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The mortals who bring comic book characters to life.
An interview with Laurie Metcalf (“Three Tall Women,” “Roseanne,” “Lady Bird”), a miniature play and jazz guitar great Wes Montgomery.
American Icons 3-pack: “Amazing Grace,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and “Spoon River Anthology.”
The triumph and tragedy of a pizza mascot.
Inside the heart and soul of American poetry.
How the multimedia artist bounced back from losing Lou Reed — and so much more.
The pioneers who turn the sound of everyday objects into music.
The case for the earnest Styx ballad, plus the Brothers Weisberg on “The Americans” and “Trumpcast,” living with the “Truman Show” disorder and remembering art collector Peggy Cooper Cafritz.
Midlife breakthroughs with Toni Morrison, David Chase and Philip Glass.
Underrated and overrated performances from this year’s Oscars, and how to make a political acceptance speech that doesn’t get booed.
May 24, 2018
The story behind Jim Henson’s beloved creature creations.
Singer Angélique Kidjo on her new Talking Heads cover album.
Arts, Culture & Media
May 17, 2018
Trust the man. He’s photographed 15,000 dogs.
Here's what it took to get a cute, slobbery dog to play the tough guy in the Hungarian film "White God."
Crazy or brilliant? Jazz legend Charles Mingus came up with a method for toilet training his cat, so we tried it out on a kitty named Dizzy.
Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson performs concerts for the most loyal fans of all — dogs.
The celebrated Soviet dog launched into space in 1957 … and never came home.
From dog painters to elephant orchestras, can creatures really be creative?
May 10, 2018
When it comes to the intricacies of pregnancy, sometimes truth can be stranger than fiction.
“One Day at a Time” showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett shares some of her favorite TV moms from classic sitcoms.
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