Another Side of Grace Jones in New Documentary “Bloodlight and Bami”

In filmmaker Sophie Fiennes’ latest documentary, “Bloodlight and Bami,” the auteur follows icon Grace Jones. For five years, Fiennes captured Jones’ charm and power, but also insights into her rarely seen sides—for example, time at home with family in Jamaica. Even Grace Jones super-fans will find something new here. As Anna Cafolla puts it, “There is never a question though as to which side is …

Farewell Jerry Lewis

The prolific, much-adored (and somewhat disdained) comedian and filmmaker Jerry Lewis has died aged 91 at his home in Las Vegas. Lewis performed in Manhattan nightclubs as a contrasting character to his stage-mate Dean Martin—and the duo rose to fame fast. From acting on Broadway and in films (perhaps most famously, “The Nutty Professor”), producing and writing his own movies, and penning multiple autobiographies, Lewis …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Food photography, ballroom dancing, the sun's actual size and more in our look at the web

1. The Sun Might Be Bigger Than We Thought Perhaps surprisingly, we don’t know the sun’s size—at least, not as accurately as we know the Earth or the moon. When working with Google Maps (to measure the sun’s shadow) and his own models, Xavier Jubier realized something was off with the measurements, “For me, something was wrong somewhere, but that’s all I could say,” Jubier …