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Feminist Bookstore Slams 'Portlandia' And Says Show Can No Longer Film There

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 1:20pm

The staff of In Other Words say the TV comedy is "diametrically opposed to our politics and the vision of society we're organizing to realize."

'American Honey' Trains Its Lens On Traveling Magazine Crews

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 12:44pm

Andrea Arnold's new movie about a teenage girl who takes up with an unusual group of salespeople won a the Jury Prize at Cannes this year. Critic David Edelstein calls it a "wonderful" film.

Lutheran Minister Preaches A Gospel Of Love To Junkies, Drag Queens And Outsiders

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 12:44pm

Nadia Bolz-Weber was a standup comic who opened up a church with a mission to "remind people that they're absolutely loved." Her memoir is Accidental Saints. Originally published Sept. 17, 2015.

The Sweet Success Of Bananas Foster Has An Unsavory Past

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 10:16am

One of New Orleans' favorite desserts is a lasting legacy of an oft-forgotten chapter in the city's history: the banana trade, and its infamous practices.

2 Stolen Van Goghs Recovered By Anti-Mafia Police In Italy

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:55am

The two paintings — of a seascape and of a congregation at a churchwere stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002. "They are the real paintings!" a curator said in a statement.

A Growing Champagne Trend Is Uncorking More Ways To Celebrate

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 6:00am

Champagne shouldn't be just for special occasions, says wine writer David White. He explains how to choose it, how to pair it with food and how small growers are changing the industry.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Magnificent Seven' And 'Fleabag'

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:00am

The gang discusses a new Western remake starring Denzel Washington, as well as a beloved British TV import starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Plus, as always, What's Making Us Happy this week.

A Swedish Curmudgeon Wins Hearts, On The Page, And Now On Screen

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:42am

Move over, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — a grumpy man may soon take your place as America's favorite fictional Swede. The film adaptation of the best-seller A Man Called Ove is now coming to the U.S.

'Danny Says' Surprisingly Little: Documentary About Rock Manager Lacks Insight

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:00pm

A film about the voluble Danny Fields, a music industry executive who managed the Ramones from 1975 to 1980, manages to be "candid yet unrevealing."

A Grouch Gradually Grows Grudgingly Grateful In 'A Man Called Ove'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:00pm

A Swedish curmudgeon slowly comes to accept the help of his neighbors in this familiar, crowd-pleasing film shot through with bracing moments of dark comedy.

In 'Deepwater Horizon,' Oil And Water Don't Make A Good Mix

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:00pm

Director Peter Berg's movie about the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ratchets up the cinematic tension, but quickly devolves into rote disaster-movie clichés.

A Legend Of Creepy Hollows: 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:00pm

Tim Burton's latest is a dreamlike and visually striking fable; the presence of a satisfyingly eerie Eva Green keeps its overcomplicated story from sinking into muddled incoherence.

Woody Allen Presents First TV Series, 'Crisis In Six Scenes,' On Amazon

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:33pm

Woody Allen's first foray into television, Crisis in Six Scenes, debuts on Amazon Friday. The series is a six-part comedy set in the 1960s with a cast that includes Miley Cyrus.

Filmmaker Andrea Arnold On 'American Honey' And Preserving Mystery In Film

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:57pm

Arnold's latest film, which won the Jury Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of a group of abandoned teenagers who travel together selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door.

In 'You're The Worst,' Even The Most Flawed Characters Find Love

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:57pm

Producer Stephen Falk and actress Aya Cash discuss their FXX series about two self-centered people who fall in love. The characters are "stand-ins for the dark parts of all of us," Falk says.

Old West Gunslinging Meets Futuristic Androids In HBO's 'Westworld'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 11:12am

HBO's latest series is a high-tech theme park, whose visitors get to live out their wildest dreams of being in the Old West. Critic John Powers calls Westworld an "unexpectedly resonant show."

Hardboiled Historical Noir With A Heart In 'By Gaslight'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 6:00am

Steven Price's hefty new novel stars William Pinkerton, whose father founded the famous detective agency that bears his name, plus a colorful cast of Victorian ne'er-do-wells. And a severed head.

Hip Hop And Superheroes Inspire 'Luke Cage' Showrunner Cheo Coker

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:35am

Cheo Coker was a well-respected journalist chronicling hip hop and pop before he moved to film and TV. His latest gig is as showrunner on Marvel's highly anticipated black superhero series, Luke Cage.

How Carli Lloyd Became A Soccer Star 'When Nobody Was Watching'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:32am

Lloyd's journey to success was long and hard-fought. In her new memoir, she describes how she nearly quit playing soccer, and reveals painful details about her strained relationship with her parents.

When Mrs. Eisele Took Manhattan: Big City Failed To Awe Minnesota Journalist

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 10:09pm

In 1936, Country Home magazine sent its "rural correspondent of the year" Susan Eisele on a trip to NYC. With a 6-week-old in tow, she soaked up the city and hit it off with hard-bitten newspapermen.




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