March roars into the Kennedy Center where the “IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix” celebrates the culture of the Iberian Peninsula through its music, art, history, theater, dance, literature and cuisine. The eye gravitates to striking displays, one in the Hall of Nations conveying the influence of urban environments and street life, another in the Hall of States of the blue-and white Chinese porcelain transported by Portuguese ships that inspires modern fashion designers and artists.
Nearly three weeks after President Obama goofily posed in front of a selfie stick for BuzzFeed, the Smithsonian Institution has announced it’s banning the handheld monopods at all 19 of its museums and gardens.
Coca-Cola has been pressured to remove a web video that reminded Fanta drinkers of the “Good Old Times” — when the orange soft drink was first created in Nazi Germany.
Anti-pornography groups are applauding a video made by comedic actor Russell Brand where he talks — seriously — about his past use of pornography and why he is worried about its social and personal harms.
British director John Madden finds old age not just amusing but also downright comedic. His latest film, “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” extracts levity from the tales of English expatriates in the later chapters of their lives in India — the sequel to 2011’s “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”
Maz Jobrani is bringing his standup comedy act to the District of Columbia’s Warner Theatre on Friday night in support of his new book, “I’m Not a Terrorist But I’ve Played One on TV,” a collection of anecdotes from his life.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York on Tuesday compared the Islamic State’s perversion of the Islamic faith to the Irish Republican Army distorting “everything the [Catholic] church stood for.”