Culture

‘LA 92,’ 9-11 p.m. EDT, April 30, National Geographic channel

"LA 92's" release coincides with the 25th anniversary of the civil unrest that rocked South Central Los Angeles following the controversial acquittal of the four white LAPD officers involved in the beating of African-American motorist Rodney King.

Movie review: The Circle

Big Brother is watching you, and he has nothing to do with the government. Such, at least in part, is the message of the confused cautionary tale "The Circle" (STX).

Author recalls era when women fought Europe’s ‘glass ceiling’

Between the years 1474, when Isabella became the regnant of Castile, until the death of the English queen Elizabeth Tudor in 1603 is a remarkable era for many reasons, one of which is the number of women -- 16 in total -- who played significant roles in their countries.

CRS unveils book about Muslim-Christian cooperation in peacebuilding

The book showcases lessons learned in bringing about cooperation between Christians and Muslims in some places where CRS has projects, such as Bosnia-Herzegovina, Central African Republic, Kenya and Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines.

Hollywood tackles Armenian genocide in new film

At a screening of "The Promise" at a New York Archdiocese venue, the makers of the film drew parallels between the tragedy a century ago and similar crises in the world today.

‘Blackwood Crossing’ a top choice for a spiritually rich video game

Psychologically and spiritually rich, "Blackwood Crossing" is a narrative-driven experience that combines, in equal parts, "Alice in Wonderland," a railroad whodunit and the kind of magical realism associated with director Guillermo del Toro.

‘Genius’ takes 10-episode look at Albert Einstein

In the first scripted series by National Geographic channel, better known for documentaries about nature and history, the physicist's messy, brilliant life gets a nuanced treatment.

Born in China

Relax and drown your concerns in the veritable tsunami of cuteness that flows from "Born in China" (Disney), a warm and fuzzy animal documentary, narrated by John Krasinski.

Of genocide and the people who kept ‘The Promise’

In the vein of epics like "Doctor Zhivago," this new film melds a lesson on the little-known genocide of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Turks 100 years ago with a tender love story.

Bishop provides incisive look at Latino experience in U.S.

Bishop Ramirez blends his personal experiences as a Mexican-American with his pastor's knowledge of how Latinos have been and are contributing to U.S. secular and Catholic society.