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Arts Oct 12Why the director of ‘Tangerine’ is trading iPhone filmmaking for 35mm
For Baker’s new follow-up, “The Florida Project,” a summer adventure about a mother and daughter living in the shadows of Disney World, the filmmaker traded his iPhone rig for 35mm film.
Arts May 11Alynda Segarra’s advice for making it as a vagabond musician
“I think when you're younger it's really good to emulate your heroes,” she said.“But now I feel like... Alynda.”…
Arts Oct 27Photos: Visit a crumbling medieval town that’s slowly falling off a cliff
There is something attractive about a place slated to disappear. At first glance, Civita di Bagnoregio is just that.
Arts Oct 26Photos: Inside the Florence lab saving priceless works of art
In the 14th century, Florence was the center of the Italian Renaissance, but after a devastating flood in the 1960s, it became something else: one of the world’s foremost centers of art preservation and restoration.
Arts Sep 09Why Salman Rushdie is probably quitting Twitter
Salman Rushdie will be the first to tell you that free expression is imperative to society. But there's one way the award-winning author does not always enjoy speaking out: on Twitter.
Arts Jun 17The Fixer’s Tour Guide to Havana
Cuba is a place where it helps to "know a guy," and for journalists, that guy is your fixer. Our fixer Josue Lopez seemed to know someone in just about every place we went. So on our last evening in…
World Jun 16Photos: In Havana, beauty and decay coexist
You see it as soon as your plane touches down in Havana -- in the decades of texture worn into a pastel wall, in a brightly colored car parked on a quiet city street, in an elderly woman with flowers…
Arts Apr 15Rhiannon Giddens performs ‘Julie,’ a song inspired by a slave’s story
Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is the first to admit she's big into history, and in particular the history of the South and the Civil War.
Arts Jan 23Say what? Half the world’s languages will vanish by the end of the century
There are over 6,000 languages spoken around the world today. But by the end of this century, fewer than half of them will remain. That's the driving concern of the new documentary "Language Matters," from poet Bob Holman and filmmaker…
Arts Dec 05Why the ‘Shakespeare of the F-word’ is reading adults to sleep
Adam Mansbach, author of “Go the F*ck to Sleep," explains why Samuel L. Jackson was his first choice for the audio book in this online exclusive.