David Byrne revisits his 1986 film ‘True Stories’ at IFC Center
Dec11

David Byrne revisits his 1986 film ‘True Stories’ at IFC Center

Longtime New York resident David Byrne, coming off one of his most successful tours in years, looked back at one of his earlier artistic triumphs at the IFC Center last week. His 1986 film “True Stories” has been remastered and reissued by the prestigious Criterion Collection, along with a new album collecting, for the first time, all the music from the movie in one place. “I have a lot of friends here!” Byrne said, taking in the...

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Rapper Cardi B fails to show up for hearing over fight at New York club
Dec04

Rapper Cardi B fails to show up for hearing over fight at New York club

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York judge on Monday rescheduled Cardi B’s court hearing to Friday after she failed to appear in criminal court to face charges of assault in connection with a fight at a strip club but warned that she risked arrest if she did not show up again. The 26-year-old performer, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, surrendered to police in October after being accused of involvement in the Aug. 15...

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‘Paris’ director was 77
Nov27

‘Paris’ director was 77

Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, whose 1972 movie ““Last Tango in Paris” shocked audiences with a notorious sex scene that came back to haunt him in his later years, died on Monday. Bertolucci, 77, died at his home in Rome after a long illness, his publicist said. He had been in bad health for years and confined to a wheelchair since the early 2000s following a back operation. “Last Tango”, which starred Marlon Brando, was banned...

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Goatface hopes to do more after its first Comedy Central special
Nov27

Goatface hopes to do more after its first Comedy Central special

By now, everyone with a Netflix subscription or at least some working knowledge of stand-up comedy knows who Hasan Minhaj is. The former The Daily Show correspondent released one of 2017’s most acclaimed comedy specials with Homecoming King, and now he’s releasing new episodes of Patriot Act every week. Yet before all of this came about, he created sketches with fellow comics Aristotle Athiras, Asif Ali and Fahim Anwar in the group...

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Who’s who in ‘Escape at Dannemora,’ Showtime’s take on the real-life NY prison break
Nov14

Who’s who in ‘Escape at Dannemora,’ Showtime’s take on the real-life NY prison break

Director Ben Stiller has assembled an all-star cast for “Escape at Dannemora,” a wild-but-true story of an upstate New York prison break that premieres Nov. 18 on Showtime. The seven-episode limited series is inspired by the 2015 case of convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat, who broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility with the help of prison employee Joyce Mitchell. While their names may not be familiar to...

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