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
Greg Gossel creates mixed-media art from pop culture imagery, typography, texture, found sigs and billboard scraps. Continue reading
Bill Arhos, founder of Austin City Limits, the longest-running music show in American television history, died on Saturday at the age of 80.
Günter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author and social critic who grappled with the moral dilemmas of postwar Germany both on and off the page, died in Luebeck, Germany on Wednesday, April 13. He was 87 years old. Continue reading
Jonathan B. Tucker is the Youth Programs Coordinator for Split This Rock, a national nonprofit organized devoted provoking social justice through poetry. Listen to Tucker recite his poem “Live United” at the 2015 AWP Conference and Bookfair in Minneapolis. Continue reading
One of the most celebrated African-American artists of his time, Gordon Parks, is the subject of a photography exhibition at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts that focuses on the realities of life under segregation during the 1940s. WGBH’s Jared Bowen reports. Continue reading