Arts & Life
The funny live tweets coming from frozen supermarket pizza giant @DiGiornoPizza were a tasty highlight of the Sound of Music Live broadcast on NBC. Bad puns, silly lyric changes, and just plain clever comments earned the company more than 2,000 new followers in a single night.
HBO's new TV special is part biography, part music-appreciation lesson and part performance piece. Critic David Bianculli says it's a superbly compiled work, overseen by two of the people most intimately familiar with the composer himself.
That difference translates to about $550 a year, according to a new meta-analysis of studies evaluating the retail costs of food, grouped by healthfulness. It's chump change for middle-class eaters, but a big gap for low-income families. Researchers say that's a problem that can be solved.
Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen continue to mine American pop culture in their latest film. It's 1961 in Greenwich Village, and a homeless folk singer is trying desperately to break out. Critic David Edelstein says the overarching tone of the film is snotty, condescending and cruel.
On this week's round-table podcast, we talk about the charm and peril of live events, we take a quiz on the most regrettable television currently circulating, and we talk about what's making us happy this week.
- Needs More Alps: How Was 'The Sound Of Music Live'? |
- Meat And Booze With A Side Of Still Life: American Painters On Food |
- Book News: Remembering Nelson Mandela, The Author |
- The Book Concierge Presents NPR Staff #FridayReads |
- Behind Great Art, The Artist's Painstaking Process |
- The 'Anchorman' Legend Continues, And It's Everywhere |
- A Spinner Of Sad Songs, Struggling To Sing Past The Gloom |
- A 'Furnace' Fueled By Manly Malice |
- Among Israeli Teens, Complicated Questions Of Consent |
- What's For Dinner? Try Brazilian |