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We Ranked All the Silver Dresses Seen at the 2017 Emmys

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Henry Cavill’s Dog Is the Most Huggable ‘Traveling Bear’ We’ve Ever Seen

Co-pilots don’t get much cuter than Kal.

Henry Cavill’s adorable pooch has been globetrotting with his master a lot lately, and photos of his “traveling bear” on Instagram are a vacation from your typical feed fodder.

“These past few days have been very busy with travel to new destinations for my next job. What seemed like an impossible task was made into less of a mission by my constant companion. #TheTravelingBear #MI6 #Kal,” wrote the actor in early April, sharing photos of Kal laying in the aisle of a plane and smiling from the tarmac.

It’s apparently been a busy month for the actor, who was filming Mission Impossible 6 last week with Tom Cruise, just blocks away from the Champs-Élysées shooting.

Somehow we’re not surprised that Superman’s dog would rock the friendly skies like a pro — or fashion some feet into a pillow when necessary (when you’re on the road you have to be resourceful).

His sidekick must motivate the actor as he preps for The Durrell Challenge 2017, a 13k road race held in Jersey, Channel Islands, on May 14th, benefiting the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust that helps save animals from extinction.

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Clearly, Dad is also teaching his buddy some skills.

“Jedi Training,” Cavill, 33, wrote on Instagram on Thursday. “#Kal #MayThe4thBeWithYou.”


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Baby Waits Just 40 Minutes for Liver Transplant: ‘I’ve Never Seen Anything This Fast’ Says Doctor

The parents of a baby born in July never expected how quickly their sick child would receive a liver transplant after they put him on the wait list.

Shortly after Daniel McCabe was born he was diagnosed with biliary atresia – a rare disorder that causes scarring in the liver and blocks the bile ducts. After receiving an evaluation at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, his condition quickly became dire, according to KTRK.

So on December 13, at 10:15 a.m., his mother, Melody McCabe, put her 5-month-old on the wait list for a new organ, expecting to wait a while for a match. Typically, it takes a child 86 days to find a donor liver.

“I think it was the best thing for him. He was deteriorating fairly rapidly, even for this disease. Usually it’s not so fast, and he really needed that liver as soon as possible,” pediatric liver specialist Dr. Saeed Mohammed told the news outlet.

It was just 40 minutes later when the doctor received a call saying they had a potential match.

“The doctor came into the room and he was very quiet, and it felt like he was quiet for a very long time and I was expecting bad news. And when he said, ‘He has a liver,’ I’m still in shock at how quickly that was,” Melody told KTRK.

Added Dr. Mohammed: “I’ve never seen anything this fast.”

Right as Daniel’s medical information was posted on the wait list, so was the deceased donors, the outlet reports. Because he was so sick, he was eligible to be matched right away.

He’s now doing very well as he recovers at the hospital and is expected to go home in February.


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Hillary Clinton’s Choice of Purple Seen Symbol for Unity

PURPLE HEART: Beyond her clear-as-a-bell confidence about America’s future in her concession speech, Hillary Clinton appeared to deliver another message of unity in choosing a Ralph Lauren Collection gray pantsuit with purple accents.
Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort said the color signifies unity. Referring to how Clinton won the popular vote with about 215,000 more votes, Edelkoort made the point that purple is a combination of blue and red. “She symbolized the unity of these two extremes which I think was very wise and beautiful and symbolic,” said Edelkoort, adding that Bill Clinton chose a purple tie and Tim Kaine’s wife Anne Holton wore the color, too, “so they really decided on it.”
On the cusp of a purple fashion moment, Edelkoort said Clinton’s look was “well-seen as a prospective choice.” She recalled how Clinton had been “continuously so well-dressed at the three debates,” choosing a blue pantsuit for the first one, a red ensemble for the second and a white option for the third.” The all-white Ralph Lauren one she wore for her final showdown with Donald Trump sent some scrambling to find a similar style. As a sign of support and to pay homage to the suffragette movement, many women turned

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We Can Definitively Say We’ve Never Seen Taylor Swift Wear This Before

Taylor Swift, is that you?!

The singer recently stepped out in a look that’s so far from her signature crop top and circle skirt combo that it required a comically over-the-top double take. Is this the further influence of boyfriend Calvin Harris on her off-duty style? We investigate.

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Over the last couple of years, Swift’s ultra-feminine style (think: girlie matching sets, prim purses and glam heels) has become her signature. But lately, the 1989 singer been stepping out in looks that are so far from her go-to girly and frilly ensembles to much more dressed-down outfits. And it’s all culminated in this.

