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Founded in 1905, Variety is an entertainment newspaper published weekly by Reed Business Information. The subtitle of the paper is The International Entertainment Weekly. Variety features stories and columns pertaining to theatre, television, radio, music, records and movies. Variety's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief is Peter Bart. Charles Koones serves as President and Publisher. Dana Harris is the Editor and Olivia Hemaratanatorn is the Managing Editor.

Articles from Vol. 340, No. 5, May 30

Actors Shine as T Hings Get Serious
AS MORE AND MORE TV SHOWS FROM BOTH sides of the aisle find a home in the ever-broadening definition of "dramedy," viewers are treated to actors giving some of the most raw and emotional performances we have seen in the medium, and often in shows labelled...
Akil's Artful Life
"If you bury me in a grave, don't ever come visit - because you won't find me there. You'll find me in the books that I've read, the music I've listened to, and the art I've created," Salim Akil tells his family. The creator of "Black Lightning" who...
Attack of the Unknown
the first big dramatic crescendo for AMC's horroron-the-ice series comes in the third episode of the anthology series, when, in his quixotic quest to discover the Northwest Passage through the Arctic for the British Admiralty, Captain sir John Franklin...
Bill Hader 'Barry' and Jason Bateman 'Ozark'
ACTOR DRAMAJASON BATEMANSTERLING K. BROWNKIT HARINGTONED HARRISFREDDIE HIGHMOREMATTHEW RHYSLIEV SCHREIBERJ.K. SIMMONSMILO VENTIMIGLIAJEFFREY WRIGHTACTORS ON ACTORSBill Hader and Jason Bateman are familiar faces to TV fans - from their days on "Saturday...
Comedy
Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Lead ActorsAnthony AndersonBlack-ish netflixHe has two producing noms and three for playing patriarch Dre. But this year things took a serious turn as Dre realized the fragility of his marriage.Larry DavidCurb Your...
D'Arcy Carden
'Janet and Michael,' 'The Good Place Season 2, Episode 6Writer: Kate Gersten; Director: Dean HollandAs the personal assistant to the beings of the beyond in "The Good Place," D'Arcy Carden's Janet started off more akin to Amazon's Alexa or Apple's siri...
Double DIPPING
THE RIGHT ROLES can often be an embarrassment of riches for an actor and, no, "roles" wasn't a misprint. In 2017 alone, there were eight actors who had multiple Emmy nominations for their work in front of the camera. And this season appears to be no...
Drama
Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Lead ActorsJason BatemanOzark NETFLIXA two-time nominee in the comedy category, Bateman could break into drama in a big way for going dark on the Netflix series; it worked wonders for Bryan Cranston.Kit HaringtonGame...
Embarrassingly Rich Emmy Season
this is the fifth year I've been overseeing Variety's Emmy issues, and in that time, the television business - and therefore the awards race - has changed in nearly every conceivable way.Back then, Netflix's slate of contenders was just "House of Cards"...
Fashion Flashback
2018 EMMY EDITIONFor "This Is Us" star Mandy Moore, beauty and wardrobe are vital tools in portraying Rebecca Pearson from her mid-20s to her 60s. "This is a character who has suffered tremendous loss, had children, remarried, and I think she wears it...
It's Finding That Fine Line between Who Auli'i Is and Whoever Auli'i Wants to Be
AULI'I CRAVALHO'S first two professional credits - the Disney animated feature "Moana" and NBC's high school theater drama "Rise" - have allowed her to showcase her love of performing as a singer, as well as as an actor. But while "Moana" allowed her...
The 'Good' Title
What's in a name? Everything, when it comes to a television show. Its title is its calling card - it can entice someone to tune in - or turn them off completely. And judging by the recent glut of series labeled "good" - from "The Good Place" to "The...
The Sinner
while reading Petra Hammesfahr's 1999 novel "The Sinner," Derek Simonds responded strongly to the "frank" way the story dealt with issues of sexuality, abuse and religion. Although the novel was written with a German sensibility, Simonds wanted to keep...
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