'Whirligig’ spins a story of a troubled family: theater review

'Whirligig’ spins a story of a troubled family: theater review

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'Whirligig’ spins a story of a troubled family: theater review
Hamish Linklater’s latest play is hit and miss. Related
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Laura Dern’s ‘The Tale’ tells a horrifying, true story of childhood sexual abuse

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Laura Dern’s ‘The Tale’ tells a horrifying, true story of childhood sexual abuse
Director and producer Jennifer Fox has worked on documentaries for 30 years, but she turns the lens on herself in “The Tale,” a searing personal story about being sexually abused by her running coach as a teenager. Laura Dern plays the adult Jennifer and the Canadian actress Isabelle Nélisse plays her 13-year-old self. The film,… […]
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China bans hip hop, actors with tattoos from appearing on TV

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China bans hip hop, actors with tattoos from appearing on TV
China wants to make sure the revolution will not be televised. Related
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Marilyn Manson crew member arrested for possession of marijuana

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Marilyn Manson crew member arrested for possession of marijuana
Daniel Fox, a crew member for metal band Marilyn Manson, was reportedly arrested early Monday for possession of marijuana. Related
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‘The English Wife’ review: Gilded Age marriage drama, mystery

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‘The English Wife’ review: Gilded Age marriage drama, mystery
It’s 1899 in New York, and the scion of an Old Money family and his English wife are opening their extravagant new home for a ball. Related
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Mourners gather to pay tribute to Dolores O’Riordan in Ireland

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Mourners gather to pay tribute to Dolores O’Riordan in Ireland
Fans of Dolores O’Riordan gathered in the singer’s native Ireland Sunday to mourn the late Cranberries frontwoman, who died Monday at 46. Related
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Cardi B defends Offset over homophobic lyric

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Cardi B defends Offset over homophobic lyric
Cardi B defended Migos rapper Offset, who came under fire last week for using the word “queer” in a rap verse. Related
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‘Juliet, Naked’ Review: Apatow-Produced Crowd-Pleaser Scores with Notes on Music Fandom, Second Chances [Sundance]

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‘Juliet, Naked’ Review: Apatow-Produced Crowd-Pleaser Scores with Notes on Music Fandom, Second Chances [Sundance]
If there’s one popular writer who knows his way around stories of shaky romance and an almost unhealthy obsession with music, it’s Nick Hornby. So it should come as no surprise that Juliet, Naked – the latest film adaptation from the author of the source material behind High Fidelity and About A Boy – is replete with heartbreak, […]
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Sundance Film Review: ‘This Is Home’

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Sundance Film Review: ‘This Is Home’
There has been such a massive influx of Syria-themed documentaries in recent years that it could be easy for festival audiences and critics alike to feel, if not jaded, at least a little weary: The war and its ensuing refugee crisis may be the most urgent international humanitarian cause of our age, but hasn’t the […]
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‘The Tale’ Review: This Brave & Heartrending Story Couldn’t Be More Important or Timely [Sundance]

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‘The Tale’ Review: This Brave & Heartrending Story Couldn’t Be More Important or Timely [Sundance]
Hollywood is reeling from outing sexual predators who have been hiding in plain sight for years, even decades. These revelations have sparked the imperative #MeToo movement, inspiring countless women to share the stories of sexual abuse and harassment that they’ve either repressed or suppressed. Director Jennifer Fox is one of those women, and she tells […]
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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Tale’

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Tale’
Thirty years ago, Jennifer Fox won the grand jury prize at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival for her documentary “Beirut: The Last Home Movie,” engaging with sex-positive and progressively feminist topics in her subsequent nonfiction work, most notably “Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman.” Both a natural extension of Fox’s career to date and a […]
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Ed Sheeran is engaged to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn

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Ed Sheeran is engaged to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn
Ed Sheeran found the “Perfect” woman to spend the rest of his life with. Related
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Rapper Fredo Santana dead at 27

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Rapper Fredo Santana dead at 27
Chicago rapper Fredo Santana died on Friday after suffering from a seizure. Related
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Sundance Film Review: ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’
Twenty years ago, Robin Williams approached director Gus Van Sant about developing irreverent Portland cartoonist John Callahan’s memoir, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” with the intention of playing its author — a quadriplegic skirt-chaser, wheelchair racer, born-again bastard, tactlessly un-P.C. disaster — in what sounds like it would have been a wild, […]
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JAY-Z will be the first guest on CNN’s new ‘The Van Jones Show’

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JAY-Z will be the first guest on CNN’s new ‘The Van Jones Show’
“The Van Jones Show” is starting off in a star-studded way. Related
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Tom Petty’s Family Says He Died of Accidental Overdose

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Tom Petty’s Family Says He Died of Accidental Overdose
Tom Petty’s cause of death was an accidental overdose, his family said in a Facebook post on Friday. “Our family sat together this morning with the Medical Examiner – Coroner’s office and we were informed of their final analysis that Tom Petty passed away due to an accidental drug overdose as a result of taking […]
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Migos rapper Offset responds to backlash over homophobic lyrics

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Migos rapper Offset responds to backlash over homophobic lyrics
Raindrop, drop top, homophobe rapping should stop-stop. Related
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Sundance Film Review: ‘Private Life’

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Private Life’
Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) and Richard (Paul Giamatti), the beleaguered bohemian-geek couple at the center of “Private Life,” have been trying, through fertility treatments, to get pregnant for years. The movie, written and directed by Tamara Jenkins, is a comedy of fragile hopes and frayed nerves: the story of how these two attempt to have a […]
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Grammys to pay tribute to victims killed at live music events

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Grammys to pay tribute to victims killed at live music events
The tribute will feature a performance by country artists Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Osbourne Related
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Dolly Parton earns two Guinness World Records

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Dolly Parton earns two Guinness World Records
Dolly Parton is now the best in the world — twice. Related
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