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The curious world of vintage stock music libraries, a groundbreaking radio thriller and America’s most prestigious cinema: the White House.
How “Walden” holds up, “I Will Survive” at 40 and Leonard Bernstein’s concerts for children.
Ken Jennings on the history — and ubiquity — of comedy, Picasso in Mira T. Lee’s new novel and a performance by Roomful of Teeth.
The art of children at play: playground design, imaginary friends and the unlikely histories of Barbie and the Frisbee.
A citywide art survey in Ohio, a biblical reading of Beyoncé and the mastery — and misery — of a quality control technician.
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.
June 14, 2018
“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.
Arts, Culture & Media
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.
The story behind Jim Henson’s beloved creature creations.
Singer Angélique Kidjo on her new Talking Heads cover album.
May 17, 2018
From dog painters to elephant orchestras, can creatures really be creative?
Trust the man. He’s photographed 15,000 dogs.
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