Twenty-five films will be archived as the most culturally, historically or aesthetically significant works in cinema and join the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
Tyanna Buie turned her childhood spent in foster care into an artistic exploration, using screen-printing and collage to reinterpret old photographs and memories. Continue reading
An act of environmental protest directed at the global climate conference in Lima, Peru, may have inadvertently damaged a world heritage site. A week ago, Greenpeace members trekked to one of the nation’s most important — and off-limits — archaeological sites, the “Nazca Lines,” and left a large-scale message. Jeffrey Brown reports on the disturbance and the response. Continue reading
Laura Ingalls Wilder is known for the “Little House” series, based her family’s journey across the American plains. But until now, Wilder’s autobiography, “Pioneer Girl,” has never been published. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Pamela Smith Hill, author of “Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life,” on the details Wilder saved for her more mature account. Continue reading
Forty years ago, musician Nick Drake died at age 26, and is often remembered today as a “solitary, misunderstood lonely poet.” Now his sister wants to set the record straight, to provide a fuller picture of the artist. The result is “Nick Drake: Remembered for a While,” an authorized companion to his work. Continue reading
Picture books are usually kid-oriented, but two expletive-laden tales, written like traditional bedtime stories, are parents-only hits. “You Have To F**king Eat” and “Go The F**k To Sleep” have become best-sellers, with audiobooks voiced by Samuel L. Jackson and Bryan Cranston — two actors well-versed in the art of swearing. Jeffrey Brown interviews author Adam Mansbach. Continue reading
Kate Davis’ ’40s-style jazz rendition of Meghan Trainor’s pop hit “All About That Bass” has garnered more than 8 million views on YouTube since September. But Davis isn’t only about that one instrument. Continue reading
Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge has been known for her country and rock hits, but on her new album, “This Is M.E.,” she also adds R&B and soul to the mix. Gwen Ifill sits down with the veteran musician to discuss her artistic evolution and the realities of making an album today. Continue reading