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Desperately Seeking Susan
DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN is a 1985 American comedy-drama film directed by Susan Seidelman and starring Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
and Madonna . Set in New York, the plot involves the interaction between two women – a bored housewife and a bohemian drifter – linked by various announcements in the personal column of a newspaper. This was Madonna’s first major screen role and the film also provided early roles for a number of other well-known performers, such as John Turturro
John Turturro
, Laurie Metcalf , Aidan Quinn and Steven Wright . The New York Times
The New York Times
named the film as one of the 10 best films of 1985
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The New Yorker
THE NEW YORKER is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry. It is published by Condé Nast . Started as a weekly in 1925, the magazine is now published 47 times annually, with five of these issues covering two-week spans. Although its reviews and events listings often focus on the cultural life of New York City
New York City
, The New Yorker
The New Yorker
has a wide audience outside of New York and is read internationally. It is well known for its illustrated and often topical covers, its commentaries on popular culture and eccentric Americana
Americana
, its attention to modern fiction by the inclusion of short stories and literary reviews , its rigorous fact checking and copyediting , its journalism on politics and social issues , and its single-panel cartoons sprinkled throughout each issue
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Pauline Kael
PAULINE KAEL (/keɪl/ ; June 19, 1919 – September 3, 2001) was an American film critic who wrote for The New Yorker
The New Yorker
magazine from 1968 to 1991. Kael was known for her "witty, biting, highly opinionated and sharply focused" reviews, her opinions often contrary to those of her contemporaries. She is regarded as one of the most influential American film critics of her day. She left a lasting impression on many other prominent film critics, including Armond White , whose reviews are similarly non-conformist. Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
argued in an obituary that Kael "had a more positive influence on the climate for film in America than any other single person over the last three decades", stating that she "had no theory, no rules, no guidelines, no objective standards. You couldn't apply her 'approach' to a film. With her it was all personal." Owen Gleiberman said she "was more than a great critic
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Comedy-drama
COMEDY-DRAMA, occasionally known as DRAMEDY (portmanteau of words DRAMa and comEDY), is a subgenre in contemporary forms of TRAGICOMEDY , especially in television, that combines elements of comedy and drama. HISTORYThe advent of radio drama , cinema , and in particular television created greater pressure in marketing to clearly define a product as either comedy or drama. While in live theatre the difference became less and less significant, in mass media comedy and drama were clearly divided. Comedies were expected to keep a consistently light tone and not challenge the viewer by introducing more serious content. By the early 1960s, television companies commonly presented half-hour-long "comedy" series or hour-long "dramas"
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The New York Times
THE NEW YORK TIMES (sometimes abbreviated NYT and THE TIMES) is an American daily newspaper , founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by The New York Times Company . The New York Times
The New York Times
has won 122 Pulitzer Prizes , more than any other newspaper. The paper's print version in 2013 had the second-largest circulation, behind The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
, and the largest circulation among the metropolitan newspapers in the United States. The New York Times
The New York Times
is ranked 18th in the world by circulation . Following industry trends, its weekday circulation had fallen in 2009 to fewer than one million. Nicknamed "THE GRAY LADY", The New York Times
The New York Times
has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record "
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Golden Globe
GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film and television , both domestic and foreign. The annual ceremony at which the awards are presented is a major part of the film industry's awards season, which culminates each year in the Academy Awards
Academy Awards
. The 74th Golden Globe Awards , honoring the best in film and television in 2016, was broadcast live on January 8, 2017. Jimmy Fallon hosted the show
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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
ALICE\'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (commonly shortened to ALICE IN WONDERLAND) is an 1865 fantasy novel written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
. It tells of a girl named Alice
Alice
falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic , giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre
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Battery Park (New York)
THE BATTERY (formerly known as BATTERY PARK) is a 25-acre (10 ha) public park located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York City facing New York Harbor . The park and surrounding area is named for the artillery batteries that were positioned there in the city's early years to protect the settlement behind them. The Battery Conservancy, founded in 1994 by current President Warrie Price, has undertaken and funded the restoration and improvement of the once shopworn park
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Rotten Tomatoes
ROTTEN TOMATOES is an American review aggregator website for film and television. The company was launched in August 1998 by Senh Duong and since January 2010 has been owned by Flixster , which was, in turn, acquired in 2011 by Warner Bros
Warner Bros
. In February 2016, Rotten Tomatoes and its parent site Flixster were sold to Comcast
Comcast
