Edinburgh Review: Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘The Divide’

You have to admire Alan Ayckbourn. At 78 years old, after more than 80 plays, he’s undertaken a work of size, sweep and ambition. But with “The Divide,” a two-part, six-hour and aptly-titled epic premiering at the Edinburgh International Festival, he’s split his focus, straddling between prose and drama in a darkly imagined but uneven… Read more »

Why Pineapples Are Getting Banned at Major Music Festivals

Pineapples: nature’s deadliest weapon, according to Reading and Leeds Festival. For the human body, pineapples have amazing health benefits.  They can improve respiratory health, cure common colds, strengthen your bones, and even help you lose weight.  But according to major music festivals, like the Reading and Leeds Festival, they’re the most dangerous enemy known to […]

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WGA West: Donald Trump “Disgraces Our Nation”

Saying that President Donald Trump‘s latest comments on the recent violence in Charlottesville, VA, have disgraced the United States, the WGA West has issued a statement today:
“The Writers Guild of America West believes in free speech – even from Nazis and white supremacists. But we completely disavow their views, which reflect the worst stains of American history, a history that still lives through racism, prejudice and systematic inequality of opportunity. We demand…

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Ties Season Ratings High, Boosts ‘Hollywood Game Night’, ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Slips

As curiosity over the pre-launch controversy wore off, ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise drew 3.9 million total viewers and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating in its Tuesday airing, dropping 23% in viewers and 31% in the demo from its Monday season premiere. But it provided an original lead-in for struggling freshman drama Somewhere Between (1.7 million, 0.4), whose numbers spiked 18% and 33%.
NBC’s America’s Got Talent (13.2 million, 2.8) kicked off its live shows in style, ticking up a…

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‘Tulip Fever’ Release Date Shifts Into September

UPDATED with new release date: Tulip Fever, the 17th century period romance starring Oscar winners Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, and Judi Dench will now open September 1 nationwide. It marks the fourth release-date chance for the pic directed by Justin Chadwick: Initially, the movie was scheduled for July 15, 2016, before distributor The Weinstein Company announced a week before that date it would move to February 24. Soon before that date the pic was shifted to…

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Trump Ends Business Panels as More CEOs Step Down

As CEOs continued to resign on Wednesday from President Trump’s manufacturing advisory panel, Trump announced on Twitter that he was dissolving the group. The move came as another group, the president’s Strategic and Policy Forum, announced that it was dissolving itself to avoid becoming a “distraction.” On Twitter, the president said he had decided to… Read more »