Mr. Belohlavek was an accomplished interpreter of his country’s leading composers, including Antonin Dvorak, Leos Janacek, Bohuslav Martinu and Josef Suk.
Video game developers and academics are putting a spotlight on games that tackle subject matter left off the industry's main stage at the Different G
This film by the Israeli director Avi Nesher, based on Baruch Milch’s memoir, uses a potboiler setup to delve into themes of history and reconciliation.
Peder Balke and William Chappel, subjects of shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, were very different painters but had a surprising amount in common.
“Midnight Return” is about an American’s harrowing prison sentence in Turkey in 1970 that inspired a film; “Becoming Bond” traces the life of George Lazenby, a one-time James Bond.
A few film directors are trying to change a persistent gender imbalance behind the camera by hiring female-majority crews. The process hasn’t always been smooth.
Bronson van Wyck, descended from one of the New York area’s Dutch founding families, enjoys decorating his home as he usually designs temporary spaces.
Moscow, June 1, IRNA -- The three-day meeting of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) was held in Belarus capital of Minsk as Iran attended the meeting as an observer.
The entertainment industry is taking part in a growing conversation about how awards organizations should make room for performers whose gender ident
Christopher Plummer plays the exiled German Kaiser Wilhelm II in this melodrama, which unfolds in the Netherlands in the early years of the Second World War.
It’s about as plausible as your average stage — or movie — musical, but “Opening Night” proves a funny and sexy, if decidedly slight, backstage comedy. Anchored by an engaging turn by Topher Grace
Seeing Neil Marshall’s name in the opening credits of a horror film should spark delight in genre fans’ gore-loving hearts, but it only brings disappointment in “Dark Signal.” The “Descent” and “D
Jim Carrey is a step closer to trial over the death of his former girlfriend Cathriona White after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled the wrong
What if a hemophiliac were a vampire? This mildly creative concept fuels “Aaron’s Blood,” but there’s little else to keep its heart beating. Writer-director Tommy Stovall built the indie horror mo
L.A. Times film critic Justin Chang is at the Cannes Film Festival, taking in the scene and all the movies he can watch on very little sleep. In this, his Cannes diary, we can follow along.
The name Ophuls is one of the most justly revered in French cinema, and “Shadows of the 20th Century: Ophuls Film Festival” offers Los Angeles audiences the opportunity to put the work of two grea
A coming-of-age tale of an indigenous Sami girl, played by the expressive Lene Cecilia Sparrok, examines systemic discrimination in Sweden in the 1930s.
The documentary “Cruel and Unusual,” directed by Vadim Jean, dives into the hellish nightmare of a trio of prisoners who were unjustly confined to solitary in Lousiana’s Angola prison; one of the
With the animated kids' comedy 'Captain Underpants' in theaters June 2, stars Kevin Hart, Ed Helms and Thomas Middleditch talk potty humor, underwear and using the "poop" word.
Brian Cox, in a towering, Oscar-caliber performance, proves the literal beating heart of “Churchill,” a superb look at iconic statesman Winston Churchill’s torturous days leading up to the pivotal
A controversial sculpture inspired by gallows used in prominent U.S. government executions — including the mass execution of 38 Dakota Indians in Mankato, Minn., in 1862 — will be removed from the
Credible characters, some nice writing and a vital message highlight “Handsome Devil,” an Irish boarding school dramedy about coming out — and coming of age. Although the film can feel a bit been-
The Canadian owners of a Mexican hotel using the name Hotel California said a trademark infringement lawsuit by the Eagles, whose song Hotel Californ
London, June 1, IRNA – Minister of Education and Research of Norway Torbjorn Roe Isaksen in a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to Oslo Mohammad Hassan Habibollahzadeh on Thursday underlined Oslo's
Justin Trudeau will help TV morning show hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest kick off their visit to Canada on Monday. Live With Kelly and Ryan has bo
The Hungarian composer Peter Eotvos’s adaptation of Tony Kushner’s epic play had an acclaimed Paris premiere in 2004 and now it makes its New York debut.
Tabriz, June 1, IRNA – The legendary mountain-climber Azim Qeichisaz returned home on Wednesday receiving a hero's welcome by his fellow citizens after successfully ascending the 8,516-meter (27,
As Beatles devotees and music fans celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Cheryl Finn recalls her grandfather, the
“I Love Dick” crams a lot of life into a double entendre. The new Amazon series from creators Jill Soloway (“Transparent”) and Sarah Gubbins, adapted from the eponymous book by Chris Kraus, fools
Jade Jackson can recall every detail of the room in which she played her first gig — the size of the place, what it smelled like, the décor hanging on the walls. But then of course she can: The ve
“Fleabag” is the kind of comedy that may make you cry. Creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge plays a young woman, called Fleabag, who misdirects her energy all over London. The results are first f
Canadian folk icon Gordon Lightfoot and the biggest fireworks display in Canada Day history are among the attractions for the country's 150th birthda
When Emmy voters find something they like, they’re apt to return to the well again and again until (finally!) a new series or performance is so good that it jolts them out of their lethargy. This
Everybody’s grief may take different shapes, but comedian Demetri Martin’s movie about it, “Dean,” resembles a lot of other joke/mope/joke/emo-music movies. Writer-director Martin, a deadpan wit a
It was the show that launched a thousand opinion pieces. Now, after six tumultuous seasons in which it seems every moment has been analyzed, “Girls” ended with Hannah Horvath unexpectedly packing
Chris Cornell's widow says she's grateful for the support her family has received in the wake of the Soundgarden frontman's death last month, but she
Algeria, June 1, IRNA – Iranian envoy to Algeria Reza Ameri in a meeting on Wednesday with the Persian Language students at the University of Algiers referred to Persian Language as the language of t
Tickets for an all-star benefit concert in aid of the victims of the Manchester bomb attack sold out within minutes of going on sale on Thursday.
