| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:30 PM
With today's information onslaught, smartphone appendages and retail profiling, getting off the grid may seem like a uniquely 21st century desire. But the northern New Mexico town of Taos has been a go-to physical and spiritual oasis for people looking to...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Han Han, the Chinese celebrity blogger and car racer, has been blasted by charges of plagiarism only days after his film directorial debut "The Continent" passed $100 million at the box office.
"The exposure of ingenious fraud Han Han will be the biggest...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Some of music supervision's leading lights visited Variety recently to talk shop. Participants included Guild of Music Supervisors president Maureen Crowe ("Chicago," "The Bodyguard"); Anton Monsted, senior VP of Fox Music, who helped craft Baz Luhrmann's...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
No hint of the debonair playboy that earned Jude Law his first Oscar nomination for "The Talented Mr. Ripley" is found in the banged-up, bloated safecracker on the loose in "Dom Hemingway," a new black comedy that liberates the actor in strangely...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:33 AM
The funniest comedy you've likely never seen, let alone heard of, comes to the Siskel Film Center this week for two screenings. "Hallelujah the Hills," from 1963, is so rare, you won't find it on DVD or any streaming site.
Even I couldn't finagle a look...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Fifty years ago next Sunday, on Feb. 9, 1964, via "The Ed Sullivan Show," America met the Beatles.
It was not the group's first appearance on American television. CBS News had reported, dismissively, on British "Beatlemania," and Jack Paar had aired...
| Mar 19, 2014
Skinner Sweet is hell on wheels, and “American Vampire” co-creator Rafael Albuquerque says the visual engine is “Easy Rider.” The […]...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:55 PM
As 20 Harley-Davidsons growled across the asphalt at the Maryland Cruise terminal Monday morning, "Easy Rider" met "The Love Boat."
After a briefing from their tour leader, the bikers inched their machines up the ramp and into the yawning hold of the 2,...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 7:30 AM
For many, the words "Brooklyn style" call to mind the easy cliché of a hipster in a hoodie.
Nothing could be further from the dressed-up truth for Michael Kuhle and Adele Berne, the married couple who started men's clothier Epaulet New York there in...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Karen Black, a versatile actress whose name became virtually synonymous with films that reflected and helped define America in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including “Five Easy Pieces,” died Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 74.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:59 AM
After the coffee. Before getting too excited about preseason football.
The Skinny: The Redskins won their first preseason game Thursday night but I won't read too much into that. Still, it beats losing! Friday's headlines include a preview of the...