Art & Culture

World's Richest Man Opens Flashy Museum In Mexico

The Soumaya Museum in Mexico City was designed by Carlos Slim's son-in-law and houses Slim's collection of more than 65,000 pieces. It is dominated by works from European and Mexican artists.

International Action Movie ‘Amsterdam Heavy’ Casts the Red Light on the Croisette

The International action movie Amsterdam Heavy is bringing the city of Amsterdam to the 64th edition of the Festival de Cannes. On May 16th the film’s lead actors and director Michael Wright will be hitting the Croisette for a photo and press call in the Dutch Pavilion.


Actress Julia Roberts Joins Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as Global Ambassador

Academy Award winning actor Julia Roberts will join the Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as “Global Ambassador,” and together with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will help to bring attention to the global issue that kills nearly 2 million people annually: toxic smoke from unsafe and inefficient cookstoves.

In praise of America’s music

Marsalis leads listening tour of nation’s singular heritage

“Music is the art of the invisible,” said Wynton Marsalis. “It gives shape and focus to our innermost inclinations, and can clearly evidence our internal lives with shocking immediacy." Marsalis was on campus to kick off a two-year performance and lecture series, speaking on a variety of topics to illuminate the relationship between American music and the American identity.


The Black Swan, The Fighter, Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy, Nurse Jackie & Parenthood also receive PRISM Nods

The Black Swan, The Fighter, Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy, Nurse Jackie are among the productions that were recognized at the 15th Annual PRISM Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel Thursday, April 28, 2011. The PRISM Awards, which are produced by the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and FX, honor actors, movies, music, media and television’s top shows that accurately depict and bring attention to substance abuse and mental health issues, including prevention, treatment and recovery.

Muslim-Americans Try To 'Write' Hollywood's Wrongs

The movie MOOZ-lum is filmmaker Qasim Basir's effort to bring images of Muslims to the screen that are both nuanced and universally identifiable.

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Saving snapshots of history

Harvard helps Russian archivists learn to preserve photos

Weissman Center Director Brenda Bernier (from left) and four curators from the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, — Natalia Laitar, Evgenia Glinka, Natalia Avetyan, and Tatiana Sayatina — examine volumes of photographs.

Morning Shots: Don't Laugh At People Who Really Care About Oscar Campaigns

We'll kick off this morning with a couple of items about Oscar campaigning. Deadline has this roundup of the "final stretch" of each campaign, confirming that even though most of the ten Best Picture nominees have no real chance of winning, they're determined to stay in the hunt until the end.

Hide and seek

New exhibit puts things in their places, and also outside them

The palette (oil on wood) used by artist John Singer Sargent is included in the exhibit “Tangible Things,” one part museum exhibit and one part treasure hunt.