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Walden Pondered

How Walden holds up, “I Will Survive” at 40, and Leonard Bernstein’s concerts for children.

Aug. 7 2018 7:00 AMHappy Bernstein to You!As conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein changed the way audiences understood classical music.
July 26 2018 5:00 PMWhee!The art of children at play: playground design, imaginary friends, and the unlikely histories of Barbie and the Frisbee.
July 19 2018 5:04 PMMaking It in ClevelandA citywide art survey in Ohio, a biblical reading on Beyoncé, and the mastery—and misery—of a quality control technician.
July 10 2018 6:01 AMHere Comes the PitchThe new season of the music documentary podcast Pitch takes listeners behind the music of ISIS, blacklist jazz, Carnival, and more.
June 28 2018 5:01 PMFilthWhen art is dirty—and dirt is arty.
June 21 2018 4:27 PMRebels Without a PauseA revolutionary Public Enemy album turns 30, the history of protest art, and the Nancy comics reboot.
June 12 2018 9:30 AMThe Director of Hereditary on Family, Kids, and Other HorrorsThe influences behind Ari Aster’s debut film.
May 31 2018 5:06 PMAmerican Icons: The Vietnam MemorialHow do you memorialize a war that was more tragic than triumphant?
May 24 2018 5:00 PMMuppet RegimeHow Jim Henson brought the Muppets to life.
May 15 2018 6:00 AMWhen Bad People Make Good ArtHow should journalists cover the work of those exposed in the #MeToo era?
May 3 2018 4:00 PMSuperhumansThe mortals who bring comic book characters to life.
April 26 2018 5:00 PMOne Tall WomanLaurie Metcalf, a tiny play, and guitarist Wes Montgomery.
April 17 2018 7:00 AMThe Sound of One Claw Slashing (SNIKT!)How Brendan Baker and Chloe Prasinos created a sound-rich world for Marvel’s Wolverine: The Long Night.
April 5 2018 5:00 PMPoets Who Know ItInside the heart and soul of American poetry.
March 29 2018 5:00 PMWhat Laurie Anderson LostHow the multimedia artist bounced back from losing Lou Reed—and so much more.
Aug. 2 2018 5:00 PMEveryone’s a ComedianKen Jennings on the history—and ubiquity—of comedy, Picasso in Mira T. Lee’s new novel, and a performance by Roomful of Teeth.
July 24 2018 7:00 AMA Wild and Crazy AnniversaryForty years ago, Steve Martin made comedy history with A Wild and Crazy Guy and “King Tut.”
July 12 2018 5:00 PMDrawn From ExperienceWhat inspired comic artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Wilson Pickett, and Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker?
July 5 2018 5:00 PMAmerican Icons: MonticelloThis is the home of America’s aspirations and its deepest contradictions.
June 26 2018 10:04 AMBehind the Harlem Sound of Luke CageLuke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker on the show’s ’90s, New York, hip-hop vibe.
June 14 2018 5:00 PMShadows in the Sunshine StateThe strange, creative influence of Florida.
June 7 2018 5:00 PMFahrenheit 451 RekindledThe Ray Bradbury novel’s new relevance, the making of a Bowie mashup, and American Animals director Bart Layton.
May 29 2018 9:32 AMAmerican Animals: Bart Layton’s New Breed of True CrimeHow filmmaker Bart Layton blurred the line between a feature and a documentary to create American Animals.
May 17 2018 5:00 PMPet ProjectsHow pets inspire and confound us.  
May 10 2018 5:30 PMOne Mom at a TimeWomen who create stories about what it means to be a mother right now.
May 1 2018 7:00 AMCh-ch-changes: Making the Bowie MashupHow Tony Visconti, Bowie’s longtime producer, captured the artist’s career in a 15-minute remix.
April 19 2018 5:00 PMAmerican TriconsAn American Icons three-pack: “Amazing Grace,” Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and Spoon River Anthology.
April 12 2018 5:00 PMA Void: The NoidWriter Nell Scovell on comedy sketches and sketchy men, and Mount Eerie on heartbreaking loss.
April 3 2018 8:30 AMA Room of Nell Scovell’s OwnThe writer for The Simpsons, Late Night With David Letterman, and Newhart on being the only woman in the writers’ room.
March 22 2018 5:00 PMThe Art of NoiseThe pioneers who turn the sound of everyday objects into music.