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The Making of The Railway Man

Thirteen years ago I stumbled upon a book called The Railway Man by a man named Eric Lomax, a former prisoner of war. Lomax's book struck me pointedly, as it transcended what could have been a mere war story or autobiography. Its messages...Show More Summary

Remembering Carmen McRae and Her (Nearly Forgotten) Masterpiece

It is hard to say exactly why a musical artist moves you deep in your soul but for me in the case of vocalist Carmen McRae it is these three things: She interprets lyric in an organic way that is on a level all her own with a take no prisoners attitude. Show More Summary

Kevin Bacon on Six Degrees, Success, and Creating Meaningful Change

We live in a connected world where relationships are increasingly important. After hearing Kevin Bacon speak at SXSW and talking with him about, it became clear that how we are connected, and what we do with those connections...Show More Summary

Uma Thurman Runs Away With 'Nymphomaniac'

"THE TRUTH is, sex doesn't mean that much to me anymore." That was Lana Turner in the final restful decades of her life. And the truth was, Lana, despite her many lovers, never cared much for sex -- at least that is what she wrote in her autobiography. Show More Summary

A Transgender Teacher in Hawai'i Inspires a Global Campaign

At a time when transgender and gender-nonconforming people the world over face harassment, violence, discrimination and even murder, we are excited to be launching a new film-based campaign from Hawai'i that takes a fresh approach to...Show More Summary

Chicks on Speed, Julian Assange, Yoko Ono and Others Join Forces for 'Artstravaganza'

(Photo: Steven Hughes) Long before Lady Gaga was visioning "ArtRaves" in galleries to promote her modern art-infused idea of what pop music should be and, perhaps, become, Munich-based fine art/musical ensemble Chicks on Speed had already...Show More Summary

Child K: A Hidden Horror of the Nazis

Roberto deFeo and Vito Palumbo made waves a couple years ago with the most successful short film in Italian movie history, the horrorific thriller Ice Scream, whose subsequent U.S. version should be debuting soon. If you thought IceShow More Summary

The Art of Y(vonne) Sangudi: The Next Great Songstress

Exclusive: Yvonne Sangudi is a world-class singer, just ask former first lady Laura Bush, President Kikwete (Tanzania), or President Sirleaf (Liberia), who she's sung for on separate occasions. Yet, for over fifteen years, she worked mostly behind-the-scenes, learning from America's top record labels. Show More Summary

Did Charlie White Do a Rumba on 'DWTS' This Week? No, But...

Is that a rumba Charlie's doing in that clip? Nope. Were the judges right to deduct points for that? Yep. He should be held to the same standards anyone else would be. There's only one problem: One of those deductions was based on an "illegal" lift. Show More Summary

ReelWorld Film Festival Explores Cross-Cultural Connections

It's easy to perceive differences between cultures and conclude the challenges of our own cultures and families are unique. ReelWorld Film Festival provides an opportunity to explore the similarities between families and cultures around...Show More Summary

Warrior's Death a Blow to an Already Devastated WWE Fan

I believed in the Ultimate Warrior. And despite my buried-alive childhood, I still will. Lifelong fans of WWE, like myself, still trying to cope with the ending of the Undertaker's streak at WrestleMania 30, have been completely deflated...Show More Summary

Marc Cleary: From Dancer to Director

Marc Cleary is sitting in a casting room. While this is normal for many in the Hollywood area, he isn't about to audition for a role. He is directing his first feature film Limelight. Cleary wants to be involved in all aspects of the filming process (including the casting). Show More Summary

10 Things You Didn't Know About Shakespeare

The relatively few facts we know about the world's greatest poet and dramatist, William Shakespeare, have made him an enigmatic figure. Some imaginative people have even concluded that he wasn't who he was after all (and why shouldn't...Show More Summary

An Oak Ridge Boy & A Carter Girl: Conversations with Joe Bonsall and Carlene Carter, Plus A George Michael Exclusive

A TASTE OF GEORGE MICHAEL'S LIVE "ROXANNE" photo credit: Caroline True According to George Michael's peeps... "Global superstar George Michael will release his first album in seven years when Symphonica arrives in stores March 18th on Island Records in the U.S. Show More Summary

Q&A With Cougar Town, Spin City and Scrubs Producer Randall Winston

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with television producer and director Randall Winston, who spoke about his recently shot Rob Lowe pilot, Lupus, and being openly gay in Hollywood. Robert Gagnier: Your career in Hollywood up to this point is well documented, with shows such as Scrubs, Spin City, and Cougar Town all being definite successes. Show More Summary

"Bad Guys" Are the Protagonists

"THE RIGHT thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct," said Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States. •A TV show that interested me last year was The Americans, on the FX Channel. As you...Show More Summary

Theater: Mild "Threepenny;" Blazin' "Raisin" For Denzel

THE THREEPENNY OPERA 1/2 out of A RAISIN IN THE SUN 1/2 out of THE THREEPENNY OPERA 1/2 out of ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY AT LINDA GROSS THEATER I love The Threepenny Opera even though I've never seen a good production. I grew up...Show More Summary

How to Be 10% Happier? Read Dan Harris's New Book

"IF YOU want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." Says the Dalai Lama. Dan Harris is in that small respected world where news correspondents and TV pundits ply their wares and give informed opinions and cover happening events all over TV and the Internet. Show More Summary

Here's The Real Reason Gravity Was Such A Great Movie (or: I Promise That This Blog Has A Short Running Time)

I finally got around to watching Gravity. I enjoyed the film. The plot was thin. And you're telling me that an American medical engineer knows how to fly a Chinese space station module back to Earth? That seems unlikely. Was there a deleted scene where they showed her reading the manual? Plus, Sandra Bullock overacted a bit. Show More Summary

My Conversation with Music Legend David Crosby

Tonight on PBS, I welcome legendary singer-songwriter and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby for his first interview since undergoing heart surgery earlier this year. As a founding member of two pioneering musical groups--the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young--Crosby helped create the folk-rock sound. Show More Summary

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