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Arts Jan 15Conversation: Katherine Paterson, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
Katherine Paterson, the author of many beloved children's novels such as "The Bridge to Terabithia", was last week named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
Arts Jan 15Forum: Rocco Landesman Will Answer Your Comments and Questions
I recently had the chance to talk with new NEA chairman Rocco Landesman for an interview we aired earlier this month. With so much interest in the NEA -- both positive and critical -- and now in Landesman himself, I…
Arts Jan 11Eric Rohmer, 89, Made Intellectual Films About People’s Emotional Lives
French director and film critic Eric Rohmer died Monday at the age of 89 in Paris.
Nation Jan 07Wednesday on the NewsHour: NEA Chief Rocco Landesman
Wednesday on the PBS NewsHour, a conversation with Rocco Landesman, the former Broadway Producer who became the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts this past August.
Arts Jan 06Remembering Abstract Color Field Painter Kenneth Noland
Kenneth Noland, the abstract artist whose sensitive approach to color helped define and establish the Washington Color Field school of painting, died Tuesday at the age of 85 at his home in Maine.
Arts Jan 06Wednesday’s Art Notes
A roundup of art headlines.
Arts Jan 05Tuesday on the NewsHour: National Geographic Unearths Its Buried Treasure
For every glossy copy of National Geographic magazine you've paged through, there are hundreds of photos that you haven't seen, photographs that didn't make the final cut, but did make it into a massive underground vault.
Arts Dec 31The Decade in Literature
Books in the aughts were not all for naught: there were mega novels (like Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections" and Junot Diaz's "The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"), a boom in book clubs, and the birth of the e-reader.
Arts Dec 31The Decade in Film
From the fading dominance of the big screen to the prevalence of the small screen, the critical cinematic successes that came from abroad, and the return of the 3-D Hollywood blockbuster, we asked two critics to reflect on the films…
Arts Dec 30Remembering the Sharp Insights of Caricaturist David Levine
David Levine, a master of the caricature, died yesterday at the age of 83 in New York as a result of prostate cancer and other illness. Levine had the ability to expose and gently exaggerate the distinguishing features of politicians,…