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Arts Apr 14In D.C., All Eyes on Neko Case
On a recent evening in Washington, D.C., a petite woman stepped onto a stage before a sold-out crowd. Her look was casual, but this was no soft-spoken, indie folk singer. It was Neko Case, who some critics say is in…
Nation Apr 13Weekly Poem: ‘Since Nine–‘
Constantine Cavafy, the greatest Greek poet since antiquity, never published a complete book of his poems during his lifetime. But last week, we got a new look at his work in two volumes.
Arts Apr 10Conversation: Elie Wiesel
In the new novel, "A Mad Desire to Dance," Doriel Waldman has survived the holocaust as a youth and achieved professional success as a man only to find himself in his 60s barely hanging onto his sanity.
Arts Apr 07Where the Indigenous and Comics Meet
Until recently, American Indians appeared only as stereotypes in comic books, their real narratives and folklore obscured by generic images of teepees and headdresses.
Arts Apr 03Conversation: Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani
"Goodbye Solo" is the third film by 34-year-old director Ramin Bahrani. It film won the Critic's Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2008, and is just beginning to be seen in selected theaters around the country.
Arts Mar 27Conversation: Robert Lynch, President, Americans for the Arts
Amid the economic downturn, many arts organizations around the country are feeling the hurt right now, along with everyone else.
Arts Mar 24Getty, Italian Museum Announce Collaboration
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles announced Monday a new collaboration with the Archaeology Museum in Florence, Italy to bring artifacts from the Italian museum to museum-goers in California.
Arts Mar 20It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘The 99’
It looks like an ordinary American comic book; heroes wear brightly colored costumes and use their bulging muscles to conquer the forces of evil. But look again -- one of the superheroes is wearing a burka.
Arts Mar 17Conversation: NPR’s Bob Boilen on SXSW
In March, basketball fans have their "madness"...music fans have South by Southwest. The annual festival brings more than 1,800 musicians from around the globe to Austin, Texas, which even in normal times bills itself as the "live music capitol of…
Arts Mar 17SXSW Shifts Gears to Music Festival
The gears are shifting in Austin, Texas, as the South by Southwest Interactive Festival wraps up and the live music capital of the world prepares for the start of the music festival on Wednesday.