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  • Pete Seeger wielded his 'Hammer' with melodic clarity and civic grace

    Pete Seeger was best known as a folk singer, an archivist and writer, and the purveyor of such beamed-from-the-heavens standards as "We Shall Overcome," "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn." But among the musician's most important roles was one...
  • Hollywood, propaganda and liberal politics

    Hollywood, propaganda and liberal politics
    The legendary media tycoon William Randolph Hearst believed America needed a strongman and that Franklin D. Roosevelt would fit the bill. He ordered his newspapers to support FDR and the New Deal. At his direction, Hearst's political allies rallied around...
  • Folk Music Legend Pete Seeger Dies at 94

    Folk singer Pete Seeger, who established the music as an expression of community, conscience and social justice during a career that spanned eight decades, has died. He was 94. Perhaps more than any performer, Seeger was instrumental in popularizing...
  • Mark Stock's 'Hollywood: Uncovered' paintings hint at mysteries

    Mark Stock's 'Hollywood: Uncovered' paintings hint at mysteries
    As a creator of narrative art, Mark Stock says nothing is more fun than staging a photo shoot for a painting he has yet to make. So when Stock decided to revisit one of his more popular subjects — interpreting the artistic, historical and personal...
  • Mandy Patinkin: Saul survivor

    Mandy Patinkin: Saul survivor
    On the November day he wrapped filming Season 3 of the Showtime drama "Homeland," Mandy Patinkin shed his salt-and-pepper beard and the no-nonsense character who came with it, Saul Berenson. He went bare-cheeked to tackle the other passion of his career:...
  • Pete Seeger, Key Folk Singer to the Masses, Dies at 94

    Folk singer Pete Seeger, who established the music as an expression of community, conscience and social justice during a career that spanned eight decades, died Monday night at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he had been for six days. He was 94....
  • Sybarite 5 Brings Rock To The Concert Hall

    Sybarite 5 Brings Rock To The Concert Hall
    It's perfectly reasonable to attend a chamber music concert expecting to hear longish, multi-part compositions with complex tonal structures and rich harmonies. I'm talking, of course, about Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" and Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To...
  • Talking turkey and "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" with Lee Mendelson

    Talking turkey and "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" with Lee Mendelson
    With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, there's going to be a lot going on in kitchens around the country. But once the turkey has been eaten, and the football has been played, families will be gathering around the television set to watch Charlie Brown and...
  • Bay Psalm Book sells for record $14.2 million in New York auction

    Bay Psalm Book sells for record $14.2 million in New York auction
    Those people who argue that print is dead just don’t understand the business model. A tiny book of psalms, printed in Colonial America in 1640 -- when digital referred to nothing more than fingers and toes -- has been sold for about $14.2 million, a...
  • Library of Congress: 70% of Silent Films Lost

    A research study from the Library of Congress reveals for the first time how many feature films produced by U.S. studios during the silent film era still exist, what condition they're in and where they are located. To no one's surprise, the news is...
  • 'American Hustle' wows N.Y. critics; silent movies fade away

    'American Hustle' wows N.Y. critics; silent movies fade away
    After the coffee. Before digging out some sweaters. The Skinny: You know you are getting old when you don't have the energy for cocktail parties anymore. Of course, the whole getting up at 5:30 a.m to do this may have something to do with my lack of...
  • Library of Congress study sees troubling loss of silent feature films

    Library of Congress study sees troubling loss of silent feature films
    A new study by the Library of Congress reveals some disquieting facts about the country's early film heritage. Of the nearly 11,000 silent feature films that were produced and distributed in the United States from 1912 to 1929, the report says, only 3,...