Since 2007, British folk-punk troubadour Billy Bragg has been providing guitars and guitar lessons for prison inmates throughout the U.K. via his Jail Guitar Doors organization. In 2009, he found an…
Memphis soul guitarist and songwriter Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, who had his greatest successes collaborating with Al Green in the early 1970s, died on June 22. He was 68. Hodges passed away at Dallas'…
"Winter's Bone" director Debra Granik provides plenty of surprises in her superb slice of American life on the margins.
If ever there was an organization perfectly suited to piggyback on the current vogue for live public table-reads of screenplays, it would be the Black List, whose annual compilations of the most…
Though based on a smash-hit jukebox tuner that won four Tonys, Clint Eastwood's adaptation of "Jersey Boys" can't properly be described as a full-on musical.
Here's a problem that curators in Cooperstown, N.Y., Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, rarely have to face: How do you properly maintain a Hall of Fame when so many of your most important inductees aren't…
In the lead-up to the 2014 World Cup, Brazilian artist Vik Muniz created a pair of massive art installations using 20,000 carefully arranged soccer balls — an impressive accomplishment, but not one…
Founded three years ago, the Champs-Elysees Film Festival takes place in Paris in the middle of June, a period that would seem a less than ideal time to try and entice international film execs to…
Though it's correctly categorized as a teen romance, "The Fault in Our Stars" is above all a movie about cancer.
Balancing tension and payoff, unease and release, misdirection and revelation for the span of a 90-minute film is never easy for an editor. But keeping viewers' fingernails well-bitten over a…