Stride provides a starting point on jazz pianist Emmet Cohen's new album, "Future Stride” (Mack Avenue Records). The opening cut, “Symphonic Raps,” is a New Orleans ragtime tune recorded by Louis Armstrong nearly a century ago, and Cohen plays it as though his piano is rolling downhill, acce…
Pioneering folkie activist Ani Di Franco is a standout instrumentalist whose guitar could kill fascists. Alas, on “Revolutionary Love” (Righteous Babe Records) her six-string doesn’t play a major role — or many notes.
LOS ANGELES — Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honor her illustrious career with its highest honor.
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
POMPEII, Italy — Decades after suffering bombing and earthquake damage, Pompeii’s museum has been reborn, showing off exquisite finds from excavations of the ancient Roman city.
Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King. His broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century. King died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center i…
NEW YORK — Larry King was easy to poke fun at, particularly late in his career at CNN: the pinched look, guffaws and coke-bottle glasses, the suspenders and old-time microphone on the desk in front of him.
LOS ANGELES — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.
NEW YORK — Bob Avian, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a role in some of the most beloved and influential shows on Broadway, including “Dreamgirls,” “A Chorus Line,” “Follies” and “Miss Saigon,” has died. He was 83.
Just outside of Bucharest, a family with nine children once called the lands around an abandoned water reservoir and landfill home.
This image released by Gravitas Ventures shows Casey Affleck, left, and Jason Segel in a scene from "Our Friend." (Claire Folger/Gravitas Ventures via AP)
NEW YORK — If his new movie, “Our Friend,” makes audiences cry, Jason Segel can sympathize.
Ramin Bahrani, the Iranian-American filmmaker, started out small, with the simple story of a pushcart vendor, a Pakistani immigrant selling coffee and doughnuts in New York, in 2005’s “Man Push Cart.” In the years since, his films have steadily grown in scale and melodrama, but they’ve staye…
Sometimes, you've got to dance with the one who brought you to the party. For me, that would be my trusty crockpot.
My earliest cooking chops were formulated in restaurants on Cape Cod many years ago. At that time, it was almost unheard of to not have New England Clam Chowder on the menu, so I made a lot of chowder in those days.
Here we are at the very beginning of a new year, and so far, it’s not much different from the coronavirus pandemic, socially distanced, isolated old year — although, hope is looming on the horizon.
There was a time in my life when I made a stand for custard over pudding.
Just when New England is at its bleakest, many bright, sunny citrus fruits are at their peak.
If you open my fridge on any given weekday, you will almost always find a dozen hard-boiled eggs and at least one (if not two) cartoons of uncooked eggs.
Need a break from reality? (Don't we all these days ...) Try one of these book suggestions from New York Times best selling author Aimee Molloy.
WEST STOCKBRIDGE — If your children are looking for a new adventure, author Carolinda Goodman suggests looking to the night sky, where once a month a full moon "gleams in the sky."
In Robert Jones Jr.’s “The Prophets,” Samuel and Isaiah are two enslaved men in love on a Deep South plantation. They spend their days caring for the animals in the barn, which has also become their haven. It is where they can be together, where they can retreat into one another for comfort …
WILLIAMSTOWN — During a holiday season when many of us feel isolated, writer Regina Velazquez offers a story that may soothe the soul.
Hello! I’m Aimee, and I’ll be taking over this space once a month to talk about books. I’m a novelist, as well as the author of a few non-fiction books, and my favorite pastime/potentially-most-irritating-quality is constantly telling my friends what to read. The kind people at The Berkshire Eagle are now letting me pitch book recommendations to you, my fellow book nerds of Berkshire County.