More than a century ago, the Union's USS Monitor sank off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. Ten years ago, searches uncovered the remains of two of its sailors. Now, officials are hoping their descendants will recognize their facial reconstructions and finally bring the sailors home.
An experimental musical attempts to get at the tension between creation and violence: the love and ambivalence of Americans toward constant expansionism and growth. There's the atom bomb, mystic gods and more.
F. Murray Abraham stars in a new off-Broadway production of Bertolt Brecht's classic "Galileo." Brian Kulick, artistic director of the Classic Stage Company and the director of the play, discusses Galileo, (the scientist and the play) and tells why he thinks the themes in the work are still relevant today.
Well-established Asian American youth basketball leagues paved the way for Knicks star Jeremy Lin. That's according to Jamila King, news editor for Colorlines.com. She discusses the leagues with host Michel Martin.
The Great Depression was popcorn's big break. When cash-strapped movie theaters brought concessions inside the theater, a star was born. But long gone are the days of plain and buttered popcorn. Trendy gourmet flavors now abound.
How do you change something that is literally set in stone? That's the question the architects of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial are asking themselves after a paraphrased quote carved into the monument sparked a barrage of criticism.
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