| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Last month, during a master class at the Taormina Film Festival, no less a star than Ben Stiller admitted that his career wouldn't have gotten far if he'd relied on auditions, which seldom went his way early on, for other people's projects.
"A lot of...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 12:17 PM
A street performer dressed as Spider-Man in New York City's Times Square was arrested after punching a police officer who scolded him for demanding more money from a couple he had posed with for a picture, police said on Sunday.
The Saturday afternoon...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
America, here's a new hotel that wants to help you make healthy choices. Even Hotels, created specifically for "wellness-minded travelers," is opening two locations on the East Coast this month and plans three more by the end of 2015.
The brand is being...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:30 AM
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made good on his bet with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti following the Los Angeles Kings' victory over the New York Rangers in the NHL's Stanley Cup finals.
De Blasio took to Times Square on Monday to sing Randy Newman's...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"WHAT MAKES a work literature, and who gets to decide?"
That is the question posited in Evgenia Peretz's big Vanity Fair take-out (take down?) of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donna Tartt and her remarkably successful, massive and controversial novel...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Ahoy from the Big Apple, and welcome to the official start of summer!
I am visiting New York City to attend Talkers New York 2014, which is a gathering for those active in the radio industry. Receptions, guest speakers and panel discussions are planned...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has promised to make the streets of his city safer for those who travel them, whether by foot, bicycle or car. How? By following Sweden's lead.
Over the last 15 years, Stockholm has cut pedestrian deaths by 31%...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Moving to Washington and becoming a Supreme Court justice five years ago was shocking, “like somebody throwing cold water on me,” says Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The transition from being a little known appeals court judge in her hometown of...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Co-produced by "The Grudge" director Takashi Shimizu, the unmistakable graphite palette and atmospheric dread of Japanese horror films loom over the Hong Kong import "Rigor Mortis." But typical of Hong Kong cinema, the film goes for broke with its...
| Jun 8, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to attract more tourists to Chicago creates a classic "frenemy" situation: The tourist city is both friend and enemy of the real city. It lures visitors and their dollars, yet in catering to tourist expectations, it threatens...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:18 PM
NEW YORK – The talking is done, the workouts — 10 of them — are behind him. Now, Shabazz Napier will sit and wait for his name to be called.
"My body of work has proven a lot," Napier said Wednesday at a press conference in Times...