Skellig Michael where they are filming Star Wars Episode VII

Skellig Michael: An Island Far, Far Away (Where “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Was Filmed)

Star Wars Epiosde VII was filmed on Skellig Michael island in Ireland.
The head and torso of the Adam sculpture by Tullio Lombardo

The Fall of Adam, Reversed

The 15th century marble statue of Adam, by Venetian sculptor Tullio Lombardo has been restored by the Metropolitan Museum.
Cuban Born Baseball Players

Cuban-Born Baseball Players Hit the Major League

Baseball, politics, and nationalism are all at play when it comes to Cuban MLB players.
View from the balcony at the Avery Fisher Hall

What’s in a Name? Probably not Avery Fisher

In 1973 billionaire industrialist Avery Fisher donated $10.5 million to Lincoln Center. The money went to renovate Philharmonic Hall.
Black and white headshot of Louise Glück

Louise Glück Wins National Book Award for Poetry

Louise Glück has won the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry for her latest book, Faithful and Virtuous Night.
A shelf of weathered leather bound books

The First English Books

In the rare book world, the earliest printed books are known as incunables or incunabula.
Snowpiercer Dystopian Film

Why are Dystopian Films on the Rise Again?

The recent uptick in dystopian films and post-apocalpytic scenarios seems more urgent and more extreme than it has in the past.
Older photograph of Florence Foster Jenkins standing agains a flowery backdrop while holding a fully feathered fan

Florence Foster Jenkins, World’s Worst Opera Diva

Florence Foster Jenkins, the legendary diva of awfulness, known as the world's worst opera singer.
Close-up of Carmen de Lavallade with her eyes closed and her arm bent over her head in a dance pose

83-Year-Old Carmen de Lavallade Dances at Kennedy Center

Dance icon Carmen de Lavallade, 83, was the first African-American prima ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera.
Painting: Concert with Frederick the Great in Sanssouci by Adolph Menzel

Ain’t Misbehaving? When Audiences Distract The Performers

Should distracting live audience members be shamed for their behavior?