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Dear Garth Brooks, #PeopleLovingPeople

Dear Garth, I know you didn't win "Entertainer of the Year" at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards on Sunday, but I remember when you won that award twenty three years ago. It was the 1992 ACM Awards that took place during the L.A. Show More Summary

America's 12 Greatest Music Cities, Ranked

By: Gianni Jaccoma Credit: Flickr/fourth photography Since you pretty much never go anywhere anymore without headphones blasting music into your ear holes, a city's music scene ranks pretty close to its restaurants and bars in terms of cultural goings-on. Show More Summary

Last Weekend: A Masterpiece of Contemporary Cinema by Tom Dolby

I don't often write criticism, especially on films, but this exception has to be made. Not only is "Last Weekend" one of the best films I've seen in a very long time, but I'm appalled to see that it has received poor reviews. This speaks...Show More Summary

The MovieFilm Podcast: Trailer-palooza! Star Wars, Batman v. Superman + More!

The Fandom Awakens! For this week's show, we're joined by a special guest, award-winning documentary filmmaker Ray Nowosielski, and we go through the big batch of trailers that dropped in the last few days, including Terminator Genisys, Jurassic World, Batman v. Show More Summary

5 Keys to Consider with a Label Deal in the Music Industry

As a child, somewhere in pages of a fairytale book, we would discover adventures that revealed a pattern for the characters in the story. The innocent-but-flawed hero eventually faced various challenges and villains to which perseverance and the eternal hope of good over evil would somehow manifest in the end. Show More Summary

Revisiting The Bottom Line: An Interview With Allan Pepper, Plus Jon Regen and Sarah Jaffe Exclusives

JON REGEN'S "STOP TIME" PREMIERE photo credit: Rebecca Meek According to Jon Regen... "The title track of my new Motéma album Stop Time is an example of how you just never know when and where a song will show up. In the fall of 2013,...Show More Summary

DVDs: Film School Or Criterion? You Decide

Every once in a while, a great director or screenwriter will offer up a list of their favorite films. Martin Scorsese just did it, sort of. (Actually, he gave an interview and talked at length or briefly or just referenced 89 films, which was immediately turned into The 89 Films Martin Scorsese Says Every Filmmaker Needs To See!) It's fun. Show More Summary

'Ex Machina': A Film Review

Ex Machina A Film Review by Lloyd I Sederer, MD An innocent looking, 27-year-old computer programmer, Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), discovers in his morning email that he has won the company competition to spend a week with its legendary...Show More Summary

At Tribeca: "American Renaissance" or 9 Minutes of Elizabethan Frivolity

"God save the Queen!" the masses cheered. A solid narrative short, like a short story, in most cases, should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Of course, in the proper hands, this rule is meant to be broken. As for a documentary...Show More Summary

First Gen Show Tackles Culture Clashes With Humor

FirstGen Show is the late coming-of-age story of a first generation American woman who discovers that she wants to drop out of Harvard Medical become a comedian. Her immigrant parents are less than pleased. It is the hilarious...Show More Summary

Rihanna's New Single "American Oxygen" and What it Means for America

As a major fan to Rihanna, I have become somewhat immune to her promiscuous music videos, outfits, and lyrics. Whether she's nearly nude on the cover of her album Unapologetic, taking drugs in her We Found Love music video, or belting out to her latest risqué lyrics--I am never revolted or turned off. Show More Summary

Boxing Memories

A few days ago, I asked my 4-year-old daughter, Milo, if she remembered where she had put my tablet. She didn't. I suggested to her to imagine that our brain has millions of tiny boxes, and all the memories that we create are stored in them. Show More Summary

Looking Back on Misters Minghella and Ripley

Director Anthony Minghella 1954-2008. I ran across Anthony Minghella's "The Talented Mr. Ripley" on HBO last night. It was late and had been a long day. I figured I'd watch a few minutes, wind down, then hit the sack. Of course, I couldn't...Show More Summary

Another Glimmer of Hope That the Veil of Silence Is Lifting

Next to the fear that LGBT and, specifically, trans people will continue to be second class citizens legally and culturally, there lies a fear of invisibility. This very real fear is not the veneer stuff of monsters in my closet, but...Show More Summary

Awakening the Force

There's a funny video blending the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens with footage from Interstellar. It's clear the person who created this was someone who got what the trailer means -- or could mean to longtime fans. I am...Show More Summary

A Queer Movie That Doesn't Lead With Its Queer Foot

Shirin's sitting on the subway, half-listening as her friend talks about a recent failed date. As they approach the next stop, Shirin sees her ex-girlfriend standing on the subway platform talking on the phone. They make eye contact....Show More Summary

Noah Baumbach Is the Naked Emperor

It should be noted, anyone who can get a movie made in this climate of super hero sequels and animated blockbusters deserves a pat on the back. That being said, it seems I'm definitely in the minority - given the adulation and praise...Show More Summary

Interview with Futurist Jason Silva, Host of Brain Games

I discovered Jason Silva through my teenage daughters. They don't watch too much television, so when I would hear them getting excited each week to watch the new episode of a show called Brain Games on the National Geographic Channel, I became intrigued. Show More Summary

4 Controversial Movie Castings That Ultimately Resulted in Triumph

Next year, Ben Affleck will become the sixth man to play Batman in a movie. For the first time ever, The Dark Knight will be on the big screen with the Man Of Steel in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. According to the Internet Movie...Show More Summary

15 Reasons Living With a Young Child Is Like Going To Coachella

Music. Drugs. Celebrities and over privileged 20-somethings in their best hippie apparel. Yep, you guessed it. It's the time of year where the Hipster Heaven known as Coachella takes over Indio, California for two weekends. I have never...Show More Summary

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