You like Greek drama? Hip-hop? Pull up a chair, though this might be more “Lear” than “Oedipus.” Jay Z is hip-hop’s ranking ambassador, recently blessed with nine Grammy nominations, while his protégé, Kanye West, riding the album of the year, “Yee
In Vladimir Putin’s Russia—official Russia—there is no controversy about the rights of gays and lesbians. Controversy suggests a serious clash of ideas and opinions; controversy suggests points of view that are in opposition and, potentially, subject to change. This is not the ca
As is the custom these days when great figures die, the beatification of Nelson Mandela has been immediate, overwhelming, and, here in the United States, not a little ironic. Long regarded by the U.S. intelligence services as a seditious figure, and even a terrorist threat, he has been recast as a
The last thing I scribbled in my notebook at the end of a screening of “American Hustle” (which opens tomorrow) was, “Wish it were the magazine article that you’d read and said, that would make a great movie.” David O. Russell’s new movie falls into a distinctiv
Fragmentation blues: Google's Android vs. Apple's iOS
Two charts illustrate a key difference between the two leading mobile operating systems.
FORTUNE -- The chart at right, taken from the Wikipedia entry for Android version history, illustrates the problem app developers call Android fragmentation -- the splintering of Google's (GOOG)
Social media habits are shifting. Instagram's Kevin Systrom wants his service to be where the people are going, not just where they are.
FORTUNE -- Twenty months ago, almost to the day, Facebook (FB) acquired the rapidly growing social network Instagram for a then-staggering sum: $1 billion. The fi
Online distribution means the little guys can compete with the major studios, and some big players are starting to take notice.
By Melissa Locker
FORTUNE -- There's no denying that videogames are big business. Grand Theft Auto V sold $800 million in one day, helping it hit $1 billion in sales faste
The iPhone's October upswing came before any news of a China Mobile deal.
FORTUNE -- Amid almost daily signs that a distribution deal between Apple (AAPL) and China Mobile (CHL) is imminent comes the attached chart from Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Research. It shows that even without the formal en
‘Now’ to Produce Female Power Hour
“Now with Alex Wagner” is having an all women’s hour today for its second annual “Women in Leadership” show.
“As far as women have come — both politically and socially — the fundamental issue of equality still remains,” Wagner told TVNewser.
Salon.com reports MSNBC primetime host Chris Hayes met with disgruntled employees of NBC-owned Peacock Productions in the midst of a heated union battle with the network.
Hayes is one of five prime-time MSNBC hosts – along with Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, Lawrence O’Donnell and Ed Schult
Lea Gabrielle is joining Fox News as a general assignment reporter for “Shepard Smith Reporting,” TVNewser has learned. Gabrielle will make her Fox News debut December 16.
For the past two years, Gabrielle has been a military reporter for KNSD, the NBC owned station in San Diego. Before
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was grilled by reporters at this afternoon’s briefing over a lack of photographer access to President Obama.
The exchange comes after the New York Times published an opinion piece from AP photography director Santiago Lyon who took the administration to t
‘Spider-Man’ Universe: Alex Kurtzman to Direct ‘Venom,’ Drew Goddard to Write ‘Sinister Six’
Sony Pictures Entertainment, in association with Marvel Entertainment, is expanding its blockbuster “Spider-Man” franchise with new projects including “Venom” and “The Sinister Six,” the studio announced Thursday night via ElectroArrives.com.
Alex Kurtzman, Robert
One thing you can always be certain of when you’re watching ABC’s “Scandal” is that every answer only really creates several more questions. Thus was the case with Thursday’s midseason finale.
We left off with Olivia (Kerry Washington) wondering if she had just hel
Beyonce released a self-titled “visual” album exclusively on iTunes Thursday night, to the surprise of essentially everyone not named “Carter.”
The studio album, Beyonce’s fifth, contains a combination of traditional audio tracks with accompanying video versions. F
The duo weigh in with their thoughts on the day’s surprises and snubs, which included a shutout for the Weinstein Company’s dramas “Fruitvale Station” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” Both Sneider and Shaw were delighted that Spike Jonze’s “Her&rdq