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Review: ’12 Years a Slave,’ a powerful achievement

October 16, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Benedict Cumberbatch, left, and Chiwetel Ejofor in a scene from “12 Years A Slave.” (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Jaap Buitendijk) Is it possible to convey, through the experience of just one man, the sweep and enormity of the horror that was American slavery? That, quite simply, is the formidable...

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‘Deadliest Catch’ fishery a no-go in shutdown

October 15, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

File – In this Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, fishing boats line the docks during crab season at Cannery Row in Kodiak, Alaska. Alaska’s multimillion-dollar red king crab season is scheduled to open Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013, but it looks like a no-go for...

Eleanor Catton wins fiction’s Booker Prize

October 15, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton poses after being announced the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, holding her prize and her book for the photographers, in central London, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013. Catton won the 50,000 pounds ($80,000) prize with her...

Creator of Japanese cartoon figure Anpanman dies

October 15, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

In this Aug. 2011 photo, Takashi Yanase, creator of one of Japan’s most beloved cartoon characters, Anpanman, waves accompanied by Anpanman, left, and Baikinman at his Yanase Studio in Tokyo. His studio said Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 that Yanase died of...

Belafonte sues Martin Luther King Jr. estate in NY

October 15, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this July 26, 2013 file photo, American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, Jr. conducts a network interview outside the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Belafonte on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 sued the estate of...

Review: The distilled survival tale ‘All Is Lost’

October 15, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

This photo released by Roadside Attractions shows Robert Redford starring in J.C. Chandor’s “All Is Lost.” (AP Photo/Roadside Attractions, Daniel Daza) What floats your boat? Do you like your movies with dialogue, multiple characters,...

Berlin museum seeks return of ancient gold tablet

October 15, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

Attorney Steven Schlesinger argues that a Holocaust survivor Riven Flamenbaum’s family be able to keep an ancient gold tablet that their late father somehow obtained in Germany after World War II, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the New York State Court...

Woody Allen’s new film: ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

October 15, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this May 15, 2010 file photo, filmmaker Woody Allen poses during a photo call for the film “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,” at the 63rd international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Allen is busy preparing his...

Minaj channels high-end faves for affordable line

October 15, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments (0)

Nicki Minaj launches her fashion line at KMART on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicki Minaj knows celebrities-turned-designers aren’t always taken seriously in the fashion world, but...

Liza Minnelli performs with broken wrist in NY

October 15, 2013 • EntertainmentComments (0)

FILE – In this March 1, 2013 file photo, U.S singer Liza Minnelli performs at the Royal Festival Hall in London. A spokesman for the 67-year-old entertainer said she performed with a broken wrist at a benefit concert Monday night, Oct. 14, 2013, in New...