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Nothing unites Americans in quite the same way as standing around the water cooler, saying, “Did you see Lost last night? That was so cool.” Or debating whether Adam Sandler can actually, you know, act. (Our conclusion: not much.)

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Featured, TV Show | 1 comment

Christmas Eve, 1951. A few privileged people gathered around a box in their living room called a “television” and saw the...

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Sidney Poitier

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Actor, Featured | Comments Off on Sidney Poitier

Some people seem to happen to be in the right place at the right time, and fame or fortune finds them. Then there are others, like Sidney...

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My Fair Lady, Play and Film

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Featured, Film, Theater | Comments Off on My Fair Lady, Play and Film

George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalion in 1912, but refused to allow it to be converted into a musical during his lifetime. Curmudgeon. So...

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Psycho, 1960 Film

Posted by on Apr 15, 2012 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on Psycho, 1960 Film

Some people like this movie, and some people are…crazy…about it. Before Jaws made people afraid to go into the ocean, Psycho...

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Top Chef

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Featured, TV Show | Comments Off on Top Chef

Whether you’re a fan of reality television or think it’s the medium’s all-time curse, there’s no reason not to like...

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Steve McQueen

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Actor, Featured | 1 comment

Steve McQueen was the “king of cool.” He followed James Dean as an iconic anti-hero. At one time he was the highest-paid actor...

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Sandra Bullock

Posted by on Mar 23, 2012 in Actor, Featured | Comments Off on Sandra Bullock

The curse of actors and actresses who are excellent in comedic roles is that they aren’t taken seriously in their industry. So it was...

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The Movies of 1964

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Featured, Film | Comments Off on The Movies of 1964

It was a year that featured great family films, musicals, and the rise of the James Bond franchise. Here are some of the year’s...

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Francis Ford Coppola, Director

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in Director, Featured | Comments Off on Francis Ford Coppola, Director

What a decade Francis Ford Coppola had in the 1970s. Started by writing the screenplay for a little thing called Patton in 1970. He...

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“More Cowbell” SNL Sketch

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Featured, TV Show | Comments Off on “More Cowbell” SNL Sketch

Has any music producer included a cowbell as background since April 8, 2000, when Saturday Night Live ran the famous “More...

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