Coogler's film isn't the flashiest or most original movie ever to win Sundance, but in its carefully observed, unvarnished portrait of middle-class African-American life, and its acute sense of…
From the July 16, 2013 issue of Variety
We need a reset in the music business. We need it to be about the tunes, we need to get rid of the corporations, players need to believe in themselves. And take us on a heretofore unseen journey. Not…
It's been said that at the root of all great comedy lies anger and resentment, and judging from the first meeting of longtime Improv partners Budd Friedman and Mark Lonow, perhaps that maxim applies…
Variety has been spotlighting up-and-coming comics for more than a decade, shining early lights on everyone from Louis C.K. to Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Aziz Ansari and Aubrey Plaza. This…
Nik Wallenda survived his "Skywire" walk across the Grand Canyon in June. But it's not much of a leap to envision the fallout from the made-for-TV event leading to someone getting killed.
Egyptians are hoping things settle down soon, but they are very concerned. Case in point: producer Mohamed Hefzy.
On June 20, 1 million Brazilians — students, middle-class professionals, trade union rank-and-file, '60s activists and entire families — staged the nation's largest street protest since 1992 — the…
Judging by the numbers, the 'Despicable Me' creatures' appeal is undeniable, and yet, Illumination honcho Chris Meledandri is also eager to introduce the studio's next batch of unique characters.
With 20 productions in five years, Jonjo O'Neill has been onstage nearly every evening, with roles ranging from a tapdancing medical experimenter to Richard III.
It's becoming a truism in the Arab world: Revolutions and coups are good for ratings.