When fashion photographer Steven Sebring began shooting footage of the daily life of poet and performer Patti Smith -- what Smith describes as high-aesthetic home movies -- neither fully anticipated the project becoming a feature length film.
For all the quaint New England charm exuded by her classic and beloved novel, "Little Women," Louisa May Alcott was a more complicated literary figure than most give her credit for.
By Arts Desk
Here are some of this week's arts and culture headlines from public broadcasters around the nation.
Some photographs, like "Migrant Mother," have become iconic images, part of our shared history. It and many other photos were taken by a woman who is herself the subject of a new biography: "Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits."…
Director Frederick Wiseman has documented a wide range of people's everyday routines and the goings-on inside institutions. A "big ballet fan," and a sometimes-resident of Paris, Wiseman recently turned his camera to one of France's most important cultural institutions: the…
Airing tonight on Independent Lens is "No Subtitles Necessary," the story of two Hungarian filmmakers who reconfigured the landscape of American film in the 1960s and 70s.
A multimedia exhibition from Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen on display at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., documents the experiences of families living in unplanned, off-the-grid slums in Nairobi, Mumbai, Caracas and Jakarta.
Ken Burns' new 12-hour documentary, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," begins Sunday.
Now re-released by the Criterion Collection, the new DVD version of "For All Mankind" is far superior to the original grainy images most watched for the first time on their TVs.
Robert McNamara, one of the primary architects of the Vietnam War, died Monday at age 93. Jim Lehrer talks to Deborah Shapely, the author of a McNamara biography, and Errol Morris, the documentarian who made "Fog of War" about the…
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