With Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee took one of the most maligned of cinematic genres -- the kung fu film -- and created an epic many critics (this one included) are calling the year's best movie. We spoke with him about the film's grueling shoot, the refinement it makes to the martial arts genre, and more.
Will MTV's new "Fight for Your Rights" campaign against hate crimes call into question their longstanding promotion of rapper Eminem? Also, seats for sale on Politically Incorrect and fallout from this year's television top 10s.
Musicologist Gillian Anderson has come to the rescue of Robin Hood, taking the 1922 Douglas Fairbanks film Robin Hood and restoring its original score. It's one of two dozen films from the earliest era of motion pictures for which Anderson has recovered, restored, or reconstructed the scores.
Concepts exist in some cultures but not in others, Chronicle writer Belinda Acosta writes in an article about the art of translation. Sorting them out is left to translators, who must act the part of cultural guides, diplomats, and social chameleons.