing quality and character over big-budget spectacle.

Is 3D Dying or Just Leveling Off?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.03.2011 | Technology
Scott Mendelson

About 18 months after Avatar turned everyone into a 3D fanatic, the 'cool' factor is wearing off, as audiences are realizing that most 3D isn't going to blow their minds or take them to another world of immersion.

Weekend Box Office: Hangover 2 Scores $86m, Kung Fu Panda 2 nets $47m Over Fri-Sun.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.29.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It was close, but no cigar, as The Hangover 2 made a run for the R-rated opening weekend record. As it stands, the film pulled in $86.4 million over the Friday-Sunday frame.

Huff Post Review: Kung Fu Panda 2

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Kung Fu Panda 2 is a textbook example of how to do a sequel right. It is a laugh-out loud comedy, a thoughtful character drama, and a spectacular adventure.

Huff Post Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) - in 2D!

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.20.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Rob Marshall's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is a weightless, thoughtless, undisciplined and juvenile bore. Unlike the first picture, it gives us no characters worth caring about and no story worth following.

Weekend Box Office: Thor Grosses $66m, Fast Five Crashes, The Beaver Underwhelms

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.08.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It's kinda scary how accurately we can now predict opening weekend grosses just based on the midnight number, but the math once again worked.

Huff Post Review: Thor

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.04.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Despite Marvel and Paramount's best marketing efforts to convince otherwise, Kenneth Branagh's Thor is a perfectly satisfactory piece of popcorn entertainment.