Romeo and Juliet

7 Gifts For An Casual Relationship That Hint You Want More

I love procrastinating. This morning, for example, I woke up feeling very <i>le tired</i>, and gave myself five more minutes to do what I call "The …

Dating

A Year in Reading: Juan Villoro

I am a chaotic reader. Is there a hidden logic in my scattered interests? Whenever somebody asks me about my recent reading, the first temptation is …

Literature

Vanessa Kirby Wept After Shooting Her Last Scene in the The Crown

The bubbly actress behind Princess Margaret talks the royal's ill-fated marriage and saying goodbye to her beloved character.<p>The second season of <i>The Crown</i> felt like a more emotional journey than the first, delving into the painful marital conflict between Elizabeth and Philip against the backdrop …

Royal Family

When We Try to Sort Writers Into ‘Plotter’ or ‘Pantser’

The more I talk to other authors about craft the clearer it is that novelists use a huge range of different planning styles. People talk about …

Writing

Watch: Joburg Ballet performs rain dance for drought-stricken Western Cape [video]

Image Credits: Joburg Ballet/YouTube<p>The Joburg Ballet Company released their latest in a series of mini “episodes” called Bite-Size Ballet, this time …

Ballet

8 Hanukkah Movies On Netflix That Are Perfect For All 8 Nights

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, while the rest of the Christianized world is running around the malls frantically shopping after work, Jewish families …

William Shakespeare

Prosecution talks of 'choices,' 'consequences' at Jace Crehan trial; defense: 'this is not murder'

The trial of Jace Crehan in the 2015 stabbing and strangling of his girlfriend's convicted molester opened Monday with a prosecutor telling jurors …

Crime

Taylor Swift's 'Fearless' Is Certified Diamond by RIAA

Fresh off her latest record-breaking album , Taylor Swift has reached a new milestone with her back catalog. Her sophomore album, certified 10x …

Music

Meet the Full Company of Royal Court's THE CHILDREN, Opening Tonight on Broadway

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy …

The Theatre

Did Prince Philip Have an Affair with a Russian Ballerina as Depicted in The Crown?

Spoilers ahead!<p>The second season of <i>The Crown</i> wastes no time delving into the tensions in Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip‘s marriage by the …

Celebrity News

7 of the most-shipped soap couples ever, from Emmerdale's Robron to Hollyoaks' Stendan

Addicted to love!<p>Nothing gets soap fans going more than a fervent love story between two characters with great energy, chemistry and likeability. …

Emmerdale

How to Enjoy the Best Christmas Market Breaks in Europe?

When it comes to celebrating the festive holiday season, there is no better place to be than a historic European city that is full of Christmas …

Europe

An L.A. Phil reminder that but a mile, and fate, separate Disney Hall from skid row

Has any country ever suffered victory as Russia did at the end of the World War II in 1945? Loses were incalculably terrible, and the future was as scary as ever with Stalin still in power. The dictator wanted victory symphonies. Composers found celebration wanting.<p>The war wasn’t over in 1944 when …

Orchestras

Kylian Mbappe's Speed Stats Against Lille Are A Bit Mad

<b>Kylian Mbappe's pace stats against Lille on Saturday are genuinely incredible.</b><p>The 18-year old sensation ran at a frighteningly quick pace in the 93rd …

Soccer

Things To Do Today In London: Monday 11 December 2017

What we’re reading<p>Set designer Gary Card has made an 8ft plasticine Christmas tree.<br>• Help out homeless charity Crisis by listening to and buying …

London

The Disturbing Phenomenon of Attacks by Spirit Lovers

For centuries, women and men have reported sexual attacks by unseen entities as they lie in their beds. Are they victims of demonic, psychological or …

William Shakespeare

The Surprising Evolution of “Beren and Lúthien”

<i>BEREN AND LÚTHIEN</i>, the newest release from J. R. R. Tolkien’s previously unpublished manuscripts, is difficult to describe. Edited by his son …

Books

'The Crown' Star Vanessa Kirby on Princess Margaret's Season 2 Journey

The star discusses Princess Margaret's rocky love life and tense relationship with the monarchy in the second season of the Netflix drama.<p><b>[Warning:</b> …

Downton Abbey

Shakespeare in Love and Harvey Weinstein’s Dark Oscar Victory

Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan was the best-picture favorite for 1999. Then Harvey Weinstein began his blitzkrieg. The marketing mavens in both camps recall the bully campaign.<p>Harvey Weinstein was rocking on his heels, a crumpled Oscar speech hanging from his tuxedo-pants pocket, his golden …

Celebrity News

Sasha Cohen Is Figure Skating’s Most Fashionable Olympian

She’d often put a full year into designing her dresses.<p>You can spot a Sasha Cohen look from all the way across the rink: There’s a good chance it’s got a deep V with an equally low back, heavy but never egregious beading, and a fluttering skirt and sleeves to match, all topped with a side part, …

William Shakespeare

A Real-Life Lady Macbeth Who Convinced Him to Kill

The documentary ‘Killing for Love’ chronicles the real-life case of lovers Elizabeth Haysom and Jens Soering, who brutally murdered her parents in …

Culture

The Oddest Couples In Cinema History

The idea that opposites attract may lack nuance, but the best romances are often the ones we least expect. Or, at any rate, the ones with a little …

Guillermo del Toro

Riverdale: No, Jughead Is Not His Real Name, You Jugheads

If you're watching <b>Riverdale</b>, then you're probably mildly obsessed with Cole Sprouse's character, Jughead Jones. And if you're not, you're completely …

Comics

He Says: Once On This Island Hope and Love Branch Out Far and Beyond | Times Square Chronicles

He Says: Once On This Island Hope and Love Branch Out Far and Beyond<p>We enter into a world already in motion. It looks like a large sandbox made for …

Alice Cooper Cast as King Herod in NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live!'

British theater director David Leveaux will helm staged concert version of the original rock musical.<p>Rock ’n’ roll icon Alice Cooper has been cast as …

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Baltimore native breaks barriers in ballet

There's no question Baltimore has a buzzing arts scene, from theaters to symphonies, but the city isn't exactly known for ballet.<p>So how did a young …

Ballet

The Crown's Vanessa Kirby farewells Princess Margaret

Vanessa Kirby is not about to marry Tom Cruise, despite what you may have read recently. The 29-year-old is not even dating her 55-year-old <i>Mission:</i> …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Margot Robbie's spirited performance almost skates past the queasy dark comedy of 'I, Tonya'

It’s no spoiler to note that “I, Tonya” ends the way many Hollywood biopics end, with a quick glimpse of the real-life individual we have just seen skillfully impersonated for the past two hours — in this case, the disgraced former figure skater Tonya Harding, fiercely incarnated by the Australian …

Tonya Harding

A wide-ranging roster

The Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival begins on the 16th.<p>One of the highlights of the Hanukka season is the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, which will …

Israel

Epstein Theatre bosses confident for the future despite financial setback

The husband and wife duo behind Liverpool’s struggling Epstein Theatre say they are confident that the theatre has a promising future .<p>it emerged …