ARTS & CULTURE

The exhibit, "Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion," will be at the Berkshire Museum until the middle of May 2019.
Courtesy / Evergreen Exhibitions

After a delay caused by the government shutdown, an exhibit focused on the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci opens Saturday at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. 

Slingshot: 20 Artists To Watch In 2019

Jan 29, 2019

A new year calls for new discoveries, and 2019 is no different. As part of NPR Slingshot, member stations have chosen a select group of artists who are making this a promising year in music.

Packed with discoveries, our 2019 Artists To Watch list is more than just an unpredictable mix of jazz montages, complex grunge solos and unifying anthems. It's a diverse celebration of artists who've been here all along, but are only now getting to be heard.


Historian Samuel Kassow authored "Who Will Write Our History," and teaches at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
Nick Caito / Courtesy Trinity College

A new documentary film, called "Who Will Write Our History," is based on a book by Samuel Kassow, who teaches at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Eight best picture nominations emerged on Tuesday morning: Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, Vice, Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma and A Star Is Born. They are comedic and dramatic, based on real events and conjured from the pages of comics, in color and in black and white.

There’s a reason people queue up for hours to spend a few minutes inside one of Yayoi Kusama’s infinity mirror rooms. Each of these colorful installations is a galaxy unto itself, a dazzling mirrored landscape that seems to stretch on forever. And the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston has acquired the largest one.

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