At a performance in London, Ricky Jay demonstrates three-card monte in his one-man show, “Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants,” which premiered Off-Broadway in 1994. Jay considers himself lucky to feel part of the continuum of sleight-of-hand artists, whose tradition goes back more than a century. American Masters – Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice premieres Friday, ...Continue Reading
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Painted in 1580, El Greco’s Penitent Magdalene recently underwent restoration at the Conservation Department at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Restoration expert Scott Heffley provides an inside look at the delicate and time consuming process of making something old new again on this edition of Arts Upload.
“They’re just looking for the same chances to succeed as we have, but that one piece of paper that they’re missing – everyone focuses on that.” – Irene Caudillo In December of 2014, the Your Fellow Americans team talked with a Mexican-American family in the Kansas City area about their thoughts on race, immigration, and ...Continue Reading
Was Obama’s 2015 address a legacy speech? Presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Beverly Gage of Yale University help compare President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech to addresses of past presidents who have entered their last years of power, or who faced partisan gridlock. PBS NewsHour
At Saint Louis’ historic public library, a team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories from Missouri’s famous gateway city. A mystery writer discovers her mother has hidden a life-changing secret; a woman finds out if she is descended from the infamous pirate Blackbeard; and a mother and daughter seek connections to a famous author. Genealogy ...Continue Reading
The competition stiffens like whipped peaks on this episode of The Great British Baking Show. For the Signature, bakers must create so-called “saucy puds” — delicate cakes hiding a gooey filling or saucy surprise at the bottom. In the Technical, bakers take on Mary’s tiramisu. In the Showstopper, they have to beat the odds and ...Continue Reading