"It's game over, man." When you improvise one of the most famous lines in one of the most famous films in history, it tends to haunt you.  The role of Pvt. William Hudson in James Cameron's "Alien
Moscow, Feb 26, IRNA – A group of Russian tour operators and reporters are to visit Iran in the framework of program to increase tourism cooperation between Tehran and Moscow and prepare grounds for
Sunday might be dominated by La La Land, but Saturday belonged to Moonlight. Barry Jenkins' luminous coming-of-age tale swept Saturday's Film Indepen
Hollywood's public outpouring of love and respect Sunday for actor Bill Paxton was remarkable in its breadth and warmth.  Paxton, who was originally from Texas and had more than 90 acting credits
Ardebil, Feb 26, IRNA -- Governor of Parsabad Moghan said on Sunday that in case of a request by the Azeri officials, Iranian relief workers and fire fighters are ready to cross Aras River and help e
Mashad, Feb 26, IRNA – Director for Medical Emergency affiliated to Mashad Medical Science University Dr. Mohammad Shurvarzi said on Sunday that eight Iraqi pilgrims, who were injured in a car accide
It all started with a James Turrell art exhibit. The artist’s geometric light projections and sensory deprivation installations served as inspiration for director Denis Villeneuve and production d
Tehran, Feb 26, RINA – An academic official said here on Sunday that Tehran University of Medical Sciences is attracting students from 36 countries.
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Islamabad, Feb 26, IRNA – The Iranian Cultural Centre in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore is holding a two-day film festival at 'Royal Palm' and 'Country Club' centers.
They've tallied the votes, gilded the giant Oscar statues and rolled out the red carpet. Fans of film, frocks and frivolity focused on the famous tur
On the occasion of her record-breaking 20th Oscar nomination, Meryl Streep ?is over drama. Days after Karl Lagerfeld? told Women's Wear Daily that Streep would wear only a dress made by a fashion
As she took the Spirit Awards stage to present an acting ensemble prize to “Moonlight,” “Scandal” star Kerry Washington ?was struck by a moment of spontaneous emotion.? “Oh dear Lord, I love this
Gay storylines on network television aren’t always frivolous, but it’s rare when they embody themes that are universal to us all —  no matter if you identify as LGBTQ, SWM, SWF or  any other acron
Walking the Oscars’ red carpet is a chore even under the best of circumstances. When you’re several months pregnant? Forget it. At least, that’s what Natalie Portman is saying. The Oscar nominee,
After airing just two of its completed 13 episodes, CBS has pulled the low-rated legal drama “Doubt” from its schedule. The network didn’t call the move a “cancellation,” saying that the series, w
Former U.S. president George W. Bush has kept a low profile since leaving the White House in 2009. But he is set to reveal some of the fruits of his second career on Tuesday in a book called "Portrait
In an Oscar season saturated with repetitive red carpet affairs, one black-tie event stood out from the rest in the lead-up to Sunday’s ceremony — the only awards party where Steven Seagal was the
A documentary criticizing U.S. Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton tied on Saturday with superhero ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of
Jordan Peele never thought his directorial debut “Get Out,” a horror spin on “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” for the post-Obama age, would ever actually make it to the big screen. “I said, ‘You wan
Tehran, Feb 25, IRNA - A plan for the identification of ancient ships and trading ports in the Caspian Sea in Gilan Province was launched on Saturday, the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and
U.S. authorities have barred entry to a Syrian cinematographer for Oscar-nominated film The White Helmets, as Hollywood stars gathered at a rally sup
New sculptures by Jim Isermann look like the crates that the sculptures might have been shipped in, albeit here given free rein to perform like circus acrobats. The offbeat mix is typical for the
Llyn Foulkes' recent mixed-media paintings manifest what the 82-year-old artist calls "Old Man Blues." In many respects, however, the lamentation has been underway ever since Foulkes began regular
Petra Cortright's paintings wedge themselves between the celebrated history of gestural art, mostly Expressionist and abstract, and the past generation's frantic upheaval of established visual nor
Former U.S. president Barack Obama and his daughter Malia Obama have caught a new revival of Arthur Miller's The Price. They attended the play starri
One of this year’s Academy Awards favorites is “Moonlight,” an intimate and poetic portrayal of growing up gay in a gang-ravaged Miami neighborhood. Mahershala Ali stands a good chance to win the
If the annual Oscar campaigns are convinced of nothing else — other than the greatness of whatever film they represent —  it’s their own importance. The message of this elongated award season is:
Isfahan, Feb 25, IRNA – The second Asian African Congress of Mycobacteriology (AASM 2017) started work with the attendance of AASM President Ali Akbar Velayati on Saturday in the city of Isfahan.
