This Week’s ThemeArt in Strange Places
Decades before street artists like Banksy could ignite an Internet firestorm and fetch millions, three guys with a video camera and a stack of VHS tapes set out to share the gritty story of NYC graffiti.
Kung Pao ComedySix miles and a world away from the comedy clubs of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, L.A.’s next great stand-up scene grows in a cramped attic above a Chinese restaurant.
The Clubhouse That Folk BuiltFrom Rufus Wainwright to the late Pete Seeger, American music icons look back on how a dilapidated loft in upstate New York became an essential hotbed of the folk movement.
How to Draw a Human HeartAn introspective artist teaches med students and faculty to put down their scalpels and discover beauty in boxes of bones and body parts.
A Fine Set of PipesTheir notes can bring joyous tears / While others may plug up their ears / But to Nate Banton what’s good / Is carving some wood / To craft a bagpipe for the years.
The Subway’s No. 1 Charmer
Inside the cramped and crazed subways of New York, a colorful conductor on the 1 train brightens commutes with off-script announcements.
I Am Rocky Balboa
How a boy named Mike Kunda grew up to become the ultimate Italian Stallion.
Love with Robots
The adult entertainment industry now makes sexbots that can speak, listen and even “orgasm.” How long before they build a bot that can make you fall in love?
Luna of Cairo
She’s been chased by burly men, sprayed with tear gas, and watched Egypt implode. But bellydancing Luna won’t slow down.
Secrets from Voiceover School
You may never know their names or see their faces, but becoming a go-to voice in Hollywood requires just as much hard work and hustle as making it on the big screen.