First, we have to be open to making government more efficient. Some programs don't work; others can be improved. We can also
Now that we know Donald Trump is okay with quoting the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, it's probably time to reconsider that old chestnut about those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.
And speaking of animated classics, out ahead of the March 4th release of Zootopia, the El Capitan recently held a week-long
Riled conservatives who resented the characterization of being branded as extreme, campaigned full-throttle for U.S. Senator
For most of America's urban poor, life is hardly a walk in the park. But the Trust for Public Land is out to change that
Jan Donovan Amorosi had just seen Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies at a special screening the night before its New York Film Festival premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Sunday night. "We had no idea what our father had gone through when we were growing up in Brooklyn."
My close buddies Freddie Windsor, he of that British Royal family, and his lovely actress/writer wife Sophie Winkleman, a fairly new mother of Maud, were having a party and I was invited.
You might be wondering, How could I possibly laugh when life knocks me down? Whether you have a bad day or experience a catastrophic life event, there's a pretty thin line between tragedy and comedy.
Before my recent visit to Washington, D.C., a town populated by clueless people, so one more wouldn't hurt, I had been in the nation's capital twice -- once on purpose.
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There's a line from As You Like It carved into the ceiling of the New Amsterdam Room. It reads, "I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad.'' I imagine that a good many people are going to be made merry once they get the chance to experience this new musical comedy.
My friend finally growled out, "I know what you are, you're a Libertarian Democrat." Had he labeled me correctly? Has my world view devolved into conflicting combinations of Liberalism and Libertarianism? If so, must these "brands" be mutually exclusive?
Was Gene Autry, the "singing cowboy" on TV and in the movies, really a radical? I just discovered this Autry recording of the pro-labor song "The Death of Mother Jones," about the great radical union organizer -- Mary Harris Jones, sometimes called the "most dangerous woman in America."
Winning the lottery has not always been the ticket to paradise. But if people use the money wisely, for a purpose, and with financial security being their number one priority, it might allow them to get closer to that elusive dream of happiness.
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First Nighter: Lanford Wilson's Outstanding Mound Builders Flattened in Jo Bonney's Signature Revival
The least painful way to comment on it is to say that, as directed by Jo Bonney -- working below her usual caliber -- it does very little to recapture Wilson's memorable achievement.
Recently, an accomplished professional woman told me she had wanted to marry a rich man at one point in her life. My response was why?
An ailing ecosystem puts human populations at risk, and all of us interested in human health should be on the edge of our seats watching what the House does with the bill this month.
See more pictures of this event on The Daily Truffle. Both teams were teams from the Will Rogers Polo Club organized specifically
In his feature film debut, Nancy, Please, director Andrew Semans has created a slyly disturbing tragicomedy that explores how a life strategy built around wallowing in one's own victimhood can lead to a rapid, and quite mortifying, undoing.
Republicans can continue to relentlessly criticize the president all they want, but the GOP is out of touch with the American people.
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If a white man writes an important play about black people, is it less valuable once his identity is known? That's the question The Submission should have debated, kick-starting an honest dialogue.