Dafnis Prieto is a jazz percussionist whose language is music. Born in Cuba, living in New York and performing the world over, Dafnis talks with Dick Gordon about the revolutionary rhythms that earned him a 2011 MacArthur Genius Grant.
The diaries of Louisa May Alcott's mother.
Percussionist Alfred "Uganda" Roberts talks about the musicians with whom he’s worked.
We visit another fixture of major cities -- rooftop water tanks. Meet some of the people who repair the iconic structures.
Charles Hill has a list of paintings he loves - some have been stolen, some he has recovered.
Angela Walters talks to Dick about the photos she found scattered after the tornado, and the archive she started.
Tim Doner, 16, has discovered he has a knack for learning languages. He speaks Mandarin, Farsi and more than a dozen others.
Dick speaks with Josef Astor, director of Lost Bohemia, a film about the former residents and the walls that were torn down.
Photographer Charlotte Dumas likes to photograph working animals, and spent time at night in the stables of Arlington National Cemetery.
The Purple Hotel is a Chicago landmark. And, yes, it is purple.
Angely Tavares, a New York City teen, visits family regularly in the Dominican Republic, and wishes she could call the island home.
When she was 12, Brittany McArdle left a note on a plane. Years later, she learned through the public art blog Postsecret that it had inspired a wedding proposal.
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