Poet Patricia Lockwood wrote "Rape Joke," perhaps the first poem in history to go viral. She's also popular on Twitter for her "sexts," inspired by the Anthony Weiner scandal, which are surreal and impossible come-ons that mock the over-sexualization of modern life.
Actor, writer, director, drag performer — Taylor Mac has become one of America's brightest and boldest theatre artists. A new piece looks at the history of American popular music through Mac's unique style of interpretation and performance.
In 1980, when director Richard Attenborough was shooting scenes for Gandhi, thousands of Indians volunteered for parts as extras. New York-based film critic Aseem Chhabra remembers getting a part as a passenger on the train that carried Gandhi back to Delhi.
Robin Williams had many unforgettable moments in his movies, but he also took time to create a few of them on Sesame Street as well. He started appearing on the show in 1990 and returned many times to play the role of the gentle educator for millions of kids.
Not too long ago, Algeria fought a traumatizing civil war between the country's military and Islamist militias, now commonly called the "Black Decade." Today, a younger generation of Algerians is trying to reconcile the country's trauma through art, but the government has a policy of overlooking it.
In the white-washed buildings of Algiers, a creative community is flourishing — no thanks to the government. Algerian authorities spend hundreds of millions of dollars to promote culture, but keep a tight rein on what kind of culture is supported. Despite this, the country has seen a slow emergence of an independent contemporary art scene.