arts & entertainment
Reporter Mary Jo McConahay felt like she'd heard the story from Life of Pi, long before she read the book. Turns out, the book was inspired by Brazilian book by a noted and respected author. McConahay traveled to the man's home town and short time after the author, Moacyr Scliar, died.
The career of Jimi Hendrix was like a firecracker, bright, but short-lived. Some of his music hasn't been heard since he played it, particularly from some of his live performances. But a new recording is bringing new life to a February 1969 performance of his in the U.K.
Argo, which won the Academy Award for best picture, and two of its fellow nominees are under scrutiny by some critics who say the screenwriters embellished the stories for Hollywood entertainment.
When the Oscars go on, you can be sure there will be acceptance speeches that go on too long, award winners who don't show up and presenters who seem to have no idea why they're even there. So, instead of turning the event into a drinking game, join us for a game of bingo.
Jamaica Kincaid's story is the story of a thousand immigrants. Sure, the details are almost certainly unique to her — becoming a successful author almost instantly isn't exactly common, but her she turned difficult circumstances into a new life in America, with her own distinct style.
Millions of dollars have been generated for creative projects through Kickstarter. But not all projects that meet their fundraising goals are successfully brought to completion. And that can sometimes lead to headaches, hurt feelings, or worse.
When four Mormons went on their mission trips to China, they unlocked a passion for Chinese music. They learned new instruments that have allowed them to present a completely different type of music from anything heard in the United States.
Hungary's not a country you associate with coast lines. And for good reason. It's land-locked. But a new surf rock band is bringing a new type of sound to the country's culture -- and it's decidedly less dreary than usual.
Fans of action or zombie movies will have new releases to choose from at this weekend's movie theater box office. But before you make the trip, the Movie Date podcast cohosts give their thoughts on two of the three new releases.
Thousands of former professional football players and their wives have filed a class action lawsuit against the National Football League. Now, the NFL is faced with ameliorating the problem, as well as, perhaps, a legal battle that the organization could lose.