How common are geniuses? An exhibit on display at the Morgan Library in New York City features dozens of priceless manuscripts and artifacts -- all reflecting the idea of genius throughout world history. But experts say society may be returning…
By News Desk
Husky-voiced actress Lauren Bacall, who leapt to fame after starring in her first movie at age 19, died Tuesday in New York City at the age of 89.
In author Eugene Rogan’s forthcoming book, The Fall of the Ottomans, Rogan writes about a small and relatively unknown prisoner-of-war camp called Halbmondlager, or ‘Half Moon Camp’ that was specifically designed for Muslim captives.
Painter Jamie Wyeth, a descendant of one of the country's most famous artist families, recounts the rich details of 60-year career, spanning from the rugged coast of Maine to painting President John F. Kennedy to befriending Andy Warhol. WGBH's Jared…
By samantha abramowitz
Learning to sing or play a musical instrument can improve language and reading skills of disadvantaged children, according to a new study released Friday.
By Joshua Barajas
Cabaret legend and Broadway mainstay Elaine Stritch died in her Michigan home Thursday from natural causes, her publicist confirmed. The brassy performer was 89.
The author of one of the world's first bestsellers carved out a distinctive identity for Scotland through his writing, an image that persists 200 years later.
By PBS NewsHour
"The Passenger," an opera opening at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York on Thursday, is based on a radio play and novel by a concentration camp survivor, Zofia Posmysz. The opera tells the story of two women during the…
By Megan Thompson
A three-day anniversary event kicked off Friday at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, where Garrison Keillor first broadcast "A Prairie Home Companion" on July 6, 1974. Back then, there were about 12 people in the audience. Today the show…
By PBS NewsHour
KQED presents a report on photographer Anthony Friedkin and his efforts to document gay life more than 40 years ago. Friedkin's photographs were ahead of their time and most galleries wouldn’t show them -- until now. The culmination of Friedkin’s…
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