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Q&A: Director Brad Bird on choosing his 'essentials' for TCM

Q&A: Director Brad Bird on choosing his 'essentials' for TCM

LOS ANGELES — As the youngest member of his family, Brad Bird would often get dragged along to films that may have been a little out of his depth for a child, like “2001: A Space Odyssey.
Work safety strike, virus lockdown protest set for May Day

Work safety strike, virus lockdown protest set for May Day

LOS ANGELES — Essential workers will strike nationwide on May Day to demand safer conditions during the coronavirus outbreak, while other groups plan rallies against tight stay-at-home orders they say are crippling the U.S. economy.
Duchess of Sussex loses first round in newspaper lawsuit

Duchess of Sussex loses first round in newspaper lawsuit

LONDON — The Duchess of Sussex lost an early round in a London court Friday when a judge dismissed part of her lawsuit against the publisher of a British newspaper that put out excerpts of a letter to her estranged father.
This is his quest: An actor serenades the front-line workers

This is his quest: An actor serenades the front-line workers

NEW YORK — It’s a stunning sound, emerging amid the clanging and the whooping and the banging and the honking at 7 p.m. each night as New Yorkers cheer front-line workers: the velvety, buttery baritone of Brian Stokes Mitchell.
Kelly Rowland: ‘Coffee’ song, video is my ode to black women

Kelly Rowland: ‘Coffee’ song, video is my ode to black women

NEW YORK — Kelly Rowland says her new single “Coffee” and its accompanying music video is her “ode to the beauty of black women.
Mexican protest singer Oscar Chávez dies of COVID-19 at 85

Mexican protest singer Oscar Chávez dies of COVID-19 at 85

MEXICO CITY — One of Mexico’s best-known protest singers, Oscar Chávez, died Thursday at age 85 after being infected with the coronavirus.
Bollywood mourns loss of two of its most versatile actors

Bollywood mourns loss of two of its most versatile actors

GURUGRAM, India — Two of India’s most beloved movie stars, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, died within a day of each other this week, and though they came from two very different worlds and two very different schools of acting, both leave behind a trea
Queen and Adam Lambert honour global COVID-19 'Champions'

Queen and Adam Lambert honour global COVID-19 'Champions'

LONDON — Queen and singer Adam Lambert have a message for workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 fight: “You Are the Champions.
Anderson Cooper is a father; gives infant son a special name

Anderson Cooper is a father; gives infant son a special name

NEW YORK — Anderson Cooper is a father, a milestone the CNN anchor says for a while he didn't believe would ever happen. Cooper announced the birth of his son, Wyatt, Thursday evening on his show and in a lengthy Instagram post.
Lives Lost: Virus silences angelic voice of WWII evacuee

Lives Lost: Virus silences angelic voice of WWII evacuee

LISBON, Portugal — After Adolf Hitler annexed his native Austria and Allied bombs laid waste to Vienna, Hannelore Cruz travelled to Portugal without her parents as a refugee from hunger, cold and postwar deprivation.