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Poetry Feb 16Poet Jericho Brown looks back at Saturdays spent cutting grass
Listen to Jericho Brown read “Labor” from his new collection, “The New Testament.”…
Poetry Feb 09This is poet David Roderick’s take on suburban life
Listen to David Roderick read "Dear Suburb" from his new collection, "The Americans."…
Arts Feb 02‘Boyhood’ director Richard Linklater on growing up in the Super 8 generation
Richard Linklater reflects on growing up in front of the camera and how changing technology will effect today's kids who are documented constantly.
Poetry Jan 26Poet Saskia Hamilton on vinyl records and the ‘warmth of the scratches’
Saskia Hamilton reads her poem "Once" from her new collection, “Corridor.”…
Poetry Jan 05Poet Ellen Bass says ‘Relax’ — you’ll lose your keys, hair and memory but you can still savor sweet fruit
Ellen Bass reads her poem "Relax" from her new collection "Like a Beggar."…
Arts Dec 23Remembering soulful rocker Joe Cocker in 5 performances
Soulful rocker Joe Cocker died on Monday at the age of 70 from lung cancer, according to his agent Barrie Marshall. Art Beat collected five of Cocker’s most famous performances to help remember the Grammy-winning rocker.
Poetry Dec 15Weekly Poem: Alison Powell reads ‘The Fields’
Listen to Alison Powell read her poem “The Fields” from “On the Desire to Levitate," Powell's debut collection of poetry.
Poetry Nov 24Weekly Poem: Setting the Thanksgiving table with a poem by Louise Glück
“Lamentations” by Louise Glück might not seem like a Thanksgiving poem, but technical writer Annik Stahl would disagree. Back in 2001, she read “Lamentations” for a NewsHour series started by former poet laureate Robert Pinksy that asked Americans to read…
Arts Oct 24Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform ‘I Won’t Dance’
It’s not a pairing one might expect, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, but their new album “Cheek to Cheek,” released in September, debuted as the highest-selling record in the U.S. Tonight, PBS Great Performances presents the legendary crooner and the…
Arts Oct 06‘The Magician’s Land’ author Lev Grossman on breaking the rules of fantasy
Lev Grossman recently published "The Magician's Land," the third installment in his "The Magicians" trilogy. Watch this online exclusive from his conversation with senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown.