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8 Oscar nominations without a win, but Close says not a loser

ALTHOUGH Glenn Close has been nominated for eight Oscars without any wins, the distinguished actor wants to make one thing clear: She is not a loser. Close has been nominated for best actress four times ...

May 16, 2021, Sunday

Spotify’s Ek sets sights on Arsenal

SPOTIFY’S billionaire CEO Daniel Ek, who revolutionized on-demand music listening for millions of people, is a resilient entrepreneur from a Swedish working-class suburb who now hopes to bring his business ...

May 16, 2021, Sunday

Versatile Riley tries sci-fi fantasy in ‘The Nevers’

ROBERT Pattinson — that A-list international heartthrob — may owe a little thanks to rising star Tom Riley. It was Riley who replaced Pattinson at the last minute in a 2005 stage production of “The Woman ...

April 18, 2021, Sunday

Daniel Barenboim: tireless and combative

IT takes more than a pandemic to slow down Daniel Barenboim, the legendary pianist and Middle East peace activist, who has been on stage for 71 years and says he is always ready to “start again from scratch.” Ever ...

April 18, 2021, Sunday

British guitarist Thompson’s memoir revisits golden rock era

IN 1968, the year “Hey Jude” hit the charts, Richard Thompson turned down an invitation to Paul McCartney’s birthday party. On other occasions over the years, Thompson shared the stage with Jimi Hendrix. ...

April 11, 2021, Sunday

Almodóvar to reunite with Penélope Cruz

PEDRO Almodóvar exposed all his vulnerability in the semi-autobiographical film “Pain and Glory.” Now he returns his focus to women not only with the short film “The Human Voice,” an Oscar hopeful that ...

March 21, 2021, Sunday

Hugh Grant from rom-com to dark killer

WHEN Hugh Grant accepted his Golden Globe in 1995 for “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” you could say he slayed the room — with the kind of boyishly befuddled, sweetly stammering speech he might have made ...

February 28, 2021, Sunday

Creative twists to African cuisine get Michelin nod

IT took Mory Sacko just weeks to break into the illustrious circle of Michelin laureates with his audacious menu of African cuisine, refined with a smattering of French and Japanese twists. The tall 28-year-old ...

January 31, 2021, Sunday

Goade first Native American to win Caldecott Medal

ILLUSTRATOR Michaela Goade became the first Native American to win the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children’s picture story, cited for “We Are Water Protectors,” a celebration of nature ...

January 31, 2021, Sunday

1st black Batwoman’s empowerment plan

WHEN Javicia Leslie moved to Los Angeles, she frequently rode down the popular Sunset Boulevard to view the row of erected TV and film billboards for inspiration. As an aspiring actor, she often parked ...

January 17, 2021, Sunday


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