In 1991, Slint released their second record - and then almost immediately disappeared. The band never reached mainstream success, but their swan song influenced a generation of musicians and remains an underground classic. Rico talks with drummer Britt Walford and with filmmaker Lance Bangs, whose Slint documentary is in theaters (and a new box set) now.
As a young activist in the earliest days of the American gay rights movement, Patrick Haggerty recorded the first openly gay country music.
For his new documentary, Errol Morris spoke to Donald Rumsfeld about the Iraq war and the former Defense Secretary's personal legacy. He describes it as "One of the most puzzling, frustrating interviews I've ever done."
Something in the Italian air 300 years ago produced the world's most extraordinary and precious stringed instruments. Violinist, concertmaster, and "Strad Fest" curator Margaret Batjer, tries to explain the magic.
Naturalist, artist, journalist, and author Noah Strycker has made a career - and the adventure of a lifetime - out of studying birds. His latest book suggests we might all benefit from paying attention to our feathered friends.
Physicist and filmmaker Mark Levinson brings the audience to a moment of historic scientific innovation - and explains not just the what but also the why.
The shattering, Oscar-nominated documentary "The Act of Killing" looks at those who perpetrated violence during the 1965 military coup in Indonesia -- their self-delusion and its aftermath.
You won't see Skip Lievsay's work on screen in either of the two movies for which he is currently nominated for Oscars - but his work as one of Hollywood's leading sound mixers doesn't go unnoticed.
"Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism" by scholar Thomas Brothers investigates the 'glory years' of Louis Armstrong's career - the 1920s and 1930s - during which the artist managed to be both a best-selling commercial star and an revolutionary musician at the same time.
"Cave Digger" is a documentary by producer/director Jeffrey Karoff about a quixotic sculptor in New Mexico who creates elaborate, beautiful caves carved into the natural landscape.