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Philip Roth, towering novelist who explored lust, Jewish life and America, dies at 85

Philip Roth, towering novelist who explored lust, Jewish life and America, dies at 85

In his 60s, an age when many writers are winding down, he produced an exceptional sequence of historical novels — American Pastoral, The Human Stain and I Married a Communist…

Janet Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande set for Billboard Awards

Janet Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande set for Billboard Awards

After celebrating her 52nd birthday and the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking janet. album, Janet Jackson will be capping off an epic week with her first televised performance in nine years…

Alanis Morissette’s trailblazing album becomes a jagged little play

Alanis Morissette’s trailblazing album becomes a jagged little play

By JOSHUA BARONE New York Times Thu., May 17, 2018 CAMBRIDGE, MASS.—Everyone seems to have a story about hearing Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill for the first time. Writer Diablo…

Superman actress Margot Kidder dead at age 69

Superman actress Margot Kidder dead at age 69

The sister of Canadian-born Superman actress Margot Kidder says she shared a courageous spirit with the tough-as-nails journalist she played on screen as Lois Lane. Kidder, best known for her role…

Twenty-First Century Music Festival makes this a lucky time in Toronto

Twenty-First Century Music Festival makes this a lucky time in Toronto

Let’s see now: 68 world premieres, 50 North American premieres, 28 Ontario premieres and 15 Toronto premieres. Not bad for a festival only five years old. But then, 21C isn’t…

Shock and awe: Is Childish Gambino’s This is America video art or simply commercial provocation?

Shock and awe: Is Childish Gambino’s This is America video art or simply commercial provocation?

Extreme shock tactic or poetic licence? Childish Gambino debuted the video for his new single This is America over the weekend, but the provocative music video has already ignited fierce debate…

2018 Met Gala: What you need to know about fashion’s biggest night

2018 Met Gala: What you need to know about fashion’s biggest night

It’s known as the “Oscars of the East Coast” and the party of the year for celebrity-spotting. Monday’s Met Gala, an annual fundraiser for the museum’s Costume Institute, has grown into a night…

Drake subdued as Raptors take a beating from Cavaliers in Game 2

Drake subdued as Raptors take a beating from Cavaliers in Game 2

It was all quiet on the Drake front Thursday as the Cavaliers thumped Toronto in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal. The star rapper, who made headlines in Game…

Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein, alleging he sabotaged her acting career

Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein, alleging he sabotaged her acting career

Ashley Judd is taking Harvey Weinstein to court, claiming he tried to destroy her acting career after she refused his sexual advances. The actress, one of the first women to…

Sharon Bala, Omar El Akkad shortlisted for Amazon First Novel Award

Sharon Bala, Omar El Akkad shortlisted for Amazon First Novel Award

Six books ranging in topic from refugees and American politics, and in genre from horror to historical fiction have been shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award. The winner will…