Say what you will about their politics and views, but the Obamas’ love was made for movie screens. Southside With You is not a political-driven narrative. It quite simply is a walk-and-talk feature that follows a young Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) as they fall for each other during their first date.
Organizers only recently finished their inaugural Denton Comedy Festival, but they are already working on the 2017 fest.
LOS ANGELES — The hateful hack of comedian Leslie Jones’ personal website reveals the tricky cyber landscape celebrities tread and the murky legal protections that exist for personal digital content.
BOYLSTON, Mass. — The towering, whimsical shapes Patrick Dougherty creates by twisting and weaving sticks together have gained him an international following. Now, the artist who lives in a log cabin near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is back in New England to build two more of his almost cartoon-like stick sculptures.
NEW YORK — Weeks into the Pokemon Go craze, demand remains strong for Pokeball-shaped treats made by a high-end doughnut company, one of many businesses and organizations coming up with creative ways to lure players in their search for the elusive “pocket monsters.”
Denton County musician and University of North Texas alumnus Andrew Tinker stopped by the Denton Record-Chronicle recently to perform the song he and Toby Halbrooks wrote for the Disney film, Pete’s Dragon. The film, starring Robert Redford and Bryce Dallas Howard, opened Aug. 12.
The transition from childhood to adulthood, where boys become men and girls become women, is undoubtedly a significant stepping stone in everyone’s life. However, the age at which it happens and how you chose to celebrate the rite of passage entirely depends on where you live and what culture you grow up in.
It happens: a movie that’s not all bad gets eaten alive. We saw it happen with this year’s Alice Through the Looking Glass and more recently with Suicide Squad. Not to say these movies don’t have their buckets of problems, but in no way should they be deemed a bad apple.
When North Texans think about local arts districts, the ones in Dallas and Fort Worth likely come to mind. But what about Plano? A new, free festival in the suburb hopes to spotlight the downtown area as a bonafide arts hub.
David Lowery is a different kind of dude. He’s making the jump from small independent films like Ain’t Them Bodies Saints to a re-imagining of Pete’s Dragon for Disney.
Local motorcycle enthusiasts and designers get together every Sunday on the Square to swap notes, make friends and talk about the art behind their hobby. The meetup group started as a way to promote the Denton Independent Motorcycle Show, a gallery show in October that will focus on custom motorcycles, but organizer Kacey Close said the group since has grown into a community.
The beloved basement at J&J’s Pizza on the Square, long considered a haven for local and touring bands, is closing after one last music-filled weekend, capping off about 15 years of shows in the small underground space.
It’s been a big year for Simon Helberg. His beloved character Howard Wolowitz is on his way to becoming a father in the upcoming season of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory.
Denton County musician and University of North Texas alumnus Andrew Tinker stopped by the Denton Record-Chronicle to perform the song he and Toby Halbrooks wrote for the Disney film, Pete’s Dragon.
Life changes. I say those words not sarcastically, but from my own foolish thoughts when I was young. I thought life would stay the same forever.
Today, we’re often told, “Go to college” and everything will be better. While it definitely does help, I personally didn’t expect to be where I was a year after graduating.
The Visual Art League of Lewisville presented its annual juried show, “Fresh Ideas 2016,” which will run through Sept. 10 at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Art Gallery located at 100 North Charles Street in Lewisville. The Gallery is free and open to the public.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s plans for the Olympics in Rio over the next two weeks define the term “exhaustive.”
LOS ANGELES — Matt Damon is taking steps to address the diversity crisis in Hollywood through his and Ben Affleck’s production company, Pearl Street Films, and collaboration with the people behind the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at USC’s Annenberg School.
ATLANTA — Nas, one of music’s most revered lyricists and storytellers, is taking his talents into filmmaking. The rapper has traded performing onstage to work behind-the-scenes as an executive producer on projects including Netflix’s The Get Down and IFC Films’ The Land, which opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday.
LOS ANGELES — When one of Hollywood’s most objectified women talks about tabloid culture, people listen. But while actresses are cheering Jennifer Aniston’s recent essay connecting the media’s obsession with her looks to the overall objectification of women, most are resigned that reality will be slow to catch up with the conversation.
NEW YORK — James M. Nederlander, who took over the fledgling Nederlander Organization from his father and built it into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway houses, has died. He was 94.
Country music icon Willie Nelson, long an advocate of marijuana legalization, is putting his money where his mouth (and joint) is by launching Willie’s Reserve, a new marijuana brand to be introduced in Washington and Colorado over the next few months.