How does a 16-year-old go from honors student to bank robber? In Independent Lens: Evolution of a Criminal, filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe explores the financial straits that led him to a desperate act as teenager in Texas. Returning to the scene of the crime, Monroe interviews family members, close friends, and mentors to reflect on the ...Continue Reading
What does it mean to be blue? The wings of a Morpho butterfly are some of the most brilliant structures in nature, and yet they contain no blue pigment — they harness the physics of light at the nanoscale. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small with Deep Look, a new ultra-HD (4K) short ...Continue Reading
The FBI and the Klan VIDEO
When the FBI began to investigate the North Carolina Ku Klux Klan, one of their most important informants was a member of Grand Dragon Bob Jones’ inner circle. American Experience: Klansville U.S.A. Having been dormant for decades, the Ku Klux Klan reemerged in the U.S. after the 1954 Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education ...Continue Reading
It’s week three of The Great British Baking Show and the remaining 10 bakers get ready to brave bread. For the Signature, they must bake 12 perfect rye bread rolls, shaped as they prefer. The Technical calls for ciabatta loaves, using judge Paul’s recipe. For the Showstopper, the bakers have to make a filled centerpiece ...Continue Reading
In Kansas City, Troost is a recognizable name. It is often considered the dividing line between the white and black communities —between middle class and poverty. Troost is the dividing line for zip codes and for voting districts. And some see it as the dividing line between “the bad part of town” and predictability or ...Continue Reading
Rose hits on a strategy to get a radio in the house. Sarah tutors Daisy. An art historian arrives. Anna makes a difficult purchase.