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Tom Stoppard's 'Indian Ink' with Rosemary Harris

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Playwright Tom Stoppard discusses his play “Indian Ink,” along with Tony and Golden Globe Award winner Rosemary Harris, who stars in it.

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Viggo Mortensen and Hossein Amini on Filming in the Acropolis

Thursday, September 25, 2014

 Hossein Amini talks about directing the new film, which stars Viggo Mortensen and is based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith.

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Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth" Is Back and Younger Than Ever

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kenneth Lonergan talks about his 1996 play "This Is Our Youth," now on Broadway, which stars Kieran Culkin.

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Bringing More Color and Diversity to the Great White Way

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NPR’s Michel Martin and playwrights Kristoffer Diaz and Ayad Akhtar discuss race and diversity on Broadway and look at the ways artists are changing theater.

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Jessica Chastain on 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The actress and writer/director Ned Benson discuss their new film, about a couple trying to reconnect and understand each other in the wake of tragedy.

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Josh Charles on 'The Good Wife' and His New Movie Role in 'Bird People'

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

He plays an American businessman en route to Dubai who crosses paths with a French Chambermaid during an overnight layover at a hotel at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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Inheriting a Paris Apartment with an Unmovable Tenant in the Film “My Old Lady”

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Playwright Israel Horovitz talks about adapting his play “My Old Lady” for the screen and directing the film. He’s joined by Kevin Kline, who stars in it.

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Bringing Radio Stories and Dance Together on Stage

Monday, September 08, 2014

This American Life’s Ira Glass and choreographer Monica Bill Barnes discuss combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, “have no business being together—dance and radio.”

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How Art Can Reveal Dark Impulses Under the Veneer of Civilized Behavior

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Artists such as Max Beckmann, George Grosz, and Yokoo Tadanori, and filmmakers Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kurosawa Kiyoshi were affected by fascism and its consequences.

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'Man on Wire' Star Schools Us on the Keys to Creativity

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Creativity isn't always a high wire act. The beloved Philippe Petit shares with us new and unconventional ways of going about any endeavor—from the artistic to the everyday.

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The New Museum Showcases Art from the Arab World

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The first museum-wide exhibition in New York City to feature contemporary art from and about the Arab world.

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A Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale'

Monday, August 25, 2014

The production blends of professional actors, community members, and special guests, as part of the Public Theater's Public Works project.

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Starting Life as a Playwright After 12 Years in Prison

Friday, August 22, 2014

Joe Assadourian talks about his new one-man, off-Broadway comedy “The Bullpen,” based on his experiences behind bars.

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Family Turmoil in the Film "May in Summer"

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cherien Dabis tells us about writing, directing, and starring in the film, about religion, marriage, and family drama, set in Amman, Jordan.

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Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim Museum

Friday, August 15, 2014

Curator Vivien Green talks about the first comprehensive overview in the United States of one of Europe’s most important 20th-century avant-garde movements.

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Marty Stuart on Photographing Music Legends and Eccentric Americans

Thursday, August 14, 2014

He began photographing what he called "the history in the making" going on around him when he was a teenager, on tour with Lester Flatt.

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Tribute: Lauren Bacall

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The acclaimed actress died Tuesday at the age of 89. When she spoke with Leonard Lopate in 2006, she brought her dog Sophie to the studio. She reminisced about her career, her friendship with Katharine Hepburn, idolizing Bette Davis and being "Bogey's wife."

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John Lithgow Wrestles with Rage, Revenge, Raccoons as King Lear

Friday, August 08, 2014

The actor discusses playing the tragic king in The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production.

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A Complicated One-Night Stand

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Julia Stiles and James Wirt star in the new play "Phoenix," in which a chance encounter leads to a cross-country journey.

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How Robert Altman Changed the Movies

Monday, August 04, 2014

The director of "M*A*S*H," "Nashville," "Gosford Park," and other great films defied Hollywood conventions.

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