This week’s bestsellers from Publishers Weekly
Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Feb. 20, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2020 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2020, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. A Court of Silver Flames. Sarah J. Maas. Bloomsbury 2. The Four Winds. Kristin Hannah. St. Martin's 3. The Midnight Library. Matt Haig. Viking 4. The Sanatorium. Sarah Pearse. Viking/Dorman 5. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue. V.E. Schwab. Tor 6. The Vanishing Half. Brit B...
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This week's bestsellers from Publishers Weekly
Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Feb. 20, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2021 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2021, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "A Court of Silver Flames" by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury) Last week: – 2. "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s) Last week: 1 3. "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig (Viking) Last week: 5 4. "The Sanatorium" by Sarah Pearse (Viking/Dorman) Last week: 3 5. "The Invi...
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Brett Ratner’s Milli Vanilli biopic dropped by Millennium Media after Time’s Up reignites sexual assault allegations
After being publicly called out for getting back into business with Brett Ratner after at least six women accused him of sexual misconduct, Millennium Media has dropped the director’s planned Milli Vanilli biopic. Millennium and Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment said Wednesday that Millennium “will not be selling the film at (the European Film Market) or be involved in the production,” but promised that this isn’t the end of the story for the lip-syncing duo. “Multiple competitive bids and a group of private equity investors have emerged that are fully financing the movie to begin production short...
New York Daily News
'United States vs. Billie Holiday' review: Andra Day triumphs as Lady Day in an uneven film
Many Billie Holiday fans may be left frustrated and perplexed by “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” available to stream Friday on Hulu. I am not one of them. It’s worth seeing for vocalist Andra Day’s first big dramatic role, for starters. She’s simply terrific or, rather, complexly so; she captures the vocal timbre of the real Holiday, both singing and speaking, but this is no impersonation in search of an interpretation. The subject’s pain, her toughness, the ravages and the dangerous allure of addiction, the casual, throwaway mutterings of an artist hounded by too many adversaries: It’...
Television Q&A: Will 'Younger' be returning for another season?
You have questions. I have some answers. Q: Can you tell me if the TV show “Younger”, starring Sutton Foster, will return for a seventh season? A: It will, but in a new location at first. Paramount+, the revamped version of streaming service CBS All Access, will have the seventh and final season of the series at a date to be announced. Later this year, after the Paramount+ premiere, the seventh season will also be shown on TV Land, the home of the show’s first six seasons. (Those six seasons are also on CBS All Access, which evolves into Paramount+ on March 4.) Q: Can you tell me why everyone ...
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'Ted Lasso': What we know about next season, Kansas City connections, those biscuits
Everyone was skeptical of "Ted Lasso." After all, it was based on a TV commercial with a one-note premise: Kansas football coach is transplanted to England to coach a sport he knows nothing about: their version of football, aka soccer. Then people started watching the series and realized there was far more to it, thanks in large part to its co-creator and star, Jason Sudeikis, the "Saturday Night Live" alum who grew up in Overland Park. Now that "Ted Lasso" and Sudeikis are vying for two Golden Globes on Feb. 28 — for best comedy TV series and best actor — the most-watched show on Apple TV+ ha...
The Kansas City Star
‘Like a horror movie’: Caterpillar silences tomato’s cry for help, scientists find
While there’s a famous horror-movie spoof about killer tomatoes, no one seems to have made one about caterpillars — the insect pests that eat the juicy red fruits of summer. Perhaps the time is ripe, with inspiration from a new study at Pennsylvania State University. Scientists found that a caterpillar called the tomato fruit worm not only chomps on tomatoes and their leaves, but also deposits enzyme-laden saliva on the plant, interfering with its ability to cry for help. If it all sounds a bit improbable, starting with the concept of plants crying for help, scientists also scoffed at that ide...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Ma Rainey, 'Mother of the Blues,' injected her music with color and controversy
In the Netflix drama that spotlights a Chicago recording session, Ma Rainey argues with a cop about a fender bender. "You going to let me tell the story?" he asks her, exasperated. Rainey, as portrayed by Viola Davis, responds with a steely-eyed stare. "Well, if you gonna tell it, tell it right," she says. We'll try to honor Rainey's legacy and tell her story right. The Columbus, Georgia, native born Gertrude Pridgett, is known as the "Mother of the Blues." But the most celebrated modern recognition of her singing career, rooted in the 1920s, was generated by August Wilson in his 1982 play, "M...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
COVID-19 interrupted a generation of theater artists. Now they wonder what's next
SEATTLE — When Jarrett Johnson stepped onstage for the first time in 2019, he was nervous. For eight years, he had been on active duty with the United States Air Force. He'd stood in front of commanders, colonels and generals. He'd been actively deployed all over the world. Yet standing in the spotlight on the stage at Erickson Theatre as he portrayed Det. Rob DeBree in a Seattle Central College production of "The Laramie Project" was humbling, Johnson said. "I had a couple of moments where the spotlight was just on me and it hit me — if I mess up it's all on me," he said. "I'm really doing th...
The Seattle Times