Performing Arts
  • In conversation and performance, jazz pianist Randy Weston's easygoing manner sometimes masks his intense focus, which is mostly directed to his forebears.

  • Shia LaBeouf, who seems like he can't go even a few months without getting himself in some kind of publicity hassle, respond to claims yesterday that his new short film, "HowardCantour.com," ...

  • As the year draws to a close, our friends at Film Comment magazine are celebrating the best movies of 2013 in a number of ways. First up is Graham Fuller's consideration of Steve McQueen's 12 ...

  • "SUM/ONE," the new album from bEEdEEgEE (the alias of artist/musician Brian DeGraw), begins like this: "At least to begin with, I'd recommend closing your eyes." This line, in an album with few ...

  • Blooding Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) in "The Desolation of Smaug" - which I've reviewed here- was a no-brainer for the makers of "The Hobbit" films. They could scarcely complete part two of the ...

  • LOS ANGELES - 2011's "A Separation" was the first Iranian film ever to win an Academy Award. No small accomplishment for its director, Asghar Farhadi, who has managed to avoid condemnation from ...

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