Arts


Bruce Conner: Father of the Music Video

by Christian Williams

A new documentary series from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles explores how Bruce Conner, a fixture of the Beat Generation, invented the modern music video.


How Kicks Books and Norton Records Survived Sandy

by Christian Williams

As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, Miriam Linna of Kicks Books and venerable independent music label Norton Records discusses the enormous recovery effort undertaken to salvage and replace their priceless stock of records, books, and vintage paperbacks.


Jim Henson's Lasting Legacy

by Christian Williams

Jim Henson's funny, but violent, commercials for Wilkins Coffee in the late 1950s offer a glimpse at an influential entertainer developing what would become a hugely successful template for entertaining both children and their parents.


See It Soon: The Artist is Present

by Christian Williams

Challenge your opinion of performance art with The Artist is Present – a fascinating film that documents the 2010 Museum of Modern Art performance art piece of the same name by Marina Abramović. 


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How to Save an Endangered Language

by Michele Lent Hirsch

Nearly half of all known languages may soon be lost.


Music Review: Neko Case - The Worse Things Get ...

by Michael Dregni

The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You is the new album by Neko Case, and it's a tough, proud, powerful album that’s simply stunning from start to stop.


See It Soon: Beauty is Embarrassing

by Christian Williams

Artist Wayne White, the puppet master behind Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, demonstrates how to live life through art in the documentary Beauty is Embarrassing. 


Finding Home in Southeast Alaska

By C.B. Bernard

A move to southeast Alaska uncovers more than just a mythical land—rather an exciting family history.