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  • Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again

    Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again
    John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member André Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes...
  • Mr. Tsarnaev, meet Mr. Leopold and Mr. Loeb

     Mr. Tsarnaev, meet Mr. Leopold and Mr. Loeb
    Cathleen O'Connell, the PBS documentarian, cut right to the core with her first question about the Leopold and Loeb case from 1924: "Why among all brutal murders was this one called 'crime of the century'?" O'Connell had a point when you consider 20th...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for using term 'colored actors'

    Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for using term 'colored actors'
    Benedict Cumberbatch has apologized for offending people by using the "outmoded" term "colored actors." "The Imitation Game" and "Sherlock" star came under fire following a "Tavis Smiley Show" interview on PBS last week in which he touched upon the lack...
  • Spring Television: Get cozy � there's lots to watch

    We've entered the most recalcitrant part of the calendar. The nights are long. The windshields are frosty. Football is (almost) over, and baseball season seems like a distant dream. At least TV is stepping up to keep us entertained. Between broadcast,...
  • New on DVD: Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr. star in new DVD releases

    This week's new DVDs feature truth, justice and the British way. "The Judge," Grade B: Director David Dobkin is lucky to have Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. starring in his new trial drama, "The Judge." Their Oscar-caliber performances including...
  • For TV watchers, the past has never been hotter

    The past has never been bigger on TV than it is today. From Norsemen invading England circa 800 in "Vikings" to Chinese immigrants heading to Orlando circa 1990 in "Fresh off the Boat," series set in the past are all the rage. Some, like AMC's 1960s...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch says he feels like an 'idiot' for referring to black actors as 'colored'

    Benedict Cumberbatch says he was an "idiot" to refer to non-white actors as "colored." The Academy Award-nominated actor used the word on PBS talk show "Tavis Smiley" last week while discussing diversity in the entertainment industry. He said that "as...
  • Be in the studio audience of "The Chef's Kitchen"

    Be in the studio audience of "The Chef's Kitchen"
    There are still tickets available for you to be part of the studio audience for the live taping of “The Chef's Kitchen”  9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 28 at PBS 39 studios, 801 E. First St., Bethlehem. Watch some of the top chefs...
  • 'Black Sails'' Hannah New adventurous on and off screen

    PASADENA, Calif. Before she was 30 actress Hannah New had already climbed Kilimanjaro, backpacked through Asia and South America, volunteered in children's homes in Bolivia, made a miniseries in Spanish and earned a master's degree. "My mom would say I...
  • Oscar-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for calling black actors 'colored'

    Benedict Cumberbatch says he was an "idiot" to refer to non-white actors as "colored." The Academy Award-nominated actor used the word on PBS talk show "Tavis Smiley" last week while discussing diversity in the entertainment industry. He said that "as...
  • SAG Awards 2015: 'Downton Abbey' wins for ensemble in TV drama series

    SAG Awards 2015: 'Downton Abbey' wins for ensemble in TV drama series
    "Downton Abbey" won the Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday for performance by an ensemble in a television drama series.  The PBS period piece beat "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO), "Homeland" (Showtime), "House of Cards" (Netflix) and "Game of Thrones" (HBO)....