Leital Molad appears in the following:
Friday, December 30, 2011
In this Peabody Award-winning show, Kurt Andersen sets sail in search of the great white whale.
Friday, December 09, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Back in the 1990s, R.E.M. used to joke that they’d play their final concert on December 31, 1999 and break up the next day. Had they done that, with the original lineup intact (drummer Bill Berry left in 1997), they would have certainly gone out with a bang.The ...
Friday, September 23, 2011
On a given weekend, you might find Gabriel Kahane performing a piano sonata in a concert hall ... or stumble upon him at a bar, playing with a rock band. He composes classical music for chamber groups and orchestras — but he also writes and sings his own indie pop songs. These days, those two worlds ...
Friday, July 29, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
He was the most famous American in the world – a showman and spin artist who parlayed a buffalo-hunting gig into an entertainment empire. William F. Cody’s stage show presented a new creation myth for America.
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
We were saddened to learn of the death today of Cy Twombly, the American artist known for his abstract, childlike paintings. A couple years ago on the show, the songwriter Tift Merritt shared this touching story with us about how a Twombly painting saved her from her writer's block.
Friday, June 10, 2011
In the age of the downloaded single, The Antlers had an unlikely hit with their 2009 concept album Hospice. The main storyline is about coming to terms with the death of a friend. But the music isn't what you'd expect — it’s not morose and spare, it's big and lush. The Antlers have lightened up some, subject-wise, but...
Friday, May 20, 2011
Even after they became world superstars, the band R.E.M. never quite followed the pop mainstream. And a lot of that has to do with the band’s frontman, Michael Stipe. Stipe has a distinctive voice and enigmatic lyrics. But he’s also a photographer and filmmaker. For 30 years, R.E.M. has released videos that...
Friday, April 01, 2011
Wretches & Jabberers follows two men with autism as they go on a global tour to raise awareness about the disorder. It's a vivid portrait of their struggles which manages to be both gripping and entertaining.
Friday, March 25, 2011
The blues has an awkward PR problem: it is one of the pillars of African-American culture, but for the last few decades, the people playing it and listening to it have been largely white. Gary Clark, Jr., would like to change that. There’s no trick to getting young people back to the blues, he thinks – it’s just a matter of awareness.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Today the SXSW Music Festival kicks off in Austin, Texas. I’ll be heading out there tomorrow to check out 1/100th of the nearly 2000 bands that will be there: including blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr., BoB, Das Racist, and the gender-bending sissy bounce rappers Big Freedia and Katey Red.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Thirty years after defining “college rock,” R.E.M. releases their 15th studio album, Collapse Into Now. Everyone’s buzzing about the band’s signature acoustic-driven sound. But long before career-defining records like Out of Time and Automatic for the People, there was "Radio Free Europe" – R.E.M.’s first officially released single.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
It's easy to be cynical about the Grammy awards -- but if there's one reason to watch the show this weekend it's Janelle Monáe.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Monday, October 18, 2010
Girl in a Coma's creation story reads like a fairy tale: teen girls plaster bedroom walls with posters of dreamy pop star; start a band named after pop star's song; play hard in that band for 10 years. Until one day... the phone rings. It's the man from the posters. Morrissey. He invites them to open for him on tour.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
When we made a documentary about The Lincoln Memorial for our American Icons series, one person captured two seminal moments in the Memorial's history for us: Dorothy Height. She was at the Memorial in 1939 when Marian Anderson sang triumphantly after being banned from performing at Constitution Hall. ...
Friday, April 02, 2010
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Hip-hop gets a bad rap for being male-dominated and misogynist. But female MCs have been on the cutting edge of hip-hop since the beginning. The 80's saw outspoken artists like MC Lyte, J.J. Fad, Salt-n-Pepa, Queen Latifah; in the 90's we had Missy Elliott, Eve, and Lauryn Hill. If you ...