Nepotism in the movies: it’s time to call out the acting school of mum and dad

If youve got famous parents, your chances in the film industry appear to improve exponentially. If were serious about equality, this has to change Interviewed by Variety at the Los Angeles premiere of the actor Maya Hawke denied that a personal connection led to her being cast in Quentin Tarantinos latest film. Hawke is the daughter of Uma Thurman, who has appeared in three Tarantino films, and she argued that she had gone through the same casting process as other …

‘Don’t blame me’: 10 Tupac quotes to get you through the working day

Jerry Foxhoven was fired from his job at Iowas social services agency after quoting Tupac too much. Here are some of the rappers best lines to use at work What role should the late, great rapper Tupac Shakur play in the day-to-day life of a public servant? Its a question 66-year-old Jerry Foxhoven, until recently the director of Iowas social services agency, might have mixed feelings about. Foxhoven was dissed him in an open letter published in the Source. Through …

The end of an era: age, time and change in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Quentin Tarantinos acclaimed new drama sees Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt struggle to deal with an industry and a town that are rapidly changing Its 1969, and Los Angeles doesnt look like it used to. Psychedelic flyers wallpaper the telephone poles advertising love-ins and happenings, dirty pictures have started getting proper red carpet premieres and storefronts tout ever-more-sophisticated TV sets. The strong, silent types that used to people the streets have been replaced by druggies and weirdos. Quentin Tarantinos latest …

Hip-hop horseman: Fab 5 Freddy gallops through Renaissance art

The rapper and graffiti art legend is taking a ride through Florence and its masterpieces. He talks about their enlightened depictions of black people and reveals who was the Renaissance Tupac Theres something of the Renaissance man about Fred Brathwaite, AKA Fab 5 Freddy. A graffiti artist turned film-maker, producer and curator, Brathwaite spent much of the 80s speeding from downtown to uptown New York, connecting the punk scene with hip-hop DJs and graffiti crews like his Fabulous Five. He …

70s Bond girl Caroline Munro: I loved Roger Moore. His knitwear was classic

She spent her career being chased by vampires, 007 and David Hasselhoff. And she also found time to sing with Cream and Gary Numan. Was it all as much fun as it looked? One day, 50 years ago, a solicitor walking to work through Waterloo station in London noticed a 30ft-tall woman. She was dressed in an unzipped scuba top and was brandishing a knife drawn from a scabbard strapped to her bare thigh. It was his daughter. Dad knew …

Keanu Reeves is the nicest person, and there are the receipts to prove it.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Going out of your way to make someone’s day is already a nice thing to do. But when you’re a celebrity, like Keanu Reeves, your kind gesture can make an impact that lasts decades. One fan shared a story on Twitter about how he saw the John Wick star at a movie theater in Australia, and the thread went viral. This story is so sweet, it’ll make your day brighter as well. “Keanu came to the movie …