Full story - February 06, 2020
A sanitized Brad Pitt in “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.”
An unsung frickin’ hero: the actor who overdubs Brad Pitt’s profane lines for broadcast television.
Full story - February 06, 2020
Antonio Banderas and Pedro Almodóvar
From “Puss in Boots” to heroin addict and everything in between.
Full story - February 04, 2020
Nina Simone’s "Black Gold"
A live album that captured the rage and hope of the civil rights movement.
Full episode - January 30, 2020
Henry Fonda in “12 Angry Men” and Cuphead.
How “12 Angry Men” spawned the modern courtroom procedural, and how Kris Maddigan composed a jazz score for Cuphead, the video game.
Full story - January 29, 2020
American Icons: “12 Angry Men”
The movie that helped make “Law and Order” and a Supreme Court Justice.
Full story - January 30, 2020
The music of Cuphead.
How Kris Maddigan, a first time video game composer, wrote a 3-hour long jazz album for the popular indie game Cuphead.
Full episode - January 23, 2020
Wynton Marsalis and Kate Bush
How Wynton Marsalis became immersed in classical music, and why Kate Bush’s “Hounds of Love” has drawn such wide and diverse admiration.
Full episode - January 16, 2020
“West Side Story” and Garry Winogrand’s “Central Park Zoo”
Two segments from our new series, New York Icons, are both from midcentury and both uptown: the original “West Side Story” Broadway production and the famously controversial photo from Garry Winogrand, a street photography pioneer.
Full episode - January 09, 2020
Ranky Tanky, Tig Notaro and Jamie Barton.
Ranky Tanky performs live and explains the influence of Gullah music. Why Tig Notaro loves a song by Nickelback — and doesn’t care if you hate them. And mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton’s take on performing songs about women that were intended to be sung by men.
Full story - January 09, 2020
Look at this photograph.
Comedian Tig Notaro makes a case for why the song “Photograph” by Canadian rock band Nickelback is actually great.

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