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The PED Predicament In Professional Gaming

Competitive video game tournaments have grown exponentially in both prevalence and commercial popularity over the past decade. Previously, game franchises such as Madden and Halo received the most attention from the gaming community, but in recent years, that has shifted dramatically. Show More Summary

Sierra Hull Grows Up Strong, Takes a Step Beyond Bluegrass

Nashville singer-songwriter Sierra Hull, one of the opening performers at the 43rd RockyGrass Festival this weekend, has impressed audiences with her mandolin playing since performing for her third-grade class in Byrdstown, Tennessee. Show More Summary

Fireball, I'm On Fire -- and the Beat Goes On!

Today I took my first Zumba class. A sea of 35 eager participants was getting psyched up when the tiny teacher began the music. Latin groove and dancing beats only want to make you move your feet. As a former ballet dancer ( a hundred...Show More Summary

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Premieres in the Hamptons

Introducing the latest in the franchise, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, to an East Hampton audience that included Rudy Guiliani, Lorne Michaels, Matt Lauer, Gayle King, Dan Abrams, Christie Brinkley, Alec Baldwin, who plays it straight...Show More Summary

Podcast Reviews: The Mild Adventures of Fred Stoller & The New Hollywood

I was delighted to discover that The Mild Adventures of Fred Stoller has crept into Podcastland recently. Just three episodes in and the titular comedian/actor/writer (Maybe We'll Have You Back) is proving to be an engaging host as well. This...Show More Summary

"Under the Dome" Is Summer Fun

TV Review - Jackie K Cooper "Under the Dome" (CBS) "Under the Dome" is great lightweight summer entertainment. For sure the CBS series, based on the novel by Stephen King, isn't meant to be taken seriously. That doesn't mean it is in the "Sharknado" category, but it also does mean this isn't "The Good Wife". Show More Summary

Friday Talking Points -- Following the Trump Whirlwind

Welcome back, everyone. This column went on hiatus last week, so we could attend Netroots Nation. So we've got two whole weeks to cover today, just to warn everyone in advance. Two weeks ago, we kind of went out on a limb (the polling...Show More Summary

Artur Balder's Little Spain

By Donald Kuspit Artur Balder's Little Spain offer us a neglected, often forgotten, seemingly incidental part of the history of Spain and New York. They converge in the form of Spanish immigrants to the city, a place where, as the song...Show More Summary

Great Conversations: Billy Bob Thornton

I sat down with Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor, director and musician Billy Bob Thornton for Venice Magazine in October of 2001. He had a slate of very diverse projects he was promoting: his first solo music album, "Private Radio,"...Show More Summary

The Public Figures We Think We Know

"Baby I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream," sings Taylor Swift in one of her pop songs. Don't believe it. The chart-topping Swift is widely known as one of the world's nicest celebrities and regularly nurtures that image. When a couple tweeted that they became engaged at one of her concerts, she invited them backstage. Show More Summary

Popcorn Preview: Capital C

Capital C (2014) Cast includes: Zach Crain, Brian Fargo, Jackson Robinson Writer/Director: Timon Birkhofer, Jørg M. Kundinger Genre: Documentary (87 minutes) As Jackson Robinson starts an intricate drawing with traditional tools -- pen, paper, French curves, etc. Show More Summary

Trump Brawls Reveal Republican Pettiness

The Trump brawls are indeed quite a spectacle to behold. After Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made comments dismissing Donald Trump, Mr. Trump retaliated by publicly disclosing Sen. Graham's personal cell phone number on stage at a campaign event. Show More Summary

Movie Review: Trainwreck... Bravo to Schumer et Apatow for a Celebration of a Woman's Rights

Trainwreck is a celebration of a woman's independence. Amy Schumer is no train wreck, but a statement of a woman's right to promiscuity and not to be disparaged because of her desire for many sexual partners. Oh, heck, Romeo was admired,...Show More Summary

Why Gay Men Are Obsessed With Witches

Let's talk about witches, and more specifically, why gay men love them so much. This week on The Sewers of Paris (a podcast about the entertainment that changed the lives of gay men) my guest is Michael Price, a former Mormon who was...Show More Summary

5th Avenue Theatre's 'Grease' Is Just Plain Fun & Entertaining

Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre production of Grease begins with Seattle's own Dusty 45's featuring Billy Joe Huels as Johnny Casino. The rockabilly band starts performing ten minutes before the show and continues rockin' for the next couple hours. Show More Summary

Building a Legacy, Living a Lie: Coming to Terms With Bill Cosby

William Henry Cosby, Jr., known to the world primarily as Bill Cosby, has solidified his career in entertainment for over five decades as a brilliant actor, comedian, writer, and visionary. I, Spy. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. The Cosby Show. Show More Summary

7 Existential Life Lessons in Woody Allen's Irrational Man

Could you murder, if it was for a good cause? Woody Allen's movie Irrational Man toys with this question, and whether murder can be justified on existential grounds. Abe Lucas (played by Joaquin Phoenix) is a charismatic and brilliant philosophy professor who is plagued with melancholy. Show More Summary

AMC's 'Humans': There's a Storm Coming

AMC's newest show titled Humans is now halfway into the first season. With four episodes left of the sci-fi drama until August 16th, things are beginning to coalesce. So make no mistake, war is coming. For those who have not been following the new show that premiered to U.S. Show More Summary

"Southpaw": A Knockout

"Southpaw" begins and ends with boxing matches. The two hours between are filled with life's battles. Some spill into the boxing ring. But the battles of daily life are not so cleanly configured, nor can life's other cut men stop the bleeding of the soul. Show More Summary

Thanks, TSwift -- I'm Even More Excited to See Nicki Minaj

When it comes to choosing which concerts to attend, I am very deliberate. There's a lot to contend with when it comes to investing time and money into live music: paying absurd ticketing fees, finding someone with similar music taste...Show More Summary

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