Review | Trump’s origins in a New York world of con men, mobsters and hustlers

Review | Trump’s origins in a New York world of con men, mobsters and hustlers

Maggie Haberman hails from a New York City very different from Donald Trump’s dominion of glitz and criminality, but she knows that dominion well. Raised in the household of a traditional shoe-leather New York Times reporter and a well-connected publicist, and now herself ensconced at the digitized Times, Haberman’s earliest assignments involved covering City Hall … Read more

‘I was representing all indigenous voices out there’

'I was representing all indigenous voices out there'

Sacheen Littlefeather, a Native American actress and activist, has died aged 75. The actress suffered from discrimination after protesting at the Oscars in 1973. She said: “I knew that I had to speak the truth. Some people may accept it. And some people may not.” Source link

Review | ‘Trip to Bountiful’ at Ford’s Theatre is a journey too far back in time

Review | ‘Trip to Bountiful’ at Ford’s Theatre is a journey too far back in time

Like a pair of fraying white gloves retrieved from the attic, there is a dated feel to “The Trip to Bountiful” at Ford’s Theatre. Taking a mannerly and unquestioning approach to Horton Foote’s well-worn 1953 work, with a hint of costume-drama deliberateness, director Michael Wilson’s production seems happy to operate by an old-fashioned playbook. That … Read more

Ringo Starr tour on hold as he recovers from COVID-19

Ringo Starr tour on hold as he recovers from COVID-19

NEW YORK — Ringo Starr has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the former Beatle to cancel several scheduled concerts in Canada with his All Starr Band. Five concert dates from Tuesday to Sunday — in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Lethbridge, Alberta; and the British Columbia cities of Abbotsford and Penticton — will be rescheduled. “Ringo … Read more

Andrew Lloyd Webber to transfer his ‘Cinderella’ to Broadway

Andrew Lloyd Webber to transfer his 'Cinderella' to Broadway

NEW YORK — Andrew Lloyd Webber is saying goodbye to his last remaining show on Broadway and welcoming another. The musical theater icon announced Monday that his retooled version of “Cinderella” will land in New York at the Imperial Theatre in February with new songs, a new leading lady and a new title. “Bad Cinderella” … Read more

King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla visit Scotland in joint engagement

King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla visit Scotland in joint engagement

LONDON — King Charles III and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla, visited Scotland Monday in their first joint public engagement since the royal mourning period to remember Queen Elizabeth II ended. Large crowds turned out on the streets of Dunfermline in Fife, north of Edinburgh, hoping to get a glimpse of the new monarch. Charles, who … Read more

Review | In ‘Mr. Wilder and Me,’ Billy Wilder is a character worthy of his films

Review | In ‘Mr. Wilder and Me,’ Billy Wilder is a character worthy of his films

You don’t have to be a film buff to love acclaimed British author Jonathan Coe’s at once melancholic and laugh-out-loud funny novel “Mr. Wilder and Me.” But don’t be surprised if reading it inspires you to binge-watch Hollywood movie classics “Some Like It Hot,” “Sunset Boulevard,” “The Apartment” and others written and directed by cinema … Read more