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In Memoriam: Cal Pritner

An educator who influenced a Who's Who of American theater, film and television.

Sick and Smoggy in Shanghai: Part 2

The impact of water quality and hygiene on an American living in Shanghai.

Message to Cultural Groups: Rent, Don’t Buy!

Moving past the paradox of cultural ownership.

What’s Super About Supermodel Cara Delevingne?

The fashion model is where she is through pluck as well as luck.

Critical I: Linda Winer, Newsday

"The cheese stands alone."

Noir of the Greasepaint, Spell on the Crowd

The last great musical comedy of the 20th century returns.

Peace On Earth: How Do We Begin?

Dreams of one naive citizen -- but we used to be a country of dreamers.

5 Fun Ways Artists “Ruin” Christmas

Contemporary art isn’t very sentimental about the holidays.

Oligarchy’s Sibling Rivals: the U.S. and Russia

Both Moscow and Washington claim to be growing democracies, but they're not. They're really oligarchies controlled by Big Money.

On the Road to Bing Crosby and Bob Hope

What Crosby's "White Christmas" and new Hope biography remind us about them.

Evan Pappas: Feeling That “Cafe Society Swing”

"I like the moment to moment of it all."

“Sons of Anarchy” Ends with a Bang (or Two)

DOA for SOA; may they all rest in peace.

The Big Holiday Movie Release From Sony

Thanks to the Castro brothers!

Dick Cheney and The Torture Report

Torture may get you all hot and patriotic, but it is not who we are as a nation.

A Look in the Marketing Mirror

Marketing is a reflection of those who decide which strategy is the best fit.

McCullough vs. the Shakespeare Cult

An “eye and ear for irony and caustic, comic dialogue."
Hillary Clinton

The Urgency of a Progressive Challenge to Hillary

Some questions to make the 2016 nomination earned, not anointed.

Sony Greenlights “The Wimpinator,” Starring Kim Jong-Un

Thanks to you, Sony, the terrorists won.

When Artists Expect to Earn a Living

Disruptive digital technologies: still turning the sector upside down.

How I Plan To Live Better By Doing Less

Not "drowning in work, life and everything in between.”