| Dec 5, 2011
| 11:56 AM
Nothing leaves movie-lovers feeling more nourished and content than a good drama. Watching a finely observed human struggle played out on screen is like cinema soul food, providing sustenance through its vital new connection to the world.
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Imagine it's 2020, and two people are walking out of a Miley Cyrus concert...
"That was good."
"See? She can sing."
"I knew that. I just like her more since she went into her respectable phase."
"Well, you can't be licking yourself in the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
To measure how much things have changed on the Iranian film scene with the election of moderate president Hassan Rouhani in June, one need only look at some of the activity at the recent Fajr Film Festival and market. Movies like "Tales," a drama by about...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:40 PM
When it comes to year-end lists, I'm a hypocrite. I read them obsessively. I seek them out across vast expanses of the Internet. I'm thrilled when they teach me something.
And yet, for a variety of reasons, I hate constructing my own.
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:34 AM
With only a month to go until the release of her new album, Lady Gaga is putting the promotional engine into overdrive -- so much so that now she's promoting things other than "Artpop."
The singer late Wednesday posted a video for her song "Aura," which...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:34 PM
The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park celebrated its fourth anniversary with an awards celebration last weekend.
"The Bad Seed" was the big winner in the play category, taking home five awards; the musical awards were more evenly distributed. Here are...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:54 AM
You can't swing a critic around Times Square without hitting some kid who's featured, if not starring, in a Broadway show.
This fact was abundantly clear in the opening number of June's Tony Awards show when young cast members of "Annie," "Matilda,"...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:30 PM
"The Walking Dead" zombies are multiplying at Universal Studios.
After announcing that AMC's series would serve as the overall theme of "Halloween Horror Nights" at both Universal's theme parks in California and Florida, the Hollywood location has...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park has not one but two "live radio plays" in its upcoming season. That's a format that works well with stories of suspense — where the audience's imagination can add to the tension — and both of Breakthrough'...
| Feb 24, 2013
Tom Kitt remembers seeing punk-pop group Green Day for the first time. He was a student at New York's Columbia University in the '90s and saw them in concert on MTV.
"I just knew they were special," he says over a lunch interview in Manhattan recently....
| Jan 10, 2013
| 7:11 AM
It takes a particular mindset to be a Renaissance man, someone willing to wear the hats of playwright, music producer, freelance writer, radio personality, spoken-word performer, photographer and self-promoter.
All those descriptions would fit Orlando...