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Review: Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson Is there a road map that guides us to an understanding of each other? Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson find themselves at odds across a dance floor until the dance lessons themselves bring these two...Show More Summary

Looking Back at 9 Years of The Colbert Report (VIDEO)

Today, as The Colbert Report airs its final episode, I'm looking back with gratitude on nine years of great television. The Huffington Post and the Report have always had a special bond; after all, it was Stephen who launched our sister site, The Colbuffington Re-Post. Show More Summary

6 Reasons a Beatles-Like Phenomenon Can't Happen Again

Looking back on this 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America, music fans and cultural observers of all ages often ask, "Can anything like the Beatles happen again?" The question itself is somewhat rhetorical and, a half-century...Show More Summary

'Top Five': Woody and Robert and Chris, Oh My

Chris Rock enters into Woody Allen territory with his new movie Top Five. During the opening scene, as Rock's hero Andre Allen strolls down a Manhattan avenue engaged in lively debate with reporter Chelsea Brown (co-star Rosario Dawson),...Show More Summary

10 Reasons It Sucks to Lose 'Colbert'

As we prepare for the end of The Colbert Report, it is time to reflect on exactly what we are losing as Stephen Colbert retires his character and moves on to host The Late Show. Sure it's a great move for Colbert. Sure it promises to invigorate late-night comedy and give Colbert a chance to show us the full range of his skills as a performer. Show More Summary

Fleetwood Mac: The Voice of Many Generations

Credit: Sarah Wilson Fleetwood Mac has remained timeless in running rock n' roll for over three decades. Overcoming complicated band romances, Fleetwood Mac continues to tour and excite different generations. Chart topping albums such...Show More Summary

Every Brilliant Thing at the Barrow Street Theate

Jonny Donahoe walks around the theater dropping notes on the audience members' laps as you are seated for Every Brilliant Thing. "Oh, you are the star, right?" observed a man picking up his paper. "I am the play," said Donahoe. Well, not quite. Show More Summary

The Controversial Philosophy Behind Franco's The Interview

Many people awoke this morning (December 18th) stunned to discover that not only had North Korea been "centrally involved" in hackers threatening a "9/11-style attack" on U.S. soil in protest of the James Franco film The Interview, but in fact Sony Pictures had responded to this threat by pulling the film entirely. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, Mr. Spielberg!: Celebrating 40 Years of Movie Magic

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 Films Directed by...Show More Summary

Sony's Act of Cowardice That Betrays 2000 Years

Kim Jong-Un 1 - Sony Pictures 0. There's a weapon uniquely fatal to despots and terrorists. That weapon is comedy, and Sony Pictures just cancelled it. Sony yielded to crackpot internet-threats and cancelled the Christmas Day release of their new comedy film The Interview. Show More Summary

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit: How to Speak Elvish Conlang

[This week], The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies aims at taking viewers on a powerful journey in the final installment of the three-part film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. With a production budget for the trilogy of over $750 million, film creators are guaranteed to bring Tolkien's magnificent vision for Middle-Earth to life. Show More Summary

Cowardly Sony Pictures Caves: The Slippery Slope of Self-Censorship

Sony Pictures' act of utter cowardice and self-serving self-censorship in canceling the scheduled release of The Interview exposes Hollywood for what it is -- a fantasy world unable to cope with real-world problems. For years upon years, Hollywood celebrities have lectured Americans with their out-of-touch political views and beliefs. Show More Summary

Playing MLK: Actor David Oyelowo on Selma

British actor David Oyelowo plays Dr. Martin Luther King in director Ava DuVernay's new film Selma, the story of Dr. King's march from Selma, Alabama to the state capital in Montgomery, on behalf of the right to vote. At the time, black...Show More Summary

Movie Review: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies'

And so it comes to an end - again. Some might argue that, having taken the dense Lord of the Rings trilogy and condensed it into three monumental films, Peter Jackson should have had no trouble turning The Hobbit into an equally enjoyable and involving one-off. Guess again. The slimmest of J.R.R. Show More Summary

An Interview With Sofia: John Mayer Meets kd lang

I recently sat down with up-and-coming singer-songwriter Sofia. We had so much fun talking that I lost myself in a few places. What? I'm not a professional journalist. I am a butch lawyer who writes a blog, and I can count on one hand how many times I have actually sat down with another butch. Show More Summary

Richard Pryor Haunts Top Five

Recently I finished reading Furious Cool, a breezy yet reflective take on the life of Richard Pryor. Rather than present Pryor as merely a pioneering stand-up comic, authors David and Joe Henry position Pryor as a transcendent blackShow More Summary

A Brown Person's Guide to Enjoying the Movie Exodus: Gods and Kings

First thing first (and most importantly): I'm not one of those people who is dead set against actors playing people of different races. I mean, they're actors. By definition an actor is supposed to be somebody that they are not. Being...Show More Summary

Theater: Bradley Cooper Gets Ugly; TR Knight Gets Closeted

POCATELLO 1/2 out of THE ELEPHANT MAN out of POCATELLO 1/2 out of PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS What a pleasure to see actor T.R. Knight back on stage in a role that might have been written for him. Knight (best known for Grey's Anatomy,...Show More Summary

The Best Films of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, it's a perfect time to reflect on noteworthy films, strong performances and the strides that black artists made this past year. It's also a good time to spotlight the top-quality movies that will vie for Oscars...Show More Summary

Why 'The Comeback' Shouldn't Have

No one appreciates sentiment as much as Valerie Cherish, the desperate-for-everything actress on HBO's The Comeback, and no one is more equipped to play her than Lisa Kudrow, an actress so desperately talented she'll never want for work. Show More Summary

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