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An American in Paris
October 26, 2017

Dance Studio 360

Happy feats. Choreographer Twyla Tharp’s unapologetic love of popular music, a belly dancer inspired by Bono, what happens when your middle-aged parents suddenly become obsessed with tango dancing, applying scientific principles to ballet and how Christopher Wheeldon brought “An American in Paris” to the stage.

Agnès Varda and JR
October 19, 2017

Sugar mouth

Artists Agnès Varda and JR go on a road trip (and sugar binge), the overuse of horror-movie jump cuts, why Hari Kondabolu loves “Untamed Heart” and a manifesto for slow art.

Louise Fletcher
October 12, 2017

American Icons: 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

Ken Kesey had worked in a mental hospital, but his first novel was really a parable of what happens when you stand up to the Man — a counterculture fable that doesn’t end well.

October 05, 2017

Michael Chabon sings!

Danny Strong takes on J.D. Salinger, Van Gogh paintings come to life, Michael Chabon’s punk awakening and kids’ books as literature.

A woman smiling at a laughter yoga class
September 28, 2017

Does laughter yoga work?

Sure, laughing makes us feel good in the moment. But could it have enduring health effects?

Bojack Horseman
September 21, 2017

Harvard’s full of morons

Spielberg’s greatness, “BoJack Horseman’s” edginess and the worst seat at the symphony.

Fuller House
September 14, 2017

Learning to love 'Fuller House'

Why B.J. Novak loves “Fuller House,” John McPhee’s writing tips and Amadou & Mariam — live.

text books
September 07, 2017

Back to school special

This week: Kurt calls up his favorite high school teacher, novelist Nicholson Baker fills in as a substitute, and scientists turn their research into dance.

Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes in "Moonlight"
August 31, 2017

Casting ‘Moonlight’

A behind the scenes look at films we love and one film people love to hate.

Patina Miller in Pippin
August 24, 2017

Sing your 'I want' song

Our favorite recent segments about the stage, including lingo for staples of musicals like the 'I want' song.