Arts & Entertainment
Schoolhouse Rock, the 1970s and 80s animated shorts that taught a generation of school kids about how a bill becomes a law and just what function a conjunction has, inspired Alex Timbers to blend history and music in his musicals. The young director is out with his latest mashup, Here Lies Love, looking at Imelda Marcos.
Star Wars is set in North Africa. Not in the movie sense, of course, but the sets were filmed there. And, in many cases, once filming had wrapped, the sets stayed. And stayed. And they're still there. One photographer recently captured the well-preserved relics in North African deserts.
Dominique Pinto's new album is everything her stage name represents, delicate, very simple acoustic songs that could almost be lullabies. And they come with history. Pinto was born in Brazil, but at a young age moved to Argentina by herself, before making her way to France, where her political career really took off.
Network TV, as a group and as individual networks, had a rough year, losing big chunks of audience. But in terms of shear size and revenue totals, tehy're still the biggest game in town. And one magazine editor says this is the networks to take chances to regain their cultural relevance.
New York City's Museum of Modern Art is a popular stop for locals and visitors. The nearby Museum of American Folk Art isn't as well-known, but it's design is celebrated. That's why so many people were surprised when MoMA indicated it was going to tear the building down.