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Hollywood’s Favorite Wine Clubs That Offer Expert Curation — and Celebrity Blends

COVID lockdowns dramatically upended purchasing habits everywhere, including in the wine business. With restaurants shuttered and home-bound happy hours commencing early and often, digital U.S. wine sales rose 32 percent to $760 billion in 2020, per a report from wine-business analyst Rob McMillan of Silicon Valley Bank. Many oenophiles also turned to monthly and quarterly […]

Delicious, Uncommon Wine and Champagne to Buy for the Holiday Season

BUBBLING UP Various sparklers are less available this year because of supply chain issues. Here are a few alternative fizz suggestions: La Battagliola Lambrusco ($20, helenswines.com) from Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region is “a delicious chilled sparkling red,” says Helen Johannesen of L.A.’s Helen’s Wines. Domaine LA owner Jill Bernheimer’s favorite champagne is Georges Laval Cumières ($100). […]

Tahar Rahim Details Losing 20 Pounds in Three Weeks for ‘The  Mauritanian’: “It Was Not the Usual Way of Acting”

The actor was thrown into the international spotlight 12 years ago with the Oscar-nominated prison thriller 'A Prophet,' and now he's earned a Golden Globe nom for another incarcerated role.  

Is Meat Now a No-No on the Awards Show Circuit?

As the Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards, SAG Awards and WME opt for plant-based menus, pressure is on Oscar-season events to send the right message.

“Do Less, Then Obsess”: How Hollywood’s Busiest People Get It All Done

Time management experts and top industry execs share tips for efficiency and effectiveness, from staying off Twitter to learning how to say no.

How 4 of Hollywood’s Most Powerful (and Busiest) Women Spend Their Days

'When They See Us' director, Ava DuVernay, 'Birds of Prey' writer Christina Hodson, 'Watchmen' executive producer/director Nicole Kassell and 'Tonight Show' head writer Nedaa Sweiss share their jam-packed schedules.

How to Do Cicchetti Deliciously Right at the Venice Film Festival

A look at some of Venice's best food is found in cicchetti, small bites served in intimate bars.

Soggy in Venice: How Stylists Navigate the Rainy Weather

From getting in and out of water taxis to walking the red carpet during a summer downpour, how star stylists navigate the very wet world of the Venice Film Festival.

A Guide to Hollywood’s Unconscious Bias: 13 All-Too-Common Offenses and How to Do Better

Underrepresented execs and creatives share 10 pieces of advice to avoid missteps and marginalization on set and in meetings.

Pregnant at the Oscars? Stars, Producers Reveal How to Dress

Lynette Howell Taylor, who endured awards season while with child, shares tips along with other insiders on what to wear and how to breast pump: "I wasn't going to let a giant baby bump slow me down."

Slamdance: Steven Soderbergh Talks Filming ‘High Flying Bird’ With an iPhone

Steven Soderbergh, Joined by Slamdance co-founder Peter Baxter, talks about his experiences at Park City's other film festival, filming on an iPhone, taking a movie to Netflix and why his retirement didn't take.

Alpine Yurt Dinners, Anyone? Sundance Veterans Reveal How to Survive That Hectic First Weekend in Park City

Execs, dealmakers, and filmmakers reveal their favorite off-the-beaten-path spots to escape the Sundance madness.