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Weekend News Roundup! Eurovision, Spicey, & Paul the Pirate

Here's our compendium of pop culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.

Cate Blanchett, Beyond Character

In Manifesto, Blanchett's latest starring vehicle in which she interprets 12 distinct personae—each one a "conduit" (as she calls them) for the recitation of around 60 spliced-up artist manifestos—her agile shape-shifting becomes the driving force. 

Missed Connections

Habitués of the Seamless-ad-plastered, device-laden streets of New York City will recognize the emotional dystopia created by the author Courtney Maum in her sweet and funny second novel, Touch (Putnam).

Babou Ceesay

Matt Holyoak

Born in London in 1978, and raised largely in Gambia in West Africa, Babou Ceesay began his career on stage. 

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