The Best (and Worst) of 2014 Arts & Entertainment


James Halcomb presents his favorites (and not so favs) from this last year.

The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. The Godfather of Soul. Yes, Him.

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Jesse Kornbluth reviews the movie “Get On Up”, capturing a talented and influential musician’s life story, while simultaneously suggesting you check out some groovy tunes.

Why Can’t We Let Michael Jackson Rest in Peace? Thoughts on the Jacko-Gram

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Why resurrecting dead celebrities with technology is not the best way of honoring their legacy.

Michael Jackson’s Hologram Performed at the Billboard Music Awards and it was Epic (Video)


If you were watching the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, then you witnessed the King of Pop make his triumphant return to the stage, all thanks to holographic technology of course.

Farrow’s Tweet: A Discussion of Art and the Morality of the Artist

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The history of art is full of reprehensible behavior. Should that matter?

The Question Is…. Would You Accept MJ’s Talent If It Meant Knowing Everything He Ever Did?


Devon Sanders asks if you’d accept the burden of knowing everything about Michael Jackson’s life to possess his talent, fame and fortune for 24 hours.

A Celebrity’s Job Is To Entertain – And That’s It

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Matt Brennan doesn’t think that Charles Barkley or any other celebrity should be raising your kids.

Suit, Tie, and Tolerance: 10 Questions About Gender

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JJ Vincent asked a 43-year-old about gender, identity, self-expression, and what defines a man.

Bobby Brown’s ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ Celebrates 25 Years

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Greg Simms on Generation X’s defining R&B album.

Gay Man Stands Up Against Homophobia on a New York Subway Train (VIDEO)

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New York commuters find solidarity against hate and ignorance.

The Human Jukebox is Mind-Blowing (Video)


Two men play their instruments while people vote to change the style, artist, and speed at which they are playing.

Where Freedom of Religion Becomes Problematic

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Jim Rigby explores the problems with defining some belief systems as religion while calling others superstitions.

‘Peter Pan Syndrome’ Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing


Does the pop psych notion of Peter Pan Syndrome give boyish traits a bad reputation?

Top 10 Michael Jackson Songs or Passages from William Appleman Williams’ The Tragedy of American Diplomacy


In the interest of writing a thoughtful piece during a slow week, Jim Jividen mashed up William Appleman Williams and Michael Jackson.

“Breaking Bad” with a Crotch Grab


What are guys actually saying when they clutch their package at someone?

Can We Get Past ‘The End of Men’?

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Joanna Schroeder has had it with “The End of Men” and believes having a title that will sell millions of books isn’t worth furthering the myth that men and women can’t rise to power together.