Eight years after writing the last of her “Harry Potter” novels, J.K. Rowling is still adding to the boy wizard’s story.
Nick Hawk is a counter-punch to the concept of Midwest bland. The Madison, Wisconsin, native has a freewheeling, risk-driven personal life along with a thriving and diverse career that includes starring in the Showtime series Gigolos. Add to that his roles as a media personality, fitness model, personal coach, businessman, recording artist, entrepreneur, author, Air Force marksman and 2014 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion, and you have a very busy man.
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British singer Sam Smith confirmed this month that he has co-written and recorded the theme song for the next James Bond film, Spectre. Smith’s track, “Writing’s on the Wall,” was recorded earlier this year and will be released on Sept. 24, as part of the lead-up to the film’s release later this fall.
U.S. consumers are collectively responsible for more wasted food than farmers, grocery stores or any other part of the food-supply chain—a problem that costs the average family an average of about $1,500 every year — but a new book out later this month seeks to help change that, one meal at a time.
The Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook — out Sept. 29 from Chronicle Books — will offer simple consumer tips and tools to saving money and food, from the grocery store to the kitchen.
New York’s Museum of Modern Art is devoting an entire floor to the sculptures of Pablo Picasso in the first major U.S. museum survey of his three-dimensional work in nearly 50 years.
From his earliest piece, a tiny terra cotta of a seated woman created in 1902, to a head of a woman made in 1964, “Picasso Sculpture” features more than 140 works on loan from private and public collections that showcase the scope, range and variety of his sculptures. They include his bronze “She-Goat” from 1950 and sheet metal and wire “Guitar” from 1914 from MoMA’s own collection.
To call Katherine Howe's latest novel a ghost story would be an unfair oversimplification.
Yes, there's a ghost. And, yes, it's a can't-put-down story. But it's much more than a young adult novel.
Sure, American Idol is fighting for relevancy in a TV environment glutted with competitors, but think back to the ‘00s, when winners like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood became pop superstars practically overnight. And then think back to Fantasia Barrino, the Season 3 winner who’s been boxed out of that same category despite releasing four acclaimed studio albums, starring on Broadway in productions of The Color Purple and musical revue After Midnight, and winning a Grammy — the only Idol winner other than the aforementioned to do so, by the way. So revise that unfair opinion you’re harboring and check out her gig in town, with R&B singers Raheem DeVaughn and El DeBarge opening.
No other actor has covered all angles of the war on drugs — its tragedies, its violence, its farces — more than Benicio del Toro.
It’s a story that has followed the Puerto Rico-born actor from the start: One of his first credits was the 1990 NBC miniseries “Drug Wars: The Camarena Story.”
There’s no surer way to make Johnny Depp chuckle than to cite those who call his icy performance as the Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass a return to form for the actor.
Vice that masquerades as virtue is the stuff of which comedies and revolutions are made — one usually funnier than the other.