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How Practice Perfects Us: Ethan Hawke and Seymour Bernstein At Their Best

Seymour: An Introduction, is an oddly titled documentary about an 88-year-old pianist, who gave up performing 37 years ago to become a teacher. Seymour Bernstein, a classical pianist, unknown to me, is now starring in a film at his late age and graces the movie stage for a Q/A session following the film. Show More Summary

Women, It's Finally our Time

I'm really excited about the thought of a woman running for President. Not because I'm a Hillary supporter - I like to keep my politics to myself - but because it proves that women are finally breaking that vaunted glass ceiling. We tried in 2008 but it just wasn't the time, apparently. Show More Summary

How Spotify Lets Your Rights Get Lost in the Fine Print - and What You Can Do About It

The moment you sign up for the music streaming service Spotify, you lose some very important rights - and Spotify wants to bury what you're losing in the fine print. Spotify is among the many companies from AT&T to Citibank to Comcast that impose on their customers a pernicious practice known as forced arbitration. Show More Summary

First Ladies of Disco - Show Some Love

A new singing group filled with famous names and legendary voices has officially been formed. Martha Wash, Evelyn "Champagne" King and Linda Clifford are The First Ladies of Disco. All of these amazing vocalists got their start in Disco. Show More Summary

The Last Ringmaster

His voice is what I remember most. Its timbre was bathed in authority. It wasn't the kind that evokes intimidation, mind you, rather the sort that would cause you to recognize that he was a person worthy of your respect. By the timeShow More Summary

References in It Follows Set the Tone

A film like It Follows grabs you by the lapels, and drags you out once it's done. It lingers with you, with its unsettling premise -- in which its vulnerable lead is slowly stalked in broad daylight by seemingly average people- an indictment of everyday life. Show More Summary

What Are Movie Extras Saying to Each Other in the Background of Movies?

What do background extras say to each other in the movies?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter,...Show More Summary

Why I Was Wild About Looking

It's official. HBO cancelled Looking, which is bad news for fans of something different. The Season Two finale typified everything I loved about this show: Its subtlety. I think that's one major reason it flew under the radar and even...Show More Summary

The Best Lady Gaga Songs

Make your list now! is the place to shape, share and debate your opinions on anything and everything through Top 10 lists. Want to join the conversation? You can make your own list of the Top 10 Best Lady Gaga Songs by...Show More Summary

'Get Hard' Finds Its Sense of Humor in New Orleans

The comedy Get Hard, scheduled for release March 27, co-stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. The shoot took place in New Orleans. A visit to the film's production studios in NOLA found Ferrell and Hart deep in their craft of making comedy mountains out of molehills. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Show More Summary

Why you Should See Kingsman: The Secret Service

These days, Hollywood only has two seasons. There's early winter, with the critically-acclaimed movies that nobody actually watches, and there's early summer, with mindless, populist crap that nobody takes seriously. I'm obviously dramatizing here -- but really, it does feel like on the average day, nobody gives a shit about movies anymore. Show More Summary

Christine and the Queens, the Next Big Thing at SxSW

Beyond the big names, free stuff and non-stop parties, the real reason everyone comes to SxSW is to discover The Next Big Thing. This year, that is most definitely Christine and the Queens. Already a star in her native France, Christine (born Héloïse Letissier) is making her US debut at SxSW after signing to Neon Gold Records. Show More Summary

Bloodline Actor Jamie McShane Tells Us the Honest Truth

Actor Jamie McShane tells us the honest truth and boy, do we get an earful! Photo by Vince Truspin. Jamie McShane's mug is about to be plastered all over your Netflix screen, but you probably already recognize him because he's from Jersey, and you know, so am I. Show More Summary

"Do You Believe?" Aims For Its Target Audience and Succeeds

Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Do You Believe?" (Pure Flix) "Do You Believe?" is another faith based film from the makers of last year's "God Is Not Dead". This time however they have stepped up production values as well as having a much stronger cast. Show More Summary

SXSW Music Takeaway: Reinvent or Become Irrelevant

The resounding message from this year's SXSW Music Festival was for musicians and music industry professionals to reinvent or become irrelevant. But this call to action, which was emphasized by diverse music industry leaders from Snoop Dogg to Bob Santelli, does not register with many presenters and practitioners in the world of "classical" music. Show More Summary

My First R-Rated Movie

For those of us who grew up in the suburbs in the pre-home video, pre-cable TV and pre-Netflix coupons 1970s and early '80s, there were few dangerous pleasures as heady as sneaking into an R-rated movie at the local multiplex. The multiplex...Show More Summary

Making Sense of The Jinx, Robert Durst and What He Said

In the recent HBO documentary, The Jinx, the producers of the show confronted real estate heir Robert Durst, with two samples of writing that appeared to link him directly to an unsolved killing in Los Angeles years before. Faced with handwriting exemplars that seemed strikingly similar (same style block letters, same misspelled word), Mr. Show More Summary

Making Hollywood Less Sexist, One Crowd Scene at a Time

Note: This is part of our ongoing Women in Hollywood project.  Look closely at crowd scenes the next time you're watching a television show or movie. Notice anything? The majority of people are male. That sort of basic gender imbalance...Show More Summary

Movie Review: Get Hard -- Hardly

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart seem like a match made in the acquisitions or marketing department, aiming for the merger of two different comedians' respective audiences, which don't necessarily overlap. But in fact, I chuckled and even...Show More Summary

Chaos, Brian Williams, Vests and Other Fripperies

Suggested title for Gen. David Petraeus biography: "The Sword and the Penis." In an attempt to fill NBC's Brian Williams void, CBS news anchor Scott Pelley is quoted in the LA Times saying, "I don't think it's appropriate for journalists...Show More Summary

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