The Ponder Heart

American Collection page on The Ponder Heart It’s been said that Eudora Welty was more comfortable writing short stories than novels. Her publisher nudged her in the direction of longer narratives. Critical consensus has  ...

The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare's the Merchant of Venice (Modern Critical Interpretations) (2000), Harold Bloom (Editor) Masterpiece Theater lives up to its name with the presentation of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice in a production directed by Trevor Nunn and Chris Hunt  ...

Sister Wendy’s American Collection

Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child Mary Cassatt,1880 other Sister Wendy videos: Bill Moyers In Conversation With Sister Wendy Sister Wendy's Grand Tour Sister Wendy's Pains Of Glass Sister Wendy's Story Of Painting: Complete  ...

Things Behind the Sun

This doesn’t look like an Allison Anders movie. Anders, the writer-director of Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca and Crazy Town (as well as the clumsy, regrettable rock ’n’ roll valentine Grace Of My Heart), has always told tough  ...

Six Feet Under

Unlike The Sopranos, to which Six Feet Under tends to be unfavorably compared, HBO’s new series about the lives and loves—and deaths—of a southern California family of undertakers treats its audience to a cross-section of contemporary American types and  ...

The Mists of Avalon

Lovers of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s feminist reimagining of the Arthurian legend, first published in 1982, have no doubt been awaiting this TNT Original with eager anticipation. How could it miss? Acted by an award-winning cast headed by Anjelica Huston,  ...

Gormenghast

Sleeveless, scoop neckline shell in satin fabric with back invisible zipper - rust, gold or olive Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy is a rich, weighty series of novels – one that is as widely loved  ...

Mark Twain Tonight!

Mark Twain, most often classified a humorist, was indeed that, in the very best and deepest sense of the term. Comedy, we know, is far more difficult than tragedy. The humorist must be a canny observer of the human  ...

Dennis Potter’s The Singing Detective

The rain falls. The sun shines. The wind blows. And that’s what it’s like. You’re buffeted by this, by that, and it is nothing to do with you. Someone you love dies, or leaves. You get ill or you  ...