Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Essay: A Short Biography of Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames headed the most creative design office in post World War II America. Frequently photographed in matching clothes, poses, or both, each brought a rich array of talents to their life/work partnership (1941-1978) as well as a contagious enthusiasm for life and art.

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Interview: Creative Director Bjorn Amelan

Creative Director Bjorn Amelan explains the process of collaboration between the production designers, technical crew, and artists when creating new work for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Bill T. Jones: A Good Man premieres nationally Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the first PBS Arts Fall […]

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

Music & Film Credits

Below are the full music credits for NO DIRECTION HOME, as well a list of uncredited appearances. Music (in order of appearance) Like a Rolling Stone Written and Performed By Bob Dylan Drifting Too Far From The Shore Written by Chas Moody BMG Film and TV Music Performed by Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys […]

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

Chronicle Excerpts of Chapter 5: River of Ice

Below is an excerpt from the Bob Dylan autobiography Chronicles: Volume One published by Simon & Schuster. The moon was rising behind the Chrysler Building, it was late in the day, street lighting coming on, the low rumble of heavy cars inching along in the narrow streets below-sleet tapping against the office window. Lou Levy […]

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

Biographical Essay from the Kennedy Center Honors

In 1997, Bob Dylan was a Kennedy Center Honoree. Below is the text of a speech given by writer and music critic Tom Piazza for that occasion. The central question for an American artist – both as an American and as an artist – is how to remain indivisibly oneself while, in Walt Whitman’s phrase, […]

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

About the Film

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan A Martin Scorsese Picture Bob Dylan Opens Archives For The Film, Which Features Previously Unreleased Footage From Dylan’s Groundbreaking Live Concerts, Studio Recording Sessions, Outtakes, And Interviews In an event that has brought together Bob Dylan and Martin Scorsese, NO DIRECTION HOME: BOB DYLAN, a production of Spitfire Pictures, Grey […]

Muddy Waters: Can’t Be Satisfied

Filmmaker Interview – Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville

Filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville were kind enough to answer some questions about their film. Q: What first got you interested in doing a film of Muddy Waters? Robert Gordon: I was writing Muddy’s biography for Little, Brown and, in order to get closer to Muddy, I began hunting up film and video performances […]

Robert Motherwell and the New York School

About Robert Motherwell

“To end up with a canvas that is no less beautiful than the empty canvas is to begin with.” In 1940, a young painter named Robert Motherwell came to New York City and joined a group of artists — including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Franz Kline — who set out to […]

Greenwich Village: A Hub for American Masters

In the lower part of Manhattan, between Houston Street and West 14th Street, and from the Hudson River to Broadway, is what is known as Greenwich Village. Today, the neighborhood closest to the Hudson is known as the West Village. The area between Broadway and the East River, which has long been known as the […]

Broadway’s Dreamers: The Legacy of The Group Theatre

About the Group Theatre

In the summer of 1931, three young idealists, Harold Clurman, Cheryl Crawford and Lee Strasberg, were inspired by a passionate dream of transforming the American theater. They recruited 28 actors to form a permanent ensemble dedicated to dramatizing the life of their times. They conceived The Group Theatre as a response to what they saw […]