Artist Andrew Levitas on his impressive turn as a first-time filmmaker
For Andrew Levitas, there isn’t much of a difference between metal and moviemaking. What matters to 36-year-old Levitas—a noted artist and one-time soap opera star whose first filmmaking endeavor, Lullaby, debuts this month—is that he’s telling a story.
“My approach to art is that it’s not so much about the medium—it’s ... More
To play one of the Jersey Boys, the actor Vincent Piazza turned himself into a quadruple threat
What some actors might find terrifying, Vincent Piazza considers thrilling. Take, for example, an opportunity to star in a huge summer movie, as a real person known for singing, dancing and playing guitar—three things Piazza had no experience doing. It would be enough to make a lesser performer panic, but ... More
The Graceland actress shares what it's like to film her hit series
For the second season of Graceland, USA’s much-loved police drama, star Vanessa Ferlito chose to move in a different direction. Literally.
“I decided to change it up a little bit,” said the actress, referring to her move from Fort Lauderdale (where the show shoots) to Miami. "It’s a little further ... More
Euphoria, this summer's must-read novel, is saturated with history, drama and a bit of romance
Looking for a summer read about a strong, ambitious, smart-as-a-whip American woman whose husband is a bit of a loose cannon? With all due respect to Hillary Clinton, that book could be Lily King’s thrilling new novel, Euphoria.
The novel, King's fourth, is a fictional reimagining of an early ... More
Orange is the New Black star Matt McGorry dishes about the show’s upcoming season
Don’t be surprised if almost everyone you know seems to disappear for a stretch—say, 13 hours or so. After all, today's the day that the second season of Orange is the New Black, Netflix’s much binge-watched series about the hilarious and harrowing happenings at a Connecticut women’s prison, ... More
The traditional love story gets a much-needed update care of Obvious Child
The appeal of a romantic comedy isn’t lost on Jenny Slate. “When I have a hangover, it always makes me feel better to watch You’ve Got Mail,” the comedian and actress says. “But I also think that people of my generation are hungry for a change in social norms.”
Douglas McGrath talks Carole King, Woody Allen and seven—yes, seven—Tony nominations
At the upcoming Tony Awards, Beautiful, the Broadway musical based on the life and work of beloved songstress Carole King, is nominated for a whopping seven awards. And while only one of those awards—Best Book of a Musical—names the show’s writer, Douglas McGrath, all of them are a ... More
Sylvester Stallone—just as much an action hero today as he was in his Rocky youth—reveals how he's still fighting for (and winning) America's heart
Tell someone that you’ve just met Sylvester Stallone, and the first question is always the same: How’d he look? The thinking isn’t malicious. It’s just that Stallone helped define masculinity for a generation of men, perhaps more so than any actor since Steve McQueen. He understands that we are complicated, ... More
How Linda Woolverton created the movies’ most terrifying villainess
Linda Woolverton is no stranger to creating over-the-top characters; after all she is the screenwriter responsible for such enduring hits as The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Her latest creation, however, is in a class of its own.
Maleficent, of course, is best ... More
Checking in with new series Halt & Catch Fire’s resident computer genius, Mackenzie Davis
Although AMC’s Halt & Catch Fire takes place about 30 years ago, the series (premiering June 1) is about a world that’s almost unrecognizable. It was a time before smartphones, social media or even graphing calculators, when personal computers—the big, desk-bound kind that used oversized floppy disks—were about to ... More