"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.
In their new book, "The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies," two MIT scholars predict a disruptive future - and tell us how to prepare.
Nanette Burnstein's new documentary, "The Price of Gold," digs behind the headlines of the infamous 1994 conflict between figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.
Billy Collins is a former two-term Poet Laureate of the United States and about as acclaimed as a contemporary poet can be. He reads from his new book and reminds us of the importance of taking a walk in the park.
Rushdie’s new memoir recounts the surreal years following the publication of “The Satanic Verses,” after the Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against him.
Todd Selby, mastermind behind the New York Times column “Edible Selby” recently released a coffee table book chock-full of beautifully-shot kitchen spaces.
Alain de Botton has penned a string of bestsellers exploring the nature of Architecture, Philosophy, Work, Status, Love, and Religion. But, y’know, maybe one of these days he’ll try to focus on something actually important.
Neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris' new book explores his twenty year experiment in 'radical honesty' and discusses how even casual lying undermines human relationships.
A journalist and comic book artist, Joe Sacco uses the medium of graphic novels to tell non-fiction events in striking ways. In "The Great War" he focuses in on a single battle of WWI in great detail.