Producer Picks

Felicia Day, Geek Goddess
Felicia Day
Web video superstar Felicia Day talks about how the Internet allowed her to use her weirdness to achieve her dreams of becoming an actress and to fulfill her creative ambitions.
The Dutch Christmas Tradition of Black Pete
What do you do when you’re an African-American filmmaker living in a country full of people who dress up in blackface at Christmastime?  You pick up a camera. Roger Ross Williams  talks about his new...
Garth Hallberg's "City on Fire"
Garth Risk Hallberg's "City on Fire" is this year's big debut novel. It's a sweeping 900-page story about New York City in the mid-70s, chronicling everything from the punk music scene to the rise of...
Veterans Day
We're honoring Veterans Day with a story from Glenn Boyd. He's a WWII vet who served in the Pacific theater along with his 2 brothers. He told his story to Thor Ringler, the director of the VA's "My...
Veteran Stories
We're commemorating Veteran's Day with stories from the boots on the ground themselves. These veteran stories, of bravery, of trying to do the right thing, of fear, of PTSD, of patriotism,...
Margaret Atwood Blends Dystopia and Social Satire
prison guard tower
Imagine you'd lost your job and you were living in your car, trying to fend off roving thugs. And then you saw an ad that promised the comforts of a nice suburban home, along with a full-time job....
Jesse Eisenberg the Writer
You've probably seen Jesse Eisenberg in films like "The Social Network," "The Squid and the Whale" and "The End of the Tour." But have you read his fiction debut, "Bream Gives Me Hiccups." Eisenberg...
On Being Terry Gilliam
Welcome to the wonderful, wild mind of Monty Python's Terry Gilliam, who went on to direct the acclaimed films "Brazil," "Time Bandits" and "12 Monkeys." In an interview that can only be described as...
The Rwanda Project - Art from War
Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar has spent much of his career regarding the pain of others. He delves into issues like war or globalization with giant installations and photos. But his work does not...
Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Gonzalo Rubalcaba
In the late 80's, American jazz great Charlie Haden met a young Cuban pianist – Gonzalo Rubalcaba. They hit it off, and Haden became a kind of mentor figure to Rubalcaba… who went on to become major...

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