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Take the Ultimate Sesame Street Quiz!

In our preparation for the television broadcast premiere of Being Elmo (April 5 and April 9 at 10pm), we thought we’d whip up another quiz for our audience, many of whom probably watched Sesame Street in the Mr. Hooper era, long before there was an Elmo. Sesame Street has been on for a few months … READ MORE

Test Your Documentary Know-How!

It’s summer, and we’re basking in a plethora of great docs in theaters, on PBS, and online. We need to keep ourselves sharp, so we test each other on our documentary prowess now and again. This time, we’re inviting you to join in. Help us test our new quiz tool by taking this quick quiz … READ MORE

Artists Month Delivers Films, Interactive Features to Independent Lens

Thank you to all who stuck with us through pledge and helped support public broadcasting and independent programming! Spring is upon us, and the Independent Lens team has grown a crop of great arts films and challenging online extras to celebrate. (More about that after the jump!) Meanwhile, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger is … READ MORE

The Ultimate William S. Burroughs Quiz

William S. Burroughs was one eccentric dude. His active war on conventional wisdom and propriety helped America loosen up considerably. As one of the iconic American authors of the 20th century, he will be known for the novel Naked Lunch for centuries to come — not so much for what it is about (come to … READ MORE

What’s Your Bumper Sticker Philosophy?

In The Parking Lot Movie, which airs tonight as the season premiere of Independent Lens on PBS at 10PM (check local listings), the overeducated attendants who work at The Corner Parking Lot spend a great deal of time pondering the meaning of life. So much so that there is an undercurrent of absurdity in their … READ MORE