What strikes audiences immediately at the CSC production of Brecht's Galileo is how modern it feels. Today's polarizing political landscape, with attacks on established scientific theories, is a chilling reminder that Galileo's struggles mirror our own.
Of the 50 people I spoke to (mostly college and high school students) at Madison Square Garden, not one of them was familiar with the Letter from Birmingham Jail. I know what you are thinking: "Thank heaven Alona had a copy!"
It's official -- DJs are the new rockstars. For the first time ever, electronic music headlined and sold out Madison Square Garden, a feat that has never been accomplished by some of the pioneers of the genre.
Governmental cultural diplomacy can sometimes come off as forced or out-of-touch, but K-pop is an authentic reflection and spectacle of youth culture that is impressively close to the pulse of the "global cool."
Even at 12 years old, middle-class white Beatles boys like us knew full well that James Brown was a god. Soul Brother Number One. His T.A.M.I. show appearance cemented his Already-Mammoth-In-New-York stature on an exponential level.
Boxing is a sport that's currently in shambles. Today, there are very few great rivalries to speak of, let alone great fighters. So the "Fight of the Century" is still the greatest fight and sporting event of all time.