Yesterday, Arcade Fire won Grammy’s Album of the Year prize, surprising almost everyone. For a full list of winners, click here.
History was made on Friday in Egypt. The country’s experiment with democracy begins, with the military already having dissolved the parliament.
Wally Pfister, not Roger Deakins, won the main film prize at the 25th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards.
On Friday, we lost Betty Garrett, a face that should be familiar to fans of All in the Family and Laverne and Shirley.
Manohla Dargis on the closing of the American erotic.
Also in The New York Times, Dargis and A.O. Scott wonder if race is the new white.
Matt Zoller Seitz gives us a slideshow of transcendent moments of passion.
Sheila O’Malley announces the Iranian Blog-a-thon.
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