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'Unfriended' Review: Eerily Effective Teen Screen Grab

Fri, 15 May 2015 02:33:08 EDT

Dark forces take over a chat room after an online video shows a teenager’s suicide.

'The Driver' Review: On the Road to Hell

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:31:05 EDT

When a cabbie gets hired as the driver for a local crime boss, his new duties take a toll on his conscience and his family.

The Making of the Frieze Art Fairs

Fri, 29 May 2015 02:34:24 EDT

On the eve of this month’s Frieze New York, its co-founders, Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, discuss how it all got started and where they’re headed next.

'Filthy Lucre': Artist Darren Waterston's Double Vision

Fri, 29 May 2015 02:34:40 EDT

This month, a full-size commentary on James McNeill Whistler’s iconic Peacock Room goes on display at the Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, D.C.

Meryl Streep: A League of Her Own

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:52:52 EDT

In her next film, “Florence Foster Jenkins,” directed by Stephen Frears, Meryl Streep gives full-throated life to an eccentric socialite and self-styled diva—and her uproarious off-key singing.

The Most Influential Man in Hip-Hop You've Never Heard Of

Fri, 29 May 2015 02:32:47 EDT

Young Guru, hip-hop’s most trusted sound engineer—he’s worked with Jay-Z for the past 16 years—is lending his talents to Silicon Valley and the next generation of sound innovators.

Nathaniel Hawthorne Mixes Gothic Mystery With Puritan Belief

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:24:39 EDT

Medical ethics are at odds with the ideal of human perfection in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘The Birthmark.’

The Musical Twin Sisters Beloved by Karl Lagerfeld and Beyoncé

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 10:26:40 EDT

Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz, who perform as Ibeyi, have had a banner year: from singing at Chanel’s resort show in Havana to appearing in Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

Ron Meyer, Hollywood's Mr. Nice Guy

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:29:22 EDT

From his early days as a superagent to his current reign as NBCUniversal’s vice chairman, Meyer has built a career on relationships. In his first profile in nearly two decades, the industry heavyweight goes off-script.

Riz Ahmed Wants to Fly the Flag for Everyone Who Feels Like They Don't Fit In

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:18:30 EST

The ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Night Of’ actor—who also has a rousing new rap album on the way—is a star on the rise.

A Day in the Life of Jordan Roth

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 22:26:31 EDT

As one of the most powerful men in theater, this Broadway mogul does business his way.

A New Perspective on the Life and Legacy of Photographer Slim Aarons

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:40:58 EDT

In an exclusive excerpt from Slim Aarons: Women, author Laura Hawk, who worked with the photographer for more than a decade, reflects on the man behind the lens.

Music for Film and TV:
A Report from the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Conference

By Scott G (The G-Man)

"Forget the name of this thing," one audience member said of The Hollywood Reporter Billboard Film and TV Music Conference, "it's really all about the politics and money it takes to put your music in a flick." More than one attendee privately agreed.

The underlying truth of that position may explain the conflicting points made by the more than two dozen speakers. For example, Glen Ballard was optimistic while maintaining a healthy dose of pessimism. Mark Mothersbaugh was elated yet often reliant on quietly humorous sarcasm. Chris Douridas was excited while being realistic and determined. And so it went during the two-day event held at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, with every panel member upbeat about many aspects of the industry while acknowledging that there are lots of problems.

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