Alice Diop: ‘A fictional space could reveal my point of view’

The filmmaker behind the remarkable Saint Omer explains how her own experience informed the creation of her intimate legal drama. The Saint Omer press tour has been intense for Alice Diop. “My first interview was a Black journalist who asked me just one question, then she started crying, and we fell apart together.” The writer/director […]

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‘Pasoori’ Singer Ali Sethi Is All Set For Coachella As He Talks About ‘Cultural Awakening’

By Divya Goyal. Published: 4 mins ago Best known for blending classical Hindustani ragas with Western musical influences, Pakistani singer-composer Ali Sethi is a unique find on the Coachella lineup this year. The prestigious L.A.-based festival scheduled to take place in April is one of the most popular musical events in the world and considered […]

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With the 21st-century period piece, cinema writes the history books

The Washington Post’s Philip L. Graham has been widely credited with declaring journalism “the first rough draft of history,” though as first drafts go, it’s especially rough. If for no other reason than posterity’s sake, the human species compulsively documents each day from the blinkered vantage of real time, collections of events and data synthesized […]

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The Glossy, Glorious Return of Adult Contemporary Pop Music in 2022

On her sophomore album Hold the Girl, Rina Sawayama, the breakout British artist known for the mashup style of her 2020 debut—Y2K pop meets nu-metal meets ‘90s R&B—doubles down on her sonic signature. This time, she hones in on the sounds of early 2000s adult contemporary radio, updating them with stadium-sized drum fills and stomping […]

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Tory Lanez Convicted In Megan Thee Stallion’s Shooting

By ANDREW DALTON, The Associated Press. Published: 14 hours ago In a courtroom that quickly turned chaotic after a trial that seethed with tension both cultural and personal, a Los Angeles jury on Friday found rapper Tory Lanez guilty of three felonies in the 2020 shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion, which left her […]

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