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Swift stepped out in a pair of itty-bitty denim shorts, an oversize camo-printed military jacket, an oversize black Saint Laurent bag and … a pair of sneakers! Yes, the queen of heels ditched her usual sky-high footwear for a toned-down (and comfortable) pair of Coachella-inspired, fringe Saint Laurent sneakers during a girlfriend get-together in Malibu.

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This isn’t the only look that supports our theory on Tay’s evolving style. A few weeks ago, she wore a show-stopping silver metallic two-piece set (technically still in her style wheelhouse) with sexy cutouts and a daringly high hemline. She teamed the form-fitting number with strappy black sandals and a Jimmy Choo burgundy chain-strap purse. (And we can’t forget her weekend filled with sheer, shimmery LBDS.)

But we’re still stuck on those jean shorts and fringed sneakers. Is she prepping for a Calvin Harris set at Coachella? Will we next see her in a crochet bikini top and Frye boots? We’ll find out this weekend.

What do you think of Taylor’s new style? Do you miss her circle skirts? Share below!

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HER NAME IS RIO: The 2016 Summer Olympics aren’t the only big attraction in Brazil next year. Word has it Nicolas Ghesquière is heading to Rio next May to stage Louis Vuitton’s next cruise collection. The date of the show and other details could not immediately be learned.
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Ode to a Royal Fashion Icon: 15 Princess Diana Outfits That You May Not Have Seen Before

It’s hard to believe that Monday, August 31, will mark 18 years since the tragic death of Princess Diana. And while the People’s Princess died at the young age of 36, she certainly left her mark on the world and of course, on style.

Diana is famous for having fun with fashion. In the ’80s is was all about bold colors—fuchsia! cerulean! amethyst!—prints, and the most decadent collection of diamond tiaras, befitting of a princess. Later on in the ’90s she went for a sleeker look in line with the times. With Gianni Versace as a close friend and go-to designer, she transformed into Di 2.0. Her look got ultra sophisticated with elegant suits in sherbet hues and body conscious tank dresses in stark white or midnight blue, accentuating her piercing blue. Here, we look back to one of the great fashion icons with vintage photos of our favorite looks, that inspire us still.

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January 1981: Diana is at the races in the U.K. here, but she looks very fall 2015 with her brown hat and ruffled Victorian blouse.

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February 1984: The Princess loved coordinating her hat to her dress or coat. She wore this red coat and pillbox hat on a visit to Birmingham.

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June 1987: Diana wore one of her quintessential puff-shoulder suits with matching ivory pumps to the Royal Ascot in the U.K.

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February 1987: The Princess went ’80s rocker for a night at the theater with red leather pants and a striped silk blouse.

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November 1988: She wore this one-shouldered printed Catherine Walker gown to a gala at the British Embassy. Walker was one of her favorite designers.

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July 1989: Attending the Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake in a soft, color-block column.

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November 1989: Wearing what she herself called the “Elvis dress” in Hong Kong.

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November 1989: Embracing color in a red and purple suit with coordinating hat in Hong Kong.

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December 1990: Houndstooth goes electric with this fun skirt suit that she wore in Sandringham, while visiting the disabled.

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May 1990: Wearing a embroidered white Catherine Walker gown with her famous sapphire and pearl choker in Hungary.

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January 1995: Wearing a sleek navy gown to accept her CFDA Award in New York City.

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September 1995: She wore this white Versace tank dress to a concert benefiting Bosnian children.

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October 1996: Wearing a cerulean blue gown with an asymmetrical neckline in Sydney.

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June 1996: Wearing an amethyst gown by Versace and matching shoes by Jimmy Choo to a gala in Chicago.

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June 1997: In lavender Versace in Washington, D.C., to give a speech at the Red Cross.

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DIY Party Ideas You’ve Never Seen Before

You’re getting married, congratulations! It’s bound to be one of the most special moments of your life. Before you say the “I dos,” though, a caveat: The list of things you’ll feel pressured to buy for your wedding will probably run the length of a football field (or two). 

Unless you have the sewing skills of a wizard, you’ll probably have to outsource the dress. Maybe you’re a highly motivated baking aficionado and will be making your own cake. If neither of these apply, don’t fret. You can still DIY your way to happily ever after—just do it with decor. For a dreamy outdoor wedding, make string lights using mini cupcake liners. Marble paper for placecards to perk up any table. Or dry pineapple flowers to one-up that open bar with the prettiest cocktails you ever did see. Here are 10 DIY wedding decor ideas to make your big day a little more you:

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A Centerpiece Made of Sticks & Leaves by Debra Szidon

 

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Marbled Paper for Place Cards by Stephanie Fishwick 

 

More: If you’re in need of the perfect wedding gift, these make-and-take ideas won’t soon be forgotten! 

