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Arts Jul 23The Missoula Children’s Theatre
The Missoula Children's Theatre in Montana is a traveling theater company that temporarily sets up shop in schools across the country that don't have drama programs.
Arts Jul 23Eggleston: An Exceptional Eye for the Ordinary
For more than 40 years, photographer William Eggleston has captured common, everyday instances or objects that, through his particular framing, elevates the familiar and makes the ordinary beautiful. Through his lens, a moment can be made monumental.
Arts Jul 22Alison Krauss, Brad Paisley at the White House
On Tuesday, the current first family welcomed a mix of some of country's biggest stars into their home.
Arts Jul 20Frank McCourt, Irish Memoirist, Dead at 78
Frank McCourt, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis," died Sunday in New York from metastatic melanoma. He was 78.
Arts Jul 17Conversation: Painter John Currin
American painter John Currin is one of the most recognized and lauded figurative artists working today whose work is one of the subjects of an exhibition called "Paint Made Flesh," which is now at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.
Arts Jul 14Literary Voices Reflect on Health Care
Some popular writers have turned up in an unexpected place: Health Affairs. The contributions are a part of the 10th anniversary of "Narrative Matters," a feature that maintains that health-policy debate must have room for the experiences of regular people.
Arts Jul 10Conversation: Joseph O’Neill, Author of ‘Netherland’
For his book "Netherland," author Joseph O'Neill had a unique vantage point to explore the now-familiar literary terrain of post-9/11 New York. Not well known to most American readers, New York City's cricket-playing community is certainly well known to O'Neill,…
Arts Jul 09Conversation: Chimamanda Adichie, Author of ‘The Thing Around Your Neck’
In her new short story collection, "The Thing Around Your Neck," Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie moves back and forth between two continents the way she has in real life.
Arts Jul 06Conversation: Stuart Eizenstat, Holocaust Era Assets Conference
Delegates from 50 countries just gathered in Prague to discuss the status of property looted by the Nazis during World War II, including hundreds of thousands of art works.
Arts Jun 30Conversation: Werner Herzog
In 1982 in the Peruvian jungle, Werner Herzog was making a film about an opera fanatic who would do anything to bring music to his remote city: Fitzcarraldo and his small crew face deadly river rapids, indigenous tribes with spears…