Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Smithsonian Books

With the political and cultural movements of the 1960s and 1970s came a burgeoning interest in the many cultures that make up our cinematic landscape that has continued unabated to this day.  Heroes, Lovers, and Others by Fordham University professor Clara Rodríguez, continues this tradition.

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I may be one of only a handful of people in this world that loves "The Black Hole," Disney's 1979 sci-fi movie. Famous for being the first ever Disney film to be rated PG, and released fresh on the heels of "Star Wars," "The Black Hole" may be full of cheesy dialogue and bad science, but I still have a special place in my heart for the movie.

We’ve all heard the saying, “you are what you eat." Well, we are what we watch as well.

There seems to be a difference in the way we turn out depending on what we watched on TV as kids. Me? I gravitated to the sarcastic, violent mayhem of Warner Brothers cartoons - others felt the gentle pull of Disney programming. I turned out one way and the Disney kids? They are, well, different.

When Mickey Went To War

May 25, 2004
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The latest series of "Walt Disney Treasures" to be released from the Disney vaults includes DVD sets devoted to Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Disney in Space and Beyond, and the much-delayed release of Disney's World War II-era films.

Remembering Actress Mercedes McCambridge

Mar 19, 2004

McCambridge died March 2 at the age of 87. McCambridge chilled audiences in the 1970s as the voice of the Devil in The Exorcist. She won an Academy Award for her first film role -- in 1949 for All the King's Men. She also starred with Joan Crawford in Nicholas Ray's western, Johnny Guitar.

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