Full story - December 12, 2019
Glass Menagerie Signage, The Booth Theatre, Broadway, NYC, USA
How does Tennessee Williams’ groundbreaking play hold up 75 years after its premiere?
Full episode - December 11, 2019
A menagerie of glass stories.
A whole episode about the cultural impact of glass, from Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” and Bauhaus-inspired glass skyscrapers to composer Philip Glass and unbroken glass ceilings.
Full story - December 12, 2019
The sun reflects off the Seagrams Building (foreground) in Midtown Manhattan.
How Bauhaus architecture continues to influence the New York City skyline, 100 years later.
Full story - December 12, 2019
The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles.
From Versailles to selfies: how the mirror created our culture of narcissism.
Full story - December 12, 2019
confetti
An artist finally lets the Clinton victory confetti fly.
Full story - December 12, 2019
Composer Philip Glass in 2002.
Philip Glass went from taxi driver to star composer overnight.
Full story - December 10, 2019
Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Carole King in July 1959.
How a bunch of teenagers in a midtown Manhattan office building changed pop music.
Full episode - December 05, 2019
“The Talented Mr. Ripley,” perfumer Tanwi Nandini Islam and a very moist cake.
An American Icons look at Patricia Highsmith’s “Ripley” novels. Perfumer Tanwi Nandini Islam creates a fragrance based on Toni Morrison’s “Beloved.” And writer Sadie Stein goes to bat for the word “moist.”
Full story - December 05, 2019
American Icons: The Ripley Novels
Decades before such problematic protagonists as Don Draper and Walter White reinvented themselves, there was Tom Ripley.
Full story - December 05, 2019
Eau du Beloved
What would a fragrance based on Toni Morrison’s book “Beloved” smell like?

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