After William Shakespeare died, on this date in 1616, his contemporary, Ben Jonson, wrote that “He was not of an age, but for all time.” Johnson was spot on. Continue reading
Enzina Marrari designs dresses and garments using natural materials. Inspired by her chosen home of Alaska, she creates with wood and flowers, even swan feathers and horse hair. Continue reading
Watch poet Catherine Pierce read her poem “Dear Atom Bomb” at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis. Continue reading
Art curator Simon Njami loved the works of Dante, but he realized that the renaissance text about hell, purgatory and paradise didn’t speak to the experience all readers, including himself. He set out to re-imagine the Divine Comedy, to update it and make it more universal, with an exhibit of works by artists from across the African continent. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
The Pulitzer Prizes for works of journalism and the arts produced in 2014 were announced Monday — with magazines officially eligible for the first time. Continue reading
Rhiannon Giddens has studied opera and fronted a Grammy-winning old-time string band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Now her debut solo album, produced by T. Bone Burnett, showcases her range and celebrates the musical influence of American women like Odetta, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Nina Simone. She sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss her passion for performing. Continue reading
Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is the first to admit she’s big into history, and in particular the history of the South and the Civil War.
“Daredevil,” Netflix’s newest original series that features blind lawyer Matt Murdock take to the streets as the eponymous protagonist, ironically didn’t come prepared to aid blind fans in watching the blind hero.
What do Dwight Eisenhower, George Eliot and Dorothy Day all have in common? Besides achieving career success, all overcame a personality weakness — such as a bad temper or big ego — that led to internal transformation. Judy Woodruff sits down with David Brooks to discuss his new book, “The Road to Character,” and rethinking our personal priorities. Continue reading