Neil Patrick Harris has shown his award-hosting prowess, providing reliably entertaining hosting for previous editions of the Emmys and Tonys. So it’s no surprise he nailed the opening musical number with typical NPH aplomb. More
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The Oscars are no bright beacon of hope for equality and social change — when looking at either the voters or the nominees, you won’t see much diversity. But the films nominated at the Oscars have been a gateway to talk about important things throughout history, like 2008’s Milk or last year’s Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave. More
If you aren’t a fan of Benedict Cumberbatch, you clearly have not seen Sherlock. If you are still not impressed, might we remind you that he is a recent Academy Award Best Actor nominee for The Imitation Game? If you still refuse to believe his innate talent, then at the very least you have to admit his name is pretty fun to say. More
The last episode of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” will air next Friday, December 18. In the meantime, Colbert has pulled out all the stops for celebrity guests, including an appearance by President Obama earlier this week, and a goddamn dragon this week. More
It’s a short work-week but that doesn’t mean that the weekend can’t come soon enough. You might use the next few days to make a sartorial game plan for Head of the Charles or hash out where you’ll watch the Red Sox throw down against the Tigers. If all else fails, there’s a movie coming out on Friday that might just win every Academy Award.
Need reasons to get through this week? We’ve got ’em. Robert Rodriguez brings a crew of A-listers to the big screen in “Machete Kills,” “The Walking Dead” lurches back onto TV sets, freshmen party down at CollegeFest, and Honk! Fest leads a parade of brassy noise from Davis to Harvard Squares. Check out 12 excuses to survive this week. More