Complain, complain, complain. Artist Kathe Kollwitz got one of her biggest laughs of the night — and it was an evening with lots of laughter — when she shared one of her many weapons against an art world that is, in the words of environmentalist John Muir, too male, too pale and too stale.
LOS ANGELES — Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone of the season from a reductive fixation on snubs and fact-checking to a positive celebration of original filmmaking and purposeful advocacy for causes as diverse as immigration, suicide and equal rights.
Actor Jason Lee preferred to give one of his favorite bands the spotlight — both in the documentary he directed about Denton’s Midlake — and in the question-and-answer session afterward.
Flips, kicks, spins and the good old red, white and blue — these are the things that inspired the documentary Sweethearts of the Gridiron, which will play to a sold-out audience during this year’s Thin Line, a five-day local film, music and photography festival in Denton.
Director Lynn Shelton works from Andrea Seigel’s script to set up a ridiculous premise before turning it into a film that’s decently entertaining — and at times insightful. Shelton also has help from a trio of likable performers who bring some levity to a series of awkward situations.
Nearly 50 years ago in western Massachusetts, an 18-year-old back from his first year at college celebrated Thanksgiving with friends in an old church. After dumping the trash from dinner in the next town, he and a friend were arrested for littering.
Mike Greenberg knows sports. And talking about them.
In 2011, memoirist Elena Gorokhova described her coming-of-age in St. Petersburg, then known as Leningrad, and her decision to marry an American to emigrate to the U.S., in A Mountain of Crumbs.In her...
LAS VEGAS — Another Saturday night on Earth. How is this one different? “Honestly, nothing is distinct after a while,” Willie Nelson confesses. He’s talking about life on the road at 81, when wisdom makes the totality of life feel intensely connected to the present — but also when age makes the details feel slippery.
When I first met Lilia Valieva, she looked to me to have ballet in her sinews.