Art & Culture

Robert Downey Jr. to Present at 83rd Academy Awards

Academy Award®-nominated actor Robert Downey Jr. will be a presenter at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today.
Downey earned Oscar® nominations for his leading performance in “Chaplin” (1992) and his supporting role in “Tropic Thunder” (2008). He is currently filming the sequel to “Sherlock Holmes” and was recently seen in “Due Date.” His other film credits include “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “The Soloist,” “Good Night and Good Luck.,” “Wonder Boys,” “Restoration” and “Less than Zero.”

83rd Academy Awards® Nominations Announced

Nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced today (Tuesday, January 25) by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2009 Oscar® winner Mo'Nique.

Social Media From The Great Beyond


Opera At The Met: 80 Seasons On The Radio

A full house, seen from the rear of the stage, at the Metropolitan Opera House for a concert by pianist Josef Hofmann in November 1937. (The old Metropolitan Opera House was demolished in 1966.)

Elaborate Nest Decorations Show Bird's Vitality

The decorated nest of an 11-year-old black kite. At this age, kites typically decorate their nest exuberantly.

Record-setting 2010 highlights global warming trend, says UN weather agency


7 Features In 2010 VFX Oscar® Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 83rd Academy Awards®.

Fragrance Fills the Courtyard: Chinese Flower Paintings Through the Ages


Is This The World's Most Coveted Painting?

The Ghent Altarpiece, or Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, completed in 1432 by Jan van Eyck, is considered the first great painting of the Renaissance

50 Wonderful Things From 2010

Host Craig Ferguson is joined by Robot Geoff Peterson.