arts & entertainment
When HBO decided to turn George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones into a TV series, they realized they needed to turn the Dothraki language written about in the book into an actual, spoken language. They turned to a California professor, David J. Peterson, who specialized in making up languages.
The world of comic books and graphic novels has long been dominated by men, who more often than not portray women characters as busty babes in supporting roles. But artists like Jessica Abel hopes to change that by redefining the way women write and appear in comics.
Environmental activists are celebrating as the sports world seems to be more comfortable with embracing environmental stewardship not only as a business necessity, but also as a way to engage fans. This Olympics, in particular, has been particularly environmentally friendly.
If you're looking for a movie to see this weekend, put Hope Springs on your list, but steer clear of The Bourne Legacy. That's the consensus of our expert movie reviewers. Plus you might consider checking out The Campaign.
England's largest county, Yorkshire, is responsible for much of England's current success in the 2012 Olympic Games. Most of the nation's winning athletes have come from the county, which, so far, has won more gold medals than Japan, South Africa or Australia.
Woody Harrelson burst onto the entertainment scene playing the role of Woody in Cheers. Since then, he's appeared on TV and in movies and he's recently taken on the role of playwright with an Off-Broadway show, Bullet for Adolf.
Tom Pang's blend of bluegrass and traditional Mongolian music has gained him much attention in the Shanghai music scene. Though Pang wasn't the first to come up with the idea, his affinity for bluegrass and his Mongolian heritage make him a natural fit for the hybrid genre.
Kara Miletich is a product of a blended culture, American and Spanish. She's lived in Europe, but also in the U.S. So, unsurprisingly, her music reflects that blend of cultures and styles.
Hilary Hahn is known as something of a classical music wunderkind. She debuted at a young age and has become renowned for her work. But her latest effort sounds almost nothing like what's come before. Rather than the classics, she's improving sounds, accompanied by a "prepared" piano.
Critics and moviegoers alike have obsessed over director Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy ever since "Batman Begins" opened in theaters seven years ago. But the films may have never been possible without the tireless work of Michael Uslan, a Batman fanboy turned Hollywood producer.