Shrugging Off Netflix’s Shrinking Demand, New York-Area Film Studios Keep Expanding

Film-production facilities are proliferating across the New York region, paying little heed to Netflix Inc.’s surprise announcement last month that it lost subscribers for the first time in more than a decade. Lucrative tax credits and years of growing demand for streaming content have fueled the growth of this industry in New York. Investors remain … Read more

Ukrainian circus comes to town, and stays in Italy, amid war

A Ukrainian circus troupe is performing a never-ending “Alice in Wonderland” tour of Italy By TRISHA THOMAS Associated Press May 12, 2022, 7:42 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PISTOIA, Italy — A Ukrainian circus troupe is performing a never-ending “Alice in Wonderland” tour of Italy, caught in the … Read more

Catholic cardinal, others arrested on Hong Kong security law | Entertainment News

HONG KONG (AP) — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, in an action widely condemned as a further sign of Beijing’s erosion of rights in the city. The arrests further expand … Read more

Met’s new ‘Hamlet’: To be or not to be true to the text

NEW YORK — Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, all right, but not as Shakespeare imagined. No Norwegian prince arrives to seize the Danish throne. And to be or not to be is not the question. So it goes in the latest operatic adaptation of the most famous play in the English language. “Hamlet,” with music … Read more

Surprise! Justin Timberlake is in ‘Candy’ with Jessica Biel

Viewers tuning in to Thursday’s episode of “Candy,” starring Jessica Biel, may recognize a familiar face: Biel’s husband Justin Timberlake By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press May 12, 2022, 4:10 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — Viewers tuning in to Thursday’s episode of “Candy,” starring Jessica Biel, … Read more

Retired AP photographer Ut gives pope ‘Napalm Girl’ photo

Retired Associated Press photographer Nick Ut has met with Pope Francis and gave him a copy of his Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a young Vietnamese girl running naked down the road after a napalm attack By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press May 11, 2022, 3:40 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this … Read more

Catholic cardinal, others arrested on Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, in an action widely condemned as a further sign of Beijing’s erosion of rights in the city. A police statement said the … Read more

Retired AP photographer Ut gives pope ‘Napalm Girl’ photo | Entertainment News

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Associated Press photographer Nick Ut met Wednesday with Pope Francis and gave him a copy of his Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a young Vietnamese girl running naked down the road after a napalm attack. Ut and Kim Phuc Phan Thi, whose terror of the AP photographer captured on June 8, … Read more

Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

BOSTON — Bill Cosby conviction was released from prison when his that he drugged and assaulted a woman was overturned. Quarterback Deshaun Watson landed a record-setting $230 million contract, despite an investigation into claims he assaulted 22 women. Celebrity chef Mario Batali was acquitted this week on just the second day of his sexual assault … Read more

Worldwise: Fashion Designer Nigel Curtiss’ Favorite Things

British fashion designer Nigel Curtiss has mastered the art of slow fashion. In a time where fast fashion is dominating e-commerce sales, Curtiss shows us what sustainable chic looks like in his flagship boutique in New York. “We want to make small quantities of the very best clothes,” Curtiss says. “We want everything that is … Read more