Full episode - January 17, 2019
A portrait of Hilma af Klint, Stockholm, 1910s
A new exhibit at the Guggenheim suggests it was Hilma af Klint who invented abstraction — so why has she been practically unknown for the last century?
Full story - January 17, 2019
Portrait of Hilma af Klint, circa 1910s, behind one of her paintings, “Group IX/SUW, The Swan, No. 17 (Grupp IX/SUW, Svanen, nr 17),” 1915 from “The SUW/UW Series (Serie SUW/UW).”
The mystery behind the mother of modern abstraction.
Full story - January 17, 2019
 Melissa McCarthy as Lee Israel in the film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”.
The literary con artist talks about her criminal past — now adapted into the film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” starring Melissa McCarthy.
Full story - January 17, 2019
The poets Shane McCrae and Sylvia Plath pictured half a century apart.
Where a troubled teen discovered Sylvia Plath: in a Charlie Sheen TV movie.
Full episode - January 10, 2019
Daydreaming Doug and his best bud Porkchop, the dog.
The quietly enduring impact of Nickelodeon’s “Doug,” plus artist Rina Banerjee and the migrant-camp play, “The Jungle.”
Full story - January 10, 2019
“Patti, you’re the Mayonnaise for me.”
How the quietest show on TV cut through all the noise.
Full story - January 10, 2019
Rina Banerjee works on her sculpture “Excessive Flower.”
Gourds and dolls heads, Chinese umbrellas and Kashmiri shawls, Victorian birdcages and African masks: That is what the artist’s sculptures are made of.
Full story - January 10, 2019
Ammar Haj Ahmad in “The Jungle.”
How a new play puts the audience inside a migrant camp.
Full episode - January 03, 2019
The best of 2018.
Some of our favorite stories from the last year: Daniela Vega, the drudgery of a movie and TV quality control technician, novelist Lauren Groff’s complicated relationship with Florida and an oral history of the hip-hop pirate radio station WBAD.
Full story - January 03, 2019
Daniela Vega as Marina
In the face of bigotry, Chilean actress Daniela Vega looks toward a more hopeful future.

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