 

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Parchment Paper Votives by Anna Hezel

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Low-Budget, Unexpected Centerpieces by Paige Morse

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If You Think The Apple Watch Is Ridiculous, You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

What’s better than wearing a $ 500+ Apple Watch? Attaching it to a $ 9,000+ designer watch and wearing them both at once, of course. 

California-based watchmaker Nico Gerard released on Monday the Pinnacle watch, a Swiss-made, 41-millimeter by 10.3-mm, water-resistant timepiece with a strap that fastens onto the Apple Watch.

“The chronometer is situated on the outside of the wrist; the smart watch is situated on the inside of the wrist,” the watchmaker’s website reads.

There are three models to choose from: the Pinnacle, which at $ 9,300 has a stainless steel strap and a black watch face; the Skyview Pinnacle ($ 9,500), with a stainless steel strap and a navy watch face; and, finally, the Sunrise Pinnacle ($ 112,000), which is made of 18-karat gold and has a red face. An Apple Watch or an Apple Watch Edition is also included in each purchase.

You must reserve a model before buying it: Only 99 Skyview Pinnacle and 88 Sunrise Pinnacle watches are available for reservation; there is no limit on the number of standard Pinnacle models available. Reservations, by the way, cost another $ 200 — $ 500 if you’re buying the Sunrise. Customers then have to wait between six and 12 months (depending on which they bought) before they can get their hands — or their wrists — on the timepieces. 

Adam Pluemer, president of Nico Gerard, told The Huffington Post that the “Apple Watch has a bunch of functionalities that people want to use,” such as the heart rate monitor. The Pinnacle bracelet “allow[s] someone to wear that classical timepiece and have all the benefits of the smartwatch as well.”

He also noted that by having an Apple Watch on the inside of the wrist, the wearer could more discreetly view his or her notifications –“If you’re in a board meeting, you don’t want someone across the table reading your text messages” — though why one needs to drop over $ 9,000 for something that can be done with the regular Apple Watch is beyond us. Maybe it’s another way to hide your Apple Watch from your “mainstream” friends.

Nico Gerard is not the first watchmaker to invent a fasten-on for the Apple’s latest gadget. Watchmaker Original Grain also started a crowdfunding campaign in June for The Duo Watch Adapter, which allows users to link the band of their Barrel watch to the Apple Watch on the same clasp.

However, the Original Grain watch is priced at $ 269. Why do the Pinnacle watches cost at least $ 9,300, then?

Pluemer says it’s because the devices are certified by Official Swiss Chronometer Testing, the organization responsible for verifying the accuracy of Swiss timepieces. He also noted that “only 3 percent of Swiss watches actually qualify for [this] certification — so it is actually an elite watch.”

Pluemer was not able to tell us how many watches had been reserved, as of Tuesday.

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You’ve Never Seen Gigi Hadid in a Sexier Dress Than This One

Gigi Hadid showed up at the amfAR gala in Cannes this evening in quite possibly the sexiest dress we’ve ever seen the 20-year-old model wear!

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The long-sleeve white Tom Ford gown, complete with thigh-high slit and huge keyhole cutout merged uber-sexy and sophisticated styles.

Opting to let the dress shine, Hadid paired her gown with nude Aquazzura heels and simple hair and makeup.





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While the average person rarely sees it, the visual arts play a subtle yet profound role in the teaching and formation of faith, both for individuals and religious communities. The Substance of Things Seen explores the intersection of art and faith, offering thoughtful reflections on the way art functions in Christian life and practice. Highly readable and featuring instructive illustrations, this book is meant to engage church leaders as well as artists in constructive conversation about the critical role that art can play in the renewal of Christian education, worship, and study. It also challenges anyone who thinks the arts are only of marginal importance to the religious life. Robin Jensen considers here a broad range of topics relevant to Christian faith and culture, including the construction of sacred space, the use of art in worship and spiritual formation, the way that visual art interprets sacred texts, and the power and danger of art from a historical and contemporary perspective.

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A Lot Of People Haven’t Seen The Year’s Best Picture Nominees

Amid controversy with this year’s list of Oscar nominees, there’s this sobering statistic: The eight movies nominated for Best Picture are the lowest-grossing group since the Academy Awards expanded from five nominees in 2009. As Box Office Mojo notes, the eight movies have earned a combined $ 203.1 million, more than $ 300 million less than the previous low in 2011.

