Entertainment

Entertainment

Mad Monster lures horror and sci-fi fans across the state line

Now in its sixth year, the annual Mad Monster horror and sci-fi convention moves the party to Rock Hill where it welcomes guests like Billy Dee Williams, Ric Flair, stars from the original “Night of the Living Dead,” and the cast of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2” as well as Pantera frontman and horror aficionado Phil Anselmo.

Reading Matters

Hoping for sequel to Charlotte lawyer’s debut novel

A word about Phillip Lewis’s debut novel, “The Barrowfields,” out now from the prestigious Hogarth Press. Lewis is a Charlotte lawyer with Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes. Some of the novel’s scenes he sets in Myers Park, others in Chapel Hill, where the main character Henry Aster attends law school. And some on Sullivans Island, S.C., where Aster and his buddies spend a dramatic, beery weekend and where he falls hard for a young woman named Story who is searching for her biological father.

TV

The Latest: Mulvaney warns against vote collapsing

White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney says he has "a lot of confidence" in President Donald Trump's ability to salvage a congressional Republican health care plan, but warns that Trump "also wants to move on" if the deal collapses.

Movie News & Reviews

Movie review: Woody Harrelson doesn't do justice to Daniel Clowes' graphic novel in 'Wilson'

Daniel Clowes is one of the great graphic novelists and jaundiced wits of our time, creator of fantastically bitter characters whose litanies of complaint and twisted avenues of philosophical inquiry would be tragic, or merely pathetic, if they weren't also really funny. Clowes is like Anton Chekhov's wiseacre American cousin. And, near-miraculously, director Terry Zwigoff's film versions of Clowes' graphic novels "Ghost World" (2001, featuring Thora Birch and a pre-stardom Scarlett Johansson) and "Art School Confidential" (2006) stayed true to the tone, rhythm and sneaky pathos of the Clowes books.

Videos

Amy Bagwell showcases Goodyear Arts

Poet/artist/professor helps expand art in Charlotte area
David T. Foster III The Charlotte Observer
Amy Bagwell showcases Goodyear Arts 1:21

Amy Bagwell showcases Goodyear Arts

Charlotte Motor Speedway Shot - Harlem Globetrotters 1:50

Charlotte Motor Speedway Shot - Harlem Globetrotters

Surprise visit from the Harlem Globetrotters 4:29

Surprise visit from the Harlem Globetrotters

Chuck Berry's rock ’n’ roll legacy 2:48

Chuck Berry's rock ’n’ roll legacy