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Sep 6, 2013

Argentine designers showcase Latin talent at New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) – With tailored suits, intricate
knits and meticulously hand-dyed fabrics, Argentine designers
displaying their Spring 2014 collections at New York Fashion
Week on Friday showed the South American nation’s fashion
industry is flourishing.

The seven Buenos Aires-based designers chosen to represent
Argentine fashion ranged from Romina Reinoso, 25, showing the
first collection of her label Tenaz, to Fabian Zitta, who has
created costumes for TV and films, and industry veteran Viviana
Uchitel.

Aug 15, 2013

‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ offers new take on American outlaw films

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” is the latest in a list of movies celebrating the American outlaw mythology, but the indie film set in rural Texas in the 1970s focuses more on mood and feelings than blazing shoot-outs and daring prison escapes.

For writer-director David Lowery, the impetus for the outlaw romance, which opens in U.S. theaters on Friday, was a desire to be a part of the tradition of classic American storytelling, and to create a film that felt like an old folk song.

Aug 13, 2013

‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ serves up decades-long look at race

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” began as a story about a father and son set against the backdrop of the U.S. civil rights movement, but the film grew into a sweeping historical drama about love, family and racial equality.

Inspired by the life of Eugene Allen, an African-American White House butler who served eight U.S. presidents, the film chronicles the changing political landscape and race relations from a deeply divided South in the 1920s, through the battles for desegregation, to the election of Barack Obama, the first African-American president.

Aug 8, 2013

Peter Sarsgaard plays charming and despicable in ‘Lovelace’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Actor Peter Sarsgaard has portrayed his share of intense, dark characters, from a homophobic murderer in “Boys Don’t Cry” and a death row inmate in the TV series “The Killing” to his latest role as a sleazy hustler in the new biopic “Lovelace.”

The Illinois-born actor doesn’t search for the offbeat roles. They seem to find him. But he believes there is something worth paying attention to in all of them, including Chuck Traynor, the abusive husband of 1970s adult film star Linda Lovelace he plays in the film about exploitation and betrayal.

Jul 31, 2013

Who knew? Denzel Washington reveals comedic flair in ’2 Guns’

NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) – Denzel Washington was
looking for something light after his role as an alcoholic
airline pilot in “Flight” and found it in “2 Guns,” an action
buddy film that showcases the two-time Academy Award winner’s
flair for comedy.

The film, which opens in U.S. theaters on Friday, is new
territory for Washington, who was nominated for his sixth Oscar
for “Flight” and took home golden statuettes for the 2001 crime
drama “Training Day” and the 1989 Civil War film “Glory.”

Jul 31, 2013

A Minute With: singer Mary Bridget Davies on channeling Janis Joplin

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cleveland-born blues singer Mary Bridget Davies had no idea when she auditioned for a part in “A Night With Janis Joplin” that a year later she would be playing the wailing, raspy voiced rock’n'roll legend on Broadway.

But a stroke of luck and a talent for transforming herself into the singer/songwriter, who died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27 in 1970, sealed the deal.

Jul 25, 2013

TV goes to the dogs with first channel for canines

NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) – Lonely, bored dogs left at
home all day while their owners are at work could soon be
getting some digital company – a TV channel with programming
just for pooches.

DOGTV, a 24/7 channel designed specifically for man’s best
friend, will air nationally next month on the U.S. satellite
operator DirecTV, with hopes of attracting dogs in some
of the 46 million U.S. households that have at least one.

Jul 24, 2013

Support high for travel screening to stem MERS spread: poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Little is known about a SARS-like virus that has infected people in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, but there is strong support around the globe for screening travelers to prevent the spread of the disease, according to a new poll.

An Ipsos online survey of more than 19,000 people in 24 countries showed that fewer than half of people questioned knew much about the disease known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, or MERS, which has infected 88 people and killed 45 people.

Jul 23, 2013

Hugh Jackman claws deep into ‘Wolverine’ to expose a softer side

NEW YORK, July 23 (Reuters) – Hugh Jackman battles Ninja
warriors, trounces a monster Samurai and rescues a Japanese
heiress but still manages to show a softer, vulnerable side of
the comic book superhero in “The Wolverine,” the newest film in
the X-Men series.

The movie, which opens in U.S. theaters on Friday, marks the
sixth time the 44-year-old Australian actor, who seems as
comfortable singing and dancing on Broadway as defeating bad
guys on the big screen, is portraying the silver-clawed,
self-healing, century-old mutant.

Jul 18, 2013

For actor Ryan Gosling, ‘Only God Forgives’ is like a drug

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ryan Gosling’s latest film, “Only God Forgives,” has deeply divided critics and the Canadian actor concedes that the blood-spattered crime thriller set in Bangkok’s underworld of boxing clubs and brothels may not appeal to everyone.

“The film is kind of like a drug,” the former child star who appeared on “The Mickey Mouse Club” TV show, told reporters ahead of the film’s opening in U.S. theaters on Friday.

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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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