Arts & Culture

Artist Chuck Close on Overcoming Disabilities


Chuck Close is a world-renowned artist who paints wall-sized faces and portraits. While much of his work is filled with vibrant colors, his life has…read more

In South Africa, Phones Help Poor Connect


Johannesburg is one of South Africa’s largest cities but less than 1 percent of the population has access to land phone lines or Internet service.…read more

Poet Documents Lives Along Mexican Border


The city of Juarez, Mexico and other towns along the U.S.-Mexican border have been ravaged by violence between feuding drug cartels over the last few…read more

Legendary Tap Dancer Mentors Young Artists in “Sophisticated Ladies”


Tap dance icon Maurice Hines has already had a full career, dancing alongside his brother, Gregory, on the stage and in films for decades. Now,…read more

Matrix Star Takes On Civil Rights Leader


As the grandson of slaves, Thurgood Marshall was born July 2, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland. When segregation policies denied Marshall admission to the University of…read more

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