Entertainment

Played out? Gibson’s bankruptcy fuels fears for the guitar’s future

Bruce Springsteen on Broadway, guitar in hand: ‘It was the sword in the stone.’ Photograph: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images The industry faces threats from changing musical tastes, online commerce, and the instrument’s own durability. But new talent offers hope Bruce Springsteen stood in a black T-shirt on a Broadway stage and talked about when he first discovered the power of the instrument ... Read More »

Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man Brings Ancient Chinese Music To The Present

Wu Man hopes her use of the pipa will help teach the world more about Chinese culture. Stephen Kahn/Courtesy of the artist Wu Man is recognized as the world’s greatest virtuoso on an instrument that is over 2000 years old: the Chinese pipa. Throughout her career, she’s brought the pear-shaped, 24-fret instrument into the 21st century by collaborating with world class ... Read More »

10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in April

Finally! Last year’s big Emmy-winning breakout hit The Handmaid’s Tale is back on the air – “under his eye,” naturally – to give us yet another glimpse of a hellish, misogynistic dystopia that’s pure escapism. (Riiiight.) Offred and Co. will have plenty of competition for your attention this month, as the service also drops a doc on everyone’s favorite impossibly proportioned doll; ... Read More »

Sports can play a role in weight management

Uday Jhala at a football game. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint Football Uday Jhala, 36, hates working out and loves his junk food and drinks. Yet, he weighs a healthy 67kg—the ideal weight for a man 5ft, 9 inches tall. “Given the amount of trash I eat and drink, I should be thrice my size. Thanks to football, I am fairly fit ... Read More »

Lana Del Rey review – ‘Hollywood sadcore’ shines in Australia

While questions of artificiality still seems to arise when discussing Lana Del Rey’s work, on stage her sincerity is undoubtable. Photograph: Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images For hours, throngs of Lana Del Rey devotees have been camped outside Qudos Bank Arena to secure front-row spots to her Sydney show. They are mostly young women, many brandishing the unofficial uniform of the night: flower crowns ... Read More »

Fortnite Invite Codes for iOS Invites Now Available

Epic Games sent the first batch of Fortnite Battle RoyaleiOS invites last week. Now the developer is letting those playing Fortnite mobile bring their friends into the game to try it out. Existing Fortnite iOS players have received an email from the developer explaining that they can send out Fortnite Battle Royale friend invites. “You have new friend invites ready to send!” ... Read More »

Fortnite iOS Launch Revenue Exceeds $1.5 Million in First 4 Days

In a little less than a week, third-person battle royale shooter Fortnite has skyrocketed to the top of the charts on the App Store in more than 40 countries. This is no mean feat considering that the game is invite only at the moment. What’s more is, it’s managed to earn over $1.5 million (around Rs. 9.7 crore) worldwide in its first four days. In ... Read More »

Fortnite Battle Royale Xbox One, PC, and Mobile Crossplay Announced

HIGHLIGHTS Xbox One, PC, iOS and Android Fortnite players can soon play together PS4 and Xbox One players cannot PS4 and Xbox One cross-play may be more complicated than imagined Fornite Battle Royale developer Epic will support cross-platform play between Xbox One, PC, iOS and Android. The news was revealed during Microsoft’s debut Inside Xbox broadcast on Saturday, March 10. ... Read More »

Teenagers are fueling a competitive gaming tidal wave

“Kungfufruitcup” sits at her desk where she engages with other video gamers on the website Twitch. (Photo by Timothy C. Wright/For The Washington Post.) Video games have come a long way since the days of Atari and Sega. Instead of pulling up a beanbag chair up to the tube TV in your parents’ basement, now there are worldwide competitions among ... Read More »

Trump’s take on gaming and violence was wrong in the ’90s and it’s twice as wrong now

A cobbled-together meeting at the White House is the latest chapter in the long, misguided crusade against video games. It would be comical if the country were not in a bitter ongoing debate about gun control and the safety of children; but since we are, it’s frustrating that time is still being spent on this long-settled “debate” instead of on ... Read More »