Mad Men comes back for its sixth season Sunday at an opportune moment for basic cable. Last weekend, 25 million viewers combined watched The Bible and The Walking Dead on basic cable channels. That's more than triple the audience for The Good Wife on CBS that same night.
Automatic federal budget cuts that kicked in March 1 have had little initial impact in many parts of the government. For a few programs, however, the effect has been real and painful, as the government begins cutting $85 billion from its spending through the end of September.
Many of the earliest signs of the cuts are being seen on the local level, in state programs like education that rely in part on federal dollars.
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385, Haffner Thomas Ades:Voyage for Orchestra from Polaris Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 revision) Stravinsky: Scherzo a la russe (1945 version) Encore: Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 44
Ruben Aguilar, 85, was forcibly deported from the U.S. 80 years ago as part of a largely forgotten Mexican repatriation program run by the American government.
During the Great Depression, hundreds of thousands of people of Mexican descent were forcibly deported to Mexico without due process, including many American citizens. Aguilar, an American citizen, was born in Chicago but was deported with his parents, who were undocumented. At the time, he was 6 years old.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Jefferey Kahane, conductor Purcell: Chacony in g Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in c, RV401 Bach: Concerto in D for 3 Violins, BWV1064 Bach: Oboe d’amore Concerto, BWV1055 Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 5 in B‐flat
Fast-food restaurants were a little bit slower Thursday in New York City. Hundreds of workers staged a one-day strike in what organizers are calling the biggest job action ever in that industry. It's a growing segment of the economy, but workers complain that fast-food jobs don't pay enough to survive in New York City.