Around the Nation
Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.
The latest “In Performance at The White House” honored soul sounds from Memphis, “a segregated city in the 1960s where many whites and blacks nonetheless came together to make soulful music, a mix of gospel and potent rhythmic grooves—known today as ‘Memphis Soul.’”
Performing were Justin Timberlake, Queen Latifah, Alabama Shakes, Steve Cooper, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet and Bell And Moore.
From “Independent Lens,”: “‘Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines’ traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.” (Video expires June 14)
Watch Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.
Idea Channel asks, “Is Buying Call of Duty a Moral Choice?”
“If you play video games, you’ve shot a gun. And those guns are REALISTIC. So real that many are actually LICENSED by IRL arms dealers. Which means that when you buy a video game, you’re also putting money in the pockets of those gun manufacturers. That’s fine and dandy if you’re a fan of guns, but if you are someone who considers themselves anti-gun, this creates quite the moral quandary.”
NYC-ARTS explores the Museum of Jewish Heritage:
“A visit to the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, located in Battery Park City. The museum’s mission is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about 20th and 21st century Jewish history – before, during and after the Holocaust. It is a place to remember the tragic past, but also a place of hope for the future.”