Hear the first-person account of an unpredictable journey through a whirlwind of dramatic life-changing events: the death of a mother, the uncovering of decades of family secrets, and the ensuing reconciliation with his father.
By Jared Bowen
Consider a vision for peace during the Civil War, having the courage to sponsor art that fits with your vision of legacy, or a bold look at the dystopia that could grow out of violence. Jared talks about some of the fresh takes coming to theater, gallery and film.
By Steve Almond
After Sept. 11, a clear story began to emerge -- but some authors interpreted it in different ways. Author and WGBH contributor Steve Almond looks at the body of literature that explores the narrative of Sept. 11, 2001.
At risk of losing his estate to pay family medical bills, Robert (David Morrissey) travels to Manchester seeking work. There, he chances to meet Sarah (Anna Maxwell Martin), and they have a drink together. Penelope Wilton also stars.
As social improvements move forward in South Riding, Robert (David Morrissey) faces ruin after a principled stand against political corruption, and Sarah (Anna Maxwell Martin) confronts a crisis, both personal and professional.
By Jessa Crispin
Marjorie Garber says books are labeled as dangerous "precisely because [they] can enrich the mind, challenge, disturb, and change one's thinking." In her new book, she traces the historical tendency to label new literary phenomena as 'trash', only to later see it become a revered classic.
A suspenseful adaptation of John Buchan's thriller "The 39 Steps," about former intelligence officer Richard Hannay (Rupert Penry-Jones), who's pursued by both the police for a murder he didn't commit and German agents in the weeks leading up to WWI.