Part of that has to do with the number of nominees: No fewer than nine movies have been in the Best Picture race since the 2009 ceremony. (This year, there were eight.) Part of that has to do with the snubs: “Gone Girl” ($ 167 million in North America), “Unbroken” ($ 103 million in North America), “Into the Woods” ($ 107 million in North America) and “Interstellar” ($ 185 million in North America) all failed to secure nominations.

As it stands now, Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is the most financially successful Best Picture nominee with $ 59 million in North American ticket sales. “The Imitation Game” ($ 42 million) follows close behind. Films like “Selma,” “The Imitation Game” and “American Sniper” should also make up big ground between now and Feb. 22, when the Oscars are handed out. (“American Sniper” and “The Imitation Game” could both crack $ 100 million prior to the ceremony, assuming each film continues to perform through nationwide expansion.) But for an Academy that originally expanded its roster of Best Picture nominees to be more inclusive, this year feels anything but: It’s an indie-heavy lineup that all but ignored major studio successes, and could prove deadly to the Oscars’ television ratings next month.

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Enchanting Silhouettes Bring Brothers Grimm Fairytales To Life Like You’ve Never Seen Before

From the pages of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales spring a myriad of vibrant, dark and haunting images — whether it’s a little red cape bobbing through the forest on her way to granny’s house, or a young brother and sister weaving their way through the towering woods, a trail of breadcrumbs in their wake.

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Artist Andrea Dezso brings the images whirling in your mind to life — though, not quite as you might initially imagine. Her stark, black-and-white silhouettes combine simplicity and whimsy to create monochromatic stories that leap off the page and into the depths of your most thrilling childhood memories.

“I grew up in Transylvania, where my grandmother used to read me the Brothers Grimm fairytales in Hungarian from the time I was very young,” Dezso explained to The Huffington Post. “The settings of the tales felt like the forests, villages and fields I was familiar with and the characters became part of my extended family. For me the tales took place in the neighboring village or the forest up the street from our house. These were not the sanitized versions of the tales either, I remember well Cinderella’s stepsisters who cut off chunks of their large feet to fit into the glass slippers. I think these stories were read to us to teach us lessons, too. I appreciated that, as tough as life was for our family, at least they weren’t leaving me behind in the forest.”

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As an adult, Dezso revisited these classic tales, transforming the fabled tales into crisp visions that would make Jacob and Wilhelm proud. “I wished to find the heart of each tale and express it visually. My aim was to create a feeling of atmosphere that could convey a strong sense of place and I wanted the drawings to look like made-up folk art, instead of simply relying on details from the region or period.”

The images, like the original texts themselves, outline the stories we all know and love, allowing the viewer to fill in the blanks with whatever details flood to mind. “I chose tales to illustrate that gave me immediate, strong mental images as I read them. The images that popped into my mind first are generally what I illustrated. Using silhouettes leaves room for the reader’s imagination; not everything is concrete, it’s more a conjured world of dreams, in the same way that the Grimms’ tales invite in the reader.”


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Jesus Seen In Chicken, Smoke Plumes And Garden Gnomes: The Year’s Top Sacred Sightings

This time of year, people all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Readers of HuffPost Weird News reportedly see him all throughout the year, in everything from chicken to waves and trees.

These “Sacred Sightings” are always popular, both with believers, who feel the pictures confirm that God is truly everywhere, and with people impressed with the human ability to create patterns from what are basically random shapes.

Of course, every picture tells a story and these stories are just as weird as the photos.

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Now That We’ve Seen ‘Gone Girl,’ Does It Live Up To Expectations? Let’s Discuss

On Friday, the New York Film Festival screened the world premiere of “Gone Girl,” David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-seller. Starring Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as Amy, his wife who goes missing, all eyes are on how the film lives up to the celebrated novel. We’ve already confirmed that the ending isn’t as altered as previously imagined, but there is so much more to unpack within the 149-minute fever dream. HuffPost Entertainment editors Matthew Jacobs and Erin Whitney attended the screening and were left with more than enough to consider about “cool girls,” manipulative pregnancies and anniversary gifts gone awry. (Warning: Spoilers ahead for anyone who hasn’t read the book.)

