Matthew Modine turns 57 today, and he’s still at the top of his game. In a career spanning three decades, Modine has portrayed a high school wrestler in Vision Quest (1985), a boot camp soldier in Full Metal Jacket (1987) and a pioneering AIDS researcher in And the Band Played On (1993). More recently, he played a womanizing real estate developer on the third season of Showtime’s Weeds—the highest rated of the series’ eight seasons, according to Metacritic.

The land art movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s brought such artists as Michael Heizer, Walter De Maria and Robert Smithson to the American West, searching for free, open spaces where they could create monumental noncommercial projects. A new documentary by James Crump, Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art, is a restoration of sorts—at once an antidote to the works’ inaccessibility and an homage to the spirit that pushed artists to seek an alternative to the gallery system.

On November 27, His Holiness Pope Francis—the “people’s pope” who wooed even atheists during his New York City visit—will take an important step in spreading his ideology of peace and love. Wake Up!, a collaboration between Francis and several musicians and producers, is a studio mash-up of his best speeches and a variety of musical styles, including at least one track that sounds like Pink Floyd reborn as a post-rock band circa 2002.

Neil Young turns 70 today, and he’s making some of his best music in decades. He’s also performing with a young band whose members could be his grandchildren. According to reports from their recent string of shows on the West Coast, Young and the Promise of the Real are playing three-and-a-half-hour concerts featuring acoustic and electric versions of songs from nearly every phase of Young’s politically charged five-decade career.