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When it comes to water cooler talk, conversation generally centers around last night’s game, next summer’s vacation, or the latest office gossip. But a few years ago at Facebook, a series of comments on an internal message board (the modern version of a water cooler) led to a headier...
This week's podcast is part two of our conversation with Hollywood writer, producer, and executive Frank Price. Last time , we concentrated on Price's career in television. This week, we focus on his films. In 1978, Price left Universal Television and moved to Columbia Pictures, first as...
This week , in the first of a two-part interview, we meet Hollywood writer, producer, and executive Frank Price. A current member of the National Council on the Arts, Price has had enormous impact on media culture in the second half of the 20th century, and on into the 21st. As president of...
Washington, DC Maytime (1923), to be preserved with contributed matching funds raised for the Save America's Treasures grant. Image courtesy of the National Film Preservation Foundation. Imagine an entire chapter of lost American history, rediscovered overnight. That's what happened when it...
Rita Moreno, 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient, has received just about every performance award available -- Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe. In this week's NEA podcast, she talks with Josephine Reed about her life on stage and screen and the memorable roles she played. In this brief...
March 10, 2010 Washington, DC In 1976 Kathryn Bigelow was a 26-year-old abstract painter with an interest in film. She applied for and won a grant for $2,000 from the Arts Endowment to make a short film, The Set-Up . The 17-minute film featured two men (one was a young Gary Busey) beating up on...
December 16, 2009 Washington, DC As noted in an earlier post, Bess Lomax Hawes (1921-2009) was a fierce advocate for the folk & traditional arts, bringing a national focus to how *art works* at the local level. To cap off our celebration of the life and work of Ms. Hawes, we have posted two...