Entertainment & Culture

Nancy Reagan reopens the Statue of Libert in 1986

As the anniversary of the dedication of The Statue of Liberty passes in late October, it is amazing to note the number of times its iconic image appears in our popular culture.

DVD cover: When We were Kings

The Academy Award winning When We Were Kings (1996) documentary film directed by Leon Gast  highlights  the...

October 11 was International Day of the Girl Child, an international observance day declared by the United Nations. The observation supports more opportunity for girls, and increases awareness of inequality faced by girls worldwide based...

Screenshot: C-Span third party presidential debates 2012

The 2012 election season has been dominated by two parties.

The presence of only two parties at the presidential debates might lead one to believe that only two parties are fielding presidential candidates: the Democrats and the...

Movie poster for Jaws

Have you ever been able to remove the shark music from "Jaws" from your brain? There' s  a reason.

A UCLA-based team of researchers has isolated some of the ways in which distorted and jarring music is so evocative, and...

Movie poster: A woman under the influence

John Cassavetes is considered the father of the American independent film movement. With his wife, the gifted actress  Gena Rowland, he created  semi-improvised, raw films about troubled relationships —financing them himself and...

International Games Day

If you happen to be looking for a fun family activity, save Saturday, Nov. 3 on your calendar.

Two thousand libraries around the world will celebrate the American Library Association’s (ALA) 5th annual International Games Day @ your...

broadcaster Jennifer Livingston read an  email on air that attacked her for her

October is National Anti-Bully Month and there are two recent examples of bullying that have gained national attention. One of the stories focuses on an overweight television broadcaster who fought back and the second is a  high school prom...

Pizza

I always have pizza on the brain. I try to eat it several times a week. So it was with great delight that I learned that Pizza Brain, an American pizza museum and pizzeria, and home to the...

Poster for Dr. No

It has been fifty years since the James Bond films were launched. Dr. No ...