BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A blizzard dropped more than a foot (30 cm) of snow across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, falling short of the massive predicted snowfall that prompted officials across the region to close schools and order travel bans.
High winds and heavy snow were set to persist throughout the day, with another foot forecast to fall in parts of Boston. Wind-driven seas caused flooding along some low-lying roadways in coastal Massachusetts, state police said.
NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) – It’s rare for an actress to play
the same character twice but Carmen Ejogo, who played Coretta
Scott King in the HBO movie “Boycott”, portrays her again in the
1960s civil rights era movie “Selma”, to be released in U.S.
theaters nationwide on Friday.
Amazingly, Ejogo says early versions of the “Selma” script
had no role for the wife of Martin Luther King Jr.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – When director Ava DuVernay was shooting the Martin Luther King Jr. movie “Selma,” she was nervous how the story of a 50-year-old battle for black voting rights would feel relevant for 21st century Americans.
She needn’t have worried.
“Selma,” the first U.S. feature film ever to focus on the iconic civil rights leader, arrives in theaters next week, after nationwide protests over the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers that have put race relations back on top of the political agenda.
NEW YORK, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Forget the curly red hair and
The hit musical “Annie” moves firmly into the 21st century
in a new film version where the star is a street-smart
African-American foster kid who rides New York buses, and her
savior is a black cell phone billionaire who will stop at
nothing to become mayor.
NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) – British rock star Sting is
joining the cast of his deeply personal Broadway musical “The
Last Ship,” calling it a bold gamble to save the show from
Sting, 63, will appear from Dec. 9-Jan. 10 as the cynical
foreman of a struggling shipyard in his northeast England
hometown of Wallsend, producers said on Monday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Brilliant, taciturn, droll, intimidating – Robert De Niro is regarded as one of the greatest American actors of all-time and among the most private.
U.S. author and film critic Shawn Levy spent four years trying to get a handle on the double Oscar winner while working on his biography entitled, “Robert De Niro: A Life.”
NEW YORK, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Brilliant, taciturn, droll,
intimidating – Robert De Niro is regarded as one of the greatest
American actors of all-time and among the most private.
U.S. author and film critic Shawn Levy spent four years
trying to get a handle on the double Oscar winner while working
on his biography entitled, “Robert De Niro: A Life.”
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York doctor with Ebola, who triggered a national debate over mandatory quarantines for health workers returning from West Africa, was upgraded to stable condition on Saturday after nine days of treatment.
Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, the only person in the United States currently being treated for Ebola, will remain in isolation, New York City’s Bellevue Hospital said in a statement. He has improved to “stable” from “serious but stable.”
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. documentary maker Laura Poitras has found herself in many a risky situation in Iraq and Yemen. But she never felt in as much danger as when she was filming Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel while he prepared to blow the whistle on massive secret surveillance programs run by the U.S. government.
Those tense eight days form the centerpiece of “Citizenfour,” her account of how the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor decided in 2013 to release to the media tens of thousands of classified documents, and the global repercussions of that action.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who blew the whistle on the U.S. government’s mass surveillance programs, has been reunited in Russia with his long-time girlfriend, according to a new documentary shown on Friday.
Lindsay Mills, a dancer who was living with Snowden when he left Hawaii for Hong Kong in May 2013, joined him in Moscow in July 2014, the documentary disclosed.