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Fire eating

For decades, Todd Robbins has been entertaining audiences with his sideshow act, first at Coney Island and later with several off-Broadway shows. He demonstrated a few tricks of his trade.More

Groundhog

Groundhog Day co-writer Danny Rubin talks about writing the story and the film's enduring impact.More

Philip Glass

Philip Glass the avant-garde composer—who just celebrated his 80th birthday—has composed operas, symphonies, film scores. He also wrote a memoir called “Words Without Music”More

The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy

John Waters recommends "The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy."More

Marina Abramovic

For more than 40 years, Marina Abramovic has been testing what’s permissible — and physically possible — in art.More

Sunjeev Sahota

In "The Year of the Runaways", British novelist Sunjeev Sahota tells the story of three recent immigrants to the UK, and with deft...More

Paul Wendell Jr.

Paul Wendell Jr.—performing as Tall Paul—is trying to re-learn and reclaim his native language.More

Alex Honnold

He may have already conquered El Capitan, but Alex Honnold can dream up far more daring and dangerous adventures.More

Joe Scheidler

Joseph Scheidler on his decades-long career as an anti-abortion protester.More

Cave - Jeremy Cantelli

Around 2 million years ago, it’s believed our hominin ancestors settled down and adopted a more communal style of living centered around...More

Fargo season 3

Showrunner Noah Hawley's approach for adapting the series captures the classic film's essence.More

Gavel

Martha Nussbaum may be one of the most well-respected living philosophers in the world today. For years, she’s investigated how...More

White women at Concert

For most of her life Debby Irving was largely unaware of race. Then, when she was in her 40s, she enrolled in a course on race...More

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