Arts & Entertainment


NY African Film Festival opens this week

The 23rd New York African Film Festival opened May 4, marking the 50th anniversary of Ousmane Sembene’s celebrated first feature, “Black Girl.”

Author of ‘The Cook Up: A Crack Memoir’ in Harlem Thursday

From running the streets of East Baltimore to teaching in the classrooms at the University of Baltimore, D. Watkins shares his story in finding the light in the darkness with his new book, “The Cook Up: A Crack Memoir.”

A Sabbia summer @Eataly

If the dinner at Gustiamo wasn’t enough, up pops Eataly’s Sabbia at La Birreria (@Eataly, 200 5th Ave., 212-229-2560, www.eataly.com). The space has been transformed into a coastal resort inspired by the waves and breezes of the Italian coastline—think Sardegna, ...

Hattie B’s knows hot chicken!

So, at the end of our last adventure in Nashville, when we were checking out some of the many outstanding culinary options.

Oscar de la Renta’s collection shows in Australia

It was just announced that Oscar de la Renta’s summer 2016 collection will make its runway debut and close Australia’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week presentations May 20, 2016.

Fashion in an age of technology at the Met

“Fashion and technology are inextricably connected, more so now than ever before,” said Thomas P. Campbell, director/CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, at the recent press preview of “Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”

The Links, Inc. hosts B. Smith and Dan Gasby

The Metro-Manhattan New York Chapter of The Links, Incorporated honored restaurateur and lifestyle icon B. Smith and her husband and business partner Dan Gasby.

Horoscope: May 5 - May 11

Find out what that star say about what's in store for your future.

Great White Way gets a bit of color

Given the prominence and harvest of Tony nominations of “Hamilton” and “Shuffle Along,” the Great White Way is a little bit darker this year.

Misty Copeland poised to take flight

This is an amazing time for ballerina Misty Copeland. On May 2, one of the world’s largest toy manufacturers, Mattel, launched a Misty Copeland Barbie Doll as part of its “Sheroes” program, honoring female heroes who inspire girls and women ...

Janet Jackson pregnant with first child, days before 50th birthday

Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first child, a source confirmed to Entertainment Tonight.

Prince team sought addiction doctor's help, lawyer says

The day before Prince died, his team called an eminent opioid addiction specialist in California seeking urgent help for the singer, an attorney working for the specialist and his son said Wednesday.

Digital Divas: Akilah Hughes, Amelia Umuhire, Stephanie Riggs Create Buzz in Digital Content Space

The recent Tribeca Film Festival brought some of the most dynamic, exciting and promising new digital storytellers in the industry.

Afeni Shakur Davis, Tupac's mother, dies at 69

Afeni Shakur Davis, the mother of one of hip-hop's most seminal and iconic figures, has died at age 69, the Marin County, California, sheriff's office said Tuesday.

Mother's Day gift ideas that work

There are a myriad of different gifts ideas for mothers on Mother's Day.