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Something's Here, Something Good: It's The West Side Story Soundtrack Streaming On Spotify!

"West Side Story" fans! Tonight (well, today, but that's not a song) you can stream the soundtrack from the new Steven Spielberg movie on Spotify! It's got everything you want to hear including "The Jet Song," "Maria," "La Borinqueña," "Somewhere," and "America," sung by the film's cast. If for some reason you haven't heard of the show (which is based on the novel, which is based on William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"), here is the synopsis:Walt Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spie...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, New York City, America, Chicago, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Brian, William Shakespeare, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Romeo, Rita Moreno, Tony, Jeanine Tesori


From Marilyn to Shakespeare: how well do you know history’s most bungled quotes?

The internet is full of wonky attributions and made-up catchphrases, from real life and pop culture. Can you tell your Attenborough from your Armstrong?Those of you who had “Sir David Attenborough has beef with Adelaide shopping mall plaque” on your 2021 bingo cards must have done a victory dance this week. A local conservationist recognised some “honeybee propaganda”, attributed to the legendary naturalist, on a plaque accompanying a Westfield Tea Tree Plaza mural and alerted the relevant autho...
Tags: Celebrity, Australia news, David, Marilyn Monroe, Adelaide, William Shakespeare, Westfield, Shakespeare, David Attenborough, Sigmund Freud, Neil Armstrong, Attenborough, Marilyn, Sally Field


West Side Story review – Spielberg’s triumphantly hyperreal remake

Stunning recreations of the original film’s New York retain the songs and the dancing in a re-telling that will leave you gaspingSteven Spielberg’s West Side Story 2.0 is an ecstatic act of ancestor-worship: a vividly dreamed, cunningly modified and visually staggering revival. No one but Spielberg could have brought it off, creating a movie in which Leonard Bernstein’s score and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics blaze out with fierce new clarity. Spielberg retains Maria’s narcissistic I Feel Pretty, tr...
Tags: Music, New York, Musicals, Film, World news, US news, Culture, Stephen Sondheim, Stage, Broadway, Manhattan, William Shakespeare, Upper West Side, Spielberg, Maria, Steven Spielberg


Upcoming Denzel Washington Movies To Keep On Your Radar

(Welcome to On Your Radar, a series where we take a look at what's next for the biggest actors and filmmakers, and why you should be excited...or not.)Twenty years after "Training Day" hit theaters, King Kong's still got nothing on Denzel Washington. In an era where IPs are the new A-listers, the two-time Oscar-winner remains one of the rare actors who can draw a crowd on their basis of their name alone. And much like Liam Neeson, Washington has enjoyed a second wind as a member of the 60 and ov...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Movies, Washington, Frances Mcdormand, Broadway, William Shakespeare, Jordan, Jackson, Alfred Hitchcock, Samuel L Jackson, Journal, Macbeth, Pittsburgh, Wilson, Denzel Washington


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning, readers. Jack Dorsey is no longer Twitter's CEO, and Disney+ dropped an episode of "The Simpsons" in Hong Kong.Let's get to it.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. Jack Dorsey onstage at a bitcoin convention on June 4, 2021 in Miami, Florida.Joe Raedle/Getty Images 1. Jack Dorsey has stepped down as Twitter's CEO. Dorsey, known in the tech world for his eyebrow-raising eating habits, signatur...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Microsoft, Disney, Alabama, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Nasa, Bill Gates


Confused Immigrants on a Wire

Birds on a wire. Starlings, of course.When out with the dogs in winter, we often see large flocks of starlings, often with cowbirds and blackbirds mixed in, winging down to settle on cut-over corn fields and soy rakes, huddled on the lee side of shed roofs, and even settling on roads in order to make use of the warmth radiating up from the black tarmac.Believe it or not, the more than 200 million European Starlings found in North America today are direct descendents of approximately 100 birds in...
Tags: Europe, Mississippi, Pets, New York City, William Shakespeare, Louisiana, West Coast, North America, East Coast, Starling, Central Park, North Africa, Midwest, Northeast Midwest, PBurns, American Acclimatization Society


