Luis Diaz owns a bar in Barcelona, where he's appealing to a specific clientele. Upstairs, once a week, he turns his bar into a Copla club -- a place where people nostalgic for a bygone era can gather and appreciate a long-ago departed musical style.
There's a movement afoot to bring art -- real art -- to the masses. Costco, though its website, is selling Warhols and Matisses, and that's just the beginning. Art dealer Greg Moors says fine art is becoming more broadly available, in place of tacky prints.
Jack Black is a well-known Hollywood clown. He's been in bunches of movie, playing a role of the laughable jokester. But that's not his only side. In 2011, he played a serious murderer in Bernie. And amidst all of that, he's part of the comedy rock duo Tenacious D.
The Cuban Missile Crisis has been the subject of countless books, movies and TV episodes. One of the most acclaimed shows on TV right now, Mad Men, dealt with the crisis early in its run and series creator Matthew Weiner reflects on how the crisis influenced the characters in his TV show on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the crisis.
Ever eaten a Balut? How about eyeballs? Or maybe a blood dinner? Those are just a few of the gourmet specialties enjoyed by New York's club of Gastronauts, who aim to expand their cultural palates through culinary exploration.
You may or may not recognize the band Thin Lizzy, but you probably recognize their song "The Boys are Back in Town." The lead singer of the band, Phil Lynott, died more than 25 years ago, but now his mom is speaking about the singer's early years.
Belgium is celebrated by comic artists as the birthplace of modern comics. Some of its most celebrated features and characters were first used by Belgian artists.
Monty Norman composed the theme song for the James Bond song, but it didn't come out of nowhere. Norman had put the song together for an opera that never happened. With a few tweaks and a bit of Sean Connery, the bond theme song was born.
Years ago, political ads were ads that defined a time, defined a campaign. Today's ads are mere soundbites, at least that's what one advertising veteran said. He says both campaigns produced ads so bland they could have been produced by anyone, for any candidate. They're just boring.
Everything old is new, and everything new is old in the world of steampunk. The celebrants of Victorian culture bolted onto modern society will gather for a music festival in San Francisco this weekend and at a conference in Seattle later this month.