Art Beat

  • June 5, 2013  

    Humorist and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his new novel, "Insane City," where pre-wedding antics meets sober topics like immigration. Barry describes his writing process, his affinity for P.G. Wodehouse and why his home city of Miami is a target-rich environment. Continue reading

  • June 4, 2013   BY Colleen Shalby  

    It was “ruff” choosing a winner this week.
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  • June 4, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Models pose in a tableaux vivant, or ‘living picture,” of Frederic S. Remington’s “A Dash for the Timber” during the 81st annual festival Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, Calif. The event features works of art recreated by real people through costumes, makeup, lighting, props and backdrops.
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  • June 3, 2013   BY Ray Suarez  

    For a guy from England, musician Billy Bragg keeps a close and informed eye on America. He follows its politics, its music and, for better or worse, its eating habits, namely its obsession with bacon.
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  • June 3, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Charles Hood is the author of “South x South” (Ohio University Press), winner of the 2012 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. His previous books include “Bombing Ploesti” and “Rio de Dios” (Red Hen Press). He has been the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, an Artist in Residency with the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and an Artists and Writers grant from the National Science Foundation. He teaches photography and writing at Antelope Valley College, Calif.
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  • June 3, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    A folk artist breathes fire Sunday at Margalla Festival 2013 in Islamabad, Pakistan, a celebration of national heritage and culture.
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  • May 29, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.
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  • May 29, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Chinese artist Li Wei performs as part of the Venice Biennial in Venice, Italy, which runs through Nov. 24.
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  • May 29, 2013  

    Country music legend Dolly Parton has delivered nearly 50 million free books to children’s homes. Called Imagination Library, the program started in 1996 in one one rural Tennessee county and has spread to 1,400 communities across the United States, England and Canada. Special correspondent for education John Merrow reports. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2013   BY Tom LeGro and Colleen Shalby  

    Life looks a little different on the other side of the bars, doesn’t it? Yes, sometimes it’s good to change your perspective. It can make you appreciate the things you take for granted — like that you don’t sleep in a cage and participate in pageants.
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