Mad Men and Modern Family were the big winners at the 2011 Emmy Awards last week, with the former winning its fourth Emmy in a row for outstanding drama series. Modern Family, the hit ensemble comedy, won the award for outstanding comedy series plus other awards for writing, directing and acting.
Radiohead will play their first 'regular' show in more than two years this week in New York, the band announced last week. Perhaps in an effort to fight scalpers, tickets won't go on sale until two days before the shows, on Wednesday and Thursday, at Manhattan's Roseland Ballroom, a live music and dance venue.
A collection of neoclassical paintings and sculptures from Rome in the late 18th century are on display at the State Hermitage Museum. 'Painting and Sculpture in Rome in the Second Part of the 18th Century', which is in its final week, features works from a diverse group of artists hailing from Italy, Germany, France, and Switzerland.
R.E.M., the pioneering alternative rock group whose edgy, experimental sound won them countless awards and millions of fans, have broken up after 31 years together. 'We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished,' the band announced on their website on Wednesday. The band released 15 albums, including Murmur and 1991's Out of Time, their most successful album. See page 8
It's the final week to see the 'Un Ritratto Italiano' exhibition, featuring 60 works from the collection of the late art dealer and collector Ilena Sonnabend, who was best known for introducing American artists and the Italian avant garde to Paris in the 1960s. The works features paintings and sculptures with an Italian theme by Pistoletto, Fontana, Cy Twombly, and Jim Dine, all artists championed by Sonnabend.
The line-up of the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival has been announced, with Jackie Chan's 100th film, 1911, and Hollywood sports drama Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt (pictured), bookending the festival respectively. Known for its environmental friendliness - the festival opens with a green carpet instead of red and equipment used are as energy-efficient as possible - the festival offers nature-themed documentaries, tackling topics such as the Chernobyl disaster (If a Tree Falls).