Arts & Entertainment


2016 Kwanzaa Forever stamp now available

The U.S. Postal Service issued the 2016 Kwanzaa Forever stamp on October 1 in Charleston, S.C.

Moonlight' darling of Gotham Awards

"Moonlight" has made history.

Flying to Cuba: What you need to know

Hoping to fly to Cuba? It's complicated.

National Dance Institute performs at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Today's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Midtown gets a touch of Uptown as 150 elementary school dancers from the Harlem-based National Dance Institute (NDI) make their way along the route during the event.

‘Pressure Makes Diamonds’ a gem of a book

In her memoir “Pressure Makes Diamonds—Becoming the Woman I Pretended to Be,” Valerie Graves has spun an appealing narrative with a protagonist who reads like an African-American female counterpart of Horatio Alger.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2016 winter season sizzles

The power of dance to unite and inspire us while shining a light on important issues will take center stage when the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater explodes onto New York City’s Center Stage (Nov. 30- Dec. 31) with a ...

‘Fantastic Beasts’—better than ‘Harry Potter’

J.K. Rowling’s prequel, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” is better than her “Harry Potter” series, which took the single mother, who was living on government assistant programs, into the realm of the very wealthy and beloved.

Nottage’s ‘Sweat’ reflects signs of the times

At the Public Theater Lynn Nottage’s drama, “Sweat,” directed by Kate Whoriskey, echoes some of the themes of this past presidential election season. In a post-industrial city, such as Reading, Pa., friends and coworkers bond, but years later as jobs ...

‘Autumn’—An explosive political play

The Billie Holiday Theatre recently presented the politically explosive play “Autumn.”

Anna Deavere Smith gives voice to the everyman

I don’t know anyone else who has the gift to interview people—to capture the person’s words and essence, tone of voice, facial gestures, nervous ticks such as stuttering, way of sitting and particular body movements that clearly depict that a ...

Do the right thing, ‘Party People’

“Do the right thing, for the right reason regardless of the consequences,” is the message that I heard while watching “Party People” at the Public Theater.

Thanksgiving for all

Thanksgiving is a time for everyone to come together, be generous of spirit and perhaps help others to share the same experience.

Talking SCHOP! Thankfulness

A very happy Thanksgiving to all! Family and friends, and maybe even you, traveled near and far to be together today.

’Tis the season to see Disney

The holidays bring festivities all around, but no place does festive quite as extravagantly as Disney World. Orlando’s Disney World Resort came to life this past week during the start of its jovial holiday season with new, old and enjoyable ...

New website to offer space for Black businesses to thrive

As the busy holiday shopping season gets underway, Black shoppers are looking to spend their dollars with Black businesses.