With the early death of writer and director John Hughes at 59 yesterday, America lost one of the most vivid voices to come out of (and help define) the 1980s.
For decades on PBS, Julia Child brought her infectious enthusiasm for French cooking into the kitchens of her rapt viewers, passing on the culinary lessons she had learned during the years she lived in France.
By Dave Gustafson
For the first time since April 2008, the U.S. unemployment rate fell slightly in July, to 9.4 percent, down from 9.5 percent in June.
By Arts Desk
American film director and writer John Hughes died Thursday of heart attack, his spokeswoman said. He was 59. According to a statement from his spokeswoman, Hughes died suddenly while taking a morning walk in New York City.
When the editors at Autumn House Press in Pittsburgh started looking around at various anthologies of contemporary poetry, they noticed most of the general collections still featured more male bards than female.
Most mainstream news organizations now blog in some form, including, obviously, the NewsHour here on Art Beat. We talked to some other arts and culture bloggers about the ways the medium has affected their messages.
Salon.com co-founder Scott Rosenberg details blogging's short history in his latest book, "Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It's Becoming and Why It Matters."…
By Andrea Hollander Budy In the cave of memory my father crawls now, his small carbide light fixed to his forehead, his kneepads so worn from the journey they’re barely useful, but he adjusts them…
It's one of the great landmarks of history: the Parthenon in Athens, constructed in the 5th century BC. It stands as the symbol of the cultural and political heights reached by the classical world.
Here are some of this week's arts and culture headlines from public broadcasters around the nation.
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