Clive Christian Addictive Arts: Jump Up And Kiss Me Ecstatic Hedonistic

In 2021, Clive Christian brings back to the market two perfumes from the Addictive Arts collection in 50 ml bottles: Jump Up And Kiss Me Ecstatic and Jump Up And Kiss Me Hedonistic. The perfumes were initially launched in 2017 as limited editions. The brand sees these two fragrances to be truly iconic and artistic, inspired by William Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. In the play, th... Read full article: Clive Christian Addictive Arts: Jump Up And Kiss Me Ecstatic Hedonistic from Fra...
Tags: Fashion, William Shakespeare, Fragrantica Perfumes, CLIVE CHRISTIAN


5 books you should read this holiday, according to Bill Gates

Bill Gates releases book recommendations every summer and winter.Paul Richards/AFP via Getty Images Bill Gates released his annual list of winter reading recommendations on Monday.  Gates said he's been drawn to the types of books he loved as a kid: science fiction novels.  Gates listed five books total, including two sci-fi books and two nonfiction reads about science.  Bill Gates has published his annual list of five book recommendations for winter.The Microsoft cofounder on Monday reve...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Tech, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, William Shakespeare, Kazuo Ishiguro, Gates, Afp, Andy Weir, Isaac Asimov, Walter Isaacson, Paul Richards, Klara, Jeff Hawkins


Steven Spielberg Explains Why He Had To Make West Side Story

"West Side Story" is likely to be a big hit this coming holiday season. The film premieres in theaters (and only in theaters) on December 10, 2021, and director Steven Spielberg has spoken about why he felt compelled to do this film. If you're not familiar with what we're getting in this version of "West Side Story," here is the info for you: Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Tony Kushner, "West Side Story" tells the cl...
Tags: Movies, News, New York City, America, Brian, Jets, William Shakespeare, Sharks, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Romeo, Rita Moreno, Tony, Moreno, Juliet, West Side Story


Frances McDormand Could Be the First Person Nominated for Best Picture and Acting Oscars Consecutively

A24 and Apple Original Films play double duty on the William Shakespeare adaptation of “The Tragedy of Macbeth” from Joel Coen. With A24’s awards website launching, their entire roster is listed for industry guilds and voters to consider this awards season. The studio that brought Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” to a best picture win and made […]
Tags: Awards, Frances Mcdormand, William Shakespeare, A24, Macbeth, Denzel Washington, Joel Coen, Barry Jenkins Moonlight, The Tragedy of Macbeth


Rosaline First Look: Kaitlyn Dever Is Romeo's Ex-Girlfriend In Hulu Comedy

If it's been a few years since you've read William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," you may not remember the character of Rosaline. She's the girl Romeo is obsessing over at the beginning of the story: he and his friends infiltrate a costume party hosted by the Capulets partly so Romeo can try to see Rosaline, but instead, the smitten young man meets Rosaline's cousin Juliet, and the rest is history.Now "Booksmart" and "Justified" actress Kaitlyn Dever is playing the title character in "Rosalin...
Tags: Movies, News, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Ryan Reynolds, Hulu, MGM, Romeo, Juliet, Romeo Juliet, Capulets, Dan Cohen, Shawn Levy, Rosaline, Dever, Kaitlyn Dever


The 15 Best Films About British Royalty

There's something about the monarchy in Great Britain that has always made for tremendously dramatic cinematic material. No matter how much we try to proclaim our distaste for the institution (that it's an essentially parasitic power structure feeding off the British people, that it churns out emotionally damaged individuals who consider themselves above the law, that is has no business even existing in a modern society -- take your pick), we are endlessly fascinated by the royals' exploits.Whet...
Tags: England, Hollywood, London, Movies, France, Scotland, John Cleese, Spain, Bette Davis, United Kingdom, Robert Pattinson, Davis, Monty Python, Emma Stone, Diana, William Shakespeare


Obama appeared to confuse Scotland with Ireland, then quoted Shakespeare - a playwright from England - in his COP26 speech

Former President Barack Obama seen in Glasgow, Scotland. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Barack Obama addressed the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday. In his speech, Obama called Scotland the "Emerald Isles" - a popular term for Ireland. He then quoted William Shakespeare, an English playwright. Former President Barack Obama appeared to confuse Scotland with Ireland, then went on to quote an English playwright during his COP26 speech. "Since we're in the Emerald I...
Tags: Politics, England, Obama, Scotland, Barack Obama, Trends, Ireland, News UK, Un, Glasgow, William Shakespeare, Edinburgh, Shakespeare, Robert Burns, Bard, Emerald Isle


