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The New York Post’s ‘body language expert’ stories, ranked

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

It’s tempting to believe that with the right training, one can know the truth about someone’s inner life just by watching how they move. That temptation is stronger for some more than others. See: the archives of the New York Post. The tabloid, like many gossip mags, has a long history of consulting body-language experts when […]

E.L. Doctorow to be honored at the National Book Festival

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The highest honor at this weekend’s National Book Festival will go to E.L. Doctorow. As previously reported, the celebrated author of “Ragtime,” “Billy Bathgate,” “The Book of Daniel” and many other novels, will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington will present the award to Doctorow at an […]

The best dish at the best new restaurant in America: Watch Rose’s Luxury chef Aaron Silverman whip up a favorite salad

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Rose’s Luxury is on a tear, piling up accolades as it closes out its first year: Bon Appetit last week named it the best new restaurant in America. Before that, Southern Living named it second best in the South.   A handful of dishes by chef Aaron Silverman have become Rose’s classics. PostTV’s Jayne Orenstein spoke […]

Oprah’s network sends Iyanla Vanzant, spiritual life coach, to ‘heal’ Ferguson

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Last week, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network announced that it was sending Iyanla Vanzant — minister, spiritual life coach, host of OWN’s “Iyanla, Fix My Life” — to Ferguson, Mo., following the death of Michael Brown and the “subsequent unrest” in the town. The stated goal was for Vanzant to film a special episode of her TV show […]

Chelsea Handler signs off late-night TV with Miley Cyrus, songs and an ex-lover

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Chelsea Handler, the only woman in late-night television, ended her talk show Tuesday night in typical fashion: Ridiculous skits; nudity; appearances from celebrity friends; and one cameo from an ex-lover. “We are wrapping up seven years of ridiculous stupidity,” she told her cheering audience on the series finale of “Chelsea Lately” on E! “I’m very […]

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Season 5 summer finale recap: ‘Taking this one to the grave’

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Warning: This recap contains spoilers The “Pretty Little Liars” theme song (“Secret” by The Pierces) has always creeped me out, but it’s particularly apt in the wake of this week’s #FataleFinale, the title of which is a nod to one of the song’s lyrics: “Taking this one to the grave.” We’ve known that someone was going to […]

Emmy Award ratings: How many people watched on a Monday in August?

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

View Photo Gallery —The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Full Recap of the 2014 Emmy Awards While there was a lot of concern about what would happen to TV audience numbers if the Emmy Awards took place on a Monday in August, the ratings are in: And it didn’t really matter at all. Despite host Seth […]

‘Sherlock’ shocks everyone as the biggest winner at the Emmy Awards

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

And the show with the most wins at the 2014 Emmy Awards goes to…”Sherlock”? Indeed: “Sherlock: The Last Vow (Masterpiece)” which airs on BBC and PBS, shocked everyone at the awards ceremony on Monday as it steamrolled over big names in the TV movie/miniseries categories to win seven awards total — the most of any […]

Sarah Silverman’s red-carpet pot reveal isn’t the mainstream ‘moment’ advocates are looking for

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Sarah Silverman brought a vape pen filled with marijuana to the Emmys, surprising Giuliana Rancic during a red-carpet segment where celebrities show the host what’s inside their clutch purses. “This is my pot,” the comedian told the host, “my liquid pot.” While it’s tempting to proclaim Silverman’s very funny red-carpet moment as a major step forward […]

Netflix, again, can’t win any major Emmy awards. What’s going on?

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

View Photo Gallery —Winners, speeches and memorable moments from the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. For the second year in a row, Netflix racked up nominations and buzz at the Emmy Awards — and went home nearly empty-handed. While the online...Show More Summary

The month’s best music: DJ Mustard, Makonnen, Sunny Sweeney and more

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

A ranked selection of notable recordings we heard in August. 1. DJ Mustard, “10 Summers” Debut albums rarely double as victory laps, but it’s been an extraordinary year for DJ Mustard, the Los Angeles producer responsible for this summer’s most exquisite hip-hop singles. The twelve songs on “10 Summers” don’t seem tailored for radio like […]

Why ‘Breaking Bad’ deserved to win every Emmy it did

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Last night’s Emmys proved to be both out of touch and repetitive as yearly winners such as “Modern Family,” “The Amazing Race” and actor Jim Parsons once again swept the awards. Twitter was buzzing (though with much less enthusiasm than during other awards shows) with people annoyed with the results and with the unadventurous television […]

Alice McDermott: Working overtime for the National Book Festival

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Scores of people at the Library of Congress have been working for months to make the National Book Festival a success this Saturday, Aug. 30. And hundreds more are gearing up to help this week. Among the many writers involved is Washington-area novelist Alice McDermott, a National Book Award winner who’s kindly contributing on several fronts. First, she’s […]

All those jokes about cable vs. streaming make me think it really is time for some Emmy reform

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

View Photo Gallery —Winners, speeches and memorable moments from the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The only thing to do after the prime-time Emmys are over (quick, before everyone conveniently forgets who won what) is to gripe about the shut-outs and snubs. Exasperated “True Detective” fans are unsatisfied with Monday’s night’s “Breaking Bad” sweep – even if […]

Emmy Awards 2014: Robin Williams, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and more that you missed

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

View Photo Gallery —Winners and speeches from the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Sometimes bizarre, occasionally funny, frequently tedious: That pretty much sums up the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. If you missed the show, (It was on a Monday night in August, which host Seth Meyers reminded everyone meant no one was watching.) here are some […]

Billy Crystal pays tribute to his friend: “Robin Williams: What a concept.”

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

View Photo Gallery —The award-winning actor and comedian spent decades working in television and film. After the In Memoriam segment, Billy Crystal offered a very touching, emotional tribute to his close friend, Robin Williams, who died two weeks ago. “He made us laugh, hard, every time we saw him,” Crystal said. He told a couple […]

Seth Meyers vs. Jimmy Kimmel: Who was the real host of the Emmy Awards?

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Seth Meyers: The actual host of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Jimmy Kimmel: Not the host. This is worth clarifying because those watching the show are probably a little confused. View Photo Gallery —Winners and speeches from the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Meyers delivered a solid opening monologue, making fun of the show being held […]

Emmys 2014: Amy Poehler is Beyoncé and everything is wonderful

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

It doesn’t matter if Amy Poehler is hosting a show, walking the red carpet, baking cookies or cleaning the bathroom. She is nearly always the best part of any Hollywood event. After Seth Meyer’s perfectly acceptable opening monologue, he noted that the first presenter was his “friend” and had written the introductory speech herself, leading […]

“Shutter Island” on the small screen: Could it be creepier than “True Detective”?

3 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The news out of LA-LA land is that HBO is partnering with Paramount Television to bring a prequel of “Shutter Island” to the small screen. The series, “Ashecliffe,” will delve into the history of the so-named creeptastic psychiatric hospital in which Leo DiCaprio went very far down the rabbit hole in the 2010 film. The […]

2014 Emmy Awards

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