Arts and Culture

Lucca

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.

Masterpiece Mystery! Zen on WXXI-TV

Sun, 07/31/2011 - 9:00pm

Holmes and Poirot, look out - Masterpiece Mystery's newest detective is clever, brave... and next on a homicidal psychopath's hit list.

Keeping Score: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 1:00pm

Keeping Score with the San Francisco Symphony – redefining the orchestral music experience.

Los Angeles Opera

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 1:00pm

Tune in for the Los Angelos Opera world premiere of Daniel Cantán's II Postino.

Great Performances: Rigoletto from Mantua on WXXI-TV

Fri, 07/15/2011 - 9:30pm

From Andrea Andermann comes a visually and musically spectacular production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, filmed on location in Mantua, Italy.

States of Marriage: The Debate over Gay Rights

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

States of Marriage explores the country's soul-searching over gay marriage with voices from both sides of the debate.

POV: Sweetgrass on WXXI-TV

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 10:00pm

This film follows the last modern-day cowboys leading their flocks of sheep up into the breathtaking and often dangerous mountains for summer pasture.