Tehran, Feb 25, IRNA - Acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi introduced two prominent Iranian-Americans to represent his movie, “The Salesman,” at the Oscar Academy Awards which is to be held on
For more than 50 years, the Japanese ultra-Pop artist has awed audiences by crafting sculptural illusions with light and mirrors to replicate the sense of infinity. Experience five rooms at the Hirshh
The former president, who has kept a low profile since leaving office in January, visited New York to see “The Price” with his elder daughter, Malia.
Blake Lively takes on “Jaws,” more or less, in “The Shallows.” And Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza incite mayhem in “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.”
In a joint letter, the five directors say that whoever wins, the Oscar will be dedicated to activists and others “who uphold freedom of expression.”
One half expects the ghosts of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to swirl across the silver skyline rising inside the Dolby Theatre for Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards. The stage set glitters with more
Why wait for Sunday to make a statement? Directors of the five Oscar-nominated foreign-language films have gotten a jump on what is expected to be a flood of political remarks at the upcoming Acad
Maybe tomorrow Narciss will come and we will not be afraid anymore, a red-haired woman says hopefully, staring at an imaginary horizon beyond the stage.
The composer’s “Prince of Players,” about an actor in Restoration England who specialized in female roles, had its New York premiere at Kaye Playhouse.
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has chosen an Iranian-American female engineer and a former NASA scientist to represent his film "The Salesman" at Sunday's Oscar ceremony, which he is boycotting in pr
A listen to the week's most notable new music, including songs featuring Nicki Minaj, Alessia Cara and Frank Ocean, plus the return of shoegaze band Ride.
Tehran, Feb 24, IRNA - Laboratory studies on three samples of buff clay works of the Burnt City and their comparison with the geology of the area under study have showed that the buff clay works are
Today in Entertainment: Prominent Iranian Americans will represent Asghar Farhadi at Oscars; New 'Twin Peaks' art Feb. 24, 2017, 12:08 p.m. With the Oscars around the corner and much of Hollywood
  SUNDAY The musical “La La Land” leads the field with 14 nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, a.k.a. “The Oscars.” Jimmy Kimmel serves as master of ceremonies at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood
Paul Schimmel, the longtime Los Angeles curator best known for his defining tenure as the former chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, has departed Hauser Wirth & Schimmel,
Gene Clark — a founding member of the Byrds whose musical legacy is often overshadowed by those of his onetime bandmates Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Clarence White and latter-day m
To hear Olivia Harrison tell it, it wasn’t unusual for George Harrison to stroll through their house spouting words at random — a process that could cause an outsider to wonder whether the ex-Beat
Among them, the conductor Herbert Blomstedt's surprising performance with the New York Philharmonic and a Facebook Live concert and interview with the tenor Javier Camarena.
Tehran, Feb 24, IRNA – In continuation to protest US President Donald Trump’s visa ban order, world-known Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, and the director of the Oscar nominated film ‘The Salesman’
The city synonymous with the country music business is in transition. How is it dealing with rapid change, and the Trump era? A panel discussion on Popcast.
If "Charles Garabedian and His Contemporaries" were a movie, it would have an amazing cast, a killer script and a director who knew how to get the best out of his team. At L.A. Louver, the five-ro
If he wins the Oscar for adapted screenplay for “Fences,” the late playwright August Wilson will join an impressive group of posthumous winners and nominees. Wilson won a Tony Award and a Pulitzer
In the wake of the Trump administration’s decision to roll back protections that allow transgender students to use bathrooms based on their gender identity, artists across the continuum have taken
Tehran, Feb 24, IRNA – Iran is a good partner in environmental field for the European Union, EU Director-General for Environment Daniel Calleja Crespo said.
What’s essential to Dave Malloy, the composer of “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” and his wife, the writer Eliza Bent? Stuffed animals.
Today in Entertainment: 'The Get Down' to return to Netflix; Rihanna named Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Feb. 24, 2017, 9:52 a.m. With the Oscars around the corner and much of Hollywood still f
Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. Issa Rae shared awkward memories. And Janelle Monae insisted black women 'have a right to have
Imagine coming of age in a time of political activism and fervent idealism, only to see your dreams of building a better world betrayed again and again by the basest human impulses. Now picture th
The Times’ film critics, Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang, sat down to discuss their picks, preferences and plans for the 89th Academy Awards. KENNETH TURAN: Oscars are upon us, and that has been a
“Kiki,” a new documentary in the spirit of the seminal 1990 film “Paris Is Burning,” takes its audience into New York City’s underground ballroom scene.  But your granny’s waltz or cousin’s Argent
A judge will let only one other accuser testify at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial to bolster charges that the actor drugged and molested a woman a
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