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Jacobs: “Gone Girl” is arguably fall’s most anticipated movie, and I can now say that it lived up to all of my expectations. It’s been a year and a half since I read the novel, so I was more concerned with the film capturing the right tone than adhering to certain plot beats. With that in mind, Fincher has crafted an impeccable treatment of Flynn’s story. It pulsates (literally, at times, thanks to Trent Reznor’s threatening score) with the mystique of a macabre character study and the starkness of a rote crime procedural — even though it doesn’t feel rote at all.

With adaptations of novels as layered as this one, structure is often the first thing that suffers. Instead of establishing a film that can stand alone, they feel like the result of a checklist that ensured the right milestones from the book are satisfied. That’s what I worried would happen to “Gone Girl,” with its dual-narrator structure and heavy relationship with characters’ pasts. But Flynn does smart things with the script — the dialogue rarely feels expositional, even though these characters must do a lot of explaining throughout. And Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike carry the film; Affleck with a detached rage and Pike with a calculated chill. I am thoroughly impressed, even if the final 10 minutes could be a bit more concentrated. You read the novel more recently, though, Erin. Did the movie hold up for you?

Whitney: I hate to admit it, but I can’t deny the overwhelming disappointment I felt throughout the film. Full disclosure: I had literally just finished reading Flynn’s novel days ago and completely loved every terrifying, brilliant page of it. I think that when you truly love a book that much, you’re going to find yourself let down by any visual adaptation to some degree, and that’s what happened for me. First though, let me state that Fincher’s adaptation is a good movie with some of the best casting and performances I’ve seen all year. Whether you read the book or not, there is still something enjoyable and rewarding to take away from the film. But then again, I’m a perfectionist and a harsh critic, and when something I love in one form isn’t translated as well in another, I feel cheated.

For me, Fincher’s film played like a fun, entertaining recap of Flynn’s novel, harvesting the best gems of the story that make it exciting and thrilling. Yet the film doesn’t divulge the dark, twisted complexities beneath the surface, the nuances of Amy’s psychopathy, Nick’s sickened resentment and their ultimate addiction to destroying one another. Flynn’s ability to continually flip the reader’s sympathy and hatred for her characters doesn’t translate as strongly to the screen, which is unfortunate since that is truly the defining achievement of her original story. In the film we aren’t given strong reason to despise Amy wholly nor understand the depth of her passionate insanity — instead of mutilating herself on the bathroom floor, she calmly drains her blood via a needle and tube while reading a book, and her murderous act in the film’s latter stages is played as triumphant. Some of these moments are even comical in the film, which overall had more humor than I felt suited the story, trashy fun humor that read like an inside joke. I wanted “Gone Girl” to be darker and dirtier, in the vein of “Seven,” but it felt lighter and too fun. Did this element of humor stand out to you, Matt, as much as it did to me?

Jacobs: I wasn’t that disenchanted by the humor, but I do agree there’s an “inside joke” sentiment running throughout the movie. Flynn seems to be writing for the people who read her book, which, in all fairness, will probably comprise a good bulk of the moviegoers who catch “Gone Girl” in theaters. She trims the edges of her story to fit a 2.5-hour format. Without the finesses of the character internalizations one can only glean from the more limitless pages of a novel, the movie does come with a whiff of melodrama. But sandwiching those hysterics between humor, for me, was a necessary respite, mostly because it doesn’t distract from the more wrenching moments, like when Amy bludgeons herself with a hammer or when another character collapses upon her in a crimson deluge of blood. I think this movie captures a sense of cold calculation, which might mean, at times, truncating the characters’ more inner workings in favor of emphasizing how astute their instabilities are.

What doesn’t work for me, on a critical level — and I very much understand this m.o. among critics and fans — is when a movie like this is judged largely in comparison to the rest of the director’s cannon. Fincher is working from a source material that commands a different atmosphere (and certainly a different interest level) than “Seven” or “Fight Club” or “The Social Network.” Sure, “Gone Girl” may be a lot noisier than “Zodiac” and more restrained than “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” but I’m more interested in the way Fincher caters to the many people who want an accessible, big-budget thriller as well as those who can appreciate its stylistic nuances. I’m impressed, if not unsurprised, that Fincher has accomplished that.

Whitney: I have to agree with you that I’m definitely in the camp of not wanting to compare a director’s latest work to his oeuvre. I strive to avoid succumbing to that temptation, but with someone like Fincher I find that even harder to do, and lately I’ve been craving more of the grittiness of his earlier work.

