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The United States and France

The World’s great and new-born admiration of France and of the French people is largely due to the manner in which, when the war came, her painters, sculptors, actors, playwrights, men of letters, even men of pleasure, met the call—and have continued to meet it—by substituting bravery for …

British invasions: How do UK bands break the US?

What makes a British band do well across the pond? Apart from talent and charisma, it’s all about economics and plain old hard work. Greg Kot explains why.<p>Before The Beatles busted their mop-top, Mersey-Beat moves on primetime television 50 years ago this month, Brits were invisible on the American …

Duran Duran

What are the Oscars really like?

BBC Culture’s Tom Brook has been going to the Academy Awards for 30 years. He looks at what’s changed – and explains why they are still relevant.<p>Ask any reporter and they'll tell you that covering the Oscars is hardly ever a glamorous business. One of my earliest recollections of the event was in …

Beverly Hilton Hotel

Three Dallas / Fort Worth Museums Join Google Art Project

Sheaves of Wheat by Vincent van Gogh, 1890 at the Dallas Museum of Art. Wendy & Emery Reves Collection.<p>Google Art Project has added the Amon Carter …

Forbes ranks Austin top fastest-growing city in U.S. - Austin Business Journal

By Greg Barr <br>– Managing Editor, Austin Business Journal<p>Feb 17, 2014, 9:11am CST<b><br>Updated</b> Feb 17, 2014, 9:32am CST<p>Austin's accolades keep piling up. …

Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014: Inside Rolling Stone's New Issue

His closest friends remember the greatest actor of a generation<p>At the beginning of this month, Philip Seymour Hoffman had two films in the can — …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Vampire Squid Strikes Again: The Mega Banks' Most Devious Scam Yet

Banks are no longer just financing heavy industry. They are actually buying it up and inventing bigger, bolder and scarier scams than ever<p>Call it the …

Sherrod Brown

Bill Hader Bringing Stefon to 'Late Night'

Seth Meyers says he'll likely reunite with his 'Update' buddy<p>Proving theirs is a love that will never die, Seth Meyers said his "Weekend Update" pal …

Comedy

U2 Will Give 'Ordinary Love' Its Live Premiere at the Oscars

Pharrell Williams, Karen O, Idina Menzel will also perform at next month's Academy Awards<p>U2 will give "Ordinary Love," their song for the movie</i> …

Pharrell Williams

Dear Russia: Snowboard God Sage Kotsenburg Wasn't Drunk on the Slopes

The newly-minted Winter Games star gives us the lowdown on a wild few days<p>After winning the first American gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, not to …

Extreme Sports

CB: NFL not ready for gay player

Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay has been the story of the week in the NFL, and players in the league know the story is just beginning.<p>For …

NFL

U2 Interview: Oscar Hopes, That Unfinished Album, Anxiety About Staying Relevant

The world's biggest band tackles politics, technology and now, with an Oscar-nominated song, Hollywood: "We don't want to ever be a heritage act. It …

When L.A. Was Young

Los Angeles exploded in the 1930s and 40s as Jack Warner, Lew Wasserman, Darryl Zanuck, and other film-industry titans built their empires, and a host of stars, from Fred Astaire to Jimmy Stewart, settled in. In an adaptation from his memoir, Robert Wagner recalls his youth in that bygone …

How I Fell in Love with Dallas

My first kiss was underneath the Body Flumes at the Garland Wet 'n Wild. The boy was called Chris, because all the boys seemed to be called Chris. He …