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Adam Bakri's 'Portrait Chinois': Discovering the Next Superstar, with Omar's Help...

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." -- Marcel Proust Some people you just meet and with them immediately feel a sense of kinship. You want them to succeed, asShow More Summary

ReThink Review: American Sniper - Can There Be Heroes On the Wrong Side of History?

If you've followed my reviews for these years, you know that one of my biggest pet peeves in American films (and America in general) is our unhealthy, dangerous worship of soldiers, where every American soldier is considered a hero who...Show More Summary

Some Thoughts On American Sniper

1. Terrific film, period. 2. Eastwood, like all great filmmakers, takes no specific side in the telling of his story. He simply presents it, and then lets the audience draw their own conclusion. 3. It's a litmus test movie. This means, if you're basically an anti-war, peace-loving dove type (my camp), you'll see it as anti-war. Show More Summary

Aisle View: Into the Woods, Back on Stage

The Cast of Fiasco Theater's Into the Woods at the Roundabout. Photo: Joan Marcus Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine are probably feeling pretty swell just now, with the motion picture version of their 1987 musical Into the Woods having grossed over $140 million in the four weeks since it opened on Christmas Day. Show More Summary

Rumi, Vedic Wisdom, and "Happy Days" Converge in Emad Asfoury's Duality: Featuring Deepak Chopra, Sarah Lynn Dawson, Don Most, and Jon Foo

"You are not, in fact, the sinner or the saint; you're the infinite consciousness, whose destiny is to play an infinity of roles." Thus spake Deepak Chopra -- venerable healer and space-age wise-man -- offering his voice to Duality:Show More Summary

CD Review: Be Yourself by Dimestore Prophets

Artist: Dimestore Prophets Album: Be Yourself Style: Groove, Reggae, Rock, Pop, Acoustic Release Date: April 5, 2014 Reviewed by: Christopher Zoukis and Randy Radic Dimestore Prophets (not to be confused with "Dime Store Prophets," a...Show More Summary

The Heatmakerz Are Still Bringing That Heat

Photo Credit: The Heatmakerz Production is an undeniable and absolutely necessary skill in music. In hip hop it might be an even more integral as part of the culture because certain sounds have become tied to artists and even to an era in general. Show More Summary

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Grizfolk Find Their "Spark"

Sometimes you just know when a band is about to break out like Wentworth Miller in Prison Break... but that show was terrible. More to the point, one can get that sense with Grizfolk, an alt-rock quintet who gained boatloads of fans (I'm talking a lot of boats) when they opened up for UK juggernaut Bastille last fall. Show More Summary 6 Counterintuitive Movie Couples

First, let's define our terms. The counterintuitive romance is one in which two people who truly shouldn't fall in love do, often under extraordinary and unromantic circumstances. In most cases, these relationships run slim odds of ending with wedding bells. Show More Summary

Barry Manilow Prepares For Final Tour, Reflects on Career

Quick! Finish this lyric: "At the Copa, Copacabana. The hottest spot north of Havana..." Did you? Is it repeating in your brain? Are visions of Lola, Tony and Rico dancing in your head? A master of the "earworm" it's with songs likeShow More Summary

'Country Nation World Tour' Kicks Off in Morgantown, W.Va.

Folks in West Virginia find it easy to support Paisley because he's what we call "good people." He's someone you would trust to watch your home while you're on vacation, or take your child to the hospital in an emergency, or -- evenShow More Summary

On Whitney: When 'The Bubble' Bursts

Watched a snippet of Whitney -- the TV movie -- this weekend. The one directed by Angela Bassett. The fact that I only watched a snippet is the only "review" you need. It was just too Lifetime for me. Parts did ring true, though. The coke handoff at her birthday party, for one. Show More Summary

My Academy Award for Best Health-Themed Movie of 2014: Congratulations to Still Alice

Some movies cause us to think about ourselves and society. An important issue for most of us is our health and our medical care. Each year there are a few movies that portray health issues important to each of us in our lives. Annually I name the best health-themed movie of the year, as I did with Dallas Buyer's Club in 2014. Show More Summary

My Conversation With Jeffrey Sachs

Five years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark Citizens United decision, upending campaign finance laws designed to limit the influence of money on elections. For more than a quarter century, Professor Jeffrey Sachs,...Show More Summary

Rush Announces 2015 R40 Tour

Canadian legends Rush have announced a 2015 tour. From the band's recently redesigned website: Celebrating 40 years, Rush and Live Nation confirmed that the R40 LIVE Tour will visit 34 cities throughout North America this summer beginning May 8 in Tulsa, OK and finishing August 1 in Los Angeles, CA. Show More Summary

What Selma Taught This Southern Boy about the Mind of White Privilege

What Selma Taught This Southern Boy about the Mind of White Privilege Over the weekend, I went on a date with my girlfriend to see the movie Selma. It was a powerful story about the struggle for equality that touched me in a surprising...Show More Summary

Movie Review: The Boy Next Door - Get a fence

How can J-Lo ignore The Boy Next Door? She can't, obviously, because he's a blazing wackjob with an erotic obsession for his new neighbor.  In this low-voltage thriller by Rob Cohen, she's Claire Peterson, a high school English teacher...Show More Summary

Stephen Hawking's Love Life Inspired The Theory of Everything Producer

Over the years, I have on occasion written about Lucy Hawking, the daughter of famed theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. Inevitably, people are shocked when they hear that Stephen Hawking has children. They ask. "How can that be?" Most of us think of Hawking as paralyzed and wheelchair bound. Show More Summary

CD Review: 'Arisen Upon Oblivion' by Unfathomed Abyss

Artist: Unfathomed Abyss Album: Arisen Upon Oblivion Released: October 2014 Reviewed by: Christopher Zoukis and Randy Radic Black metal music is usually grouped under the umbrella heading of heavy metal music, with the caveat that black metal is as a "radical" subdivision of the genre. Show More Summary

Globes Turned Serious? Try the Dorians!

Dorian "Timeless" Award Winner George Takei The January 2015 ceremony of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe Awards by all accounts was more serious, less, well, fun. As someone who has attended many years as a member...Show More Summary

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