NCAA still doesn’t pay its players: now that’s true (March) Madness

March Madness is projected to bring in some $ 30m for the NCAA this year, but many athletes don’t get a penny for their workCollege basketball players are always told that school should be their top priority. That is why, so the argument goes, “student-athletes” shouldn’t be paid: because that would detract from their academic pursuits. So why are they forced to spend most of their time training for games that bring in millions of dollars for their universities, but not a penny for them?Too Read more [...]

This Week at MoMA: March 31–April 5

This week is all about last chances and what’s up next. Check out what you won’t want to miss: The Devil Is a Woman. 1935. USA. Directed by Josef von Sternberg • Beginning today, the Department of Film presents a weeklong run of Josef von Sternberg’s The Devil Is a Woman, starring Marlene Dietrich. The actress’s own 35mm nitrate print was the source material for MoMA’s preservation of the film. • On Wednesday, the next installment of the Department of Film’s Acteurism series continues Read more [...]

This Week at MoMA: March 23–29

Whether you’re a fan of music, cinema, architecture, or fashion, this week’s programs have some thing that will fit your interest. Here are the highlights: Installation view of Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye, The Museum of Modern Art, November 15, 2014–November 15, 2015. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: John Wronn • Drop by the exhibition galleries of Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye for a Stratocaster Session on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., when a MoMA staff Read more [...]

No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 6 Xavier: March Madness Preview and Prediction

The Arizona Wildcats took on a talent-laden Ohio State Buckeyes squad and won convincingly in the round of 32. Meanwhile, the Xavier Musketeers were able to outlast a tough Georgia State Panthers team to make their way into the Sweet 16.Which team will continue its run into the regional final? Bleacher Report's college basketball analyst Jordan Schultz joins Stephen Nelson to look deep into this matchup and offer a prediction on the outcome. Which team will move on to the Elite Eight? Find out in Read more [...]

No. 14 Georgia State vs. No. 6 Xavier: March Madness Preview & Prediction

After a thrilling second-round upset victory for No. 14 Georgia State, it advances to take on No. 6 Xavier, as they square off in the third round, with a berth in the Sweet 16 on the line.Bleacher Report's Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report college basketball analyst Jordan Schultz preview the game and offer their predictions.Who will win? Check out the video, and let us know! Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

Top Geography Students to Test Skills at 2015 National Geographic State Bees on March 27

WASHINGTON (March 17, 2015)—On Friday, March 27, young geography whizzes across the United States and U.S. territories will participate in state Bees, competing for a spot in the 27th annual National Geographic Bee championship in Washington, D.C., on May 11-13. Organized by the National Geographic Society, the 2015 National Geographic Bee is sponsored by Google. The state Bees are also sponsored by Plum Creek. Up to 100 fourth- to eighth-graders in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Read more [...]

This Week at MoMA: March 2–8

Our spring season kicks off this week with big names and (literally) big works of art, and we can’t wait. Here’s what’s in store: Paris, Texas. 1984. USA. Directed by Wim Wenders. Courtesy of Wim Wenders Stiftung 2015 • Beginning today, the Department of Film presents a major retrospective of the influential German filmmaker Wim Wenders. The director introduces the entire first week of screenings, beginning with Paris, Texas, and on Thursday he joins collaborator and writer Peter Handke Read more [...]