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Arts Nov 03A Mission to Save a Cultural Legacy, One Deli Sandwich at a Time
Last month, writer and journalist David Sax visited the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C., to kibbutz about a favorite, salivating subject: the delicatessen.
Arts Oct 28Ben Folds Turns Orchestras Into Rock Bands
While it might not appear to be the case, Ben Folds concedes he wasn't entirely comfortable playing the piano in front of an orchestra at first. That's because growing up in North Carolina, playing percussion in orchestras, he never dreamed…
Arts Oct 27Beloved Sculptor Anne Truitt Gets Her Due
Anne Truitt was many things -- a sculptor, author, professor and mother -- and above all, it seems, she was beloved by her student and friends for her spirit, integrity and seriousness of purpose.
Arts Oct 26Monday on the NewsHour: Michael Chabon
Jeffrey Brown talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning author writer Michael Chabon about his first work of non-fiction, "Manhood for Amateurs," a collection of essays.
Arts Oct 23Conversation: ‘A New Way Forward’ Through Cultural Exchange
From "American Idol" to "Afghan Star," art and entertainment can be powerful tools for cultural exchange. That's the argument in the recent report, "A New Way Forward," which calls for the utilization of the arts to build a better relationship…
Arts Oct 2035 Years of Austin City Limits
Extended interviews and performances from Jeffrey Brown's report on Austin City Limits as the PBS music program celebrates its 35th anniversary year.
Arts Oct 16Conversation: Nick Hornby
"Juliet, Naked," a new novel by Nick Hornby, explores middle-age relationships, online communities, and the nature of being a fan of popular music.
Arts Oct 16In Theaters Is ‘Where The Wild Things Are’
Opening in theaters nationwide today is the film adaptation of Maurice Sendaks' beloved children's book, "Where The Wild Things Are." Directed by Spike Jonze, the film has been years in the making and the reviews have been generally positive.
Arts Oct 15Conversation: Joan Baez
Last night on PBS's American Masters, viewers got an intimate portrait of one of America's most famous singers. Joan Baez began performing with her guitar in coffee shops at just 17, but went on to help define the sound and…
Arts Oct 13‘Herb & Dorothy,’ a Love Story About Art, Opens New Season of Independent Lens
The story of a postal worker and his librarian wife, who with modest means created one of the most priceless collections of contemporary art in the world, is the subject of Tuesday's season premier of Independent Lens on PBS.