Entertainment

I have loved Sarah Paulson for a long time. I remember the exact moment—Picture it, Connecticut, sometime between 1999-2001. I’m watching Juliette Lewis in The Other Sister, a rom-com about a mentally disabled woman and in appears a young Sarah Paulson as her estranged lesbian sister. I dont know, something about her lisp was adorable to me, or I felt bad that her character was ostracized by her family because she was gay, but I decided she was one of my favorite actors from that minor...
Akwaeke Emezi made history when their debut novel, Freshwater, was nominated for the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2019. The 33-year-old is also a video artist and essayist. They received critical acclaim for Freshwater, a semi-autobiographical work exploring their Igbo heritage and gender identity, which is being adapted into a television series by FX. The nomination was the first time that a non-binary transgender writer was recognized by the prize. With Emezi’s second novel, The Death of Vivek Oji, which was released earlier this year,...
The protagonist of V.E. Schwab’s latest novel, Addie Larue, has lived the last 300 years giving everyone she meets a kind of temporary amnesia. The man she meets on Monday night will not remember her when he wakes on Tuesday morning; the clerk she just greeted will not remember her as soon as she walks out the door. Addie is resigned to her fate, until Henry, a boy in a bookshop, says what seem to be magic words: “I remember you.” The Invisible Life of Addie...
Rihanna took socially distant fashion shows to the next level in Savage x Fenty Vol. 2, featuring a strong line up of celebrity guest stars such as Lizzo, Demi Moore, Willow Smith, and more. The show aired on Thursday night and had Twitter and other platforms completely abuzz. Rihanna’s epic hour-long production can now be streamed on Amazon Prime. Since the Savage x Fenty show last year, which set new standards for lingerie in a diverse display of body positivity, Rihanna has also included a men’s...
Latin-Canadian artist Claudia Gutierrez feels there's a strong connection between her print, paintings, and textile pieces and her heritage. Gutierrez finds inspiration for her work in literature, poetry, culture, and her memories of life in Canada and her visits to Latin America, and has woven together a beautifully winding path towards her present work in the studio, which she now does full-time. With years of working at the grassroots level, Claudia brings a thorough and thoughtful understanding to the arts community. Below, she shares with...
The new comedy Save Yourselves! stars Sunita Mani and John Reynolds as a couple who decide to unplug from their phones by going to a cabin for the weekend. Little do they know that, as they checked out, an alien invasion started happening. The movie is a sharp comedy about phones but, most importantly, relationships. We talked with Sunita Mani about her experience playing lead character Su. What attracted you to this project and what stood out to you about it when you read the script? I’m really [close] with...
“As a woman of color, I don’t have the privilege to tap out of the fight,” says the writer-producer-actor, whose many jobs took a back seat to activism this summer. Speaking up is nothing new for Rothwell. “If you’ve followed me prior to this specific uprising, you know my tune has not changed,” says the 39-year-old Kansas native who regularly tweets directly at Donald Trump to tell him he’s “trash.”  Rothwell—who lives in L.A. with her Goldendoodle Lloyd Dobler (named after Say Anything’s main character)—is a producer...
The frightful cocktail of sitting by a fire on a cold winter's night, eyes aglow with flickering flames while sharing scary stories sounds like any child’s Halloween dream. Josh Ruben’s new film, released on Shudder October 1, is called Scare Me and takes this recipe seriously, outfitting the film with eerie music, jump scares and skin-prickling tension.  His tale, first released at Sundance Film Festival in January, only has four characters, Fanny (Aya Cash), Fred (Josh Ruben), Carlo (Chris Redd) and Bettina, the driver (Rebecca Drysdale)....
Happy October! If you’re looking for a new fall read, we’ve got you covered with new books by Sayaka Murata, Tana French, and more. Read on for all our fresh entertainment picks this week. MOVIES/TV Emily in Paris   Lily Collins stars in this new comedy-drama from Sex and the City and Younger creator Darren Starr. When Emily, a woman from the Midwest, takes a job in Paris, France, she must adjust to a new city and balance her career with new opportunities, friendships, and love interests. All episodes available October 2 on...
IF MRS. AMERICA on FX whet your appetite for boundary-busting scenes from feminist icon Gloria Steinem’s life, then The Glorias, based on Steinem’s memoir, My Life on the Road, should be next on your watch list. Starring Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Lulu Wilson, Alicia Vikander, and Julianne Moore as different-aged Steinems who occasionally interact with each other at pivotal moments, the biopic also boasts A-list supporting actors including Bette Midler as U.S. Representative Bella Abzug and Janelle Monáe as Ms. magazine co-founder Dorothy Pittman Hughes. Poignant and...