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Arts Dec 29Conversation: Patti Smith
When fashion photographer Steven Sebring began shooting footage of the daily life of poet and performer Patti Smith -- what Smith describes as high-aesthetic home movies -- neither fully anticipated the project becoming a feature length film.
Arts Dec 28Weekly Poem: ‘Longing’
Dennis Brutus was a South African poet and activist up until his death on Saturday at the age of 85 at his home in Cape Town.
Arts Dec 23Conversation: Painter James Rosenquist
From signs and billboard advertisements that loomed high above Times Square to canvases filled with images from popular culture that helped shape the world of art from the early 1960s, James Rosenquist has been painting on a large scale for…
Arts Dec 11Conversation: David Byrne Rides and Writes
"I've been riding a bike, in New York mainly, for almost 30 years, just as a way of getting around, starting off just getting around downtown to the clubs, art galleries, dinner with friends," says musician, artist and culture connisseur…
Arts Dec 11Around the Nation, Friday Roundup
Here are some of this week's arts and culture headlines from public broadcasters around the nation.
Arts Dec 10Conversation: Rick Moody and Andy Hunter
Author Rick Moody has just published a new short story titled "Some Contemporary Characters." But the delivery system was unusual: The story was "published" on a Twitter feed in serial tweets every 10 - 20 minutes over three days, with…
Arts Dec 09Wednesday on the NewsHour: Pianist Richard Glazier Is ‘Crazy for’ Gershwin
Movie musicals led a young Richard Glazier to the piano, first for classical training and then to develop a devotion to the music of a golden period of American songs, particularly the George and Ira Gershwin.
Arts Dec 04Here’s to a Year of Art Beat
Hard to believe, but it's been a year since we launched this blog. After our first weeks, I wrote a thank you to our "first responders" -- the people who'd written in to say how much they appreciated and supported…
Arts Nov 20Conversation: Frederick Wiseman, Director of ‘La Danse’
Director Frederick Wiseman has documented a wide range of people's everyday routines and the goings-on inside institutions. A "big ballet fan," and a sometimes-resident of Paris, Wiseman recently turned his camera to one of France's most important cultural institutions: the…
Arts Nov 19Jeanne-Claude Was Muse and Collaborator
Jeanne-Claude, the artist who collaborated with her partner Christo on monumental installation projects like "The Gates" in New York and "The Wrapped Reichstag" in Berlin, passed away Wednesday at a hospital in New York from complications of a brain aneurysm.