The 69th annual Tony Awards brought recognition to fresh subjects and accomplished women in the industry. In “Fun Home,” Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir was brought to life on stage, introducing audiences to a young lesbian growing up in small-town Pennsylvania … Continue reading
Street Sense publishes the only newspaper by and for the homeless in Washington, D.C. The organization has long trained participants in journalism and writing, and now it’s expanding to offer more education in the arts and digital media, like photography and filmmaking, in hopes of giving people a toehold in new creative careers. The NewsHour’s Anne Davenport reports. Continue reading
Patrick Hicks is the author of over ten books, including “The Collector of Names,” “Adoptable,” “This London” and “The Commandant of Lubizec.” Watch Hicks read his poem “The Strangers” from his collection “Adoptable” at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis. Continue reading
Acclaimed author Nicola Griffith sifted through 15 years of prize-winning books for fiction and found that several of the top literary prizes have rarely awarded anything written from a women’s point of view. Continue reading
One July day in 2011, two separate incidents shook the country of Norway to its core, leaving 77 people dead. Journalist Asne Seierstad focuses on those events in “One of Us: The Story of Anders Brevik and the Massacre in Norway.” She joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss her new book. Continue reading
One student’s final project, World White Web, is disrupting the white default found in Google Image searches Continue reading
In Minneapolis, the Walker Art Center is offering art lovers a new thing to collect: intangible experience, direct from artist to consumer. Jeffrey Brown reports on how customers can purchase personal dances, ringtones, even the chance to stage their own art exhibit. Continue reading
On a clear night in Yosemite, only a few times each year, the full moon hits a misty spray of the highest waterfall in the park, creating a nighttime rainbow that is visible only through a camera lens. But this year, Yosemite Falls, which normally flows until August, will be dry by June, making more moonbow sightings uncertain. Special correspondent Sandra Hughes reports. Continue reading
Spotify announced a new platform that expands its music offering to include video, podcasts and interactive features at an event in New York today.
New video offerings will include clips from partners like Comedy Central, VICE News and The Nerdist. The company displayed playlists that include podcasts from American Public Media and BBC for the first time.