Art Beat

  • June 5, 2013   BY  

    Minneapolis photographer Jenn Ackerman spent months in the Correctional Psychiatric Treatment Unit (CPTU) of the Kentucky State Reformatory to learn about the experiences of prisoners with mental illness. Continue reading

  • June 5, 2013    

    A Turkish art group performs in support of protestors Wednesday at Taksim Square in Istanbul. Protests, which initially began over the fate of Taksim Gezi Park, one of the last significant green spaces in the center of the city, have turned increasingly violent as police began cracking down hard on demonstrators.
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  • 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    

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

    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    

    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    

    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    

    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    

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

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