arts & entertainment
The audience for horse racing in the United States is declining. According to insiders, even the sport's strongest supporters are loathe to recommend racing to their friends as something worth spending time on. But there are ideas for embracing technology that some hope will turn the sport's fortunes.
Kevin Barnes was an awkward teenager. He was a loner. But music changed his life. Not just any music, of course. The Rolling Stones' Under My Thumb, to be preise. While his music continues to evolve, the influence of the Stones is apparent.
There are some potential hits in movie theaters this weekend, but also some misses as well. Movie critics Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer rate the new movies out this weekend including Five Year Engagement, Pirates: Band of Misfits, Safe and The Raven.
While television most likely won't disappear anytime soon, younger viewers are watching more programming online. Exclusive programming for online television streaming services Hulu and Netflix has some wondering if television is becoming outdated.
The creator and star of HBO's much-talked about show Girls said she often has to remind herself that as much as life isn't the idyllic picture often portrayed on TV, it's also not a constant stream of tarring and feathering either.
The movie Bully, out this weekend, initially was given an R rating. An appeal and some minor edits earned it a PG-13. But the controversy over that film's rating had shed light on a very opaque system.
There's a movement afoot in France to build a themepark to rival Walt Disney's Euro-Disney -- and it would feature as its main character Napoleon Bonaparte. The proposed site is about an hour south of Paris in the city of Montreau.
William Boyd, a popular British author, will be the latest person to take the mantle of Ian Fleming and write a book based on the well-known, popular James Bond character that Fleming introduced to the world in 1953.
Bob Newhart is a legendary figure in American comedy. Alongside a 50 year career as a stand up comic, Newhart starred in two self titled sitcoms, and won a Grammy for his comedy record "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart." According to Newhart, the road to success was long, and utterly unpredictable.
Ozzie Guillen, the newly minted Miami Marlins manager, has been given a five-game suspension for comments about how much he loves and respects Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Miami's Cuban refugee community is outraged through and wants him fired outright.