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A one-man 'A Christmas Carol' fills theatre need in pandemic

A one-man 'A Christmas Carol' fills theatre need in pandemic

NEW YORK — What does the theatre community desperately need during a time of social distancing? An actor who can play multiple characters onstage every night. Enter Jefferson Mays.
Review: 'Memorial' like a dance gliding between characters

Review: 'Memorial' like a dance gliding between characters

“Memorial,” by Bryan Washington (Riverhead Books) “Memorial,” by Bryan Washington, follows the complex relationship between Benson, a Black day care teacher, and Mike, a Japanese American chef.
K-pop band TWICE reveals its daring side on new album

K-pop band TWICE reveals its daring side on new album

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — TWICE, a popular K-pop group known for its catchy lyrics and colorful esthetics , has released its second full album, a collection that invites listeners into the band's more daring side.
'Chop Suey Nation,' about Chinese restaurants in Canada, wins two major book awards

'Chop Suey Nation,' about Chinese restaurants in Canada, wins two major book awards

TORONTO — A memoir featuring small-town Chinese restaurants and the families who run them in Canada has won two major book awards.
UK judge to rule Nov 2 on Depp's libel suit against tabloid

UK judge to rule Nov 2 on Depp's libel suit against tabloid

LONDON — A British judge will rule next week on whether Johnny Depp was libelled by a tabloid newspaper that branded him a wife-beater — an accusation his lawyer called a “reputation-destroying, career-ending” false allegation.
Review: Why small farms need a reordering of our society

Review: Why small farms need a reordering of our society

“A Small Farm Future: Making the Case for a Society Built Around Local Economies, Self-Provisioning Agricultural Diversity and a Shared Earth,” by Chris Smaje (Chelsea Green) With the possible exception of parks, perhaps no use of the land is viewed
'Magic Tree House' books to be adapted into graphic novels

'Magic Tree House' books to be adapted into graphic novels

NEW YORK — Mary Pope Osborne is preparing her million-selling “Magic Tree House” series for a new adventure.
Entertainers discuss disability representation in Hollywood

Entertainers discuss disability representation in Hollywood

It’s an old cliche that if an actor wants to win an Oscar, he or she should consider playing a character with a disability.

Teen who recorded Floyd death on phone to receive PEN award

NEW YORK — The teenager who recorded the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May will be honoured in December by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization.

Halloween in 2020: Some fun with death and fear, anyone?

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. — The setting: a rolling patch of Pennsylvania farmland, about 15 miles from the little town where “Night of the Living Dead” was filmed. The moment: Halloween season 2020, a moonlit Friday night.
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