See a Human-Powered Fleet of ‘Fireflies’ Produce a Nighttime Dreamscape –

PHILADELPHIA — Maybe not every road in the usa deserves a birthday celebration, yet this town opted to honor its 100-year-old Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Thursday using a mesmerizing centennial bash. Hundreds gathered in sunset to capture a public artwork operation from the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang which packed the grand boulevard, initially modeled after the Champs-Élysées at Paris, using… Read more →

Vancouver Opera Climbs back festival, beefs up season and tightens its belt

Vancouver Opera presents dramatic works onstage, but there’s been some drama offstage as the company shifts from a traditional season to festival version — and back again, kind of. Two decades back, as it struggled with the identical issue many opera businesses cope with — aging audiences and declining ticket sales — VO declared a bold move: to scrap its… Read more →

Jordan Klepper Needs to Be Colbert for Your Breitbart Era –

This is a critical chance for Jordan Klepper to determine that Jordan Klepper is. In a recent Friday evening, Mr. Klepper, the “Daily Show” correspondent, was sitting at a long conference table sprinkled with office equipment, acting a humorous monologue. Playing a character who’s also called Jordan Klepper he embraced the voice of the abysmal idiot to riff about the… Read more →

Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant Because of lupus

Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from tv celebrity Francia Raisa because of her battle with lupus, the actress-singer revealed Thursday. Gomez revealed in an Instagram post supported by her publicist that she’s been somewhat out of the spotlight this summer because she was recovering from the process. The 25-year-old calls for the transplant “what I had to do… Read more →

‘Will

Grace’ Is Back. Can Its Portrait of Gay Life Hold Up? –

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Twenty years later parting ways, apparently forever, the “Will Grace” gang exactly the same throw, the same authors, same studio crowd warm-up man — reunited about the NBCUniversal bunch here in mid-August. As they began work on 29 newest episodes, Sean Hayes, returning into his function as the excessively spectacular Jack, belted out a tune by… Read more →

Angelina Jolie, Unbroken –

LOS ANGELES — Angelina Jolie has been sitting on the deck of her fresh house, describing why she wishes to conserve the planet, when duty called. Her youngest boy, Knox, 9, poked his little blonde head across the door. “Shiloh requires one,” the boy said softly, talking to some middle sister, who’s 11. “Shi?” Ms. Jolie known as, before disappearing… Read more →

Asking Questions Louis C.K. Does Not Need to Response –

TORONTO — “It is not a secure area, it is not a triggerless location, but it simply is not,” explained Louis C.K., describing — at no little understatement — his darkly humorous and squirm-inducing new film, “I Love You, Daddy,” which surfaced to warm applause and a few revulsion in the Toronto International Film Festival on the weekend. Filmed softly… Read more →