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The legacy of Stella Young, Australian disability advocate and comedian

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Post by Stella Young. Stella Young did not want to inspire you. The Australian comedian and disability activist died at the age of 32 on Saturday night, according to a family statement to ABC News. Her death was unexpected and painless, the family said. Young was born with a genetic disorder called osteogenesis imperfecta, which caused […]

‘The Newsroom’ to end on polarizing note after campus rape storyline

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Aaron Sorkin’s much-panned “The Newsroom” has had a fraught relationship with critics since its inception, mostly because of the tendency of the HBO drama’s many insufferable characters to repeatedly, condescendingly explain what journalism really is. It’s a low-rated show, but the kind that certain devotees (many of them in the media) gather around to hate-watch so […]

Here’s why Seth Rogen thinks Cathay Pacific is a terrible airline

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Here’s what we know so far: Actor Seth Rogen has a wife. Said wife’s name is Lauren Miller. She’s an actor, too, though her CV isn’t quite as robust as Seth Rogen’s Actor Lauren Miller, wife of more frequent actor Seth Rogen, has a dog. If @SethRogen’s Twitter account is to be believed, said dog’s […]

Watch the ‘SNL’ Ferguson skit that didn’t make the cut

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

“Saturday Night Live” this weekend looked at the Rev. Al Sharpton and a grand jury’s decision in the Eric Garner case, in a sketch you can watch here if you didn’t catch it when the show first aired. But “SNL” also tackled the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in this skit that was apparently cut due […]

Celebrating Bernard Malamud

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

“My father was a mix of ego and humility, as all people have to be to carry the burden of writing fiction,” said Janna Malamud Smith at a celebration of what would have been Bernard Malamud’s 100th year. “He was such a mix of humor and traumas.” Readers are still discovering that remarkable mix of qualities in Malamud’s enduring […]

Kennedy Center Honors: What you might not see on TV

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors celebrated the lifetime contributions of Tom Hanks, Al Green, Lily Tomlin, Patricia McBride and Sting Sunday night in a glitzy production with a cast of hundreds. But as it went way over three hours, there’s parts that you might have missed — and certainly much that won’t make the […]

Santa, is that you? But where’s your white beard?

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Few lessons strip away a child’s innocence more forcefully than the earth-shattering realization that Santa Claus — not to mention his great big belly, those glorious flying reindeer and the sleigh full of shiny presents — is an unforgivable hoax of mythic proportions. The sensitive among us, from what I’ve been told, never really recover […]

Historic White House shovel stole the spotlight of Kennedy Center ceremony

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

There were so many oohs and ahhs, you would have thought it was a baby that Kennedy Center Chairman David Rubenstein was showing off to the crowd. But it was a shovel – a spade, really – though an old and historical one. And right after the garden tool’s big reveal, its business end was shoved into a patch of […]

Laura Dern on some of her most famous roles, from ‘Jurassic Park’ to ‘Enlightened’

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Laura Dern has had quite the career. It takes another turn with highly-anticipated “Wild” released on Friday, in which Dern stars as the late mother of Reese Witherspoon’s character, author Cheryl Strayed. The role, based on Strayed’s memoir of the same name, was particularly tough (Strayed’s mother died of cancer, which sent Strayed into a […]

Aaron Paul’s post-’Breaking Bad’ career now includes a novelty iPhone app

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Aaron Paul, he of “Yo, b—–” fame, would like to make some money by helping you say profane words to your friends. To that end, he enlisted a Los Angeles design company to build YB, an app that takes everything people love use about Yo, adds catchphrases from Paul’s “Breaking Bad” character and tosses in […]

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra gets $8 million

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Weeks after settling a nasty labor dispute with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Woodruff Arts Center will receive a $38 million grant, the largest in its history, according to the ASO. The money comes from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation and will include almost $8 million for a players endowment fund. But the money does […]

Two years into his seven-year trek around the world by foot, Paul Salopek hunkers down for winter

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

North into the Caucasus Mountains, into cold gunmetal skies. Eastern Turkey. Photo: Paul Salopek The last time we caught up with National Geographic‘s globe-trotting Paul Salopek, he was 11 months into his epic seven-year journey to walk around the globe, from Ethiopia to the tip of South America, retracing the path of our Stone Age ancestors. […]

Why shouldn’t Ayelet Waldman complain?

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Not being the subject of Ayelet Waldman’s twittewrath, I kind of enjoyed watching her rage against That Other East Coast Newspaper, which dared to omit her novel “Love & Treasure” from its list of 2014 notable books. Yes, it was a little cringe-inducing to read her Medea tweets, so full of wounded privilege and pricked […]

President Obama will be one of Stephen Colbert’s last guests on ‘The Colbert Report’

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Stephen Colbert has scored a fairly major guest for one of the final episodes of “The Colbert Report”: President Obama will appear on the show on Monday, Dec. 8. Colbert will be in Washington to tape a special episode he’s calling “Stephen Colbert Presents: Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington D.C. Ya Later, Legislator; Partisan is Such Sweet Sorrow: […]

Grammy nominations: A strange way to announce music’s biggest awards

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The Grammy nominations will be announced on Friday in a very strange way. Basically, the Recording Academy is turning the Grammy noms into a scavenger hunt, releasing a few nominations at a time throughout the day on different platforms. It all culminates with the Album of the Year nominees announced during CBS’s “A Very Grammy […]

Bill Cosby’s honorary title revoked by U.S. Navy

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The thing about honorary titles is that they’re just that –  honorary. They come with no salary, no responsibilities, just clap on the back and maybe a plaque. So even when the honoree turns out to be less than worthy, usually no demotion is in order. But the U.S. Navy is taking the honorary title […]

Who are the Pentatonix and why is their Christmas album so popular?

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Maybe you stumbled across their CD in your mom’s car while home for Thanksgiving. Or maybe you’ve noticed that the name is popping up everywhere lately. And maybe you have one simple question: What’s a “Pentatonix”? Allow us to introduce you. Pentatonix is an a cappella group that’s been around for several years but has […]

Emily Dickinson birthday marathon

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

“How dreary to be somebody!” Emily Dickinson wrote when she was nobody. More than 150 years later, what would the Belle of Amherst say about the marathon reading of her poems to be held in Washington on Monday? How public, like a frog To tell your name the livelong day To an admiring bog! In […]

Why does everyone already hate ‘Peter Pan Live!’ when it hasn’t even aired yet?

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

It has arrived: After much hand-wringing, anticipation, mockery and sharpening of critical knives before it even premieres, “Peter Pan Live!” starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken airs Thursday night on NBC. The network’sShow More Summary

‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ recap – ‘Blood Bath’

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The title of this week’s episode is appropriate in more ways than one. The death count spikes as loose ends are tied, revenge is sought and Dandy takes another step toward his goal of being the most terrifyingly evil brat of all time. Gloria has finally accepted the fact that her son is dangerous and […]

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