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Entries by Amy Lee from 12/2011

Philip Glass Will Appear At Occupy Lincoln Center

Posted 12.01.2011 | Huffington Post

Philip Glass will occupy Lincoln Center. At 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 1, Glass will appear as a part of a general assembly in the plaza and deliver a sta...

"Shame," And 11 Other Films You'll Only Want To Watch Once

Posted 12.02.2011 | Huffington Post

Steve McQueen's "Shame" -- the NC-17 film starring Michael Fassbender as a sex addict and Carey Mulligan as his damaged younger sister -- hits theater...

PBS Series 'Off Book' Shows Us How Technology And Art Come Together (VIDEO)

Posted 12.07.2011 | Huffington Post

How do you "recreate the essence of life in digital form"? For generative artist, the answer is in using technology -- like computer algorithms, an...

James Franco Analyzes 'Breaking Dawn,' 'The Descendants' For The Paris Review

Posted 12.07.2011 | Huffington Post

What do tween blockbuster "Breaking Dawn: Part 1" and Alexander Payne's infidelity dramedy "The Descendants" have in common? Well, according to Jam...

At Occupy Broadway, A Theatrical Plan To Reclaim New York City's Public Spaces

Posted 12.09.2011 | Huffington Post

This is the fifth in an occasional series examining the recession's impact on culture, The Recessionary Arts. Find out more about the series here. ...

Major Lazer's 'Original Don' (VIDEO)

Posted 12.09.2011 | Huffington Post

No Don Draper, but lots of swordplay -- the new video for Major Lazer's track "Original Don" is here and it should probably come with a "Don't try thi...

DJ AraabMuzik's Fast Hands On The Drum Machine

Posted 12.13.2011 | Huffington Post

No, this video has not been sped up: The man you see furiously flicking his fingers is doing it all in real time. araabMuzik, a former drummer and...

'Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier And Clay' To HBO? Stephen Daldry Wants To Adapt Michael Chabon Novel

Posted 12.13.2011 | Huffington Post

Michael Chabon's "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" could be coming to a screen near you. According to Collider, director Stephen Daldry...

'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo': How Does It Compare To The Swedish Version?

Posted 12.13.2011 | Huffington Post

For the millions of fans who love the goth feminist hacker Lisbeth Salander and have been waiting for David Fincher's new version of the Stieg Larsson...

Poetry As Protest: Poet Who Withdrew From Prize Sponsored By Investment Firm Explains

Posted 12.14.2011 | Huffington Post

Is poetry a form of protest? John Kinsella, an Australian poet who recently withdrew from the shortlist of the T.S. Eliot Prize because of his obje...

Arcade Fire's 'Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)' Becomes Interactive Music Video

Posted 12.16.2011 | Huffington Post

Dance with Arcade Fire! Or at least, dance in front of your webcam and watch the zombified hipsters of Arcade Fire's new interactive music video for "...

Radiohead's 'The Daily Mail' And 'Staircase' Off 'The King Of Limbs: From The Basement' (VIDEO)

Posted 12.19.2011 | Huffington Post

Looking for that Radiohead fix? Lucky you: "The Daily Mail" and "Staircase," two previously unreleased tracks, are now available for fans to feast on....

Paul McCartney Announces New Album Of Covers, Plus 2 New Songs (UPDATED)

Posted 12.19.2011 | Huffington Post

What was the music that inspired The Beatles to write their songs? Though, over the past 50 years, music historians, cultural enthusiasts and mega-...

Best Films Of 2011: 11 Great Films You May Have Missed

Posted 12.20.2011 | Huffington Post

The top seven highest-grossing movies of 2011 were all sequels, many of which were tricked out with epic battles, blinding explosions, vampires, werew...

Rufus Wainwright Sings 'Minuit Chretiens' On 'Fallon' (VIDEO)

Posted 12.21.2011 | Huffington Post

If you're not feeling especially Christmas-ready, why not flood yourself with as many holiday songs as you can? Start with Rufus Wainwright's stripped...

11 Classical Music And Opera Moments In 2011

Posted 12.23.2011 | Huffington Post

To evaluate classical music in 2011 shows us a divided land. One troubling trend shows the continued financial struggles of classical music organizati...

Lykke Li's 'Lost Sessions, Vol. 1': 'I Follow Rivers,' 'Jerome' And 'Youth Knows No Pain' Stripped Down

Posted 12.23.2011 | Huffington Post

Maybe you've already heard Lykke Li's "Wounded Rhymes," but you probably haven't heard it like this. In her recently released "The Lost Sessions, V...

Royal Shakespeare Company's 'King Lear' For Kids: Does Shakespeare's Bleakest Play Work For Children?

Posted 12.23.2011 | Huffington Post

"So great is the suffering depicted in Shakespeare's 'King Lear' that one has trouble finding the words to write about it," begins the Folger Shakespe...

'Portlandia' Season 2: Fred Armisen And Carrie Brownstein Talk Artisanal Knots, 'Battlestar Galactica' And More

Posted 12.27.2011 | Huffington Post

Like the first season of "Portlandia," the second will skewer the absurdities of a certain subsection of the American creative class -- the tattooed, ...

NPD Study: Smartphones Took 27 Percent Of Photographs In 2011

Posted 12.27.2011 | Huffington Post

Forget that Nikon. It's all about the smartphone these days. A new study by NPD shows that the percent of photos taken with a smartphone grew from ...

Marlene Dietrich Turns 110: 8 Video Tributes To The Screen Legend (VIDEO)

Posted 12.27.2011 | Huffington Post

Those eyebrows. Those cheekbones. That Marlene Dietrich. It's the screen goddess' 110th birthday, and to celebrate, we've put together some of the ...

'David Lynch In Four Movements': Richard Vezina's Tribute (VIDEO)

Posted 12.27.2011 | Huffington Post

This tribute to David Lynch is easier to understand than most of Lynch's own films, though not by much. Richard Vezina's "David Lynch in Four Movem...

Opera Boston Closed Due To Lack Of Funds

Posted 12.27.2011 | Huffington Post

Opera Boston, a company known for its cutting-edge repertory, will shut down due to a $500,000 budget deficit. The company -- Boston's second larg...

Dolly Parton Writing Broadway Musical About Her Life

Posted 12.28.2011 | Huffington Post

The Queen of Country Music will soon get her life story told on Broadway. Dolly Parton, the monumentally successful country singer, plans to bring ...

Leonardo Da Vinci's 'The Virgin And Child With Saint Anne' Restoration At The Louvre Stirs Up Controversy

Posted 12.28.2011 | Huffington Post

A painting by Leonardo da Vinci has been cleaned for presentation -- but did the Louvre ruin the original in the process? According to the Guardian...