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1 hr ago | National Public Radio
The recent wave of dystopian novels - okay, let's call it a glut - has focused attention on all kinds of Earth-threatening ills, from climate change to genetically modified food. The plight of student-loan debtors and struggling academics, however, hasn't usually topped that list.
5 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal
In an era where watching movies is as easy as logging onto the Internet or making a selection from a supermarket display, small communities across Kansas are reviving old theaters to give residents a place to socialize while taking in the latest flick. Community-owned theaters have popped up Larned, Tribune, Marysville, St. Francis and many other rural towns, filling a void created over the past several decades as many of the theaters fell victim to multiplex theaters were built in surrounding communities.
9 hrs ago | Brandon Sun
The Toronto International Film Festival wrapped Sunday after 11 days of movie mayhem. While no film was touted as an Oscar lock, there was plenty of satisfying cinema on offer.
13 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider
Hollywood's annual awards season may be months away yet, but for many the race for Oscars gold has already started, with strong contenders emerging from key film festivals this month. While it is too early to talk of frontrunners -- unlike last year when "12 Years a Slave" established itself early in awards season -- several movies and actors are already generating buzz in Tinseltown.
SOUTHEND'S old town centre library has been converted into a thriving art gallery, showcasing some of the town's best talent. The Beecroft Art Gallery relocated to the former Central Library, in Victoria Avenue, Southend, earlier this summer, but has now been officially opened.
Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo brought the 120th season of the United Kingdom's BBC Proms festival of classical music to a close in London on Saturday with a plea for children around the world not to lose out on the opportunity to hear and learn music. "Music is so many things.
Never mind the world outside David Lynch's studio window: the sun beaming on the Hollywood Hills, the sprinklered lawns ringed by dry chaparral, the open-top tourist vans prowling for homes of stars. Stationed at his long desk, chain-smoking American Spirits, tossing the butts on the concrete floor, the celebrated filmmaker and artist is time-traveling to 1960s Philadelphia, recalling his 5A1 2 years in a city that seeped into his soul.
A trio of films stepped beyond Bollywood song-and-dance to show South Asian women grappling with male-dominated sport, child marriage, and sexual desire of people with disability in their premieres at the Toronto Film Festival. While the stories told vastly different tales, all sought to challenge their home audiences and provoke change.
The interview was supposed to start, but pianist Seymour Bernstein was not quite ready. He held up his iPad to take one more picture of actor-director Ethan Hawke before he was satisfied.
In this Oct. 8, 1970 file photo, Georgia O'Keeffe stands next to her original oil paintings during a press review of her 121 paintings, watercolors, and drawings on exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York. The Georgia O a Keeffe Museum said Friday, Sept.
An endearing gesture by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to include an image of his wife Maria Shriver in his official portrait has been covered with a splotch of blue paint. Former Schwarzenegger aide Clay Russell said Friday that the official portrait of the two-term governor once featured a lapel button showing Shriver's face.
A still from video surveillance from a Sept. 7 robbery at La Tiendita Market in Watsonville.
Among the 300-plus films premiering at the annual movie feast - the north star to much of Hollywood's fall season and the continent's largest film fest - there were, of course, many terrific movies and a theater's worth of fine filmmakers. But nothing captured the spotlight of this year's Toronto, which wraps up on Sunday, like the performances.
The Royal Opera House rolled out the red carpet for young people on Thursday for season opener "Anna Nicole," based on the life of American stripper and Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith whose voluptuous surgically enhanced cleavage attracted a billionaire. But in a deliberate bid to cross the generational divide and fill the house with young people, the ROH sold seats that sometimes go for as much as 200 pounds for prices ranging from 1 pound to 25 pounds, to students and people aged 16 to 25. The result was an audience that looked - by design - like it might have been more at home in a rock club than an opera house.
Producers said Thursday that the "Mad Men" star will play the lead in the portrait of a woman who takes a 20-year journey beginning in the late 1960s and changes her attitudes about herself, men and other women. The play will also star Emmy Award-nominee Jason Biggs of "Orange Is The New Black" and "American Pie" fame, Tony Award-nominee Bryce Pinkham from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" and will feature Tracee Chimo, late of the play "Bad Jews."
It takes nine - yes, nine - tractor-trailers to move all the sets and props for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," a $2 million extravaganza that arrived in New York this week. No wonder its choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, calls the production "my big girl."
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:39 pm
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