Arts & Entertainment


The Red Bicycle

Last years’ swimsuit is way too small for you now. You’ve outgrown most of your summer clothes, in fact, and you’ve given them away; you can’t wear them anymore, so someone else may as well use them. But clothing isn’t ...

#JurassicWorld: Pterodactyls, product placement and Chris Pratt

"Jurassic World" took to the screens with a big bang this weekend, raking in $511.8 million at box offices worldwide -- making it the biggest grossing movie opening of all time. Those involved were exceedingly grateful, such as actor Vincent ...

Lil Wayne: I just signed a deal with Jay Z

Lil Wayne dropped a bombshell Saturday that left fans simultaneously celebrating and speculating over what it could mean. "I just signed a deal with my motherf--king idol, Jay-Z," said the rapper, whose real name Dwayne Carter, as he took the ...

Dual talents of Les McCann on display with “Invitation to Openness”

Mixing musical genres is such a given in contemporary entertainment that one is tempted to believe that this is a new phenomenon. In actuality, this co-mingling of “tropes” or stylistic embellishments associated with specific musical idioms to create new and ...

A.C. Bilbrew Library closesA.C. Bilbrew Library closes

On July 12, A.C. Bilbrew Library will close temporarily for about a year to allow the county to effect a $4.4 million refurbishment of the facility which was initially erected in 1974.

‘Cooley High’ marks 40th anniversary

“Cooley High,” the 1975 cult movie classic that came to be known as “The Black American Graffiti” will be saluted during a program that honors the 40th anniversary of this film, during a special screening June 20 from 7 p.m.-2 ...

Finding Samuel Lowe

Your last family reunion was a big one. It was fun, too, and eye-opening. You hadn’t really stopped to think about how many people are related to you until you saw aunts you hadn’t seen in decades and met cousins ...

Tailgating recipes to make summer parties sizzle

Whether hosting an outdoor celebration or tailgating in the summer sun, serve your friends and family the traditional, time-honored tailgating recipes they love but spice it up with a flavorful Mexican twist.

Drugs, hoes and rodeos: A Richard Pryor experience

In “Becoming Richard Pryor,” author Scott Saul chronicles the birth, rebirth, ascension, downfall, and death of a glorified screw up. Tediously-researched and skillfully written, the book concludes with Pryor’s body engulfed in flames.

Bassist Louis Johnson succumbs

Louis Johnson, who with sibling, George, founded the ’70s funk group Brothers Johnson, has died. He was 60.

Race Films

The saga of the development of American society is a study of the progression of very distinct cultures. This flies in the face of the landmark National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (better known as the Kerner Commission) of 1968, ...

Is it ever OK to snoop on your partner?

Here's a scenario to consider: Your partner leaves his cell phone on the dining room table. His texts and emails can be easily accessed with just the touch of a fingertip. Would you look? Have you ever looked?

'Jonny Quest' hitting the big screen and the Internet has opinions

Jonny Quest is going into action once again. The animated adventures of the young adventurer thrilled kids in the 1960s (and in the many reboots that followed), but now he's headed for the big screen in live-action form.

Photographer sells others' Instagram photos as art

Is it selfie-ish to make a profit off of strangers' Instagram photos? Richard Prince did just that, and it's drawing a lot of negative reaction. The painter and photographer blew up screenshots of other people's Instagrams, hung them at the ...

'WTF' in the dictionary?! That's 'clickbait'

It's official: WTF is in the dictionary. It's short for an informal phrase that starts with "what the ..." and is "used especially to express or describe outraged surprise, recklessness, confusion, or bemusement."