Saarinen once remarked to his second wife Aline – a celebrated author and journalist – that she lived in “rabbit time,” while architects lived in “elephant time.” Although his own lifespan was hardly elephantine, Saarinen seem to have believed that at least his buildings should have an elephant’s mind: they should recall the past, engage the present, and speculate about what the future might bring.
Norman Lear discusses his work and legacy.
Rob Reiner reads early reviews of “All in the Family” and talks about the series’ 8-season run.
Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear’s name is synonymous with the sitcom. In this excerpt, writer and producer Phil Rosenthal shares how impactful Lear’s work was, especially through the narratives of “All In the Family.”
Norman Lear has enjoyed a long career in television and film, and as a political and social activist and philanthropist.
by Mikal Gilmore There is a moment around midway through this set’s Nassau concert that focuses the group’s fellowship: Kristofferson, Cash, Jennings and Nelson take turns at Kristofferson’s “The Pilgrim: Chapter 33.” The song is similar to “Sunday Morning Coming Down” — another look at a man who is “Never knowin’ if believin’ is a […]
Read the first chapter of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman on American Masters. Harper Lee’s second novel to be published was released July 14, 2015.