The Malta Independent 21 June 2018, Thursday

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Creator of 'Pose' says FX show celebrates 'incredible souls'

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 12:11 Last update: about 3 days ago

In the premiere episode of the new FX series "Pose," a young black man hoping to be a star modern dancer is escorted into his first drag ball. Wild-eyed, he eagerly soaks it in. It quite literally...

Potent pop pastiche from Californian Matt Costa

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 12:02 Last update: about 3 days ago

Rock 'n' roll is now old enough to draw social security, which means that for contemporary acts, influences become multigenerational. Such is the case with California singer-songwriter Matt Costa, who...

In 'Solo,' a battle for the soul, and tone, of 'Star Wars'

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 11:39 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

When J.J. Abrams was a "Star Wars" novice, Lawrence Kasdan, the writer of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "The Return of the Jedi," had some advice for him: "Star Wars" is not important. "But what...

Artist, poet publish book about heroin overdose victims

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 11:28 Last update: about 3 days ago

A partnership between a poet and an artist who both lost loved ones to heroin overdoses started with similar phone calls at separate beaches four years ago. Mary Ellen D'Angelo-Lombardi was...

A busy week for Shepard Smith, Fox News' resident contrarian

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:08 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Even for Fox News' resident contrarian, it's been quite a week for Shepard Smith. He's called out the Trump administration as lying about a meeting involving the president's son, punctured claims...

Despite Spotify change, R. Kelly's streams still intact

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:01 Last update: about 4 hours ago Associated Press

Streaming numbers for R. Kelly have remained intact a week after Spotify announced it had removed the R&B singer's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful...

'Book Club' is a corny but sweet look at sex, aging

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:38 Last update: about 4 hours ago Associated Press

Jane Fonda said recently that "Book Club" was the most fun she's ever had making a movie. She was ostensibly talking about getting to know her castmates — namely Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and...

The science of the plot twist: How writers exploit our brains

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:26 Last update: about 4 hours ago The Conversation

Recently I did something that many people would consider unthinkable, or at least perverse. Before going to see “Avengers: Infinity War,” I deliberately read a review that revealed all of...

'Roseanne' cancellation brings unemployment, uncertainty

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 12:07 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

The unprecedented sudden cancellation of one of television's top comedies has left a wave of unemployment and uncertainty in its wake. Roseanne Barr's racist tweet and the swift axing of her...

Melissa McCarthy can't save flat 'Life of the Party'

Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:34 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Do laundry. Clean the fish tank. Re-grout the bathroom. What do these things have in common? They are much better ways to spend your time than sitting through Melissa McCarthy's uninspired and forced...

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