Chuck Close is one of the most recognized artists of our era, best known for his large-scale portraits of friends, fellow artists and often himself. An exhibition of Close's printmaking work is opening this weekend at the Corcoran Gallery of…
Jeffrey Brown talks to biographer James McGrath Morris about his new biography on Joseph Pulitzer, the media baron who helped shape the news business.
Louis Armstrong is the subject of the biography, "Pops," by Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal drama critic and Commentary Magazine cultural critic.
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To learn more about James Cameron's new film and the director himself, Jeffrey Brown speaks to Rebecca Keegan, who spent time on the set of "Avatar" and wrote the new biography, "The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron."…
The winner of this year's National Book Award for nonfiction tells the story of Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt, who rose from humble means to amass a vast fortune, build the country's largest fleet of steamships and control a railroad empire.
Art Beat talks to Phillip Hoose, who last week won the National Book Award for young people's literature for "Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice."…
A major literary celebrity in Brazil, Clarice Lispecter's work ran the gamut from articles in women's magazines to compelling, philosophical novels.
For many decades, Lena Horne was one of the best known and loved entertainers in the world, known for her talent and beauty.
Several years ago I had the wonderful opportunity to travel through Israel and the West Bank to talk to Palestinian and Israeli poets. Among the remarkable writers I met there and the one who made the greatest impression on viewers…
After a look at reaction to vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin's speech to the GOP convention Wednesday, a panel of analysts, lawmakers and columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks, offer insight on Palin's impact on the event.
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