'Hubot' series focuses on human-robot divide

| Jul 18, 2014

'Hubot' series focuses on human-robot divide

by Erik Fau

He has no special interest in science fiction, but the creator of a Swedish sci-fi drama that pits robots against humans has struck a nerve among viewers. “Real Humans,” by screenwriter-actor Lars Lundstroem, stars humanoids called “hubots,” a word mixing humans and robots. They ...

Jul 9, 2014

Harry Potter returns in new J.K. Rowling short story

Harry Potter has returned in a short story posted online by J.K. Rowling that features her best-selling hero at a school reunion, approaching the age of 34 and showing a few gray hairs. Written as an article in the fictional Daily Prophet newspaper under ...

Batman celebrates 75th birthday

Jul 4, 2014

Batman celebrates 75th birthday

Ker-pow! Batman is celebrating his 75th birthday this month with a series of comic-book, video-game and other events putting Gotham City’s famed caped crusader firmly back in the spotlight. July 23 is officially Batman Day, and to mark the occasion in Hollywood, Warner Bros. ...

Heavy metal headbanger develops bleeding brain

Jul 4, 2014

Heavy metal headbanger develops bleeding brain

It may not destroy your soul, but it turns out heavy metal music can be hazardous to your brain — at least in some rare cases. German doctors say they have treated a Motorhead fan whose headbanging habit ultimately led to a brain injury, ...

Jul 1, 2014

The Who plans 50th anniversary tour, new music

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are taking The Who on the road for a series of shows in the U.K. celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary. Daltrey referred to the tour as the start of the Who’s “long goodbye” during a news conference Monday at ...

Hit song writer Gerry Goffin, ex-husband of Carole King, dies at 75

Jun 20, 2014

Hit song writer Gerry Goffin, ex-husband of Carole King, dies at 75

Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multidimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and song-writing partner Carole King wrote such hits as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Up on the Roof” and “The Loco-Motion,” died early Thursday at ...

'Gentleman's Guide,' McDonald, Cranston win Tonys

Jun 9, 2014

'Gentleman's Guide,' McDonald, Cranston win Tonys

The lethal romp “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” got a lot of love at Sunday night’s Tony Awards, nabbing the trophy for best new musical on a night that also saw Audra McDonald make Broadway history, Bryan Cranston win as a rookie ...

'Gangnam' tops YouTube hit list

Jun 1, 2014

'Gangnam' tops YouTube hit list

The wildly popular “Gangnam Style” music video cemented its place Saturday as one of the defining soundtracks of the digital age, smashing through the 2-billion barrier on YouTube. The infectious and satirical megahit by South Korean pop star Psy became a worldwide sensation, fueling ...

Turkish drama 'Winter Sleep' wins Palme d'Or

May 25, 2014

Turkish drama 'Winter Sleep' wins Palme d'Or

The richly ruminative Chekhovian drama “Winter Sleep” was awarded the Palme d’Or on Saturday, bestowing the Cannes Film Festival’s top honor on an intimate, wintery epic set on Turkey’s Anatolian steppe. Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan accepted the award, handed out by Quentin Tarantino and ...