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Oct 28, 2013

Daniel Craig impresses in Broadway revival of ‘Betrayal’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Betrayal,” Harold Pinter’s drama about marital infidelity starring James Bond actor Daniel Craig and his real-life wife Rachel Weisz, is one of the hottest plays on Broadway and critics said on Monday it is worth the price of the ticket.

Craig, 45, plays the cuckolded Robert, while Weisz, a best supporting actress Oscar winner for 2005′s “Constant Gardener,” is Emma, the wife who betrays him by having a seven-year affair with his best friend.

Oct 23, 2013

A Minute with: Costa-Gavras about global finance and ‘Capital’

NEW YORK, Oct 23 (Reuters) – After delving into military
coups, dictatorships and kidnapping in films such as “Z” and
“Missing,” award-winning writer/director Costa-Gavras peers into
the murky world of global finance in “Capital,” a fast-paced,
high-stakes drama.

Based on the book “Le Capital” by Stephane Osmont, the
French film opens in U.S. theaters on Friday. It centers on Marc
Tourneuil, a young executive played by Moroccan-born Gad
Elmaleh, who appeared in Woody Allen’s 2011 film “Midnight in
Paris” and is best known as a stand-up comedian in France.

Oct 22, 2013

Katy Perry shows vulnerability, maturity on new album ‘Prism’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Singer Katy Perry has shed her cotton-candy pop image and reveals a vulnerability and maturity on her new album “Prism,” which she said reflects changes in both her personal life and her music.

“Prism,” released on Tuesday, is Perry’s fourth studio album and the follow-up to 2010′s phenomenally successful “Teenage Dream.” It is also the first album since the 28-year-old singer split with her husband, British comedian Russell Brand, in December 2011.

Oct 16, 2013

Jhumpa Lahiri, Thomas Pynchon, James McBride among National Book Award finalists

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A family saga set in India and America, a woman’s entry into the art world in the mid-70s and a boy’s battle against slavery are among the subjects covered in fiction works selected as finalists on Wednesday for the 2013 National Book Awards.

The National Book Foundation announced finalists for the awards, which are among the most prestigious in U.S. publishing, in four categories – fiction, non-fiction, young people’s literature and poetry.

Oct 16, 2013

Thomas Pynchon, James McBride among National Book Award finalists

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A family saga set in India and America, a woman’s entry into the art world in the mid-70s and a boy’s battle against slavery are among the subjects covered in fiction works selected as finalists on Wednesday for the 2013 National Book Awards.

The National Book Foundation announced finalists for the awards, which are among the most prestigious in U.S. publishing, in four categories – fiction, non-fiction, young people’s literature and poetry.

Oct 15, 2013

World Chefs: Staffan Terje makes plans to return to Swedish roots

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Chef Staffan Terje trained in his native Sweden and has lived in the United States for 30 years but regional Italian cuisine is the focus at his San Francisco restaurants.

With his partner, Umberto Gibin, Terje opened Perbacco seven years ago in the city’s financial district, followed by Barbacco. Both eateries feature dishes from the regions of Piedmont and Liguria in northern Italy.

Oct 10, 2013

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead American Music Awards nominations

NEW YORK, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Hip-hop artists Macklemore &
Ryan Lewis scored the most American Music Awards nominations on
Thursday with nods in six categories, followed by country-pop
star Taylor Swift and singer Justin Timberlake with five each.

The duo will compete in the top category, artist of the
year, against singer Bruno Mars, Swift, Timberlake and pop
singer Rihanna, who collected four nominations.

Oct 9, 2013

New York art exhibit celebrates centennial of iconic 1913 show

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A century after the controversial 1913 Armory Show in New York challenged America’s perception of art, a new exhibition is celebrating the event with works from the original including masterpieces by Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia.

“The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution” opens at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library on Friday and runs through February 23 next year. The exhibit recreates, on a smaller scale, the experience of the 1913 show that shocked New Yorkers and introduced them to the European avant garde.

Sep 30, 2013

Born to Bollywood royalty, Ranbir Kapoor makes new film a family affair

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor is one of Indian cinema’s most bankable young stars, and his latest film, “Besharam,” which also stars his parents, is set to become one of the most widely released Bollywood films worldwide.

Kapoor, a member of India’s “first family of film” and the grandson of veteran Bollywood director Raj Kapoor, plays a charming but vulgar car thief in the Hindi-language action comedy that opens on Wednesday in 4,700 cinemas internationally, including 210 in the United States.

Sep 30, 2013

Miley Cyrus aimed to ‘make history’ with video awards performance

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former Disney star Miley Cyrus says she was out to shock and “make history” and is unapologetic for her raunchy performance at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

In a documentary, “Miley: The Movement,” airing on MTV on October 2, the 20-year-old singer and actress comes across as a shrewd, ambitious performer determined to see her single, “We Can’t Stop,” hit No. 1 and put her roots as the wholesome Disney Channel star of “Hannah Montana” far behind her.

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      "I am based in New York where I run the Reuters Lifestyle service, coordinating, editing and writing stories on topics ranging from family, food and fitness to travel, health and work issues in the Americas. Previously I worked in London as the European Health and Science correspondent and as a reporter covering legal, political and general news in Britain."
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