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Feb 13, 2014

‘Winter’s Tale’ movie explores love, miracles in adult fairy tale

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fairy tales are not only for children and “Winter’s Tale,” the film adaptation of a best-selling book, aims to lure even jaded, middle-aged adults into believing in the magic of eternal love and the power of miracles.

The film, which opens in U.S. theaters on Valentine’s Day, is based on Mark Helprin’s 1983 fantasy novel of the same name, and stars Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges”) as a burglar who falls in love with an heiress played by English actress Jessica Brown Findlay, of TV’s Downton Abbey.

Feb 12, 2014

‘House of Cards’ builds season two on power-hungry political pair

NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Like the conniving congressman
he plays in Netflix’s series “House of Cards,” Kevin
Spacey is keeping his cards close to his chest when he comes to
the second season of the Emmy Award-winning political drama that
premieres on Friday.

There will be surprises, promises the double Oscar winner,
and insight into the marriage between his ruthless South
Carolina Representative Francis Underwood and Robin Wright’s
Claire, his cool, calculating wife in the online-only series
from the subscription video streaming service.

Feb 10, 2014

Knee-length hems, sleek silhouettes in bold colors dot NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Designer Carolina Herrera
played with proportions and used sharp geometric prints in bold
colors of blue, black, red and cobalt for day dresses and
flowing gowns in her fall 2014 presentation at New York Fashion
Week on Monday.

Hemlines hovered around the knee. Silhouettes were sleek and
flowing in silk, twill, cashmere and wool felt, with rounded
shoulders on jackets and dresses in a collection that was based
on architectural and geometrical forms.

Feb 7, 2014

Baseball drama ‘Bronx Bombers’ goes to bat on Broadway

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Broadway’s newest sports-based play, “Bronx Bombers,” opened to mixed reviews on Friday, with some critics praising the casting of the New York Yankees drama and others wondering if it will hit any home runs beyond the hometown fans.

Written and directed by Eric Simonson, who also penned the football play “Lombardi” and the basketball drama “Magic Bird,” “Bronx Bombers” focuses on difficult times during the 1977 baseball season when locker-room rivalries threatened to tear the team apart.

Feb 3, 2014

Autopsy conducted on Hoffman, answers sought on actor’s drug use

NEW YORK, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Authorities were conducting an
autopsy on the body of acclaimed stage and film actor Philip
Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment
on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, an official said on
Monday.

Hoffman, considered by many to be one of the finest actors
of his generation, was discovered in the bathroom of his
Greenwich Village apartment with a syringe in his arm.

Feb 3, 2014

Autopsy set for Hoffman, answers sought on actor’s drug use

NEW YORK, Feb 3 (Reuters) – The body of acclaimed stage and
film actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his
Manhattan apartment on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, will
undergo an autopsy on Monday, an official said.

One big question in the 46-year-old actor’s sudden death:
why a talented man at a seemingly good point in his career
apparently returned to the drugs that had plagued him in his
youth.

Jan 29, 2014

“That Awkward Moment” – romantic comedy film enters the man cave

NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Actor Zac Efron navigates the
tangled, complex web of dating and the New York singles scene in
“That Awkward Moment,” a film that puts an uncommon spin on
romantic comedy: the male perspective.

The movie, due to open in U.S. theaters on Friday, follows
the lives and loves of best friends, 20-something men in the big
city trying to remain emotionally unattached as they maneuver
the tricky terrain of jobs and relationships.

Jan 27, 2014

Paintings looted by Nazi, recovered by Allies to be auctioned in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Paintings looted by the Nazis during World War Two and retrieved by the Monuments Men, the Allied group tasked with returning masterpieces to their rightful owners, will be sold at auction on Thursday in New York.

The works, which will go under the hammer during Sotheby’s sale of Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture, were among the tens of thousands of works recovered by the art experts whose story is told in the George Clooney film “The Monuments Men,” which opens in U.S. theaters on February 7.

Jan 27, 2014

Paintings looted by Nazi, recovered by Allies to be auctioned in NY

NEW YORK, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Paintings looted by the Nazis
during World War Two and retrieved by the Monuments Men, the
Allied group tasked with returning masterpieces to their
rightful owners, will be sold at auction on Thursday in New
York.

The works, which will go under the hammer during Sotheby’s
sale of Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture, were among
the tens of thousands of works recovered by the art experts
whose story is told in the George Clooney film “The Monuments
Men,” which opens in U.S. theaters on Feb. 7.

Jan 22, 2014

Actor Bryan Cranston steps into LBJ’s shoes for Broadway debut

NEW YORK (Reuters) – After five acclaimed seasons and multiple Emmys for playing a meth-making chemistry teacher on television’s “Breaking Bad,” actor Bryan Cranston is stepping into the shoes of President Lyndon B. Johnson for his Broadway debut in “All the Way.”

The play, which begins previews on February 10 and opens at The Neil Simon Theatre on March 6, chronicles the first year of Johnson’s presidency after he was catapulted into the White House following the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963.

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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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