NCR Today: “What Happened, Miss Simone?” is a documentary about the singer Nina Simone. Her daughter describes Simone’s life dilemma simply: she was the same woman on stage and off.
Art & Media
NCR Today: Palestinian cinema is unique in that it exists in the absence of statehood. It provides a more nuanced and honest image of Palestinians to Israelis and the world.
X may mark the spot at the National Geographic Museum's exhibit "Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology," which features 100 carefully crafted film props alongside real archaeological finds.
I came to appreciate the Beatles and the Grateful Dead late in life. But their music fills me with joy, energy and hope for the future.
TV Review: Jim Gaffigan and his wife, Jeannie, have collaborated on a new TV Land cable sitcom, "The Jim Gaffigan Show."
Erin Layton will be educating people about a black mark in Irish Catholic history with her one-woman play, "Magdalen," in Scotland.
Bet no one ever expected to read these words: Katy Perry wants to live in a hilltop Catholic convent in Los Angeles.
But wait, there's more: She wants to buy a convent that two elderly nuns have already sold to someone else, and they don't want to sell to the likes of sexpot singer Katy Perry (even if she was raised a good Christian girl).
But now the nuns are in trouble with their local archbishop, who says they don't own the convent and had no right to sell it. And he wants to sell to Perry.
Review: French filmmakers turn a light on the reality of immigration in their county in the thoroughly engaging film "Samba."
Not long ago, I went to a talk at MIT where one of the presenters, a computer science professor, offered an amusing anecdote about his 2-year-old daughter, who had begun talking more and more. He was surprised, he said, when after the conventional "Mommy" and "Daddy" and "Yes" and "No" that were his daughter's very first words, the next articulate thought that came out of her mouth was, "Skip ad!"
Art: "Dante seemed like more of a framework or a jumping-off point for visual discussions of the afterlife than anything else."