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“Succession” fans prepare for the series finale of the Emmy-winning hit drama

WASHINGTON — Jennifer Gould, an Oregon-based trust and estate attorney, thinks the premise of “Sucsession” — HBO’s hit series about a billionaire media mogul and his children’s fight to take over the family company — is a bit flawed. “The idea that they wouldn’t have a firm succession plan in place is ridiculous,” Gould said.… Read More »

Essay: A Megafan’s Appreciation for Tina Turner’s Boundless Energy and Lessons in Survival

DALLAS — When Tina Turner died at the age of 83, I found myself going back to the fourth grade, to the day I truly discovered her voice. I was at Thanksgiving – sorry – when I decided to rummage through my parents’ old cassette tapes in search of entertainment. What I found was astounding:… Read More »

Ahead of the “Succession” final, uncertainty about the results for the sparring siblings

It’s no Iron Throne, but the stakes feel just as high. “Succession,” the critically acclaimed drama about a Murdoch-esque warring billionaire family, ends its four-season run on Sunday with a long-awaited 88-minute finale. And just like another HBO show, “Game of Thrones,” there is no shortage of theories about how the series will end and… Read More »

Tina Turner, ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ whose triumphant career made her world famous, dies aged 83

NEW YORK — Tina Turner, the unstoppable singer and stage performer who teamed up with husband Ike Turner for a dynamic run of hit records and live shows in the 1960s and ’70s and survived her torrid marriage to triumph in middle age with the chart-topping “What’s Love Got” to do with it,” has died… Read More »

After a year of long-running Hollywood love, actor James Hong continues to have his moment

James Hong was met with a standing ovation at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and could have easily just basked in the applause and moved on. But for the 94-year-old, the mostly Asian cast of “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” which won best casting, seemed like an opportunity for a stark reminder that Hollywood wasn’t… Read More »

Georgia school book ban could violate civil rights law, federal officials warn

ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Education has found that a suburban Atlanta school district’s removal of some books from its libraries may have created a hostile environment that violated federal laws against racial and gender discrimination. The legal intervention by the department’s Office for Civil Rights could dampen efforts to ban the books in… Read More »

Questions and answers: Liv Ullmann, cinema royalty and major Cannes draw, looks back

CANNES, France — Very few are able to capture people’s attention at the Cannes Film Festival like Liv Ullmann. At 84, Ullmann is unashamedly cinema royalty, and directors have flocked to greet her at this year’s festival. Pedro Almodóvar sought her out for a lunch. Todd Haynes tried to get her word that his latest… Read More »

Jim Brown Appreciation: Remembering the Hall of Fame running back’s lasting impact on and off the field

CLEVELAND — Jim Brown was both extraordinary and extraordinarily complicated. A man. Many versions. His greatness on the pitch is beyond reproach. For generations, Brown, who died Thursday night peacefully at his home in Los Angeles, has long been the standard of excellence for running backs, a freakish blend of raw power and lightning speed… Read More »

The Venice Architectural Biennale gives belated voice to Africa that has long been silent

VENICE, Italy — Scottish-Ghanaian architect Lesley Lokko is giving a platform to long-silenced voices at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens Saturday, the first curated by an African, with a predominance of work by Africans and the African diaspora. The 18th architectural biennale, titled “The Laboratory of the Future,” explores decolonization and decarbonization, themes… Read More »