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Meryl Streep: The Giver of Fantastic Performances

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 10.12.2014 | Celebrity
Prasanna Ranganathan

A genius at both comedy and drama, Meryl Streep as an actress is an "intuitive investigator" of the human condition: insightful, powerful, and awe-inspiringly versatile. Here I present my five favorite Meryl Streep performances, in no particular order.

Jason Vieaux PLAYS Troubadour to Symphony in C

Lew Whittington | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Classical guitarist Jason Vieaux's new recording PLAY is not only like pop iTunes, it is part of the revitalized interest in the classical guitar. ...

The Year's End: an Essay for Your Consideration

Tony Bartolone | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

Some waning magic, some vanishing courage, some dumb beauty. This cinema sensation will not be recognized with awards. But be there no doubt about it, The World's End is the most important movie of the year.

TOGETHER AGAIN

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment

Oscar voters, take note: Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro will join forces for the fourth time with an adaptation of the best-selling Ann Leary novel "...

Meryl Streep Turns 64: A Look At Her Career Through The Years

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment

Happy Birthday, Meryl Streep! This year will find the actress joining forces with Julia Roberts for the highly anticipated adaptation of "August: Osag...

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.

PHOTOS: The Rust Belt's Rustic Bars

Randy Fox | Posted 10.27.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

The old shot and beer joints were a mainstay in nearly all the Rust Belt mill towns. These places were the yang to the factories' yin and a big part of many a mill worker's daily routine.

For Her Birthday, The Ten Best Meryl Streep Movies

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Today, our most celebrated actress, Meryl Streep, turns 63. Can it be possible? My own top-ten list below reflects what I believe are her best films. On her birthday, let's say: "Bravo, Meryl Streep."

Stranded in the High Ground: Conversations With Nanci Griffith and Adam Cohen

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.02.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The Return of the Blues Wanderer: A Conversation With Dion, Plus Anthony Green's Beautiful Things Album Streamer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.11.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Even When a Great Film Comes Out, You Can't See It (Except Maybe in New York)

John Farr | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Mindless kiddie fare opens at around four thousand screens across the country. When at last a brilliant, provocative film for grown-ups gets produced, it merited four screens. Doesn't this strike you as just a trifle lopsided?

Best Movies By Farr -- Celebrating Pacino and De Niro

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Ultimately, it's tough to call just who is the finer actor, or bigger star. Personally, I give the edge to De Niro.