's Fandango . Warner Bros. retained a minority stake in the merged entities, including Fandango. From 2007 to 2017, the website's editor-in-chief was Matt Atchity, who left in July 2017 to join The Young Turks . The name "Rotten Tomatoes" derives from the practice of audiences throwing rotten tomatoes when disapproving of a poor stage performance. From early 2008 to September 2010, Current Television aired the weekly The Rotten Tomatoes Show , featuring hosts and material from the website
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Vincent Canby
VINCENT CANBY (July 27, 1924 – October 15, 2000) was an American film and theatre critic who served as the chief film critic for The New York Times from 1969 until the early 1990s, then its chief theatre critic from 1994 until his death in 2000. He reviewed more than one thousand films during his tenure there. LIFE AND CAREERCanby was born in Chicago
Chicago
, the son of Katharine Anne (née Vincent) and Lloyd Canby. He attended boarding school in Christchurch, Virginia , with novelist William Styron ; and the two became friends. He introduced Styron to the works of E.B. White and Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
; and the pair hitchhiked to Richmond to buy For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls
. After war service in the Pacific theater , he attended Dartmouth College . He obtained his first job as a journalist in 1948 for the Chicago Journal of Commerce
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The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
"THE SHOOP SHOOP SONG (IT\'S IN HIS KISS)" is a song written and composed by Rudy Clark . It was first released as a single in 1963 by Merry Clayton that did not chart. The song was made a hit a year later when recorded by Betty Everett , who hit No. 1 on the Cashbox magazine R&B charts with it in 1964. Recorded by dozens of artists and groups around the world in the decades since, the song became an international hit once again when remade by Cher in 1990
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Betty Everett
BETTY EVERETT (November 23, 1939 – August 19, 2001) was an American soul singer and pianist , best known for her biggest hit single , the million-selling "The Shoop Shoop Song (It\'s in His Kiss) ". CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Early career * 1.2 Later career * 2 Cover versions * 3 Discography * 3.1 Albums * 3.2 Compilation albums * 3.3 Selected singles * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYEARLY CAREEREverett began playing the piano and singing gospel music in church at the age of nine. She moved to Chicago in 1957 to pursue a career in secular music. She recorded for various small local Chicago soul labels , before she was signed in 1963 by Calvin Carter, A&R musical director of fast-growing independent label Vee-Jay Records . An initial single failed, but her second Vee-Jay release, a bluesy version of "You\'re No Good " (written by Clint Ballard, Jr. and later a #1 hit for Linda Ronstadt ), just missed the U.S. top 50
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Carol Leifer
CAROL LEIFER (/ˈliːfər/ LEE-fər ; born July 27, 1956) is an American comedian, writer, producer and actress whose career as a stand-up comedian started in the 1970s when she was in college. David Letterman discovered her performing in a comedy club in the 1980s and she has since been a guest on Late Night with David Letterman
David Letterman
over twenty-five times as well as numerous other shows and venues. She has written many television scripts including for The Larry Sanders Show , Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
and Seinfeld
Seinfeld
. Leifer's inner-monologue driven, observational style is often autobiographical encompassing subjects about her Jewish
Jewish
ancestry and upbringing, coming out , same-sex marriage , relationships (having been married previously to a man and now partnered with a woman) and parenting
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Chaz Jankel
CHARLES JEREMY "CHAZ" JANKEL (born 28 May 1952) is an English singer, songwriter, arranger, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. In a music career spanning more than 40 years, Jankel came to prominence in the late 1970s as the guitarist and keyboardist of the rock band Ian Dury and the Blockheads . With Dury, Jankel co-wrote some of the band's best-known songs including "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll ", "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick " and "Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3 ". In addition to his work with the Blockheads, Jankel has had a solo career which has resulted in nine studio albums. He has a long list of credits as both a performer and as songwriter. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Discography * 4.1 Solo albums * 4.2 Singles * 5 References * 6 Further reading * 7 External links EARLY LIFECharles Jeremy Jankel was born on 28 May 1952 in Stanmore , Middlesex , England to a Jewish family
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New Wave Music
NEW WAVE is a genre of rock music popular from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s with ties to 1970s punk rock . New wave moved away from smooth blues and rock and roll sounds to create pop music that incorporated electronic and experimental music , mod and disco . Initially new wave was similar to punk rock, before becoming a distinct genre . It subsequently engendered subgenres and fusions, including synth-pop . New wave differs from other movements with ties to first-wave punk as it displays characteristics common to pop music, rather than the more "artsy" post-punk , though it incorporates much of the original punk rock sound and ethos, while exhibiting greater complexity in both music and lyrics. Common characteristics of new wave music include the use of synthesizers and electronic productions, the importance of styling and the arts, as well as diversity
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Jose Santana
JOSé MANUEL SANTANA SILVESTRE, (born in Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo
, capital of the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
April 5, 1962) is a Dominican economist , specialist in Technology and Development
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