African-American historian Nell Painter's inspiring and captivating memoir tells of her going to art school at age 64 after a brilliant academic career.
The trailblazing artist tells how she fused feminist sensibilities with production methods in works that were initially written off by male critics and peers—and are now being celebrated in retrospectives and salutes.
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer discusses the American artist with the director of a film titled “Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat."
Hosted by the Poor People's Campaign, a group of artists and activists shares songs, artwork and cultural stories of racism and poverty in America.
Visitors to a leading contemporary art museum in the French capital left much more than their coats in the cloakroom.
Physicist Alan Lightman ponders this and other questions in his new book, "Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine."
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and political artist Mr. Fish, also known as Dwayne Booth, discuss the struggle of editorial cartooning today.
The filmmaker [pictured] won the nomination for "Strong Island," the tragic tale of the shooting death of his older brother.