After a decade of waiting in the last line onstage, Ms. Teuscher is a soloist with American Ballet Theater and will make her New York debut this month.
When Dav Pilkey meets his fans, he’s never quite sure what to expect. For the author and illustrator of the bestselling “Captain Underpants” books — a series that has been delighting kids and occa
It's been almost two decades since the first Captain Underpants book was released. But the poo, pee and fart jokes persist and are headed to the big
Moscow, june 1, IRNA - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian awarded Iranian musician Razmik Ohanian the Movses Khorenatsi Medal in recognition of many years of his artistic career and efforts to bring
Well, at least we know there’s still a line. On Tuesday, when Tyler Shields’ intentionally provocative photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding what appeared to be the bloody, severed head of Presi
Parents and caregivers of children aged five and younger should not only minimize screen time at home but use it mindfully themselves, the Canadian P
Can an iconic rock band that’s lost a key member continue? Or should it? Founding members of the Who — Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey — have kept that band alive despite the deaths of drummer Ke
SERIES Nashville Deacon (Charles Esten) tries to help Daphne (Maisy Stella) pass her history class, while Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) gives Maddie (Lennon Stella) unsolicited advice about a son
Last week, two of the breakout stars of the Cannes Film Festival were looking to take a breather after a grueling session of interviews, press roundtables? and photo shoots. They decided to mark t
The catacombs of Domitilla, close to the Appian Way, have been restored with laser and scanning technology, reviving the fading tale of life and death in Rome’s early Christian community.
Long before Facebook was a gleam in Mark Zuckerberg’s eye, before the president of the United States became the world’s most powerful tweeter, David Sedaris was recording his day-to-day life the old-s
Protests at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Whitney Museum in New York challenge white artists’ representations of harrowing stories of racial violence.
Ms. Rose’s profile is growing abroad as she makes art that invites viewers to explore her island nation, from its culture to the rooms in her family’s home.
Early on in “Wonder Woman,” the unexpectedly thrilling new movie in the typically non-thrilling DC Extended Universe from the Warner Bros./DC Comics factory, the Amazonian princess Diana (Gal Gado
Robin Pecknold, lead singer of the indie rock band, needed a six-year sabbatical before he could rejoin his band mates for their record “Crack-Up.”
The release, “hopeless fountain kingdom,” is a conventional take on radio pop from a singer who seemed poised to stand in opposition to the mainstream.
Leonardo da Vinci's bird-like flying machine and portable bridge have been brought to life in a new exhibition opening on Thursday in the Belgian cit
Guitars from two rock legends are being offered for sale in auctions that could fetch high prices, but experts are casting doubt on the authenticity
A guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom to Egypt's Great Pyramids has fetched over $1.9 million US at a
A Canadian teenager is among the 12 semifinalists in the 15th Cliburn International Piano Competition in Dallas. Tony Yike Yang, an 18-year-old from
Susa, Khuzestan province, May 31, IRNA -- Governor of Susa city Reza Nejati in meeting with representatives from Polish Company “Sigma” here on Wednesday said that Susa has necessary capacity for for
Lebanese authorities banned the new Wonder Woman movie Wednesday hours before it was due to premiere in the capital and following a campaign against
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Latest on Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Kevin Durant scored 38 points in his first NBA Finals game with Golden ...
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to immediately reinstate its ban on travellers from six mostly Muslim countries, saying the U.S. will be safer if the ......
If Brad Ausmus were to hand out a game ball after each game, then Wednesday night’s would have gone to right-handed reliever Warwick Saupold.
In their nightmares the Cleveland Cavaliers will see Kevin Durant sprinting down the middle of the court and slamming down an uncontested dunk. Durant unleashed the fury of nine years with no cham
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beatriz approached Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, dumping heavy rains that resulted in at least two deaths, caused
Republican strategist Ana Navarro urged her fellow CNN panelists, indeed all Americans, to give up on the idea that President Donald Trump is ever going to behave like a world leader. Instead, all Ame
India lost the tag of the fastest growing economy to China in the March quarter with a GDP growth of 6.1 per cent, which pulled down the 2016-17 expansion to 7.1 per cent.
Nick Kyrgios’ talent is undeniable. So is his temperament. Docked a point for smashing rackets, the 18th-seeded Kyrgios went from a set and a break up in the French Open’s second round to a swift
A group of artists inspired by science and the history of the Mt. Wilson Observatory will take over the site for a weekend of performance and exhibitions.
Seattle designated hitter Nelson Cruz and shortstop Jean Segura left Thursday's game against Colorado because of injuries. Segura injured his right ankle sliding into second base in the fourth in
Max Holloway’s 10-fight winning streak has been an arduous grind that has featured tests against a devastating puncher, a skilled mixed martial artist and an acrobatic former champion. The journey
The Rams and Chargers are in a so-called “Fight for L.A.,” a competition that includes wooing — and accepting — new fans from all parts of Southern California’s diverse population. Both franchises
One day in the near future, your face or your fingers will be all the identification you need to board a plane. The airline industry has begun testing the idea of using biometrics — facial recogni
Below Walt Disney Concert Hall, down the block from the line forming outside the Broad Museum, sits the deepest point in Los Angeles’ subway system. When it’s completed, the Bunker Hill station wi
The medical innovation known as an InternalBrace that could help Mike Trout expedite the projected six-to-eight week recovery timeline for his torn left thumb ligament is encouraging but somewhat