Art & Culture

Australian households embrace digital TV

Australians are embracing the move to digital television with an average of 82 per cent of households across the nation already converted to digital TV, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, said today.

Splendid Treasures: A Hundred Masterpieces of the National Palace Museum on Parade


Academy Brings "Giant" to NYC

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Monday Nights with Oscar® will present "Giant" on Monday, September 12, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International in New York City. The evening will also feature actress Carroll Baker and historian Foster Hirsch in an onstage discussion about the making of "Giant" and working with George Stevens.

13th Annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens

End Summer on a High Note with Hot Air Balloon, Music and More

Are you lamenting the end of another Summer? Worry not…at Callaway Gardens®, things are looking up - way up - with the return of the Callaway Gardens® Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival for its 13th year.

A Millennial Incursion At Newport

Trombone Shorty, with Dan Oestreicher on baritone saxophone in the background, performing at the Newport Jazz Festival on Saturday.

Rio De Janeiro's Maracana stadium to host 2014 FIFA WC final

The famous Maracana stadium in Rio De Janeiro will host the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Academy Library and Alamo Drafthouse to Archive Art Movie Posters from Mondo

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library is partnering with the Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse theater chain to archive the company’s growing collection of original film posters designed by contemporary graphic artists. The first group of the Alamo Drafthouse’s Mondo posters arriving at the Herrick will include the latest print, a poster for the classic horror film “Frankenstein” (1931), created by Drew Struzan.

Landscape Reunited: Huang Gongwang and "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains" New Media Arts


Lawsuit Targets Celebrity Poker Game

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Gabe Kaplan, star of Welcome Back Kotter, has been part of a long-standing, private poker game. He is now being sued for his winnings.

'Cars' Fans Get Their Rusty Kicks On Route 66

Reporter Missy Shelton traveled to Galena, Kan., with her 3-year-old son, Zeke, to catch a glimpse of the real Mater.