Pop Culture

Let's celebrate the mistakes the Oscars didn't make

Just one last word about the 2023 Academy Awards, which wrapped Sunday in a manner largely free of catastrophic embarrassment: Here's an unsexy-but-crucial rundown of the mistakes that were avoided.

'Shazam! Fury of the Gods' is a near myth

The sequel to the 2019 film that starred Zachary Levi as the adult superhero persona of a lonely teen goes bigger. And goofier. But the fuel mixture's off and Levi's one-note performance grates.

Bands at SXSW are calling for better pay

Bands chosen to play at South By SouthWest in Austin get paid just $250 while organizers are making good profits. Musicians are speaking out about needing more money as exposure at the festival is no longer as lucrative.