California drivers tend to think their turn signals are vestigial organs, something that exists existentially but doesn't really matter, which makes d...
When an WHYY intern recently emailed to say that Jennifer Lynn, the local host of "Morning Edition," wanted to interview me about my new book, I was thrilled. I was familiar with Lynn's work, of course; she'd recently conducted a terrific interview with former President Jimmy Carter.
Bonnie MacBird 'found' Art in the Blood - A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, as a manuscript hidden in a forgotten tome of Victorian medical lore, and has brought us another adventure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, as narrated by his companion, Dr. John Watson.
Exceptional acting, superior direction, a compelling story and brilliant cinematography make "Black Mass" a must see.
Would I ever have ventured to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers remade on a New York stage? Doubtful. All that death-defying Michael Kidd choreography cannot be replicated away from the camera, I would have thought. But outdoors in London in August? Why not?
Cumberbatch is radiant on stage. In a play increasingly a star vehicle -- and I have seen Hamlets from Daniel Day-Lewis (the best, at the National Theatre in 1989) to Ralph Fiennes, Stephen Dillane and Jude Law -- Cumberbatch joins the ranks competently.
Which of the world's museums is the most Googled? It's London's Science Museum. I recently spent an hour in the museum's permanent exhibit of information technology through the ages and I can see why.
Biopics are often the critics favorites as well, frequently proving themselves as Oscar and Golden Globe contenders. Plus, given the variety of biopic categories, there's something on the menu for everyone.
Well, it's nearly six months into the new year and we already have seen some wonderful (and less than wonderful) baby names from top celebrities world-wide. Below, Mallory Moss, co-founder of BabyNames.com, lists the most recent contenders for best baby names of 2015.
With his prolific works Richard Maxwell gives the inescapable impression that he finds the niceties of theatrical production -- things like scripting, acting, design -- compromising. The more well crafted they are, the more removed they are from holding up the mirror to true life.
We've emptied out the Marion Cabinets and stuffed the Neil Patrick Haggis to the brim, because you are cordially invited to Everything is Slawsome: My...
Museums such as the Louvre simply would not exist if everyone saw a work of art once, and that's it. Therefore, why would anyone even bother decorating their own house with some art, if only planning to look at it just once? That also, can be the power of film.
It took watching a recent Academy Award nominated film to put forth the following question. Are British actors superior in both talent and desirability, in most cases, than American actors? And it is such a question, which certainly is not the first time it's ever been asked.
In his critically acclaimed film The Imitation Game, he portrays real-life British mathematician Alan Turing, whose technological ingenuity helped break the encrypted Nazi communications code to help the Allies win World War II. In this clip he reveals why his parents initially tried to dissuade him from acting, and what led him to continue to follow his dream.
There was some heartening news over the holidays for those of us who are longtime Star Trek fans. And there was some alarming news, none of which has been mitigated since.
Thursday morning was a wonderful and terrible morning for Hollywood. Some filmmakers got the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of hearing their names called as Oscar nominees (or, if you're Meryl Streep, 19-times-in-a-lifetime). Others were left empty-handed.