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Media critic Howard Kurtz: ‘If George W. Bush’s FCC had tried this…’

Longtime media critic <b>Howard Kurtz</b> writes at FoxNews.com regarding the new Federal Communications Commission study on newsroom bias:<p>The title of this Big Brother-ish effort by the Federal Communications Commission sounds innocuous enough: “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs.” But it’s …

The United States and France

The World’s great and new-born admiration of France and of the French people is largely due to the manner in which, when the war came, her painters, sculptors, actors, playwrights, men of letters, even men of pleasure, met the call—and have continued to meet it—by substituting bravery for …

British invasions: How do UK bands break the US?

What makes a British band do well across the pond? Apart from talent and charisma, it’s all about economics and plain old hard work. Greg Kot explains why.<p>Before The Beatles busted their mop-top, Mersey-Beat moves on primetime television 50 years ago this month, Brits were invisible on the American …

Bands

What are the Oscars really like?

BBC Culture’s Tom Brook has been going to the Academy Awards for 30 years. He looks at what’s changed – and explains why they are still relevant.<p>Ask any reporter and they'll tell you that covering the Oscars is hardly ever a glamorous business. One of my earliest recollections of the event was in …

Three Dallas / Fort Worth Museums Join Google Art Project

Sheaves of Wheat by Vincent van Gogh, 1890 at the Dallas Museum of Art. Wendy & Emery Reves Collection.<p>Google Art Project has added the Amon Carter …

Video | Dallas News

The Watchdog got his start refereeing advertising disputes. Which is better? Peter Pan or Jiffy? Puffs or Kleenex. Don't laugh. He learned how to …

Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014: Inside Rolling Stone’s New Issue

At the beginning of this month, Philip Seymour Hoffman had two films in the can — Anton Corbijn’s thriller <i>A Man Wanted</i> and the crime drama <i>God’s …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Vampire Squid Strikes Again: The Mega Banks’ Most Devious Scam Yet

Call it the loophole that destroyed the world. It’s 1999, the tail end of the Clinton years. While the rest of America obsesses over Monica Lewinsky, …

Bill Hader Bringing Stefon to ‘Late Night’

Proving theirs is a love that will never die, Seth Meyers said his “Weekend Update” pal Stefon – played by Bill Hader – will return when the former</i> …

Comedy

U2 Will Give ‘Ordinary Love’ Its Live Premiere at the Oscars

U2 will give “Ordinary Love,” their song for the movie <i>Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom</i>, its live debut at the Oscars in March, according to <i>Deadline</i>. The …

Music

Dear Russia: Snowboard God Sage Kotsenburg Wasn’t Drunk on the Slopes

After winning the first American gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, not to mention the first-ever gold in the snowboarding slopestyle competition, …

Kendrick Lamar

CB: NFL not ready for gay player

Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay has been the story of the week in the NFL, and players in the league know the story is just beginning.<p>For …

U2 Interview: Oscar Hopes, That Unfinished Album, Anxiety About Staying Relevant

The world's biggest band tackles politics, technology and now, with an Oscar-nominated song, Hollywood: "We don't want to ever be a heritage act. It …

Los Angeles

When L.A. Was Young

Los Angeles exploded in the 1930s and 40s as Jack Warner, Lew Wasserman, Darryl Zanuck, and other film-industry titans built their empires, and a host of stars, from Fred Astaire to Jimmy Stewart, settled in. In an adaptation from his memoir, Robert Wagner recalls his youth in that bygone …

How I Fell in Love with Dallas

My first kiss was underneath the Body Flumes at the Garland Wet 'n Wild. The boy was called Chris, because all the boys seemed to be called Chris. He …