Ken Burns

Honestly, How Do You Screw Up the National Parks?

Ryan Zinke is on the case.<p>Ryan (The Gulfstream Cowboy) Zinke, who presides over the Department of the Interior with all the devotion that a scythe has for wheat, has managed in less than a year to do something that I didn’t think was politically possible. He’s screwed up the national parks. Nine of …

Ryan Zinke

Lessons and Echoes from the War in Vietnam

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's epic, 18-hour television series on the war in Vietnam left me feeling the same way that the war did: sad, depressed, …

The latest front in fake news is streaming on Netflix

Truth, facts and our shared history are under assault in America. And no, I’m not talking about the rhetorical lashes of the tongue the commander-in-chief repeatedly lays on the backs of the nation’s media. I’m talking about what you, your friends and families alike stream from the comfort of …

Streaming

Don’t Tell Ken Burns Quilts Are Quaint

This week, the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Neb., will reveal a surprising side of the prolific filmmaker Ken Burns: He collects quilts. The exhibition “Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection” will display 28 of them for the first time.<p>Mr. Burns has been buying American quilts …

Textile Art

PBS series examines sexual misconduct, chance for change

PBS, which dealt with sexual misconduct allegations in its own backyard, will air a series examining the pressing social issue.<p>The five-part series, …

Entertainment

Exploring History Through Real Time Interaction

January 12, 2018<p><b>A Brush With Fame</b><p>Some moments in life etch themselves in memory more deeply than others. For me, one such moment occurred last summer …

Theater review: 'A Turnpike Sunset' offers tall tales, easy laughs, old-time music

Sometimes theater is exhausting, often for good reasons — engaging, demanding and calling for involvement. Sometimes theater is exhilarating, most …

The Theatre

Fox has renewed Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos for a second season

The first season aired in 2014<p>In 2014, Fox rebooted Carl Sagan’s classic documentary series, <i>Cosmos: A Personal Journey</i>, with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as host. Four years later, Fox and National Geographic have announced they will be bringing the series back for a second season, titled</i> …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The 11 Best Netflix Shows to Watch When You’re Stoned

Smoking a big doink and wondering what series to start on Netflix? From dramas to cooking competitions to a show about penguin fights​, we have some great options for you.<p>I don’t know if you knew this, but 2 Chainz has a song called “Netflix.” It’s from his 2013 album “B.O.A.T.S. II #MeTime,” and …

Netflix

DGA Documentary Awards Nominations Snubs and Surprises: Oscar Frontrunners ‘Jane’ and ‘Faces Places’ Don’t Make Cut

Netflix and PBS did well in the DGA Documentary Award nominations, which include long-form series.<p>As usual the documentary awards race is all over …

Award Shows

'Game of Thrones,' 'Stranger Things' among Director's Guild TV nominations

Hollywood's marathon awards season continued to churn along Wednesday morning with the announcement of TV and documentary contenders for the …

Entertainment

Professors debate the role of the historian (or lack thereof) in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's Vietnam documentary

WASHINGTON -- Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s recent 18-hour PBS documentary on the Vietnam War was adored by critics (<i>The New York Times</i>, for example, …

Documentaries

Everything you ever wanted to know about your double chin

Submental fat is not your enemy.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where we want it to? Where does it</i> …

Cardiovascular System

What Critics Are Saying About the Ken Burns Documentary on the Trump Administration

In his latest documentary, Ken Burns exhaustively walks us through what felt like the longest Presidency in recent national history. In seven disks, totaling fifteen hours, we get to experience, once again, the journey from the Trump Administration’s controversial beginnings up to its embarrassing …

Trump Administration

Amazon Kindle books from $1: Ali A Life, Tribe of Mentors, many more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering up to <b>80% off</b> a large selection of business reads, biographies and more on Kindle. Today’s offer features about 3 pages of options starting at under <b>$1</b> including Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice for <b>$3.99</b>, Ali: A Life for <b>$2.99</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

The Best TV Shows of 2017 (in Case You Want to Binge This Weekend)

It was a year of wars — between the sexes, between America and Vietnam and between Bette and Joan

TV

2017 entertainment bests: Top TV choices for coping with current events

<i>Julie Hinds on the series that spoke to the Trump era, if you're more than slightly afraid of the Trump era.</i><p><b>Stephen Colbert's monologues on CBS's</b> …

TV

Entertainment highlights of 2017, from 'Get Out' to 'Big Little Lies'

By Brian Lowry CNN<p>(CNN) -- Any list of 2017 viewing highlights promises to be woefully incomplete, thanks to an abundance of terrific TV dramas, an …

TV

Woman freed from jail after spending more than 2 decades inside for crime she didn't commit

Tyra Patterson has always maintained her innocence.<p>A woman has been freed from prison after spending 23 years inside for a crime she never …

Crime

Convict backed by celebs over innocence claims freed on Christmas

DAYTON, Ohio — An Ohio woman who drew celebrity support for her claims of innocence in the slaying of a teenage girl has been released after 22 years …

Crime

Woman finally free from prison after serving 22 years for crime she didn’t commit

<b>A woman jailed as a teenager for a crime she did not commit has finally been released from prison after serving 22 years.</b><p>Tyra Patterson was convicted …

Crime

10 Great Things That Happened On TV This Year

Hardly anyone would call 2017 one of the great years of television, but there were still some memorable or even transcendent moments worth …

TV

Woman convicted in teen's murder released on Christmas Day

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who drew celebrity support for her claims of innocence in the slaying of a teenage girl has been released after 22 years in prison.<p>WHIO-TV reports Tyra Patterson, now 42, was freed Monday, Christmas Day.<p>Patterson was convicted in the 1994 murder and robbery of …

Crime

Convicted woman who got celebrity support for release is freed

A woman who spent the last 22 years in an Ohio prison — garnering high-profile support over her innocence — spent the first Christmas at home with …

Crime

Why America Hasn't Learned to Win Wars

An understanding of some of the things that went wrong in our once-longest war (Vietnam) might help us deal with its successor …

Foreign Policy

The best gift ever, according to 13 writers, musicians and podcasters

What is the best gift you’ve ever received? Was it funny or thoughtful or unexpected? And why do you remember it so well?<p>In French sociologist Marcel …

Jonathan Franzen

No Taboos About It: FX Series Was Year's Best Show

Whether you like their shows or not, you cannot accuse the folks at FX of not going out on the edge with whatever they come up with.<p>Depending on your …

TV

Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.4: Effects

BRAND NEW! REVISED FOR APPLE FINAL CUT PRO X (v.10.4)<p><b>100 Movies – Now Includes Practice Media!!</b><p><b>Title Specs:</b><p>100 QuickTime HD movies (720p HD)<br>• Running …

Filmmaking

2017 didn’t make America great again. It proved that we’re stuck in the past.

A new year generally brings with it the promise of forward progress: We at least go through the motions of making resolutions, we hope for renewed wisdom from our leaders, we take a moment to try to set the griefs and failures of the old year aside. But for Americans on both sides of the political …

Opinion

WBEZ: Families Accuse State of Negligence in Veterans' Home Deaths

Thirteen veterans have died of Legionnaires' disease since 2015 at a state-run veterans' home in Quincy.<p>WBEZ has been investigating the deaths, and …

Rahm Emanuel