Arts and Culture

State of Wonder

When I was in Siena, Italy last week with the WXXI Travel Club, I picked up a copy of an historical novel by Marina Fiorato.  Called Daughter of Siena, it traces the fate of a young woman in the Tuscan hill town during the Palio, a chaotic annual horse race in which jockeys circle the town’s central piazza.  Set in 1723, the main character watches her betrothed die during the

POV Steam of Life

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 11:00pm

From a land of long, dark winters comes a moody, comic, and moving study of Finnish men, as framed by the national obsession with the sauna. 

Rick Steves "Iran's Historic Capitals" on Create

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 9:00pm

Iran's rich history goes back millennia, to the days when Persepolis was home to "the king of kings." 

Loopdiver: The Journey of a Dance on WXXI-TV

Sun, 07/31/2011 - 11:30pm

What begins as an experiment involving the loops and repetitions created by today's computerized world evolves into a complex exploration of daily repetitive patterns. 

Classical Mornings, July 7 & July 8

Weekdays, 6-10am

Thursday, July 7

Works by William Walton, Gioacchino Rossini, and Michael Torke

New music from the WXXI library

Composer’s Datebook: Handel celebrates peace

Need to Know Rochester: Analyzing Albany

After an unusually productive legislative session, we turn to the WXXI Capitol Bureau for in depth analysis on how the deals got done to advance Governor Andrew Cuomo's agenda.

Vine Talk MARATHON on Create

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 6:00am

Tune in for a whole day of fabulous celebrities, an amazing assortment of wines, and some laughs.


Mon, 07/18/2011 - 8:00pm

At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a collection of movie marketing memorabilia chronicles 60 years of cinematic history.

Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul on WXXI-TV

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 7:00pm

Acclaimed guitarist Jeff Beck is joined by special musical guests to play tribute to the legendary Les Paul in a concert special taped on what would have been Les Paul’s 95th birthday.

Survival: Lives in the Balance "The Plant that Cures Malaria" & "Fit for Life"

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 7:00pm

This series takes viewers into the lives of people struggling for survival against health problems perpetuated by extreme poverty.