Station Eleven: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)When COVID-19 began, people turned to Steven Soderbergh's 2011 thriller "Contagion" for, one assumes, pointers on how to navigate the terrifying real-world outbreak. Nearly two years later and everyone seems to have understandably tired of movies and TV shows dealing with devastating pandemics. However, they might want to make an...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Stephen King, Toronto, Atlanta, Georgia, Netflix, Clarke, Steven Soderbergh, William Shakespeare, Gael Garcia Bernal, FX, King, Frank, Somerville


Shaun The Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas: Release Date, Plot, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Who says you need dialogue to create a wonderful character? Not Aardman Animations, the British studio that gave the world Gromit — the silent yet highly expressive and often flustered dog who has accompanied his owner, wayward inventor Wallace, on all kinds of ridiculous adventures. The stop motion animated duo's Oscar-winning 1...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Netflix, Oscar, William Shakespeare, Aardman, Timmy, Wallace, Shaun, Steve Cox, Robin Robin, Carla Shelley, Shaun the Sheep Movie Cox, Giles Pillbrow, Richard Beek Mark Burton Sarah Cox


The 19 best Neil Gaiman books, according to Goodreads reviewers - from graphic novels to fantastical short story collections

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Neil Gaiman is a best-selling and award-winning English author. He has written short story collections, fantasy books, and a graphic novel series. Goodreads reviewers love "American Gods" and "Coraline" the most. Neil Gaiman is an influential storyteller who has won numerous awards for his work - from the Hugo and Nebula Awards to the 2013 British National Book of the Year Award- and was the first author to ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Books, England, London, Education, Neil Gaiman, Trends, Features, Ocean, House, William Shakespeare, Victoria, Sherlock Holmes, Barbie, Thor


Movies To Watch If You Loved Dune

Denis Villeneuve's reimagining of Frank Herbert's beloved sci-fi novel "Dune" is already cementing itself as a future classic within the genre. Villeneuve had already shown that he could take beloved sci-fi properties and reinvent them for a new generation with his masterful work on "Blade Runner 2049," and "Dune" boasts a similarly epic scale and intricate world building."Dune" takes place in a distant future where warring clans vie for precious resources. The young Paul (Timothee Chalamet) is ...
Tags: Movies, John Lennon, Earth, Star Trek, United States, House, Conan, Ferguson, Miami, William Shakespeare, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Mars, Vietnam, Denis, Mel Gibson


Yellow Leaves Against the Cold

Sonnet 73: William Shakespeare That time of year thou mayst in me beholdWhen yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hangUpon those boughs which shake against the cold,Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.In me thou see'st the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west,Which by and by black night doth take away,Death's second self, that seals up all in rest.In me thou see'st the glowing of such fireThat on the ashes of his youth doth lie,As the death-bed whereon...
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A moment that changed me: Patrick Stewart on the teacher who spotted his talent – and saved him

I skipped the 11-plus and was failing at school. Then I met Cecil Dormand, the extraordinary English teacher who transformed my life for everI never sat my 11-plus. On the day of the test, I wandered around the hills near the golf club above my home town of Mirfield in West Yorkshire. I ate my lunch sitting against a dry stone wall, looking down on the town, where I could see my school pals in the playground during a break in the exams. I doubt if I would have passed, anyway. And, frankly, I jus...
Tags: Family, Education, Children, Film, Theatre, Life and style, Society, Teaching, Culture, Stage, Schools, Parents and parenting, West Yorkshire, William Shakespeare, Venice, Shakespeare


Deepa Mehta, Busan Festival Jurors Upbeat on Cinema’s Potential for Creative Recovery

One quoted William Shakespeare and Bertolt Brecht. Another spoke of paradigm shifts in cinema. While a third said that the festival has become a successful springboard for Asian films. Jurors for the New Currents competition section of the Busan International Film Festival were in high spirits on Thursday. Speaking at a press conference held at […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Festivals, William Shakespeare, Directors, Bertolt Brecht, Deepa Mehta, Busan International Film Festival, Jeong Jae-eun


The Tragedy Of Macbeth: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Brace yourselves for some whiplash, because we have a double-whammy of good news and bad news for you. The very obvious good news is that there's going to be a "Macbeth" adaptation from a Coen brother that's starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand as the two leads. Seriously, soak in and appreciate that sentence because ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Frances Mcdormand, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Denzel Washington, Hunter, Joel, Lilly, Ethan, Lady Macbeth, Corey Hawkins, Denzel, Coen, Coens


