Thursday, November 23, 2017

Books

What’s Elaine M. Hayes reading?

What’s Elaine M. Hayes reading?

NightstandElaine M. HayesHayes, the author of Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan, said she was a college student when Vaughan’s voice first captivated her. "My roommate played a lot of her in our daily life. I remember thinking that s...
Published: 11/16/17
Your heart can go on when ‘Titanic’ returns to theaters

Your heart can go on when ‘Titanic’ returns to theaters

It's the holiday season, so why not capitalize on a beloved film by bringing it back to theaters for a limited engagement?That's what Dolby Laboratories, Paramount Pictures and AMC Theaters are doing, announcing that a remastered version of Titanic w...
Published: 11/15/17
Review: ‘The Punisher’ packs a punch tackling grief and revenge

Review: ‘The Punisher’ packs a punch tackling grief and revenge

If Frank Castle sees someone committing an act of evil, he has no problem ending them.Castle (Jon Bernthal) is The Punisher in Netflix's new Marvel series, spun off from another popular superhero series, Daredevil. The Punisher follows the former mar...
Published: 11/14/17
St. Pete Beach filmmaker Amy Seimetz talks juggling directing, acting, creating ‘The Girlfriend Experience’

St. Pete Beach filmmaker Amy Seimetz talks juggling directing, acting, creating ‘The Girlfriend Experience’

Amy Seimetz has battled neomorphs as Maggie Faris in Alien: Covenant, portrayed an aunt to Stranger Things' Eleven and now heads a critically acclaimed series about high-end escorts.A St. Pete Beach native and Florida State University alum, Seimetz, ...
Published: 11/14/17
Louise Erdrich’s ‘Future Home of the Living God’ a dystopian thriller about evolutionary breakdown

Louise Erdrich’s ‘Future Home of the Living God’ a dystopian thriller about evolutionary breakdown

For many pregnant women, a first sonogram is a thrilling revelation.For Cedar Songmaker, the narrator of Louise Erdrich’s new novel Future Home of the Living God, it’s a moment of foreboding."At first there is only the gray uterine blur," Cedar tells...
Published: 11/13/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Jennifer Egan on how 9/11 led her to WWII and ‘Manhattan Beach’

Jennifer Egan on how 9/11 led her to WWII and ‘Manhattan Beach’

Jennifer Egan has a gift for surprising readers — and herself. "If I knew what would happen in a book," she says, "I wouldn’t want to write it." What happens in her new novel, Manhattan Beach, is a surprise on many levels. It’s an enthralling story a...
Published: 11/10/17
Updated: 11/16/17
This week’s pop culture winners and losers

This week’s pop culture winners and losers

WINNERS:Kevin JamesWith the number of sexual assault accusations against Kevin Spacey growing, the fate of Netflix's House of Cards is still to be determined. The streaming service has stopped production on the show's final season, and has released a...
Published: 11/10/17
Review: ‘Future Man’ serves up cheesy nostalgia, dirty jokes in new sci-fi comedy

Review: ‘Future Man’ serves up cheesy nostalgia, dirty jokes in new sci-fi comedy

Josh Hutcherson has come a long way since his stint as the brooding, lovesick Peta in The Hunger Games.In Hulu's new series Future Man, he plays Josh Futterman, a janitor at a medical research lab by day and an obsessive videogamer (screen name: Futu...
Published: 11/10/17
What to watch this weekend: ‘Lady Dynamite,’ new Jeffrey Dahmer docuseries

What to watch this weekend: ‘Lady Dynamite,’ new Jeffrey Dahmer docuseries

YOU'RE THE SAVIOR: FUTURE MANIn one of the wildest-sounding new series coming this month, Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) plays a janitor by day and a world-ranked gamer by night in Future Man. He ends up being visited by mysterious time travelers...
Published: 11/10/17
Review: Esther Perel explores infidelity, boundaries in ‘The State of Affairse_SSRq

Review: Esther Perel explores infidelity, boundaries in ‘The State of Affairse_SSRq

Thank God for infidelity. It’s the one thing this very divided nation agrees on. Per a 2013 Gallup poll surveying moral attitudes, we hate it more than we hate divorce. We hate it more than polygamy. We hate it more than human cloning. We hate it mor...
Published: 11/09/17