| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Oprah. Oscar. Oscar. Oprah.
Yes, it might be a bit early to riff on David Letterman's ill-fated, Uma-Oprah 1995 Academy Awards monologue bit. Then again, with Winfrey's movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" sitting atop the box office for a second week with a...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:31 PM
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own”
The Lorenz Hart-Richard Rodgers romantic standard “Blue Moon” plays a significant role in Woody Allen’s new drama “Blue...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:14 PM
A red Rose grows in Brooklyn, marries German refugee Albert (from a once-wealthy family but also a gung-ho Jewish communist like herself), and after some debate (a specialty), moves with him to the planned community of Sunnyside Gardens, Queens. There...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Who thinks Japanese writer Haruki Murakami will win the Nobel Prize in literature? British bettors do.
British betting house Ladbrokes has Murakami as this year's favorite for the Nobel Prize in literature. The author of such books as "1Q84," "Norwegian...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Roy Orbison’s “In Dreams -- Greatest Hits,” an unusual 1987 compilation with latter-day performances by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, is being reissued Sept. 17 after being out of circulation for nearly two decades.
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell, who carved out a solo career after a stint with Alabama's Drive-By Truckers band, is on tour for his new album, "Southeastern." Accompanied by his musician wife, Amanda Shires, Isbell plays the Troubadour in West...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Spitfire Pictures, the documentary film production arm of Exclusive Media, is teaming up with the Southern California start-up Tongal to crowd-source a new movie.
Tongal is best known for linking its community of film directors and writers with brands...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:24 AM
To hear it from the Gish Prize Trust, Spike Lee did the right thing.
The trust announced Wednesday that Lee -- the firebrand writer-director-actor-educator behind such films as 1992’s “Malcolm X” and the hit “Inside Man”...
| Sep 19, 2013
Walt Whitman might have gotten a good laugh out of this. I know I did. I mention Whitman because of a recent incident at the rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike named after him, a place offering food that didn't exist in Whitman's time and a stream of...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Folk music over the years has taken many forms, has gone electric and returned to its roots, has moved in and out of favor as new generations discover, rework and reexamine the music. Below are new releases and reissues that celebrate the depth of English...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:30 PM
CBS Films has released a new trailer for "Inside Llewyn Davis," the Ethan and Joel Coen story of a struggling folk musician that is due in theaters Dec. 6 following its successful world premiere in May’s Cannes Film Festival.
The movie is set...