Arts & Entertainment


‘Creed’ gets four stars

Writer-director Ryan Coogler confirms every bit of promise that he displayed in his 2013 debut “Fruitvale Station,” which also starred Michael B. Jordan.

Interview with Ryan Coogler, ‘Creed’ director-writer, part 2

“Creed” is Ryan Coogler’s second feature film, and he shares a screenwriting credit with Aaron Covington, the movie based on a story by Coogler.

Lineup announced for 23rd African Diaspora International Film Fest

Idris Elba, Anthony Mackie, Geraldine Chaplin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Clarke Duncan, Sonia Sanchez, Rusty Cundieff, Stanley Nelson and Thierry Michel are some of the names that lead the 23rd African Diaspora International Film Festival.

Ballet Hispanico at the Apollo

Celebrating 45 years of repertory that reflects the ever-changing diversity of Latino cultures, Ballet Hispanico made its annual holiday return to the Apollo stage.

AUDELCOs: Celebrating the Black theater family

Last Monday, Symphony Space was the place to be for members of the Black theater family

The art of style at the Met

From Nov. 19, 2015 to Feb. 21, 2016, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is featuring “Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style” at their Costume Institute for fall 2015.

Sexy spring styles and watches for gifts

For spirited women whose style is distinctive, the Australian company Ginger & Smart showed soft, easy-to-wear dresses that could take you from day to night.

Tichina Arnold, live at Minton’s Thanksgiving weekend

Tichina Arnold is set to perform at Minton's

Travel for business or pleasure? How about both?

As a travel writer, most of the year I’m on the move. Boarding a plane at 5 a.m., checking out a new resort, restaurant hopping in a small town, taking in an exhibit in a museum—it’s all business … and ...

Talking SCHOP! Thanksgiving Leftover Ramen

A very happy Thanksgiving to all. I hope the day brings you togetherness, joy and tons of leftovers—all for which to be thankful.

HBO hosts special screening of '3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets' documentary with panel discussion

On Wednesday night, HBO hosted an invite-only screening of the documentary 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets at the Schomburg Center in Harlem.

Eating together … that is all

Yes, Thanksgiving can be about the togetherness of cooking and preparing a large spread for others to enjoy and regale you with copious amounts of compliments for your dressing, yams or apple pie.

Talking SCHOP! Sitting at the Helm

There are two seasons of the year that make me joyous with wonderment. The first is spring, with all of the new blooms and their emergence from winter’s frost. The other is fall.

Travel tips of the trade

The busy holiday season is right around the corner, a time when many people take to the skies, roads, rails and seas to visit friends and family close to home and further afield.

Ballet Hispanico to collaborate with Apollo Theater, host performances for youth

A few years ago, I rang up the PR team of Ballet Hispanico and asked to watch a rehearsal, and they said yes. I love dance but never felt comfortable enough to really dig in and write about it.