Arts and Culture

Globe Trekker: The Netherlands on Create

Thu, 07/21/2011 - 9:00pm

The tulip holds a special place in Dutch culture. Learn the history on this episode of Globe Trekker.

MASTERPIECE: MYSTERY! "Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series V: The Pale Horse" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 07/10/2011 - 9:00pm

Miss Marple seeks justice when an old friend is found murdered.

Agatha Christie's Poirot "Yellow Iris" on WXXI-TV

Sat, 07/09/2011 - 8:00pm

An unsolved murder from Poirot's past reopens in a London restaurant. Mysterious.

Barbecue University MARATHON on CREATE

Sat, 07/02/2011 - 6:00am

Tune in for twelve straight hours of grilling inspiration guarenteed to spice up your holiday barbecue!


After the serenity of the Italian Lake District and the leafy loveliness of Lucca, Florence was a bit of a shock to me.  First of all, we walked in on a feast day with parades, games, and fireworks celebrating the patron saint of Florence, Saint Giovanni Battista. Second, it was garbage day. Refuse under the hot Tuscan sun smells like refuse everywhere.


Thank you for following this journal.  The WXXI Travel Club has arrived in Tuscany, and my thoughts are spinning in a thousand directions.  We’ve been on a medieval whirlwind: a few hours in Sienna, a day in Florence, a rush into the Tuscan hill town San Gimignano.  My feelings trace an involuntary path that might make for more interesting reading for you than a laundry list of s

The Five Lands

I hope you get the chance to hike the Cinque Terre someday.  The Cinque Terre (“CHINK-kweh TAY-reh”) or “The Five Lands” refer to five (cinque) remote villages tucked into a remote section of the Italian Riviera on the Mediterranean coast. Until the last century, these towns were pretty much inaccessible, even to each others’ residents. Until 1545 they were regularly invaded by pirates.

Garth Fagan's CityWise interview

Watch online anytime

If you missed the broadcast in June, you can see it on the CityWise web page.

Biblioburro: The Donkey Library

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 2:00pm

This is the story of a librarian — and a library — like no other.