Arts & Entertainment


Sustainable eating made easy

The needs of grocery shoppers are seemingly always evolving, and now more than ever, they want to know where and how their food is produced and what impact it has on the environment.

Horoscopes with Ashley’s Aquarian Age, July 11 - July 17

For most of the week the Sun, our will and our consciousness, is sitting in opposition to Saturn, the disciplinarian and stern life-lesson giver.

‘Do The Right Thing’ turns 30

Spike Lee celebrated the 30th anniversary of his movie “Do The Right Thing” with a block party in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn on the block the movie was shot.

Australia’s next generation designers

The St. George NextGen Program supports and mentors emerging designers.

Backstage hair care tips & styles!

For fall/winter ’19, hair finishes varied from slick/sleek, frizzed, polished, braids, natural textures, colors, and all lengths and cuts. Overall, hair on the NYFW runways was glorious!

New York theater companies will represent at the National Black Theatre Festival

At the 16th biennial National Black Theatre Festival, scheduled to occur July 29 to Aug. 3 in Winston Salem, N.C., New York-based theater companies will be very well represented.

‘The Secret Life of Bees’ is buzz-worthy

“The Secret Life Of Bees,” running through July 21 at the Linda Gross Theater on West 20th Street, is a life-affirming musical!

Tyler Perry Studio partners with Viacom to create BET+ Streaming

It has been reported that film and theater mogul Tyler Perry has partnered with Viacom to create a new BET streaming service.

Film at Lincoln Center announces summer 2019

Diversity, diversity, diversity and its sister word—inclusion—have become new buzz words used (so often) to announce that the entertainment industry is making needed changes in their white-as-usual programming in television and film.

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is a reason to go to the movies again

Is “Spider-Man: Far From Home” worth your hard-earned money? Yes, yes it is. You might even kick yourself (hard) that you didn’t spring for that big box of popcorn.

25 Years of ESSENCE Fest culminates in a legacy of firsts

New Orleans, LA—On the 25th anniversary of ESSENCE magazine’s yearly festival, founder Edward Lewis recalled that the event was created as a celebration.

Outside of the limelight, Anguilla still a shining star

Just because something’s not in the limelight doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be.

Michigan governor OKs highway honor for Aretha Franklin

Michigan's governor has signed legislation honoring the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation.

Stevie Wonder says he’s getting a kidney transplant in fall

Stevie Wonder surprised concertgoers in London Saturday night by announcing that he will take a break from performing so that he can receive a kidney transplant this fall.

Under-the-radar foodie destinations

Food, glorious food! When you go on vacation, the culinary scene is no small consideration.