They say timing is everything — or at least a whole lot. And on several fronts, the George Clooney-produced “Our Brand is Crisis,” starring Sandra Bullock as a damaged, ruthless political consultant, has absolutely perfect timing.
A new online streaming service launches this week that hopes to one day become the Netflix of Broadway, offering high-definition broadcasts of top theatrical events to computers and phones.
BroadwayHD currently has a modest list of plays and musicals ready to stream but hopes to eventually be the place where theater fans and educators turn for their live event fix.
The origin story of Brooklyn-based alternative pop band MisterWives reads almost like a fairy tale. The band came together near the end of 2012 when solo singer Mandy Lee went looking for a group to provide backing onstage. She met drummer Etienne Bowler and bass player Will Hehir.
In “The Facts of Life,” Charlotte Rae played the unflappable Mrs. Garrett, a girls’ school housemother who smoothly guided her charges through crises and comedy.
Rae says she implored the TV show’s producers to let her character “lose her temper, yell at the kids. Let her be a human being.”
“Paper changed everything,” notes Chelsea Holton, co-curator of New Hanji: A Korean Paper Tradition Re-Imagined, the latest exhibition at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. The invention of paper around the year 100 A.D. in China opened a new world for documentation, as well as for art.
Andrew McMahon (of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin fame) and New Politics don’t objectively sound that much alike. But this music veteran gone solo and group of Danish newcomers share one important trait: They’re infusing their respective pop and rock genres with a healthy dose of electronic instrumentation. That’ll make them a perfect duo for the dance-friendly Rave. Australian band The Griswolds and soulful singer-songwriter Lolo will amp up the crowd as opening acts.
"The Early Stories of Truman Capote" collects 14 short fiction pieces by the writer, including some that were published in his high school newspaper in Greenwich, Connecticut, when he was a teenager.
Ready to bring Oktoberfest home?
We start with that most ubiquitous of German sausages: the bratwurst. Here in the United States, we tend to think of brats as having a singular taste, although Wisconsin does offer some variations. But in Germany, bratwursts can vary widely in flavor (peppery to mild), meats (pork, veal and beef are common), even size (foot-long, spiraled and squat are just the start).
Most people would recognize the name Hubble, as in the Hubble Space Telescope and its namesake, American astronomer Edwin Hubble. Fewer know of the debt he owes to Henrietta Leavitt, one of many female astronomers operating in relative obscurity at the Harvard College Observatory in the early 20th century.
“Storyteller” is Carrie Underwood’s first album in three years — and her first since becoming a mother. That life-changing event rises most overtly on the touching “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted,” a beautiful song that delves into the life-altering changes new parents undergo.