And I can definitely understand the decision to sacrifice the subtleties and latent darkness of the characters as a means to tell a more cohesive story. Sacrifices must be made somewhere, and I think Flynn made apt choices with her screenplay. Yet still, I don’t think a story as rich and densely layered as “Gone Girl” is most suitable for a big-screen adaptation, mainly due to the time constraints. I can’t help but wonder what it would look like as a miniseries. The era of the cinematic anthology TV series is in full swing right now, with FX’s “Fargo” and HBO’s “True Detective” proving that more can be accomplished with a 10-hour movie format broken up into episodes than with a roughly three-hour feature. While I’m not a fan of remakes, I do sort of hope that one day Fincher or another filmmaker will take “Gone Girl” down the anthology route so all of its delicious, psychotic and haunting fragments can be hashed out. Till then we have the film, and it is good and it does the job fine. It’s like enjoying an incredible dish at a restaurant then going home and attempting to recreate it — the overall flavor is there, but something’s still missing. Or maybe I just need some distance from the book to better appreciate the film as a singular entity.

Jacobs: I love that thought, Erin. “Gone Girl” would have made a stellar miniseries. In that format, it really could have employed Amy’s and Nick’s bifurcated points of view in a more substantial way than the movie can. But since that’s not what we’re left with, I’d call “Gone Girl” a resounding success.

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A loving tribute written by Gail Collins to honor political activist and feminist icon Gloria Steinem (This Is What 80 Looks Like) caused me to stop and think about some of the progress that’s been made in the women’s rights movement and the incredible distance that still needs to be traveled.

  • Since 2007, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media has embarked on a campaign “to work within the entertainment industry to dramatically alter how girls and women are reflected in media.”
  • Despite signing the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law on January 29, 2009, President Obama is still struggling to get Congress to approve equal pay for equal work.
  • In partnership with the Wellesley Centers for Women, Carey Perloff (the Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theatre) recently launched a research study entitled Women’s Leadership in Residential Theatres.

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American Conservatory Theatre’s Carey Perloff (Photo by: Kevin Berne)

If, however, one examines the leadership of the Bay area’s performing arts organizations, there is no doubt that many women are in positions of artistic and/or managerial leadership.

  • In 1983, Christina Augello founded the EXIT Theatre, where she continues to produce the annual DIVAFest and San Francisco Fringe Festival.
  • Carole Shorenstein-Hays is President of SHN and has won six Tony Awards for her work as a theatrical producer.
  • Susan Medak has been Managing Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre since 1990.
  • Jan Zvaifler co-founded Central Works in 1991.
  • Paige Rogers co-founded Cutting Ball Theater in 1999.
  • Melissa Hillman (who writes the brilliant Bitter Gertrude theatrical blog) has been Artistic Director of Impact Theatre since 2000.
  • Liz Hitchcock Lisle has been Managing Director of the Shotgun Players for 13 years.
  • Susi Damilano co-founded San Francisco Playhouse in 2003.
  • Susie Falk has been Managing Director of the California Shakespeare Theater since 2009.

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Magic Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director, Loretta Greco

  • Loretta Greco has been the Producing Artistic Director of Magic Theatre since 2009.
  • Crowded Fire Theater is led by Artistic Director Marissa Wolf and Managing Director Tiffany Cothran.
  • Berkeley Playhouse is under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy and Producing Executive Director Lauren Hewitt.
  • Sara Nealy is Executive Director of the East Bay’s Festival Opera.
  • Amy Mueller is the current Artistic Director of Playwrights Foundation.
  • When Chloe Bronzan founded Symmetry Theatre, the company’s mission statement trumpeted that “The plays we choose will always have at least as many female characters as male, and in any given show there will always be at least as many Equity contracts given to women as to men. In addition we will produce plays that acknowledge that women’s stories are as important as men’s and, in so doing, we will hope to bring about further awareness to the public and the theatre community at large of the need for more ‘balance on the boards.'”
  • The recently launched 3Girls Theatre Company is dedicated to putting “women’s work onstage, where it belongs.”

On March 15, 2010, Theresa Rebeck gave a rip-roaring speech to the ART/NY Curtain Call annual conference entitled A Thousand Voices in which she described the obstacles facing female playwrights who hope to get their work produced. Perhaps because of the Bay area’s diversity (as well as the number of women in local leadership positions) our stages often play host to comedies and dramas written by talented women.

If, in addition to the organizations listed above, one includes Playground’s incubator program for playwrights and Stuart Bousel’s annual SFOlympians Festival, the Bay area may be ahead of the curve in presenting new works by female playwrights. Recently, two works by formidable female playwrights of different generations were being produced with especially curious results.

