Arts Calendar: Happenings for the Week of November 12

‘The Hunger Games’ gets a prequel, ‘The Crown’ ascends to the throne for a final season, Dolly Parton tries out rock ’n’ roll and more.

FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Found Guilty of Fraud

Listen to article (2 minutes) FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was convicted Thursday of stealing billions of dollars from customers of the doomed crypto exchange, in what prosecutors called one of the biggest financial frauds in U.S. history.  A New York federal jury convicted him of all seven counts he faced. The verdict capped the stunning … Read more

Trump Called to Witness Stand, Fined for Out-of-Court Comments

Updated Oct. 25, 2023 4:47 pm ET NEW YORK—Trial proceedings in Donald Trump’s civil-fraud trial took a surprise turn Wednesday when the presiding judge summoned the former president to the witness stand to answer for comments he made in a courthouse hallway—and then fined him $10,000. The tense confrontation came during the second day of … Read more

Beijing Stages Charm Offensive to Pave Way for Xi Trip

Updated Oct. 23, 2023 6:17 pm ET China hasn’t said yet whether its leader, Xi Jinping, will accept President Biden’s invitation to visit the U.S. next month, but Beijing is gearing up an American charm offensive that appears designed to prepare the way for what would be Xi’s first U.S. trip in six-and-a-half years. Chinese … Read more

'Gutenberg! The Musical!' Review: A Mock Broadway Biography

Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad play two would-be theater impresarios attempting to put on a show about the inventor of the printing press in this energetic musical farce. Source link

For Trump, the New York Fraud Trial Is Personal

Listen to article (2 minutes) Donald Trump faces four criminal indictments, 91 charges and, if convicted, sentences that could exceed his life expectancy. But there is one case that has hit him most personally, friends and associates say: The civil-fraud trial under way in Manhattan. Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. … Read more

Arts Calendar: Happenings for the Week of October 8

Taylor Swift performs on the big screen, ‘Frasier’ orders another round of tossed salad and scrambled eggs, Sondheim’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ returns to Broadway and more Source link

New York City Mayor Tries to Dissuade Migrants from Heading to U.S.

In a visit to a remote area of Colombia, Mayor Eric Adams instead called for a collaborative solution to the illegal migration that has put pressure on the Big Apple. Source link

‘A definitive backslide.’ Inside fashion’s worrying runway trend

CNN  —  Now that the Fall-Winter 2023 catwalks have been disassembled, it’s clear one trend was more pervasive than any collective penchant for ruffles, pleated skirts or tailored coats. Across runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris, there was a notable scarcity of plus-size models. This comes at a time when there are five … Read more