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Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir
An intimate portrait of the groundbreaking author.
What was the Joy Luck Club?
The title of Amy Tan's famous novel was also the name of an investment club.
The bull that changed Oliver Sacks’ life (and nearly took it)
An adventure to Norway didn't go the way Sacks expected.
The Story Behind Billie Holiday's 'Strange Fruit'
The song was a powerful protest anthem that irked many, including the US government.
What was on Oliver Sacks’ bookshelf?
Here are a just a few of the books he found notable.
Amy Tan’s writing inspiration
5 interesting facts about Judy Garland
Garland’s life was marred by tragedy, from beginning to end.
Why did Oliver Sacks love the periodic table so much?
He even incorporated it into his wardrobe and home decor.
Why doesn't anyone talk about Carole King's other no. 1 album (including her)?
"Tapestry" was a hit, but what about the album that followed, which was another platinum seller?
films that are streaming right now
This month, we are releasing a selection of films for you to stream and enjoy.
How Amy Tan "inspired me and so many others who followed to write the stories that only we could tell"
A writer reflects on how Amy Tan inspired her.
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
Explore the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller.
WATCH A PREVIEW
With every step, this drag ballet troupe pokes fun at their art form. Premieres Friday, June 4th at 9 p.m. EST on PBS (check local listings).
A lightning strike caused a man to discover Chopin, and neurologist Oliver Sacks to investigate
How did a lightning strike change a man's brain?
Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away
Dive into the career of the legendary blues guitarist. Premieres July 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
The author of “Crazy Rich Asians” describes Amy Tan’s impact
Kevin Kwan talks about how Amy Tan had an early impact on him.
How Duke Ellington used his appearance to subvert racist stereotypes, and other ways he fought racism
He knew that music could reach people in a way that words simply could not.
The time Tony Bennett "...saw things no human being should ever have to see."
Before he was a lover he was a fighter who spent time serving in World War II.