Between 1880 and World War I, a wave of Eastern European Jewish immigrants crashed on America’s shores. They spoke Yiddish, and then English, with a special tone, a kind of sing-songy incantation. About a decade after they landed, linguists began paying attention. “People start noticing, huh, they speak English kinda funny,” says Rachel Steindel Burdin, […]
Woody Allen has crossed many lines over the years and the latest has landed the controversial director on television. Given how so many Hollywood heavyweights have made the leap onto cable and streaming entertainment, for 80-year-old Allen — who has made dozens of films, most with the same look, same sound, and all too familiar […]
Arnold Palmer, who has died at the age of 87, will be remembered as one of the greatest players in the history of golf, having left an indelible legacy on the sport. He also, however, made his mark on the world of beverages. Palmer’s name may mean ‘The King’ to some, but it means a […]
Hillary Clinton has laughed off the suggestion she should take a neurocognitive test, saying there is “no need” as she has already proved she is physically and mentally fit to be President. The Democratic presidential candidate said she had released enough information to show she “met the standard” required to lead the United States – […]
Over the last two months, the British public has been engaged in a debate about war that has been largely absent from the U.S. presidential election. On Wednesday, a parliamentary committee in the United Kingdom released a report condemning the government of former Prime Minister David Cameron for its role in the 2011 military intervention […]
In Clint Eastwood’s Sully, the title refers to more than just a man’s nickname; it’s a term for the disparagement and distrust that Americans now regularly inflict on each other. A movie about the emergency landing of a US Airways passenger jet on New York’s Hudson River by pilot Chesley Sullenberger in 2009 could have […]
This weekend, a new restoration of “Howards End,” the 1992 Merchant Ivory adaptation of E. M. Forster’s 1910 novel, starring Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter, Anthony Hopkins, and Vanessa Redgrave, began screening at Film Forum and the Paris Theatre; it will be shown in other cities around the country in the coming weeks. Go see […]
It might not seem that Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump have much in common.
Donald Trump got a bounce from the Republican National Convention, jumping out in front of Hillary Clinton in a new CNN/ORC International poll released Monday, conducted in the days following the party gathering. Trump leads Clinton 48 percent to 45 percent in a two-way matchup, compared with the presumptive Democratic nominee’s seven-point advantage (49 percent […]
Billy Wilder, on emerging from the original 1993 staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, quipped: “It’ll make a good movie.”
The first time I visited the Grand Canyon, I froze. Try as I might, it was too much to take in. As I neared the canyon’s edge, my confident stroll quickly slowed. My fear of heights was yanking on my reins.
Lily Tomlin’s career is on fire. She’s as hot as she was in the ’70s when she was one of the stars of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.