News: Arts

Not My Job: We Quiz Elizabeth Warren On ‘War And Peace’
ARTS
May 15, 2021
Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool | Getty Images Elizabeth Warren was a law professor before becoming Massachusetts' first female senator in 2012. That went so well, that she decided to join the 800 other Democrats running for president in 2020, and lasted longer than almost all of them. It's a story she ...
A Boy And His Grandfather Visit Home ‘On The Trapline’
ARTS
Samantha Balaban | May 15, 2021
Illustrations by Julie Flett / Tundra A little boy and his Moshom — his grandfather — are traveling north. They're going to the grandfather's community, and his trapline — a place where Indigenous people live off the land, hunting, fishing, and trapping. On The Trapline is written by David A. ...
‘The Rock Eaters’ Explores The Boundaries Of Emotion, Possibility And Longing
ARTS
Jason Heller | May 15, 2021
Penguin Brenda Peynado wastes no time in yanking her reader into her stories – and into the burning issues that consume her. Her debut collection, The Rock Eaters, demonstrate this superbly. "Thoughts and Prayers" and "The Radioactives" are the two tales that bookend The Rock Eaters, and they kick off ...
One-To-One Concerts Bring Listeners Back To Live Music, One At A Time
ARTS
Jeff Lunden | May 14, 2021
Danny Mekonnen performs for a single listener in a One-To-One Concert hosted by the Brooklyn Academy of Music.Ed Lefkowicz | Brooklyn Academy of Music On a grey, drizzly Sunday afternoon, I arrived at an industrial building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. I was there for something called a One-to-One Concert, ...
Check-In: Double Vaxxed!
ARTS
May 14, 2021
Host Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton reflect on their journey to their fully vaxxed status. Bring on the huggin' and kissin' parties! Heard on Sean Hayes & Ed Helms: Podcast No. 9. Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.
A Brand By Any Other Name
ARTS
May 14, 2021
From the indie rock band Real Estate, bandmates Alex Bleeker and Martin Courntney put their time on the road to good use in a game about brands with different regional names around the United States. Heard on Sean Hayes & Ed Helms: Podcast No. 9. Copyright 2021 NPR. To see ...
Other 90s
ARTS
May 14, 2021
Real Estate bandmates Martin Courtney and Alex Bleeker compete in a 90s themed music parody game about things from the 1890s, 1790s, 1690s... you get it. Heard on Sean Hayes & Ed Helms: Podcast No. 9. Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.
Sean Hayes: HypocondriActor
ARTS
May 14, 2021
Sean Hayes.Courtesy of the Artist Eleven years after Will & Grace's first finale, Sean Hayes reprised his outrageous character Jack McFarland in the series' reboot — but it wasn't easy to jump right back into the role. "When we did the table read of the first episode of the reboot ...
Opening Acts
ARTS
May 14, 2021
Rutherford Falls star Ed Helms and Jana Schmieding compete in an audio game where they hear clips of a famous musician's earlier gig, before they catapulted to superstardom. Heard on Sean Hayes & Ed Helms: Podcast No. 9. Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.
The Pen is Mightier Than the Swordfish
ARTS
May 14, 2021
Actors Ed Helms and Jana Schmieding (Rutherford Falls) face off in a game of This, That, or the Other where the categories are: fountain pen companies, sword parts, and fish. Heard on Sean Hayes & Ed Helms: Podcast No. 9. Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.