arts & entertainment
Skee-Ball, a classic arcade game, is getting a makeover as a nationally competitive sport. This Memorial Day weekend, 64 Skee-Ball players from all over the country tried their luck at the third annual Brewskee-Ball tournament held in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Olympic torch relay is underway in the United Kingdom right now. More than 8,000 people will carry the torch some distance across Britain before the Olympic games start. But some of them are choosing to take the torch and sell them.
If you think back over the big hit comedies in recent years, many have a common theme. They don't star a suave, sophisticated urbanite. Instead, the center on geeks, schlubs -- lovable losers living in their moms' basements.
As the music industry tries to find its way forward in a world of MP3 and iTunes, the computer programmers who were once associated with Napster and other products that the music industry blamed for its malaise are now being brought closer together. The industry hopes programmers can help reinvent the industry.
Maurice Sendak inspired a generation of authors with his picture books, serious enough to reinvent the medium but inviting enough to be favorites for millions of children. Mo Willems, a children's author today, says he was inspired by Sendak's work and his trailblazing.
Dark Shadows, Bernie and Girl In Progress are the big new releases in wide release at movie theaters this weekend. According to film experts Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer, Dark Shadows is the one you'll want to make sure and see.
President Barack Obama's administration rolled out a new program that seeks to turn around underperforming schools by integrating the arts into the core curriculum of each school. But a former federal education official and arts advocate said it's the wrong approach to funding arts education.
Sherlock Holmes has been reborn in a series that debuts its second season this weekend on PBS. Steven Moffat, the man who reinvented Doctor Who and made it into a hit, is also behind the Holmes reboot and provides insights on what makes Sherlock Holmes work. The new season premiers on Sunday.
The superhero film Avengers may be the "one to beat" this year, Newsday's Rafer Guzman said, in terms of box office success. Already, more than $300 million has been sold for what has generally been called a good and appealing film both for comic fans and the wider audience.
The stakes are high in Mexico's upcoming presidential election. The candidates will meet Sunday to debate the issues, but many in Mexico won't be watching as the two largest television networks have chosen not to air them, in favor of regular programming.