In the Jim Crow Florida of the 1960's a group of young African-American landscape painters became famous for their art. They also made a lot of money selling oil paintings that depicted an idealized, candy-colored Florida of palms and beaches, and sleepy inlets. These young painters came to be known as the Highwaymen, and they painted thousands of these paintings until the market was saturated and the whole genre vanished. Host Jacki Lyden traveled to Florida and explored their fascinating story. (This piece originally aired on All Things Considered on Sept. 19, 2012.)
NPR's Jacki Lyden discusses the new sound art exhibit opening Saturday at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Featuring 16 young contemporary artists, the gallery explores sounds from abandoned buildings to underwater insects.
Doctor Who fans waited with bated breath this summer for the announcement of the latest actor to play the Doctor. But the Doctor is more than a character on a show that millions love, he's arguably the chosen hero of the millennial generation.
The Storied South is a new book by folklorist William Ferris, collecting forty years worth of oral histories from Southern writers and artists. Ferris tells NPR's Celeste Headlee that the book was a way of getting everyone from Eudora Welty to Bobby Rush to a "common table of conversation."
Serving an entire fruit pie in the park can be a little messy. So forget the plates and forks and bake up a few hand pies instead. Baker Kim Boyce sells these picnic-friendly turnovers, filled with summer plums, peaches and berries, every day in her Portland, Ore., bakery.
Last week on this program we featured a segment on the best short radio documentary, Blackbird Pot Pie: Noth the Pie Unami Made. In our excitement, however, we neglected to give credit to the winning producer, New Jersey-based independent producer Mary T. Diorio Schilling.
This week, the first lab-grown meat was cooked and eaten. The scientific experiment cost more than $300,000 — a bit more than a Big Mac. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with food futurologist Morgaine Gaye about what food of the future may be.
The selection of the new actor to play the doctor on "Doctor Who" made headlines all over the world. Weekend Edition Saturday guest host Celeste Headlee muses on how every generation gets the hero it needs.
Guest-host Celeste Headlee speaks with Scottish actor David Tennant about his role as brooding detective in Broadchurch. The moody BBC crime drama follows a mismatched cop duo investigating the murder of a young boy in a British seaside town.
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