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  • DVD Review: Extras complement Sturges' masterpiece

    DVD Review: Extras complement Sturges' masterpiece
    It's generally acknowledged that Preston Sturges — the first major Hollywood screenwriter to ascend to the director's chair — was on an extraordinary creative roll from 1940 to 1944. During this period he made eight features for Paramount: five masterpieces, two good, and one (“The Great Moment”) so strange it defies labeling. The third of the masterpieces was “The Palm Beach Story,” a raucous screwball comedy with some of the sliest sexual innuendo to make it past the moral watchdogs.
  • 10 things you might not know about military-speak

    10 things you might not know about military-speak
    The U.S. military has embarked on an air campaign over Iraq and Syria with a name that has invited derision — Operation Inherent Resolve. That got us to thinking about why war lingo is so strange. And what a good time to examine that — as we...

    Stan Freberg: Madcap Maestro Marks 70 Years in Show Business

    Whenever you chuckle at a funny ad spot, think of Stan Freberg, the spirit-genius behind it. The multi-hyphenate, who prefers the simple label "satirist," literally changed the state of multimedia through 70 distinguished years in animation, radio,...

    New portrait book 'Art of Discovery' examines celebrity inspiration

    New portrait book 'Art of Discovery' examines celebrity inspiration
    The new book "The Art of Discovery" pairs celebrity portraits with quotes about moments that inspired them as people and artists. The book is by Wire Image co-founder Jeff Vespa. It was designed by Nancy Rouemy, a former art director at the New York...

    Robin Williams ran a comedy marathon at a sprint

    Robin Williams ran a comedy marathon at a sprint
    Robin Williams was impossible to confuse with any other comedian. He cited Peter Sellers and “The Goon Show” among his inspirations, but among American comedians, his only obvious forebear (and eventual “Mork and Mindy” costar)...