Full story - November 19, 2019
A 1961 movie poster for "West Side Story."
This is the show that changed the Broadway musical — and how New York City sees itself.
Full episode - November 14, 2019
The New York album “Siembra” and the New York book “The Bell Jar.”
What Sylvia Plath’s novel and a landmark salsa album owe to the city.
Full episode - November 07, 2019
Mark Morris’ book “Out Loud,” Rocky and Bullwinkle, and the author Carmen Maria Machado.
Choreographer Mark Morris’ musical obsessions, Carmen Maria Machado on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and how "Rocky and Bullwinkle" was “The Simpsons” of its time.
Full story - November 07, 2019
Mark Morris rehearsing “Grand Duo,” Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, 2015.
Why the acclaimed choreographer thinks understanding music is crucial to making dance.
Full story - November 07, 2019
Carmen Maria Machado
How an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” helped Machado write her memoir about abuse.
Full story - November 07, 2019
Those kid-friendly Cold-War heroes, Bullwinkle the moose and Rocket J. Squirrel.
And now here's something we hope you'll really like: A TV show that made the Cold War fun.
Full story - November 06, 2019
Pianist Kathleen Kelly and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton perform at Carnegie Hall.
Jamie Barton puts a bisexual spin on classical music.
Full story - October 31, 2019
An icon of American horror.
These are the stories that introduced America to its dark side.
Full story - October 29, 2019
Studio photograph of Sylvia Plath (with brown hair) by Warren Kay Vantine, 1954 and the first printing of "The Bell Jar," 1966.
The making of “The Bell Jar,” and the unmaking of its author.
Full episode - October 24, 2019
Amy Sherald unveils her portrait of Michelle Obama in 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery, and the 1960s garage band ? and the Mysterians.
The portraits of everyday people that Amy Sherald painted after her official Michelle Obama portrait, and the unlikely making — and legacy — of “96 Tears” by ? and the Mysterians.

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