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What inspired comic artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Wilson Pickett and “Luke Cage” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker.
This is the home of America’s aspirations and its deepest contradictions.
When art is dirty ... and dirt is arty.
A revolutionary Public Enemy album turns 30, the history of protest art and the “Nancy” comics reboot.
The strange, creative influence of Florida.
The Ray Bradbury novel’s new relevance, plus the making of a Bowie mashup and “American Animals” director Bart Layton.
How do you memorialize a war that was more tragic than triumphant? Inscribed with the name of every fallen soldier, Maya Lin’s granite wall became a sacred place for veterans.
How Jim Henson brought the Muppets to life.
How pets inspire and confound us.
Women who create stories about what it means to be a mother now.
Arts, Culture & Media
June 21, 2018
The 85-year-old newspaper comic strip character is getting a reboot — and her first female cartoonist.
June 14, 2018
Carl Hiaasen has called Florida “the poster child of nationwide dysfunction,” but his campaign to tarnish the sunshine-state mystique has never quite worked.
The Florida ecosphere that inspired Jeff VanderMeer’s apocalyptic novel, “Annihilation.”
Take a tour through Judy Blume’s childhood stomping grounds in Miami Beach.
“When I first came down here, I was astonished by how nature wanted to kill you at every turn.” Author Lauren Groff on writing and surviving in Florida.
Plenty of people move to the small town of Celebration, Florida, to live the Disney dream 24/7. But it’s not all fantasy.
June 07, 2018
Making an audacious movie about an audacious art heist.
How Tony Visconti, David Bowie's longtime producer, captured the artist's career in a 15-minute remix.
The classic work of science fiction that responded to McCarthyism in the 1950s — still smolders.
May 24, 2018
Growing up, Wally Feresten never dreamed of being a cue card holder. Now, 28 years later, he can't imagine doing anything else.
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