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You'll Never Forget Being "Disgraced" on Broadway

"ALL THE WORLD'S a stage, but in New York, most people are in a David Mamet play, not a Noel Coward comedy!" So writes Joan Juliet Buck for the Bergdorf-Goodman Mega-Fall catalogue.      Because my friend Ms. Buck used to be the editor...Show More Summary

Lunch with Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones: The Theory of Everything

Stephen Hawking, ALS and all, is such a "character," he's perfect as the charismatic center of a movie. That's partly because of his brilliance in physics and cosmology, partly because his bold yet childlike persona, and partly because of the woman who kept his brain alive, his wife Jane. Show More Summary

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Bats 1,000

A veteran actor with more than forty film and TV roles to his credit, Denmark native Nikolaj Coster-Waldau finally hit paydirt as the nefarious, yet complicated, Jamie Lannister on HBO's hit series Game of Thrones. However, far from resting the laurels of his hard-earned fame, Coster-Waldau has kept busy before the cameras. Show More Summary

'Citizenfour' Review: Quiet Moments in a Hong Kong Hotel Room as Edward Snowden, Journalists Fight to Save Democracy

Hong Kong has been ground zero this year in the fight for freedom, with students and Occupy leaders battling police for control of the streets in a desperate campaign to maintain the Chinese territory's relative autonomy from erosion...Show More Summary

DVDs/BluRays: I Wanna Live At "Pee-wee's Playhouse!"

Lots of fun stuff this week, starting with Pee-wee's Playhouse, collected in a new boxed set and looking better than ever. It's not just one of the best kid's shows of all time. I consider it one of the best TV shows of all time, full stop. Show More Summary

Chris Rock Is A Fcking Genius, You Already Knew That...

According to the yogis, God gives us all the potential to promote miracles. In the Yoga Sutras (the sacred science book from around 200AD often referred to as the "bible" of yoga) there is a term "tapas" which means hard work, determination and focus. Show More Summary

Why The Renee Zellweger Photo Controversy Reminds Me How We're All Terrified Celebrities Inside

This post originally appeared on Bustle. By Amanda Chatel I may not be a movie star, but Renee Zellweger and I? We're not so different. At least, that's what I suspect. Let me explain. When I was in my teens, I didn't expect to live past 30 years old. Show More Summary

Hollywood Hypocrisy Versus Annie, Renée And Feminism

Let's bring in three incendiary words we've been bombarded with, and see if we can string them together -- so that they compliment each other: Feminism, Renée Zellweger and Annie Lennox (one ages, the other doesn't). Let's start with poor Renée Zellweger (45). Show More Summary

Ten Crazy '90s TV Moments That You Would Never See On The Small Screen Today

Through the trials and tribulations of the '90s, mankind learned that bleached tips, chain wallets, ponytails tied back with scrunchies, middle parts, and entertainment from out of a VHS player with our Walkman CD players just within arm's reach was no way to live. Show More Summary

The 9/11 Flag From Ground Zero Is Missing

You know the photo. On September 11, 2001, three firefighters raised an American flag above the rubble at Ground Zero. One hundred feet away, photographer Thomas Franklin snapped a shot for the Bergen Record that, a day later, would be seen around the world, providing a ray of hope in a moment of darkness. Show More Summary

With New Album and Book, Kidjo Gives Voice to Women of Africa

A new album, a new book, a special performance at Carnegie Hall. After 40 years in the public eye, the whirlwind that is singer Angelique Kidjo seems to have found a cruising speed that suits her. On November 5th, Kidjo headlines a multi-performer...Show More Summary

My Epiphany: Thanks to Renee Zellweger's Face

This past week, I sat on the sidelines and watched with morbid fascination the horrible face-shaming our society directed at Renee Zellweger. Remember, this is the same Renee Zellweger who delivers so much joy to this world in the form of her lovely performances in Bridget Jones's Diary, Jerry Maguire, and Empire Records to name just a few. Show More Summary

16 Delicious Books That Combine Food And Love

We love to devour a good book, and so do the editors at XOXO After Dark! They've rounded up a tasty selection of fiction and nonfiction for you to sample, all about the pleasures of food. Use one of these as inspiration for your next...Show More Summary

A Rudder for the Rudderless

If you haven't seen the masterful William H. Macy movie, Rudderless, you need to. And if you have seen it and are wrestling with something please read on. Moreover, if you felt there was a lack somewhere, anywhere, consider how to find...Show More Summary

Nana finally makes it to Never Land in Battle for the Book!, a primetime Jake and the Never Land Pirates special

Let's be honest here. You kind of feel bad for Nana whenever you watch Disney's Peter Pan. After all, everyone else gets to fly off to Never Land in this 1953 animated feature. But because Mr. Darling had tied this canine caretaker up in the backyard before he and Mrs. Show More Summary

'Alaskan Bush People' indictments? So what? Reality TV fakers know no bounds

Once there was fact, and then there was fiction, and finally along came something called reality TV to marry the two into some new, bastardized product one might just call bizzarotainment. As first defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary,...Show More Summary

Movie Review: Force Majeure Who are you, exactly?

Everyone, at some point, wonders how they would react to a split-second emergency. Fight or flight? Leap into action or race for the exit? Or simply crumble? That's the question at the center of the wickedly chilly Force Majeure, a movie about a momentary decision that may lead to a lifetime of doubt. Show More Summary

Grey's Anatomy Recap: VA-GI-NA in "Bend and Break"

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 11, Episode 5 of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, titled "Bend and Break." I have an unpopular opinion to share and if you've read my "Grey's" recaps last year you might know what I'm about to say: I've wanted Callie and Arizona to break up so badly. Show More Summary

HBO Going Rogue Could Get Us to Net Neutrality

Recently, a couple of cable content providers have announced that they're going rogue and are going to start providing content independently of cable companies. That's good news for consumers who have, until now, been at the mercy of companies such as Comcast and Time Warner. Show More Summary

Why Drake Is One Of The Best Contemporary Poets

I often have one poet that I am in love with for a very long time, whose songs I can't ever completely tap out of their inspirational resources. For the past few years, that poet has been Drake. You all likely know who Drake is. Aubrey...Show More Summary

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