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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


Low-key Memphis guitar legend strengthens his musical legacy

IT’S 1966 and a thunderstorm illuminates the night sky in Memphis, Tennessee. Two Stax Records musicians, guitarist Steve Cropper and singer Eddie Floyd, sit in a room inside the Lorraine Motel, struggling ...

January 10, 2021, Sunday


Soderbergh on Hollywood blockbuster fate

STEVEN Soderbergh calls it “the boat movie” even though he’s not supposed to call it “the boat movie.” The Queen Mary 2, on which Soderbergh filmed the majority of his new film “Let Them All Talk,” is ...

December 20, 2020, Sunday


Christopher Nolan on home release of ‘Tenet’

Christopher Nolan movies almost demand another look and “Tenet” is no exception. On Tuesday, audiences were finally able to watch, re-watch and dissect the palindromic spy thriller starring John David ...

December 20, 2020, Sunday


Fourth coffee wave ready to rise and grind

WILLEM Boot is a name deeply associated with coffee, especially Geisha, the most expensive variety in the coffee world. This year, his second farm in Panama, Finca Sophia, won the Best of Panama competition ...

December 6, 2020, Sunday


Flamenco prodigy inspired by stars of the past

“EL Yiyo,” a flamenco dancer whose real name is Miguel Fernandez, honed his skills by watching YouTube videos. Now, aged just 24, he made his debut at Spain’s main opera house with a show he developed ...

November 22, 2020, Sunday


Designers reflect getting off hamster wheel

AS New York was grinding to a halt in the spring, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, the designers behind Proenza Schouler, were a world away, trekking in Patagonia. They came back to a changed city. ...

November 22, 2020, Sunday


Gu Qinru: a green coffee buyer’s story

WHEN hearing the term “professional buyer,” people generally think of the glitz, glamor and power of the fashion world. But there are many other buyers in different industries and none more demanding ...

November 15, 2020, Sunday


Broadway dancer finds new platform to perform

WHEN Tiler Peck started giving Instagram ballet classes from her mom’s kitchen in California this spring she initially thought maybe 20 people would tune in. But the 31-year-old dancer discovered that ...

October 25, 2020, Sunday


Master of romantic song to carry on composing

ARMANDO Manzanero still has music to give. At 84, the Mexican master of romantic music, who has penned Spanish classics such as “Somos Novios” and “Contigo Aprendí,” is still working the tunes on his ...

October 25, 2020, Sunday




 

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