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Directors Guild of America awards: eight non-white nominees among 47 total

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Thirteen women nominated, with feature film category entirely maleWomen better represented in television categoriesWhile the Directors Guild of America awards often point to the Oscar winners for best director and picture, this year the DGAs also offer a telling contribution to the industry’s ongoing discussion about diversity.Women comprise about 28% of nominees for the awards that recognize achievement in directing in various formats, from commercials to TV shows to feature films. There are 13 women and eight non-white directors among ... more

Miami-Dade County attempts to block Duran Duran concert

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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — The band Duran Duran is facing opposition in its bid to play in Key Biscayne from the government of Miami-Dade County.

After Going Unclaimed For Weeks, Family And Friends Holding Service For Gary Woman

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After Going Unclaimed For Weeks, Family And Friends Holding Service For Gary Woman
There's an update to a story we first told you about two weeks ago about the death of a Gary woman who had tried to help others in life and then was suddenly alone after she died.

More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government

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BOGOTA (Reuters) - More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas.

Iggy Azalea Can't Stop, Won't Stop Dying Her Hair Shades of Pink - See Her New, Mermaid-y Coral Color!

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The Australian rapper has experimented with several shades of pink in the last few months


Fortune Cookie by Cathy Cassidy – review

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‘A story that relaxes and warms you’Fortune Cookie is a typically charming, soulful story from the amazing Cathy Cassidy. I love the fact that Cathy, ... more

Library lending figures: which books were most popular in 2014/15?

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Welsh readers like Top Gear, while those in Northern Ireland prefer Mary Berry to Jamie Oliver – the leaders in this year’s library statsSome things ... more

The Cambridge spy ring files that Whitehall won’t make public

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Calls for release of cold war secrets grow, as the Foreign Office, MI6 and MI5 keep past mistakes under lock and keyAnother biography of Guy ... more

My hero: Charlotte Brontë by Tracy Chevalier

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The historical novelist celebrates the 200th anniversary of a writer who held her own among the greats of her daySomehow it is fitting that Charlotte ... more

Tom Gauld on 'grip-lit' and the invention of new genres – cartoon

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For those who hungry for more psychological thrillers by women, inspired by Sophie Hannah’s look at “grip-lit” Continue reading...

Accidental invite to 61K causes chaos - TEST, NOT FOR FRONTS

published Thu, Jan 21 2016 14:33 GMT
Accidental invite to 61K causes chaos - TEST, NOT FOR FRONTS
STOCKHOLM — Police say they were called in to restore order in downtown Stockholm after Sweden's public employment service accidentally sent an email invitation for ... more

'The Witch' is 'a Puritan's nightmare' in new featurette

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'The Witch' is 'a Puritan's nightmare' in new featurette
In case you needed further proof that The Witch is “a nightmare from the past,” look no further than this spine-tingling featurette for the upcoming ... more

War is coming in the 'Gods of Egypt' Super Bowl TV spot

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War is coming in the 'Gods of Egypt' Super Bowl TV spot
The Gods of Egypt are coming to Super Bowl Sunday. To herald their arrival, Lionsgate released the film’s Super Bowl TV spot online ahead of ... more

Anthony Anderson addresses Oscars diversity at NAACP Image Awards

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Anthony Anderson addresses Oscars diversity at NAACP Image Awards
'Hollywood needs to know that this is what diversity is supposed to look like'

'PPZ': Matt Smith reveals Mr. Collins’ secret crush on Mr. Darcy

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'PPZ': Matt Smith reveals Mr. Collins’ secret crush on Mr. Darcy
With the many Pride and Prejudice adaptations have come many variations on Mr. Collins, the laughable cousin of Mr. Bennet and clergyman who sports an ... more

Ethan Hawke to play resurrected assassin in '24 Hours to Live'

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Ethan Hawke to play resurrected assassin in '24 Hours to Live'
Ethan Hawke is set to star in 24 Hours to Live, a thriller about a career assassin who is given a shot at redemption when ... more

Both Wilco and Red Hot Chili Peppers Covered David Bowie Songs Last Night

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Two rock bands paid tribute to the late, great David Bowie in separate concert appearances on opposite coasts last night. At Brooklyn's Kings Theatre, Wilco ... more
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Iggy Pop Says ‘Post Pop Depression’ Could Be His Last Album

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Iggy Pop's new collaborative album with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Post Pop Depression, comes out on March 18, but the 68-year-old rock pioneer ... more
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Hear Tove Lo’s Arena-Ready New Castoff, ‘Give Me More’

