Culture

Arts and culture

Book Review: What the Eye Hears

Jun 30, 2016

It’s rare that a book comes out that’s immediately hailed as definitive, but that’s what happened to Brian Seibert’s monumental and engaging cultural history, “What The Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing.” It’s an intriguing title, which is Seibert’s theme, that tap is both dance and music, movement and sound. When Seibert recently spoke about the book at Southampton Library, he concluded his talk with a brief improvisational performance. The audience went wild.

      

Ties That Bind: How A Patron Saved His Bookbinder

Jun 20, 2016
Patron and Bookbinder
Cassandra Basler / WSHU

 

When George Kirkpatrick woke up one day in 2009, he had no idea what anyone around him was saying.

“It may sound strange, but all I could do was laugh. I couldn’t believe people could make such strange sounds!” Kirkpatrick remembered.

Evan Agostini / AP

The hip-hop musical “Hamilton” has won 11 Tony Awards, grossed millions of dollars and reintroduced Americans to a Founding Father. And now, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Director Thomas Kail, alumni of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, have inspired a scholarship at their alma mater.

Why Jewish Israelis Are Moving Back to Germany

Jun 7, 2016
Courtesy of the filmmakers of 'Germans and Jews'

 

About 80 years after the Holocaust began, Berlin is now home to the fastest growing Jewish community in Europe. The new documentary "Germans and Jews" shows how people living in Berlin deal with Germany’s history. 

 

It premieres at the Greenwich International Film Festival on Thursday, and filmmakers will be there to share how their unique friendship inspired the documentary.

Pages