I’ve been waiting for the new album by Wellington’s Fat Freddy’s Drop for a long time. The new album, Blackbird, which was released in June, is their third studio album and the first studio album since 2009.
Shapeshifter is easily one of New Zealand’s biggest musical success stories. They’ve been in the game for more than a decade, making a name as a genre-defining band in New Zealand and gathering international acclaim, playing some of the biggest music festivals in the world.
The producer of “banned” gay sex film I Want Your Love has defied the Australian censors, claiming the movie’s global release on Monday via web-based video-on-demand services represented a way “to bypass the gatekeepers” and render them irrelevant. Classification Australia’s refusal to grant the film exemption from classification – which would have allowed it to screen to adult audiences at three queer film festivals around the country – has drawn criticism from Hollywood actor James Franco and attracted worldwide media attention.
Like Norsemen of old toasting Balder, the god of light, Scandinavians celebrate summer with feasting and fireworks, music festivals and folk dancing until dawn.
Next month is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride month, an international season of parades, cultural festivals and street parties celebrating gay rights. But amid all the good cheer, tensions are rising over a controversial issue that is splintering LGBT communities
The European Union was days away Friday from ratification of the Lisbon Treaty after the president of the Czech Republic — the remaining holdout in negotiations — agreed to ratify it. Lyke founded “Pints for Prostates” to spread the message about need for regular prostate health screenings.
A French filmmaker who recently finished a documentary about a violent street gang in El Salvador was found shot dead in the town of Tonacatepeque, about 10 miles northeast of the capital city of San Salvador, authorities said. Christian Poveda, 52, was shot at least four times in the face, according to local reports
Cheryl Morse was 19 years old when she hitchhiked more than 700 miles from Chicago, Illinois, to Bethel, New York.
The New York International Children’s Film Festival , which opens this weekend, is the biggest children’s film festival in the U.S. This is not the kind of event where they screen Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears Another Who or Madagascar 3: Botswanarama! This is a venue for those budding cineastes between the ages of 3 and 18 for whom this weekend could not be complete without screening a film in the Children and War series or another of the challenging entertainments chosen by the festival jury, which includes John Turturro, Susan Sarandon and Gus Van Sant. You can’t help feeling that if Rush Limbaugh were to come up with his fantasy politically-correct liberal-media-élite pile-on, it would sound a lot like a planning session for the NYICFF.