Obituary | Irrfan Khan, of ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ ‘Life of Pi,’ dies

Irrfan Khan, a veteran character actor in Bollywood movies and one of India’s best-known exports to Hollywood, has died. He was 54. Khan played the police inspector in “Slumdog

Asian celebs work to combat racist attacks amid pandemic

Actress Olivia Cheng was recently volunteering in Vancouver when she says she witnessed a man drive up to an elderly Chinese woman, roll down his window and yell, “This is

Drive In | ‘Beastie Boys Story’ isn’t a sure shot, but it’ll do

Little was predictable about the Beastie Boys in their three-plus decades of making music. They were spontaneous, always evolving, off-the-cuff pranksters who turned pro without ever losing the punchline. Even seeing

Diary of Samuel Pepys shows how life under the bubonic plague mirrored today

In early April, writer Jen Miller urged New York Times readers to start a coronavirus diary. “Who knows,” she wrote, “maybe one day your diary will provide a valuable window into

Drive In | Hemsworth finds a worthy action pic in ‘Extraction’

Tyler Rake sounds like a Mad-Libs action hero name. When you add to the mix that this character actually, literally kills someone with a rake, it starts to veer into

Pandemic and chill | Netflix adds a cool 16 million subscribers

Netflix picked up nearly 16 million global subscribers during the first three months of the year, helping cement its status as one of the world’s most essential services in times

Book It | ‘Rules for Being a Girl’ leaves readers wanting more

In “Rules for Being a Girl,” by bestselling authors Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno, high school student Marin Lospato becomes the victim of a teacher’s sexual advances — one who

tTunes | New Shelby Lynne album connected to unreleased film

There’s hardly a song among the 11 on Shelby Lynne’s first solo record since 2015 that fails to mention love, and even the exceptions stay on theme. The self-titled album is

Books, dance lessons, ‘Sopranos’ — freebies abound online

We might not be totally free these days, but there’s a lot out there that is. Companies like Pure Barre and Peloton are offering free access to fitness classes. Amazon is

Inner Engineering online – yoga and meditation course for free

Best-selling author, visionary, and leading authority on yoga and meditation, Sadhguru is offering his online Inner Engineering program free of charge to healthcare providers during the coronavirus pandemic, “in gratitude

UK youth orchestra plays ‘Ode to Joy’ alone but together

A nationwide lockdown didn’t stop Britain’s National Youth Orchestra from making music — alone but together. With the country in its fourth week of isolation to slow the spread of the

NBC’s Peacock launching in July with ‘handful’ of originals

  NBCUniversal says its video-streaming service Peacock will launch nationally in July as planned, even though just a handful of its original series will be ready. The service was meant to have

DRIVE IN | A sober diplomacy drama in ‘Sergio’

The United Nations diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello has been described as a cross between James Bond and Bobby Kennedy, which sounds like a compelling enough pitch for a film

Book It | A fiddle in a chaotic world

Simon the Fiddler is the origin story of Simon Boudlin, a traveling musician who appears in Paulette Jiles’ 2016 novel, the National Book Award finalist “News of the World.” When we

Drive In | In ‘Uncorked,’ a full-bodied coming-of-age tale

The wine movie is not exactly known for a bouquet of tasting notes. From “Wine Country” to “Bottle Shock,” they are usually light, amiable movies that amble through sunny fields

Drive In | In ‘Tigertail,’ an intergenerational immigrant tale

Oh, to be the other “Tiger” on Netflix. Alan Yang’s “Tigertail” is either blessed to arrive in the stormy wake of “Tiger King,” or doomed to be the other “Tiger” title

In Singapore, quarantine comes with sea view, room service

Student Chelsie Lee landed in Singapore from the U.K. last week, prepared to spend 14 days of mandatory, coronavirus-related isolation at home. Instead, she was whisked away to a five-star

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