Full episode - November 21, 2019
Willa Cather in Jaffrey, California, 1920; self portrait of Lynda Barry, and cinematographer Roger Deakins.
Giving Willa Cather’s “My Ántonia” its due. Cartoonist Lynda Barry professes her love for the oft-maligned “The Family Circus.” And Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins on why he’s not always trying to paint the prettiest picture.
Full story - November 21, 2019
Willa Cather in a 1921 Rinehart Marsden portrait.
Setting the record straight on Willa Cather’s misunderstood 1918 masterpiece.
Full story - November 21, 2019
Roger Deakins on the set of “Jarhead” in 2005.
One of the most celebrated cinematographers working today on beauty, night shoots and why he holds his own camera.
Full story - November 21, 2019
Self portrait by Lynda Barry, and a “Family Circus” cartoon by Jeff Keane featuring Lynda Barry.
Why the MacArthur “genius” grant-winning cartoonist found deliverance in a much derided comic strip.
Full story - November 19, 2019
A 1961 movie poster for "West Side Story."
This is the show that changed the Broadway musical — and how New York City sees itself.
Full episode - November 14, 2019
The New York album “Siembra” and the New York book “The Bell Jar.”
What Sylvia Plath’s novel and a landmark salsa album owe to the city.
Full episode - November 07, 2019
Mark Morris’ book “Out Loud,” Rocky and Bullwinkle, and the author Carmen Maria Machado.
Choreographer Mark Morris’ musical obsessions, Carmen Maria Machado on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and how "Rocky and Bullwinkle" was “The Simpsons” of its time.
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.

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