‘Lady Bird’ named best picture by New York Film Critics
Movies

‘Lady Bird’ named best picture by New York Film Critics

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” has been named best picture by the New York Film Critics Circle, which also awarded Gerwig best director and its star, Saoirse Ronan, best actress. The film critics’ group announced its awards Thursday on Twitter, throwing its fullest support behind Gerwig’s coming-of-age … Continue reading

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Rep. Joe Barton, embarrassed by nude photo online, to retire
National / Politics

Rep. Joe Barton, embarrassed by nude photo online, to retire

By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, Texas’ most-senior member of Congress, announced Thursday that he won’t seek re-election after a naked photo of him circulated online and a conservative activist released past messages of a sexual nature from him. The photo of the 68-year-old Barton was posted on … Continue reading

After bright career, Donald Sutherland finally nabs an Oscar
Celebrities / Movies

After bright career, Donald Sutherland finally nabs an Oscar

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For every era of film in the last half-century, there’s a memorable Donald Sutherland role. Whether it’s his breakthrough performance in “The Dirty Dozen,” his portrayal of demented arsonist in “Backdraft” or playing a ruthless president in “The Hunger Games” films, Sutherland’s career spans roughly … Continue reading