Arts & Entertainment
How television turned A Christmas Story into a holiday classic, complete with its own mecca, the Christmas Story House and Museum.
While It’s a Wonderful Life is often referred to as a sentimental movie, the issues it presents—questioning what makes a man a failure or a success—are hardly lighthearted.
Watching scenes being filmed was “as horribly transfixing as watching a baby crawl across the freeway,” writes Greg Sestero in “The Disaster Artist.” No one envisioned that The Room would one day screen to sold-out audiences around the world.
Trash Dance, a critically-acclaimed “trash truck ballet,” illustrates how workers in unenviable low-income jobs have something more to offer — given the opportunity to rise above the drudgery of their daily routines.
At the time of da Vinci’s death in 1519 the Mona Lisa and most of his other paintings were unknown to the world at large — and Leonardo considered himself to have been a failure.
Would opera benefit if performances were social events, as opposed to the solemn engagements they are today? And should audience members be permitted to use their iPads?