Arts and Entertainment
More than 100 years ago, a London family man decided he wanted to record his family's holiday get-togethers. But rather than pull out an iPhone, he recorded audio on wax cylinders. Amazingly, those cylinders survived and are now in a London museum.
Paul Rudd is starring in a new Broadway production that's more serious than his usual roles, which include the upcoming film This is 40. Rudd, though, says he's not looking to put his career on a certain path -- he's taking good roles as they come....
Behzat C is one of the most popular shows on Turkish TV, with the public at least. Among government censors, however, it's a popular target. It's not your typical Turkish TV show....
It's become a bit of a stereotype, that Los Angeles is a land where people use their cars to go, well, everywhere. But according to new research, that's not the case at all, at least in Los Angeles County...
When you carve a pumpkin, do you cut the top off first? Do you ever wash your pumpkins? If you do, and you don't, then you're not giving your jack-o-lantern the best chance of enduring all the way until Halloween night....
In Southern California, a stone's throw from the Mexican border, there's a little town called Brawley -- a hotbed, believe it or not, of major league pitching talent. But the secret to the town's success lies some 22 miles to the south, in a Mexican city called Mexicali....
Felix Baumgartner on Sunday is expected to attempt to skydive 23 miles from the edge of space to earth — and in the process attempt to reach a free-fall speed in excess of the speed of sound. Both the height and the speed would break records....
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is finally coming forward with its case against Lance Armstrong. 200 pages. 26 interviews, 11 by former teammates. Emails. Bank statements. All of which, they say, paint a picture of the kingpin of a doping ring. Armstrong, through his attorney, calls it all lies — a taxpayer-funded hatchet job....
Philip Glass could have been on the downhill portion of his career when he became famous. The man who created a four-and-a-half hour opera that many people couldn't follow broke out in a big way and has become one of the most influential composers in the United States....
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....
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- Book 'Ghana Must Go' explores the lives of Afropolitans
- Widely praised author Stephane Hessel dies -- with one book still to publish
- Academy Award-nominee Life of Pi inspired by much older book by Brazilian author
- Classic book 'Of Mice and Men' under scrutiny in Turkey
- The Giver author describes upcoming fourth book; movie in the works
- Modern Hamlet achieves record-breaking Kickstarter campaign
- Stella Rimington: The real woman behind James Bond's M
- New book looks tells fictional tale of post-euro Europe
- Andrew McCarthy's new book tells tale of transition from movie star to travel writer
- Turkish protesters turn slur around in protest against government actions
- Brazilian rap artist earns high praise from country's music scene
- 50 years after death, civil rights icon Medgar Evers recalled in music he inspired
- Richard Wagner's 200th birthday passes with little notice in the U.S.
- Musician Dom La Nena's debut album fits her diminutive name
- Darcy James Argue's 'Brooklyn Babylon' almost never was
- U.K.'s hot new singer Jessie Ware debuts new album in the U.S.
- Thatcher's legacy includes activists songwriters who challenged her tenure
- Legendary Indian classical musicians bring songs to United States
- Long-lost Jimi Hendrix concert recording finds new life
- Buffy, Firefly creator Joss Whedon takes time to make a more conventional movie
- Superman reboot, Hollywood movie on Hollywood make big screen debuts this weekend
- Photographer captures images of movie sets preserved in African desert sands
- Borgia's Jeremy Irons has perfected role of being bad
- Magic, friendship and thrills among movie new releases this weekend
- 'Girl Rising' documentary highlights importance of girls' education in the developing world
- Best picture winner Argo, nominees Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty draw criticism
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- Warm Bodies, Bullet to the Head out in theaters this weekend
- Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel gets superhero upgrade
- Apple seeks to chart new course with rollout of iOS 7 software
- West Bank’s only ballet school offers refuge for Palestinian kids
- Iona Rozeal Brown creates Afro-Japanese art mashup
- Sarah Sze set to represent U.S. at art's Venice Biennale
- Young musical director mashes history with music to create entertaining show
- New York's Museum of Modern Art reconsiders decision to raze neighbor
- New York's Museum of Modern Art 'acquires' @ for its permanent collection
- Irish actress plays singular role in Broadway's Testament of Mary
- Tom Hanks says he aspires to appear in a completely silent movie
- Provocative artist Charles Krafft goes public as Holocaust denier