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Two months ago, Tove Lo dropped off a Christmas-wrapped confection in the form of a TL2 demo called "Influence," a thundering, slinky indicator of where her ... more
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Watch Gene Simmons and Dr. Phil Pair Up for a Rock Star Intervention

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Let's set the scene: You're a 43-year-old man named Kris who's spent his life attempting (and not succeeding, mind you) to be a rock star. Your ... more
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Download Future’s New Album ‘EVOL’ Now

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SPIN's 2015 Rapper of the Year, Future, and Snapchat's Snapchatter of the Millennium, DJ Khaled, have teamed up as part of Khaled's new Beats 1 ... more
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Review: ‘The Gambler,’ Dostoyevsky With Laughs

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Review: ‘The Gambler,’ Dostoyevsky With Laughs
Glyn Maxwell’s stage adaptation, produced by Phoenix Theater Ensemble, focuses on a hapless tutor and a general with money problems.

Review: ‘Broadway & the Bard’ Serves Delicious Combos

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Review: ‘Broadway & the Bard’ Serves Delicious Combos
Len Cariou pairs Shakespeare’s monologues and sonnets with songs from musicals in a solo show at the Lion Theater.

ArtsBeat: Encores! Off-Center Sets Season, With Jeanine Tesori in Charge One Last Time

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ArtsBeat: Encores! Off-Center Sets Season, With Jeanine Tesori in Charge One Last Time
The program will feature a musical adaptation of a Kurt Vonnegut novel alongside the previously announced “Runaways.”

The Week Ahead: Target Margin Theater Takes On Eugene O’Neill

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The Week Ahead: Target Margin Theater Takes On Eugene O’Neill
The company begins a two-season project devoted to the writer, starting with “Drunken With What,” which excavates “Mourning Becomes Electra.”

Review: A Whirlwind of Delicious Gossip in ‘Sense & Sensibility’

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Review: A Whirlwind of Delicious Gossip in ‘Sense & Sensibility’
Bedlam theater company’s version of the Jane Austen novel expands and magnifies Austen’s delicate comic worldview without cracking a single teacup.

Storytellers sheds light on 'Love & Heartbreak'

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Storytellers sheds light on 'Love & Heartbreak'
Join us for a night of live storytelling on the theme "Love & Heartbreak" Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix.         

Biggest and best upcoming events

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Biggest and best upcoming events
The best and biggest upcoming concerts, shows and other events in the Phoenix area.         

User beware: 7 things to know about Snapchat

published about 21 hours ago
User beware: 7 things to know about Snapchat
For the second time in a month, an ill-advised photo taken by an Arizona teen has gone viral after being published to the social sharing ... more

Review: 'Sex With Strangers' is steamy, smart

published about 21 hours ago
Review: 'Sex With Strangers' is steamy, smart
Stray Cat Theatre's pheromone-powered drama examines art, commerce and relationships in the digital age.         

Review: Dierks Bentley rocks Birds Nest crowd

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Review: Dierks Bentley rocks Birds Nest crowd
Dierks Bentley let loose with a rowdy performance that proved a perfect fit for the sold-out Coors Light Birds Nest.         

How Sumner Redstone Went From Army Cryptographer to Media Mogul

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How Sumner Redstone Went From Army Cryptographer to Media Mogul
Mr. Redstone, who ceded chairman posts at CBS and Viacom, proved one of the most voluble titans in an industry full of outsize personalities like ... more

What to Watch Saturday

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What to Watch Saturday
There are documentaries on tap this week as well as a presidential candidates’ debate.

Samantha Bee Takes Her Place on Late Night

published about 22 hours ago
Samantha Bee Takes Her Place on Late Night
This former correspondent for “The Daily Show” will become the only woman currently hosting a late-night satire program.

Review: Recalling the Man in ‘Jim: The James Foley Story’

published about 22 hours ago
Review: Recalling the Man in ‘Jim: The James Foley Story’
The documentary, which airs on HBO on Saturday night, focuses on the American freelance journalist who was beheaded by ISIS in August 2014.

Snapshot: For Deon Cole, the Comedy Keeps Him Busy

published about 22 hours ago
Snapshot: For Deon Cole, the Comedy Keeps Him Busy
Mr. Cole moved seamlessly from writing for “Conan” to stealing scenes in “black-ish.” Now he’s playing a detective on a TBS police procedural spoof.