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 30-Oct. 7

  Tickets go on sale to the public on Oct. 1 for “Carved” at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. The walk-through event with hundreds of hand carved pumpkins and other installations runs Oct. 11-31. In the photo, taken on October 24, 2019, what do you see first? (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Sept. 30-Oct. 7.   EVENTS   Harvest Festival, Original Art & Craf...
Tags: Books, Local News, Movies, Music + Concerts, Restaurants Food and Drink, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Events, Food, Halloween, Museum, Restaurants, San Fernando Valley


The Tragedy Of Macbeth: Release Date, Cast And Other Things To Know About Joel Coen’s A24 Movie

William Shakespeare's dark and twisted The Tragedy of Macbeth is getting the Joel Coen treatment.
Tags: Religion, William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Joel Coen


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 23-30

  Mayuka Yamamoto’s “Little Dog” oil painting is part of her exhibit “Monochrome, Apples and Animals,” Sept. 25 to Oct. 30 at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)     Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Sept. 23-30.   EVENTS   Maiden Family Fun Night and Fundraiser: Family-friendly outdoors event with bingo, dinner, music by David Brookings, children’s craft station and vendors,...
Tags: Books, Local News, Movies, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Events, Halloween, Health, Local History, Museum, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


14 Movie Roles Denzel Washington Should Have Turned Down

It goes without saying that Denzel Washington is a living legend -- a man so inherent to our perception of cinematic talent that his mere presence is considered an improvement to any film. Washington-starring movies become, in their own inevitable way, Washington-esque movies. "Malcolm X," "Fences," "Crimson Tide," and "Training Day" -- with just a couple of lines here and a forehead rub there, each one becomes Washington material in the most Denzel-ion sort of way.With Washington at the ripe ag...
Tags: Movies, Supreme Court, Washington, Britain, House, Ethan Hawke, Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Queen, Leonardo Dicaprio, Russell Crowe, Philadelphia, William Shakespeare, Jordan, Cia, Houston


A24’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ Trailer: Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand Descend Into Shakespearean Madness

A24 has released a trailer for “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” Joel Coen’s new adaptation of the classic play by William Shakespeare premiering at the New York Film Festival in September. Shot in black-and-white, Coen’s take on the Scottish Play stars Denzel Washington as Lord Macbeth and Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth. As in the source […]
Tags: News, Frances Mcdormand, William Shakespeare, A24, Macbeth, Denzel Washington, Lady Macbeth, New York Film Festival, Coen, Joel Coen, The Tragedy of Macbeth


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 16-23

  Kelly Berg’s “Ring of Fire,” acrylic on canvas, 2016, is part of the “Environmental Reflections: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation” art exhibit through Dec. 5 at Pepperdine University in Malibu. (Photo courtesy of Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art/Pepperdine University)   Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Sept. 16-23.   EVENTS   Mystic Universe at Wisdome LA Immersive Art Park: Immersive art ...
Tags: Books, Local News, Movies, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Charity, Comedy, Dining, Environment, Events, Halloween, Museum, Restaurants, San Fernando Valley


West Side Story Trailer Breakdown: See How Spielberg's Remake Compares To The Original

Steven Spielberg, arguably the greatest filmmaker alive today, is taking on a fascinating challenge for his next project: he's remaking a classic. A new trailer for his version of "West Side Story" dropped this morning, so let's take a closer look and compare and contrast some of Spielberg's choices with those of director Robert Wise, who helmed the original 1961 movie. Maria's Apartment From the first shots of the trailer, you can see some of the aesthetic changes Spielberg and production desig...
Tags: New York, Movies, New York City, America, Jets, William Shakespeare, Sharks, Spielberg, Maria, Steven Spielberg, Romeo, Rita Moreno, Tony, Natalie Wood, Chino, Anita


The Daily Stream: Shakespeare In Love Wisely Values Romance Over Accuracy

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Shakespeare in Love"Where You Can Stream It: HBO MaxThe Pitch: In 1593 London, a moody, sexy playwright named William Shakespeare (ever heard of him?) needs to write a new play, but he finds himself romantically dejected and creatively up against a wall. But he is inspired by a one-two punch that happens nearly simultaneo...
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Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education launches innovative Physician Leadership Certificate Program

In William Shakespeare’s often-quoted speech from As You Like It, we are advised: All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts … Indeed, the “one man in his time” and the “one woman in Read more… Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education launches innovative Physician Leadership Certificate Program originally appeared in KevinMD.com.
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