Full story - November 07, 2019
Mark Morris rehearsing “Grand Duo,” Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, 2015.
Why the acclaimed choreographer thinks understanding music is crucial to making dance.
Full story - November 07, 2019
Carmen Maria Machado
How an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” helped Machado write her memoir about abuse.
Full story - November 07, 2019
Those kid-friendly Cold-War heroes, Bullwinkle the moose and Rocket J. Squirrel.
And now here's something we hope you'll really like: A TV show that made the Cold War fun.
Full story - November 06, 2019
Pianist Kathleen Kelly and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton perform at Carnegie Hall.
Jamie Barton puts a bisexual spin on classical music.
Full story - October 31, 2019
An icon of American horror.
These are the stories that introduced America to its dark side.
Full story - October 29, 2019
Studio photograph of Sylvia Plath (with brown hair) by Warren Kay Vantine, 1954 and the first printing of "The Bell Jar," 1966.
The making of “The Bell Jar,” and the unmaking of its author.
Full episode - October 24, 2019
Amy Sherald unveils her portrait of Michelle Obama in 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery, and the 1960s garage band ? and the Mysterians.
The portraits of everyday people that Amy Sherald painted after her official Michelle Obama portrait, and the unlikely making — and legacy — of “96 Tears” by ? and the Mysterians.
Full story - October 24, 2019
Amy Sherald and her painting, “Handsome,” 2019.
Michelle Obama’s portraitist is a case study in seeing art in person.
Full story - October 24, 2019
The 1966 album “96 Tears” from ? and the Mysterians.
How a group of Mexican American teenagers in the 1960s may have spawned punk rock.
Full story - October 22, 2019
Ranky Tanky
How a centuries-old musical tradition inspired the Billboard-topping jazz hits of Ranky Tanky.