To binge or not to binge? Like many of us, with so many TV and streaming options these days, actress Annabelle Gurwitch struggles with falling into the black hole of epic, auto-loading TV and miniseries marathons. How is it different…
By Michael Boulter
It’s a four-room warehouse where anyone can walk in, take as many books as they want and walk out. There’s no cash register and no clerk, just rows and rows of free books for anyone who wants them.
Prisoners inside one of California’s prisons are getting the opportunity to be heard -- behind bars and beyond. “Ear Hustle” is a podcast that offers listeners a rare look at inmate experiences, from race relations to sharing a tiny cell.
The 60th annual Grammy Award nominations offered some surprise snubs, a lack of traditional pop nominees and a strong showing by today’s leading hip-hop artists.
By Elizabeth Flock
Jeff Alessandrelli said the label is looking to bring the same independent sensibility as Octopus to its releases, and plans to release two to three records per year.
By Jeffrey Brown
Africa’s first contemporary art museum just opened its doors in Cape Town, South Africa, featuring art from across the continent and the African diaspora. The grand new space has a grand ambition: to tell the stories of a diverse continent…
By PBS NewsHour
Spending 13 weeks at the top of the classical music charts, a group of priests are reinvigorating an early musical genre. Special correspondent Dennis Kellogg of NET reports from eastern Nebraska.
By PBS NewsHour
Joni Mitchell is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters in modern times. Her seminal albums, from the late 1960s through the early 2000s, sold millions of copies and influenced generations of artists. Now, a new biography, "Reckless Daughter: A Portrait…
Music writer David Yaffe spoke with us about the origin of Joni Mitchell’s songwriting technique and the stories behind several of her better-known songs.
By Connie Kargbo and Christopher Booker
In 1972, intrigued by the promises of communism, then-24-year-old Jon Alpert sailed illegally to Cuba. For the next 45 years, the New York City filmmaker made regular trips to the island, documenting post-revolution Cuba through the daily lives of three…
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