Influence

Why Meat Loaf Mattered: A Salute to Horsepower, Hormones and Heft

Among Meat Loaf’s critical defenders — which, as you may have realized if you’ve paid much attention over the years, is a very niche market in the world…

Meet Adamma and Adanne Ebo, the Twin Filmmakers Behind Sundance Stunner ‘Honk For Jesus, Save Your Soul’

Have you ever heard of praise miming? It’s a style of praise dance popular in some Black churches, where performers swap lyrical movement for miming and often wear…

‘Resurrection’ Review: Rebecca Hall is One Mad Mother in an Earnest Yet Utterly Unhinged Psych-Thriller

There are very few actors with Rebecca Hall’s facility for making difficult, even contradictory characters seem plausible. So it’s quite something to say that even her knack for…

From ‘Tammy Faye’ to ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’, Famed Female Figures Debunk Societal Stereotypes

In 2021, the ways in which women can define themselves, their identities and their successes is more complex and diverse than ever before, but tradition — and the…

Issa Rae’s Raedio Inks Multi-Project Development Deal With Audible

Another day, another mega-deal for multi-hyphenate creator Issa Rae, as the “Insecure” mastermind and her “audio everywhere company” Raedio have inked an exclusive development deal with Audible. Through…

‘Feria: The Darkest Light’ Creators Discuss Netflix’s New Spanish Supernatural Thriller

On Jan. 28 Netflix will drop its next big Spanish drama series, “Feria: The Darkest Light,” a new ‘90s-set fantastic thriller from “Elíte” co-creator Carlos Montero and thriller…

New Bill Cosby doc: ‘A lot of people knew’ about sex assault allegations

“We Need to Talk About Cosby” is set to premiere at the virtual Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22 and will debut on Showtime come Jan. 30. [nyp_brightcove playerid=”6aIMRO3kiI” videoid=”6292745964001″ alignment=”none” playlist_type=”iris”][/nyp_brightcove]

4AD Records’ Nabil Ayers to Release Memoir, ‘My Life in the Sunshine’

Music industry veteran Nabil Ayers, who is currently the U.S. general manager of 4AD, has announced a June 7 release date for his memoir, “My Life in the…

Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Set for U.K. Debut at London’s The O2

Just For Laughs, the largest comedy festival in the world, is collaborating with live entertainment company AEG Presents to debut the event at London’s The O2 in 2023.…

‘The Royal Treatment’ Review: A Stressed Hairdresser Gains a Royally Cute New Client in Noble Netflix Romp

We’ve come a long way in terms of fairy tales centered on a handsome prince from a far-off land rescuing a beautiful, distressed damsel from a life of…

Aubrey Plaza Can’t Wait to Work With Mike White on ‘The White Lotus’ Season 2

Like the rest of us, Aubrey Plaza devoured the first season of “The White Lotus,” HBO’s buzzy social satire about insufferable vacationers and seemingly cheerful employees at a…

Ray Fisher slams Joss Whedon’s ‘nonsense’ response to misconduct claims

Fisher slammed the “Justice League” director in a series of fiery tweets.