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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Twenty years ago American folklorist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax designed "The Global Jukebox," a database that used descriptive tools to identify and link archival music and dance footage. The Global Jukebox was essentially Pandora — but conceived long before technology that could realize it existed. Ten years after his death, Lomax's dream may finally be realized: all of his recordings have been put online, but it will take at least another year to get his collection of dance film into the database.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Academy Award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine tells us which things she is over dealing with in life, in love, at home, and in the larger world, and which things she will never get over, no matter how long she lives. I’m Over All That and Other Confessions is a collection of small observations and big-picture questions, and includes stories of some of the great people she’s known—Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, and the two Jacks (Lemmon and Nicholson).
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Pianist and composer Billy Taylor died of heart failure on Tuesday, at the age of 89. The award-winning jazz advocate and scholar is recognized for penning compelling commentary in his jazz compositions during the civil rights era. But he's also known for being a giant in the teaching world of jazz — literally putting some of his peers on a truck and taking them around New York City to perform and teach the world that jazz is America’s classical music.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Historian Anna McCarthy, associate professor of Cinema Studies at New York University, talks about the political history of television’s early years. Her book The Citizen Machine: Governing by Television in 1950s America, looks at how leaders from business and philanthropy, social reformers and public intellectuals were all concerned with TV’s potential to mold model American citizens.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Today marks Bloomsday, and celebrations are taking place in literary circles around the world to commemorate the fictional journey of Leopold Bloom, the main character in James Joyce's "Ulysses."
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Singer Chris Brown plead guilty yesterday to felony assault charges. Prosecutors say he badly beat his ex-girlfriend (pop star Rihanna Fenty) in February. Today on The Takeaway we are exploring the intersection between youth, abuse, race and culture with Elizabeth Mendez Berry, a freelance journalist who wrote an acclaimed article in Vibe magazine, Love Hurts, on partner abuse in the world of Hip-Hop. Also joining the conversation is Latoya Peterson, editor of the blog Racialicious.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Watch the trailer for the 2009 take on "Pelham" below.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Watch Henry Butler perform "High Heeled Sneakers" in the video below.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Through the magic of YouTube you can watch a portion of the concert:
Thursday, January 01, 2009
If you want more of Ned Sublette's musical insight, check out his choices of the best of Cuban music.
Friday, December 26, 2008
— John Hockenberry
There's more of Eartha Kitt in our Amazon.com store
Friday, December 26, 2008
• Slumdog Millionaire: Original Soundtrack
• Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street by Michael Davis
• Burn After Reading on DVD
Thursday, December 25, 2008
— Matt Thompson on The Christmas Lads