Since Obama's candidacy, African-American professionals once invisible in mainstream America, are moving from prime-time fiction to everyday fact.
The microblogging site, Twitter, launches into serialized fiction for bored cubicle dwellers.
A sultry Cape Verdean songstress, an MP3 player for under 20 bucks, a chance to say Boo at the Zoo, and more.
A new documentary tells story of how the national tradition of singing helped unite the masses against the Soviet occupation.
New vinyl to take for a spin, novelist Francine Prose at her best, a hundred hours of 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,' and more.
Downtown L.A.'s cultural corridor struggles to define its profile and its audience.
A 'delicious' Latin music mix, quilts that qualify as art, the Iditarod from the comfort of your sofa, and more.
South African photographer Mikhael Subotsky's images offer stark evidence of apartheid's lingering shadow.
Canadian photographer's celebrity portraits avoided cynicism and remain revealing decades on.
Spinning structures, China's dizzying new urban designs, mind-bending high-tech, and not-so-big apartments.
Download a song, if you promise to vote; 'tweet' the debate as it happens; sing your way through election history; and more.
A book of canine comfort, free tickets to 900 museums, a dark documentary on torture, and more.
Delightful 'Pushing Daisies' now out on DVD, surging dance music from Congo's Kasai Allstars, a documentary about the fabled Warner Bros. studio, and more.
'Manufractured' exhibition takes mass-produced objects and tames them into art.
Lyrical jazz from Bobo Stenson, a free download from Dido, a new website for snagging cheap plane tickets, and more.
A new CD of foot-stomping gospel, a DVD of classic fairy tales with an irreverent twist, a Spanish author's latest love story, and more.
A Brooklyn museum lifts the curtain on its fake Coptic sculptures and wins praise.
Amateur online reviews are creating competition and democracy in the race to have the first word on new albums.
Hip-shaking blues from Taj Mahal, a documentary tribute to Pete Seeger, karaoke-style singalong to 'Mamma Mia!' and more.
A Scottish songbird's debut, a Katrina survivor's bluesy tribute, a documentary celebrating black talent in America, and more.