Arts & Life


Sat April 16, 2011
The Two-Way

Art And Consequence: A Talk With China's Controversial Ai Weiwei

This Sunday, at Chinese embassies all over world, protesters are planning a global sit-in to protest the detention of the internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Ai was taken into custody by Chinese authorities nearly two weeks ago for what government officials now say are questions about his finances.

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Wed April 13, 2011
Kitchen Window

A Passover Recipe As Easy As Matzo Pie

Originally published on Wed April 13, 2011 6:43 am

Alex Trimble for NPR

Toward the opening of the Passover Seder, participants point to the matzo on the table, and announce: "This is the bread of affliction that our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt. Let all who are hungry come and eat. Let all who are needy come and celebrate Passover." It's a lovely sentiment, remembering the struggles of previous generations of Jews, and opening your home to all those who suffer to this day. But bread of affliction? No more.

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Mon April 11, 2011
The Two-Way

Odd Photo Of The Day: 'Star Wars' Fans And Civil War Reenactors

Originally published on Mon April 11, 2011 6:46 pm

Civil War re-enactors and Star Wars fans at the Ohio Statehouse on Sunday (April 10 , 2011).
Jeff Hinckley The Columbus Dispatch

We will, we promise, have plenty of Civil War-related posts in coming months about its 150th anniversary and the impact that war had on this nation.

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Wed April 6, 2011

Filmmaker Delves Into Angie Zapata’s Life And Legacy

Photos of Angie

It’s been almost three years since Angie Zapata, a transgender teen living in Greeley, was brutally beaten to death in her apartment. Zapata’s life and high-profile murder trial is the subject of a new documentary debuting this weekend in Denver.

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Sat March 26, 2011

Tennessee At 100: Forever 'The Poet Of The Outcast'

Even people who've never seen a Tennessee Williams play know his words — and the kinds of characters who speak them.

"Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." — Blanche Dubois, in A Streetcar Named Desire.

"Stella! ... Stella!" — tough-guy Stanley Kowalski, filled with liquor and guilt, calling to his wife from the steamy streets of New Orleans in the same play.

Blanche is Stanley's sister-in-law, a faded Southern belle at once attracted to and repulsed by the brute.

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