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Ever since her triumph with 1979’s Cloud Nine, British playwright Caryl Churchill has been challenging authority figures, gender roles, and other aspects of the status quo. San Francisco’s Custom Made Theatre Company recently unveiled a new production of Churchill’s 1982 hit, Top Girls (which had its debut at about the same time that Margaret Thatcher and the “Dress for Success” craze were peaking).

In some ways, Top Girls is nearly schizophrenic in nature. Its first act is the fantasy vision of Marlene (Cary Cronholm), a tough, handsome professional woman who has clawed her way to the top of a London employment agency and is about to host a celebratory party in a restaurant. If you’ve ever dreamed of having dinner with some of your favorite fictional and/or historical figures, you’ll be surprised to see who is on Marlene’s guest list.

  • Isabella Bird (Cat Luedtke) was a famous author and world traveler whose lack of interest in a traditional marriage gave her the freedom to explore new and often thrilling horizons. She frequently makes reference to her younger sister, Henrietta, who stayed at home and seemed to be much better suited to a domestic lifestyle.
  • Lady Nijo (Mimu Tsujimura) was a narcissistic 13th-century concubine who, at the age of 14, was forced by her father to sleep with the aged Emperor of Japan. As she describes her endless humiliations (including having her child taken away from her), Lady Nijo basks in the knowledge that, although she later became a nun, at least the Emperor seemed to like her.
  • Dull Gret (Katie Robbins) is a peasant woman dressed in soldier’s garb whose main concern is the food she is about to eat. Gruff, coarse, and often monosyllabic, she is a cartoon of an emotionally shut-down male warrior.
  • Pope Joan (Monica Cappuccini) is a fictional character who started cross-dressing as a young girl, got elected Pope while disguised as a man, and had numerous male lovers. After becoming pregnant and delivering her baby during a papal procession, she was stoned to death.
  • Patient Griselda (Carina Lastimosa Salazar) represents the millions of women who, after marrying and being told that above all else they must obey their spouses, end up in lives of servitude which basically relegate them to the status of a doormat.

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Isabella Bird (Cat Luedtke), Marlene (Cary Cronholm), and
Lady Nijo (Mimu Tsujimura) in Top Girls (Photo by: Jay Yamada)

The second half of Churchill’s play is grounded in the sad realities of life in Thatcher’s Britain. Marlene’s homely sister, Joyce (Cat Luedtke) has had a difficult time raising the hostile and rebellious Angie (Katie Robbins) who is, in fact, the illegitimate child Marlene gave up so that she could pursue her independence, personal dreams, and build a career. Angie’s well-meaning but easily frightened friend, Kit (Megan Putnam), is a neighboring teen with few friends.

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Angie (Katie Robbins) frightens Kit (Megan Putnam)
in a scene from Top Girls (Photo by: Jay Yamada)

When Angie suddenly leaves home to go visit her aunt Marlene at work, she arrives on the day that Marlene has been promoted, effectively ruining the career of a male co-worker who assumed he would inherit the position. Though fascinated by Marlene’s power over others, Angie can’t understand that she has arrived at an inopportune moment and is little more than an inconvenience to Marlene.

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Marlene (Cary Cronholm) and her sister, Joyce (Cat Luedtke)
in a tense scene from Top Girls (Photo by: Jay Yamada)

This production of Top Girls may well have been the most lopsided evening of theatre I’ve experienced in years. While director Laura Lundy-Paine was clearly overwhelmed trying to stage the play’s difficult first act, her work shone through in the subsequent, emotionally-charged confrontations between Angie, Kit, Marlene, and Joyce. Part of the problem was that much of the first act requires two actors to speak simultaneously.

Few playwrights put words into the mouths of their characters with the desire that they be reduced to nonsense syllables or gibbering mush. A skilled director might have tried harder to find a way to make sure that the audience could follow each character’s lines. Unfortunately, Lundy-Paine’s inability to bring clarity to much of Act I was a severe disappointment made worse by the fact that Mimu Tsujimura and Carina Lastimosa Salazar had such poor diction that many of their lines were almost unintelligible. Megan Putnam, however, did some beautiful work as both Kit and Shona.

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Over the past 50 years, I’ve attended numerous world premieres of operas, plays, and ballets. Few, however, have been as dramatically substantial, historically important, powerfully acted, and emotionally satisfying as Lauren Gunderson’s brilliant and meaty new drama entitled Bauer, which is currently receiving its world premiere from the folks at San Francisco Playhouse.

