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In The Hundred-Foot Journey, Helen Mirren plays an imperious French restaura...
Mirren stars as a French restaurant owner in The Hundred-Foot Journey, a film about food, family and the clash of cultures. She says during her first 20 years in film, sets were "very locker roomy."
Black Jesus is the latest from Aaron McGruder, who created the politically c...
Aaron McGruder's Black Jesus premieres Thursday night on Adult Swim, and it features a Christ who drops f-bombs and drinks 40s. So is it sacrilege or subversive? Some biblical scholars weigh in.
After a week of fighting and conflicting accounts, militants with the Islamic State have reportedly captured Iraq's largest dam. The development spells danger for much of Iraq's civilian population.
The White House is considering several military options to address an emergency humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq. The administration may approve either air strikes or airdrops of food and medicine to help tens of thousands of refugees stranded on a mountaintop.
Virtuoso jazz musicians Dave Douglas and Uri Caine perform from their new album of duets. It features hymns based on a tradition called shape-note singing, which dates to the early 1800s.
On The Knick, the graphic scenes are riveting, says David Bianculli, though ...
The new Cinemax show stars Clive Owen as a rude doctor in a New York City hospital in 1900. It may take a few episodes, but you'll care about the characters and their inventions.