One of the hottest summer reads is a showbiz bio that the subject tried to suppress and her ghostwriter never finished. It is steeped in lurid stories about deceased stars who would die if they read…
From the July 30, 2013 issue of Variety
Variety's picks for new devices keeping executives plugged in and turned on, including two new devices from Google and Nvidia that aim to make online video and games easier to play in your living…
The classic noir film "Union Station" (1950) showed the 1939 train depot in its heyday as the last of America's great railway stations, even if L.A. subbed for Chicago in typical Hollywood fashion…
The battle to become king of streaming content in the U.S. continues to heat up. While Netflix has the higher subscriber number and gets the headlines, Amazon is gaining steam through its Amazon…
He's not a fan of what he sees as the safe and easy emotional problems that Hollywood movies typically resolve by the third act. Instead, he prefers the kinds of ugly, messy traumas that endure.
When the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall opened in October of 2003, it became an instant Los Angeles landmark, right up there with the Griffith Park Observatory, the Capitol Records…
The first time the audience gets a good look at Kevin Spacey's vice-obsessed psychopath in David Fincher's gritty 1995 crime thriller "Seven," he's stepping out of a cab in front of a worn-down brick…
We are at the absolute end of the road for gaming consoles. There is no reason that you are going to need a dedicated gaming machine in the next year or two.
4K won't get anyone excited if there's no way to get the format into homes, or worse, if it looks no better than today's HDTV.
All of the major labels are putting renewed energy into reinvigorating the physical product marketplace that seemed snuffed out long ago by the emergence of cheaper digital options and rampant piracy.
Mary Shaw never had aspirations to become a juggler. But twice a year, the D.C.-based exec at the Cable & Telecommunications Assn. for Marketing juggles 25 cable networks and 250 press members over…