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Around the Nation

Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.

OFF BOOK explores how color influences our society, lives, and culture.
“Color is one of the fundamental elements of our existence, and defines our world in such deep ways that its effects are nearly imperceptible. Whether in the micro-sense with the choice of an article of clothing, or the macro-sense where cultures on the whole embrace color trends at the scale of decades, color is a signifier of our motives and deepest feelings.”

Watch The Effect of Color | OFF BOOK on PBS. See more from Off Book.

Idea Channel asks, “Is CSS and Website Design a Fashion Statement?”
“Consciously or not, the first thing you notice when you visit a website is how the site LOOKS, which is controlled by the CSS Stylesheet. CSS is the fashion of the web- it makes sites pretty (or very very ugly). And as our lives migrate more and more onto the world wide web, our presence online becomes a central way to define and express ourselves.”

Watch Is CSS and Website Design a Fashion Statement? on PBS. See more from Idea Channel.

Sound Tracks takes a listen to “Sanctuary” by Antibalas: “‘Sanctuary’ was first released on the 2007 Antibalas album ‘Security.’ It’s a slow-burner of a tune, in the classic Fela Kuti style: a build-up of rhythm around drums, percussion, and Hammond organ. And then Amayo – the lead singer — begins to preach the words. Where do you find sanctuary in a world that yanks us in multiple directions?”

Watch “Sanctuary” – Antibalas | QUICK HITS on PBS. See more from Sound Tracks.

Poetry magazine editors Don Share and Christian Wiman talk to WTTW’s Chicago Tonight about the journal’s 100th anniversary and the new anthology, “The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine.”

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