Considering that this is a one-act, 90-minute play with three characters working on a unit set, one might be inclined to ask just how and why this drama made such a deep impression on opening night. The answer has a lot to do with the mature applications of solid theatrical craft:

  • Bill English’s long-proven craft as a set designer and stage director.
  • Lauren Gunderson’s increasingly dazzling craft as a fearless playwright who can transform heaping piles of love, betrayal, and exposition into dialogue that crackles with dramatic tension.
  • A searing performance by Stacy Ross as the deeply conflicted Baroness Hilla Rebay.
  • Equally moving performances by Ronald Guttman as the artist, Rudolf Bauer, and Susi Damilano as his anguished wife, Louise.

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Rudolf Bauer (Ronald Guttman), Louise Bauer (Susi Damilano),
and Hilla Rebay (Stacy Ross) in a scene from Bauer
(Photo by: Jessica Palopoli)

The inspiration for a play about Rudolf Bauer first came to Bill English when he watched a documentary entitled Betrayal: The Life and Art of Rudolf Bauer. Not only did it tell the story of how Bauer rose to fame in the first third of the 20th century, it described how he was eventually betrayed by his former lover (one of Solomon R. Guggenheim’s most trusted advisers), Hilla Rebay. By the time the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (which had originally been planned to showcase Bauer’s art) opened in New York on October 21, 1959, a legal technicality had nearly destroyed the artist’s legacy.

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Poster art for Bauer

In his artistic director’s note, Bill English writes:

“After seeing the documentary, I was dumbstruck by how this painter, a leader in the non-objective art movement, whose own museum had housed Kandinsky, Klee, Ernst, and many more, who defied the Nazis by painting in prison after he had been jailed for ‘subversive art,’ who had been the darling of Guggenheim and Frank Lloyd Wright, prominently featured in Guggenheim’s first museum and proclaimed by him as ‘the greatest living painter’ could suddenly stop painting at the height of his powers and end up with over 200 canvases relegated to the Guggenheim basement.

How does that happen? How is the artistic process destroyed? How do painters, actors, playwrights, musicians, composers, suddenly lose the thread? How is the creative process undone? To answer these questions, we turned to Lauren Gunderson who, after reading two of her biographical plays (Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight and Silent Sky) stood out as the ideal playwright to tackle this story.”

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Ronald Guttman as Rudolf Bauer (Photo by: Jessica Palopoli)

In their 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Sunday in the Park With George, James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim did a brilliant job of trying to explain what spurs an artist’s creativity and how, in order to be allowed to continue creating, an artist must respond to the pressures of the marketplace.

In recent years Bay area audiences have attended performances of Herbert Siguenza’s one-man show (A Weekend With Pablo Picasso) at Center Rep as well as John Logan’s play, Red (about Mark Rothko) at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Neither of these plays however, really gets into the anguish of the artistic process with the same intensity as Bauer.

Although an online archive of Rudolf Bauer’s work and life history has been created by the Weinstein Gallery, it can’t capture the emotions and the ripple effect of the artist’s decision to stop creating on those who loved him with anywhere near the intensity of Gunderson’s writing. Nor can it deliver the kind of powerhouse performance embodied in Stacy Ross’s portrayal of Hilla Rebay which, with the nervous tremor of a lip, can communicate so much to an audience.

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Stacy Ross as Baroness Hilla Rebay in Bauer (Photo by: Jennifer Palopoli)

In many ways, Gunderson’s play provides the perfect bookend to Sunday in the Park With George by demonstrating how a legal document can so enrage an artist that it will cause him to stifle the creativity which has, for so long, been his life force. It’s almost like watching an angry soul trying to give his talent the silent treatment. As Bill English notes:

“Bauer faces the betrayal of a powerful mentor and the love of his life, who (perhaps unwittingly) conspired to deprive him of his purpose. In our deeply commercialized world, what does the commodification of art do to the artist? Where does patronage leave off and ownership begin? Do artists continue to produce when their inspiration departs? Yes. Should they? How does a man choose between the thing he most loves and his integrity? Art is, by nature, an act of rebellion. Can the decision to ‘not paint’ become an artistic statement in its own right? Once squelched by whatever force of our conformist society, can the artistic flame be rekindled?”

The San Francisco production of Bauer (with the original cast) will take Gunderson’s play to New York this fall, where it will run from September 2 to October 12 at the 59E59 Theaters. Here’s the trailer:

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The sketch group Women (which is made up of four consistently very funny men) made this parody of pretty much every hour-long drama featuring suit-wearing professionals intent on fixing some kind of problem.

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