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Movie Review: 'Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare' amps up a true-tale WWII heist

This image released by Lionsgate shows Alex Pettyfer, Alan Ritchson, Henry Cavill, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and Henry Golding in a scene from the film
The latest Guy Ritchie flick “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” has a spine of true story to it, even if it does all it can to amplify a long-declassified WWII tale with enough dead Nazis to …

Book Review: 'Nothing But the Bones' is a compelling noir novel at a breakneck pace

This image released by St. Martin’s Publishing Group shows “Nothing But the Bones” by Brian Panowich. (St. Martin’s Publishing Group via AP)
“Nothing But the Bones,” a prequel to Brian Panowich’s critically acclaimed Bull Mountain series of Southern noir novels, finds Nails McKenna on the run after killing a man in a barroom brawl. …

Milan's famous La Scala names new director of the opera house after months of controversy

FILE - A view of La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy, on April 4, 2022. Milan’s La Scala, one of the world’s most prestigious and historic opera houses, has named Fortunato Ortombina as its new director. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
Milan’s La Scala, one of the world’s most prestigious and historic opera houses, has named Fortunato Ortombina as its new director. He will be stepping into his new position in September at the …
The 2024 Latin Grammys will return home to Miami after a controversial move to Spain

The 2024 Latin Grammys will return home to Miami — where the organization is headquartered. The 25th annual event will air live from the Kaseya Center on Nov. 14. Nominations will be announced on …

Major Berlin show marks 250th anniversary of German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich's birth A major show of Caspar David Friedrich’s iconic landscapes that marks the 250th anniversary of his birth is opening in Berlin, where he made his breakthrough and where a 1906 exhibition kicked off …
Kate Hudson had a lifetime to make a record. The result is 'Glorious,' out in May On May 17, lifelong music obsessive Kate Hudson will release her debut album, “Glorious.” It is an ambitious record, written by Hudson with her close collaborators Linda Perry, Johan Carlsson, …
'Civil War' might be the year's most explosive movie. Alex Garland thinks it's just reporting The new film “Civil War” is an ominous attempt to turn widely held American anxieties into a violent, unsettling big-screen reality. Alex Garland’s film opens Friday — the anniversary to the …
ABBA, Blondie, and the Notorious B.I.G. enter the National Recording Registry Albums from ABBA, Blondie and the Notorious B.I.G. are entering the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. They're among the 25 titles announced Tuesday that have been selected for …
Cardi B, Queen Latifah and The Roots to headline the BET Experience concerts in Los Angeles
Cardi B, Queen Latifah and The Roots will headline concerts celebrating the return of the BET Experience in Los Angeles just days before the 2024 BET Awards. BET announced Monday the star-studded …
Beyoncé is bringing her fans of color to country music. Will they be welcomed in?
Tayhlor Coleman grew up with a love for country music. She says she'd always hoped that Beyoncé, who grew up in the same area of Houston as she did, would one day make a country album. With the …
Music Review: Jazz pianist Fred Hersch creates subdued, lovely colors on 'Silent, Listening'
Jazz pianist Fred Hersch fully embraces the freedom that comes with improvisation on his new solo album “Silent, Listening.” In a review, The Associated Press’ Steven Wine says Hersch …
Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 21-27
Celebrities having birthdays during the week of April 21-27 include musicians and twins Jake and Josh Kiszka of Greta Van Fleet, actor Hank Azaria and singer Lizzo. Actor Jet Li turns 61, …
Judge set to hear motion to dismiss rapper Travis Scott from lawsuit over deadly Astroworld concert
A judge in Texas is to hear arguments in rap star Travis Scott's request to be dismissed from a lawsuit over the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival in Houston. A judge in Houston is to hear the motion …
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Taylor Swift’s homage to Clara Bow

One track on Taylor Swift’s new album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” honors a long-celebrated, oft-miscast heroine of American feminism: actress Clara Bow. As historians of the 1920s, we’ve studied Bow’s fame and her cultural legacy.
10 pop culture moments that destigmatized weed
Stacker takes a look at 10 pop culture moments that destigmatized weed, using a variety of sources such as IMDb, CannabisNow, KQED, and more.
10 celebrities who have broken into the cannabis business
Stacker researched and created this list of 10 celebrities who have found success within the growing cannabis industry thus far.
The most popular US poker players of all time
Clubs Poker compiled a ranking of the most popular U.S. poker players of all time using unique page view data since Jan. 1, 2008, from The Hendon Mob.

How reality dating TV shows have changed since the 1960s

OLBG hit rewind on reality dating TV shows to discover just how much they've changed over the last six decades, using news reports and studies.

