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Modern Griot: Michael Genet

Yvonna Russell | Posted 11.04.2013 | Books
Yvonna Russell

Actor, singer, screenwriter and now author Michael Genet's new book, "'They Must Not Know Who I Think I Am" enlightens the struggle to thrive and succeed with humor, grit and truth.

I've Got You Under My Skin

Sophia Stuart | Posted 10.19.2013 | Entertainment
Sophia Stuart

Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Touchy Feely discovers what happens when the psychic balance of a family is disrupted, upended and everyone is changed for the better -- eventually.

Film Review: Ain't Them Bodies Beautiful and Hollow

Brian Formo | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

Ain't Them Bodies Saints is meticulously constructed. With deft camerawork and a pure attention to 70s small town details, there is a fantastic, technically sound structure that director David Lowery has built.

'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Boasts Artfulness

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment

The outlaw romance "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" is a lyrical, sepia-toned folk tale, awash in 1970s filmmaking and the kind of stylized folksiness that ...

Theater Magic at Sundance

Doug Wright | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Doug Wright

I've been coming to the Sundance Institute Theater Lab for ten years or more, originally as a starry-eyed young playwright. More recently, I've been returning as an advisor, lending whatever craft and acumen I can to the plays in process.

Fruitvale Station: A Review

Craig Carpenter | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
Craig Carpenter

It is no accident that Fruitvale Station was so fêted at this year's Sundance Festival, winning the Audience and Grand Jury Awards, as well as an early acquisition by The Weinstein Company.

On the BorderLine at Karlovy Vary

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a temporarily rainy early evening, late in the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic and the partners of New York-based BorderLine Films -- Josh Mond, Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin -- are gathered in the lobby bar of the Grand Hotel Pupp.

Will "Pandora's Promise" Start A New Environmental Movement FOR Nuclear Power?

David Ropeik | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

The last line in Pandora's Promise, Robert Stone's new documentary about the environmental advantages of nuclear power, comes from Michael Shellenberg...

Movie Review: 20 Feet From Stardom

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's hard to imagine another documentary this year that will be as uplifting, entertaining and moving as Morgan Neville's 20 Feet From Stardom.

Gina Wong's Vision for Hong Kong and The Pineapple Underground Film Festival

Rachel Mason | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Rachel Mason

As I started to learn more about the PUFF Festival and Gina Wong, I realized that her insistence upon the appearance of an artist from the other side of the globe for the world premier of a low budget indie rock opera art film should not come as a surprise.

Robert Redford On What Keeps Him Going At 76

2013-05-15-NYCwoman150.jpg | Posted 05.15.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM: “I work because I want to work,” says Redford, now 76. “Work keeps me going.” By Barbara Lovenheim When I interviewe...

Isabella Rossellini Unveils a Fascinating Look at Motherhood in Mammas

Greg Archer | Posted 07.09.2013 | TV
Greg Archer

There aren't many actresses -- make that "artists" -- that would slip into a Cuckoo bird outfit in an effort to illuminate the lesser-known facts about the animal kingdom, but thank goodness Isabellla Rossellini is up for it.

Hair: Chewbbaca or Bruce Willis?

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 06.25.2013 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

From the hairless pates of medieval monks to long-haired hippies to Hip-Hop cornrows, hair has always been as much on our minds as on our heads.

Coachella, Minus the Festival!

Marlon Regis | Posted 06.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

Because of growing corporate interests -- mostly from the fashion industry -- one can have a free blast without even stepping foot onto the Empire Polo Club grounds.

A New Movement In American Cinema?

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The geometry of reconciliation: Shane Carruth (Jeff) and Amy Seimetz (Kris) embody the infinity symbol (lemniscape), a recurring motif in this lumino...

The Heart Beat of Community -- the Artists Of Dubai

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 05.28.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Thank you, Mr. Antoine Fadel, a Lebanese artist living in Dubai. Thank you for your dedication to the arts and to the next generation of movers and shakers.

There Are Too Damn Many Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Here's the most important thing: The majority of them aren't worth seeing or reviewing. There used to be filters for this kind of thing. They were called film festivals.

Did He Do It? Television's Strange But True Murder Mystery

Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.04.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Like a real-life "Gone Girl," the Peterson murder case plumbs the murkier corners of human behavior, all of which are chronicled in the sequel "The Staircase: Last Chance."

The 85th Academy Awards Failed to Honor a Legend

Kerry Patton | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Kerry Patton

For many, Jake Eberts was a ray of hope, inspiration, and admiration. He served humankind by giving back and physically showing so much about the world in which we live. He was a legend yet Hollywood missed an opportunity to recognize his accomplishments.

Annals of the Underrated: Sam Rockwell

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sam Rockwell is one of the funniest, most original and compelling actors working in films today. And one of the most underrated, in terms of awards or the kind of big-budget roles that turn someone into a star.

Reflections From Sundance About the Power of Data Versus Story

Tim Hanstad | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Tim Hanstad

As a data-driven leader, for years I have carried a prejudice against the value and power of storytelling, often thinking of stories as too anecdotal, bordering on the shallow.

Crowdfunding 201: A New Model From Seed & Spark

Turnstyle | Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts
Turnstyle

By Lucas McNelly It's a familiar scene to many filmmakers: they budget out their film, calling in favors left and right, then they launch their crow...

When Dream Jobs Don't Come True

The Levo League | Posted 04.01.2013 | Women
The Levo League

At 28 years of age, I have worked at over 11 magazines and websites and I have never left a job. Not once. I've never been salaried, had health insurance or opened a savings account.

Breakthrough Year for Women at Sundance 2013

Hilary Armstrong | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment
Hilary Armstrong

As a woman in an industry that is dominated by men, I was delighted to see that for the first time ever, women made half of the 16 U.S. competition dramas at Sundance. Women produced, directed, wrote and starred in some of the most powerful films at the festival.

WATCH: 'Dirty Wars' Documentarians: U.S. 'Trying To Kill Its Way To Victory'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.28.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The filmmakers behind a documentary that investigates the source of U.S. kill lists and drone strikes say it seems as if the United States "is trying ...