Full story - December 26, 2019
Actor Gary Lockwood on set with director Stanley Kubrick during the filming of “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
It’s HAL’s world — we just live in it.
Full episode - December 19, 2019
The Brill Building and a “Mugmates” advertisement.
How the Brill Building cranked out hits in the late ’50s and early ’60s ... and why that era’s “Mugmates” wasn’t one of them.
Full story - December 19, 2019
A magazine advertisement for the “Mugmates” campaign from April 1961.
Who was trying to turn decorated coffee mugs into the latest teenage craze via a 1961 pop song?
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
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.