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Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Could Sling to $100 Million-Plus Opening

The box office has cleared for Spider-Man’s return. Sony and Marvel Studios’ “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” presented by Columbia Pictures, looks like it …

Watch the First Trailer for Steven Soderbergh's New Film Logan Lucky

Steven Soderbergh—the acclaimed director of films like the <i>Ocean’s</i> series, <i>Erin Brockovich</i> and <i>Magic Mike</i>—is back with another heist film, and it looks …

A Brief List of Male Directors Who Got the Big Break Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins Finally Received

Over the past decade, a clear pattern has emerged in Hollywood: direct a successful, small movie and get a large blockbuster in return. That small …

Film Industry

Is My Husband Having an Affair?

Welcome to What Your Therapist <i>Really</i> Thinks, a weekly column that examines the daily problems of living from a psychological perspective. It’s not …

Relationships

Paris Review - Claudia Rankine, The Art of Poetry No. 102

Interviewed by David L. Ulin<p>Issue 219, Winter 2016<p>Rankine, 2016. “In Citizen, I tried to pick situations and moments that many people share, as opposed to some idiosyncratic occurrence that might only happen to me.”<p>Claudia Rankine was born in 1963, in Jamaica, and immigrated to the United States as …

Literature

Dear Book Club: It’s You, Not Me

Michael Goldspiel is an inspired educator and a most cheerful fellow, a golden retriever among men. The assistant superintendent of schools in Roslyn, N.Y., he was describing plans for his new book club. It was going to be great, he told me. Not like his last club. His last club, forget it: “If I …

Books

These 12 Black Travel Instagram Accounts Will Quench Your Wanderlust

Are you stuck in a rut and suddenly have an itch to take a break from everything and go traveling to far-off places? Or do you and your friends think …

Travel

22 Books By Black Authors To Add To Your Beach Bag This Summer

If you’re looking for alternatives to read as you bask in the sun, melanin gleaming, there's no shortage of phenomenal black writing for you to …

Books

‘Timeless’ Scores Season 2 Order at NBC After Cancellation

“Timeless” has been renewed for a second season at NBC just days after the network canceled the drama series. Executive producer Eric Kripke shared …

Cannes 2017 Lineup Is High on Auteur Intrigue, Low on Safe Awards Bets

Ask just about any critic heading to next week’s Cannes Film Festival for their thoughts on the lineup and you’ll get much the same verdict: On …

Box Office: ‘Logan’ Wins Friday With Massive $33 Million

Hugh Jackman’s “Logan” is a box office beast. Fox’s Wolverine film posted $33.1 million on Friday from 4,071 locations, raising its three-day …

Russia May Ban Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Over Gay Character

The Russian government is coming under pressure to ban Disney’s live-action movie “Beauty and the Beast” for allegedly contravening a 2013 law that …

First Look: Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins (Photo)

“Mary Poppins” fans better get ready to gulp down those spoonfuls of sugar, because Disney has released a first look photo of Emily Blunt as the …

Box Office: Hugh Jackman’s ‘Logan’ Rips Toward Monster $74 Million Opening

Hugh Jackman’s “Logan” looks to tally as much as $74 million during its opening weekend in North America, early estimates showed Friday.<p>Fox’s R-rated …

Inbox/Outbox: March 3, 2017

Amanda’s on (well-deserved) vacation this week, so I jumped at the chance to fill in so I can show y’all all the awesome books in my life right now! …

Books

Woman 'accidentally cremated while still alive'

A 24-year-old woman from India who was cremated on a funeral pyre may have been alive when the cremation took place, according to local reports.<p>Student Rachna Sisodia had been declared dead at Sharda hospital in Greater Noida, in northern India's Uttar Pradesh state, on February 25. The cause of …

White boy asks for same haircut as black friend 'to confuse his pre-school teacher'

Sometimes life's lessons come from those with the least experience.<p>The story of two five-year-old boys from Kentucky, one white and one black, is teaching people about racial harmony.<p>The story exploded online when the mother of Jax, the white boy, posted on Facebook about how her son wanted to get …

Teaching

‘The Crown’ Star Vanessa Kirby Lands Lead Role in ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“The Crown” actress Vanessa Kirby is final talks for one of the new leads in Paramount and Skydance’s next installment in the “Mission: Impossible” …

50 Greatest Superhero Movie Performances of All Time

As Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine movie 'Logan' hits theaters, it's time to look back at the top work in the genre.<p>The superhero.<p>No role in Hollywood …

Jared Leto Circling 'Tron' Reboot at Disney (Exclusive)

After canceling a third installment in the sci-fi franchise in 2015, Disney is exploring the idea of a movie that would act as a Leto vehicle.<p>Disney …

Theater cancels Beauty and the Beast due to gay character

An Alabama theater has canceled its plan to screen Disney’s <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> due to the inclusion of a gay character.<p>The new owners of the Henagar …

Walt Disney Company

Film Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Director:Bill CondonWith:Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, …

Box Office: Hugh Jackman’s ‘Logan’ Rakes in $9.5 Million on Thursday

Hugh Jackman’s “Logan” has opened with a powerful $9.5 million in Thursday night previews that began at 7 p.m.<p>Fox’s comic book adaptation is expected …

TV Ratings: ‘Chicago Med’ Rises in Post-‘Voice’ Slot on Otherwise Slow Night

When you have a show like “The Voice,” you use it whenever you can. Thus NBC Thursday night ran a special edition of the singing competition, lifting …

Accountants fired from Oscars after Best Picture fiasco

The two accountants who screwed up the Oscars have been tossed to the wolves, according to a report.<p>“Film academy president says the two accountants …

5 Books To Watch For In March

I always get a little envious when someone like Liberty writes the “books to watch for” posts at the beginning of the month. She knows the books …

Books

Here Are All the Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for March

We always warn you to clear more time in your schedule (and on your shelves) for each month’s new releases—but March brings new books from genre …

New Photos Show PWC Accountant Tweeting, Mixing Envelopes Backstage at Oscars (EXCLUSIVE)

<i>Variety</i> has obtained exclusive photos of PricewaterhouseCoopers accountant Brian Cullinan — the man behind the infamous envelope mix-up — leading up …

Barack and Michelle Obama sign record book deals with Penguin Random House

Books by former president and first lady said to have been sold for more than $60m and will focus on White House years<p>Barack and Michelle Obama have signed book deals with Penguin Random House, the publisher announced on Tuesday.<p>Financial terms were not disclosed for the books, for which several …