The history of science fiction is the history of the imagination, intones Mark Gatiss, narrator of the four-part series The Real History of Science Fiction on BBC America starting Saturday night. Unfortunately, its is more like The Reel History of Science Fiction, with video and film clips, comments from actors, directors and writers, and the very occasional nod to the origins of the genre lurid pulp magazines and books
Malcolm Young of AC/DC is taking a break from the band to focus on his health.
Inmates have rocked a Peruvian prison with a Holy Week performance of the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar."
IndyCar has fined driver Sebastian Saavedra $10,000 and placed him on probation through the Indianapolis 500 for a rules violation at Long Beach.
Chelsea Clinton says she might run for office someday — if she becomes dissatisfied with the job her elected representatives are doing.
Neil Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund the singer-songwriter's digital music project PonoMusic.
The title character of "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar.
Liberal rocker John Mellencamp wants conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker to know he supports union rights and says Walker should think about that before using his songs on the campaign trail.
Jenny McCarthy had big news to share Wednesday on "The View": She's engaged to Donnie Wahlberg.
The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries.
She's famous as an actress for "Clueless." But Alicia Silverstone is also famous for her sometimes controversial ideas about mothering, and now she's put those philosophies down in writing in a just-published book, "The Kind Mama" (Rodale).
Soccer is coming to some U.S. television networks better known for reality shows, dramas or financial news.
Lubbock and Texas Tech University officials have announced that Paul McCartney will perform in the West Texas city June 14.
A few years ago, Dave Morgan got a call from someone asking if he'd be interested in an assortment of oversize fake fruits and veggies. "I said, 'Of course.' Why wouldn't I?" said Morgan, artistic coordinator for Magik Theatre in San Antonio. He was pretty sure he'd find a use for it. And he was right. An enormous strawberry and a giant banana both factored into Morgan's elaborate set for last fall's staging of "Willy Wonka." The giant carrot, however, has yet to strut and fret its hour upon the stage. That's show biz. Live theater — which, in San Antonio, includes Magik, Overtime Theater, The Playhouse San Antonio and Sheldon Vexler Theatre, among others — frequently requires all sorts of odd and everyday items to make shows come to life. So theater companies' storage areas tend to be bursting at the seams with all sorts of stuff.
Saxophonist Wayne Shorter and composer-arranger Maria Schneider are each triple winners in the 2014 Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association.
Some people are digitally resistant, avoiding electronic communication as much as possible. But another emerging group also is turning to old technology: tech users distrustful of the breadth of electronic surveillance.
Blues guitarist B.B. King wants his St. Louis fans to give him another chance after an erratic performance led to a stream of audience catcalls and early departures.
The Boston native who lived long and prospered as Spock in the "Star Trek" television show and movies is being honored by his hometown chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
This year's Maritime Days festival is expected to be scaled back amid a lack of funding and volunteers.
Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found her critical poems scribbled in a friend's diary, has died in New York City. She was 89.