News: Arts

Britney Spears’ Lawyer Files Request For New Conservator Of Her Money
Anastasia Tsioulcas | July 26, 2021
Britney Spears' recently hired lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, speaking to reporters outside the Los Angeles County Courthouse on July 19.Valerie Macon | AFP via Getty Images Britney Spears' recently named lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, promised when he came aboard on July 14 that he would act speedily towards setting a new course ...
For July, 3 Romances Packed With Pulse-Pounding Peril
Maya Rodale | July 26, 2021
In a romance novel, there's nothing like an element of danger and mystery to make the heart beat faster and the pages turn quickly. These three novels feature heroes in danger from mysterious assassins, deranged shooters, and angry airship pirates — and the heroines who protect them. There's one danger ...
They Were Laughed At For Their #FreeBritney Activism. Not Anymore
Andrew Limbong | July 26, 2021
#FreeBritney protesters gather outside the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles. Similar rallies have been taking place around the world in recent weeks.Emma McIntyre | Getty Images It used to be that friends and family laughed when Leanne Simmons told them about her #FreeBritney activism. They'd tell her to grow ...
Jackie Mason, Who Went From Rabbi To Stand-up Comedy Star, Dies At 93
H.J. Mai | July 25, 2021
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22: Jackie Mason has lunch on 6th Avenue in Manhattan on March 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)Bobby Bank | WireImage Stand-up comedian Jackie Mason, who followed a path from rabbi to borscht-belt comic, died in a New York City hospital ...
New Graphic Novel ‘Celestia’ Wanders An Earth That’s No Longer Home
Etelka Lehoczky | July 25, 2021
Fantagraphics The question popped into my head when I first started thinking about Celestia, Manuele Fior's new cli-fi graphic novel: Does anybody actually read cli-fi? (That's "climate fiction," the trendy-since-2013 genre whose authors delve into the narrative and thematic implications of the Earth boiling and killing us all.) Confession: I ...
‘What Strange Paradise’ Focuses On The Human Stories At The Heart Of A Crisis
Gabino Iglesias | July 25, 2021
Knopf Omar El Akkad's knows about the cultural, historical, and political forces that drive countless people to migrate illegally, but in What Strange Paradise, he leaves those things aside and focuses instead on telling the stories of the people at the core of the migrant crisis. This book is hard ...
Behind The Lens, These Women Created Photographs That Leap Over Decades
Susan Stamberg | July 25, 2021
Lee Miller, Self-Portrait with Headband (variant), 1932 gelatin silver print, Lee Miller Studios Inc., New YorkLee Miller Archives Would you buy a headband from this woman? Lee Miller took the picture for a fashion article. A pretty woman could sell lots of headbands to avid photo magazine readers. And Lee ...
Show, Don’t Mattel: ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’ Is Toying With You
July 24, 2021
An I-Have-The-Power vacuum pits Teela (Sarah Michelle Gellar) against Evil-Lyn (Lena Headey) in Netflix's Masters of the Universe: Revelation.Netflix Because the world is vast, and the internet is deep, we can take certain things for granted, among them: There exist, in surprising numbers, Masters of the Universe purists. These are ...
What’s Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Watching, Listening And Reading
Stephen Thompson, Ayesha Rascoe, Marc Rivers | July 24, 2021
Maya Hawke as Heather in Fear Street Part 1: 1994.Netflix This was a big week for sports, as the Milwaukee Bucks claimed their first NBA title in 50 years (Fear The Deer!) and a little overseas athletic competition got underway in Tokyo. It was a big week for Kanye West, ...