The prison soul band that opened for Stevie Wonder

The Marshall Project looks back at when more Americans saw incarcerated people as more than their crimes—and the soul/funk band The Power of Attorney flourished.

20 panned movies that went on to become cult classics

Stacker combed through film history to highlight 20 films that received mixed-to-negative reviews upon release but were eventually reappraised.

The most important voice on Beyoncé’s new album

Country musician Linda Martell at her home in South Carolina in 2021. Sean Rayford/Getty Images One of the most impressive parts of Beyoncé’s new album, “ Cowboy Carter ,” is her roster of …

Survey reveals Hollywood's 10 most popular celebrities

Way.com uses Statista data to find out which famous celebs are most popular.

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5 celebrities famous for throwing epic parties
From costume balls to Christmas Eve soirées, Peerspace compiled a list of five epic parties and the celebrities who threw them.
10 celebrities who you may not know are serious poker players
Clubs Poker compiled a list of 10 celebrities you may not know are serious poker players, using data from The Hendon Mob.
20 of the most prolific showrunners in TV history
Casino Bonus CA compiled a list of 20 of the most prolific showrunners in TV history, using various sources such as news articles and TV archives.
When Taylor comes to town: The economic impact of the Eras Tour
Lyft digs into rideshare data to see what the economic impact of Taylor Swift's Eras Tour has been.
How much does it cost to win Best Picture? Breaking down the biggest and smallest budgets.
Stacker looked at data from The Numbers on production budgets of Oscar-winning films to see what it costs to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

The best movies of 2024 so far

Stacker ranked the best films of 2024 so far, using data from Metacritic. Keep checking back to see this list grow as the year progresses.

Tobacco imagery rising in top entertainment, including among the 2024 Best Picture winner and nominees

(BPT) - To find a smoke-free setting among this year’s Oscar Best Picture nominees, you’d have to go to Barbie Land. Of the 10 films nominated for the Oscars top prize — including …

Best Picture losers that won the most Oscars at their ceremony

Using data provided by the Academy Awards, Stacker compiled a list of 25 Best Picture losers that won the most Oscars at their ceremony.

24 of the most anticipated movies coming in 2024

From the "Mean Girls" musical to the "Nosferatu" remake, Casino Bonus CA highlighted 24 films audiences are most looking forward to in 2024.

Highest-grossing Best Picture winners of the last 50 years

Stacker compiled a ranking of the highest-grossing Best Picture winners of the last 50 years, using domestic box office gross from The Numbers.

How the Academy Awards became ‘the biggest international fashion show free-for-all’
The Oscars are no longer just a celebration of movies. They’ve also become a fashion show, with fans, designers and the media celebrating and critiquing Hollywood celebrities as they stroll, pause and pose on the red carpet of the annual awards ceremony. …
From ‘Jaws’ to ‘Schindler’s List,’ John Williams has infused movie scores with adventure and emotion
When Harrison Ford saddles up once again in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” he has an invisible partner along for the ride: composer John Williams, who received his 54th Academy Award nomination for scoring the movie. …
How non-English language cinema is reshaping the Oscars landscape
This year, of the 10 films nominated for an Academy Award for best picture, three of them – “Anatomy of a Fall,” “Past Lives” and “The Zone of Interest” – are non-English language films. …
With Beyoncé’s foray into country music, the genre is finally breaking free from the stereotypes that have long dogged it
On Super Bowl Sunday, Beyoncé released two country songs – “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” – that elicited a mix of admiration and indignation. This is not her first foray into the genre, but it is her most successful and controversial entry. …
Best films turning 50 in 2024
Stacker ranked the top 50 films turning 50 years old in 2024, providing a strong overview of the innovative and long-lasting impact of 1974 cinema.
A movie weapons supervisor is facing a possible sentence of up to 18 months in prison in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on the set of the Western film “Rust.” Movie …
Winners of the 2024 Olivier Awards, handed out Sunday for achievement in London theater, opera and dance include “Sunset Boulevard,” which won seven prizes including best musical revival. Star …
Caitlin Clark made a surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live” during the show’s “Weekend Update” segment. The Iowa star is in New York for the WNBA draft on Monday night, where she's …
Sarah Jessica Parker, Andrew Scott and Sarah Snook are among the stars battling for accolades at the Olivier Awards. The Oliviers are Britain’s equivalent of Broadway’s Tony Awards and celebrate …
This is the last installment of Margaret Shaw Forsyth’s adventures in radio in the 1950s. — J.T.K. You can’t please everybody.   With the first days of December, we began …
Thursday, April 18   Dementia Caregiver Support Group   Offering the opportunity for caregivers to engage and support each other throughout their journey. Gatherings will take …