Above the equator the leaves are changing color and the diminishing hours of sunlight continue to shorten our days. Below, summer is only just beginning. But no matter where you live, it's always the season for new music.
There are many layers to Los Angeles than what appears on television. In the music world, there is a flavor for every taste as long as you have the wherewithal to look. Quality music can be found in underground warehouses, dive bars, and even street corners.
Jan Donovan Amorosi had just seen Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies at a special screening the night before its New York Film Festival premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Sunday night. "We had no idea what our father had gone through when we were growing up in Brooklyn."
If you want to see what may be the best American movie of the year, and what may be the most important American feature film of the past five years, then see Ramin Bahrani's 99 Homes.
Spoiler alert! If Republicans were given the choice of Trump or "other," most Republicans would vote "other." However, because our election system is "first past the post" (FPTP), the winner takes all.
Canadian singer-songwriter Elessar Thiessen is a reflection of the synthesis of blues guitar licks fused with modern pop rock. With a safe and mainstream style similar to that of John Mayer or Jack Johnson, Thiessen is a talented musician who began his musical journey at the age of eight.
For Director, Joseph Castelo, "The Preppie Connection," is very personal. Castelo went to boarding school in the 80's. "I heard the story from other students. It was sort of a quiet legend that was passed around. The scandal broke on 60 minutes."
Village Theatre's latest offering Snapshots is a simple story told in a very complex manner with marvelous staging and stagecraft. The show involves six actors weaving in and out of the linear story of one couple's relationship.
We've seen stories recently about various successes for artists in negotiations with major labels about "transparency" in the payment of the artist's share of streaming royalties received by record companies.
We seem to be more divided and weaker as a country than we have been in decades. Donald Trump may be offensive to some, but for many in the middle class and working class he is giving voice to concerns that they have been discussing around their kitchen table for years.
Trump is a breath of fresh air for those who want a brash, honest voice untainted by the political institution. His confident, grandiose speeches invigorate his supporters, who are largely dissatisfied with the political establishment and obsessed with "taking their country back."
One of the most famous legends about an on-screen kiss is what Tony Curtis supposedly said about kissing Marilyn Monroe when they filmed the classic Billy Wilder film Some Like It Hot together in the summer of 1958.
Before we get into the logistics of what makes a villain a villain, what drives them, and what types of villains fit best into any given genre or story, we must first define the word and differentiate it from another classic cinematic term -- "antagonist."
Kate Winslet turns 40 on October 5. The Oscar-winning actress has a refreshingly positive attitude about entering her fourth decade. As she told Net-a-Porter's weekly online magazine, The Edit, "I'm baffled that anyone might not think women get more beautiful as they get older."
The daunting takeaway from Stanley Nelson's "Black Panther Party: Vanguard of Revolution" is that almost every issue that gave rise to the Black Panther Party has yet to be resolved.