Alice Waters and the Kitchen Sisters pay tribute to an American cooking legend. Marion Cunningham drove a fast Jag and swam daily into her 80s. She was funny and wise and everyone in the food world sought her advice and opinion.
Stories by The Kitchen Sisters
Hidden away in a castle-like mound on the African savannah lives the termite queen. There, in an impenetrable earthen capsule, she lays a quarter of a billion children.
Even a building is a living thing. It breathes and it moves, and this movement makes a sound. Les Robertson, the structural engineer of the World Trade Center, says that the people working inside the tower couldn’t feel this movement, but they could hear it.
She rose at dusk, sang, rehearsed, performed, ate and drank and sang until dawn. Then she slept all day and began to create and unravel again as the sun went down.
As construction commenced on the largest building project since the pyramids, questions swirled around Lower Manhattan. How tall? Why two? What’s a world trade center? Young women were posted outside to put a pretty face on a controversy.
In 1988, Deborah Luster’s mother was murdered by a contract killer. To cope, Luster turned to photography — in prisons. “The perspective was that everyone is a whole person, that they’re not just the sum of their worst acts or even their best acts.”
A two-hour special hosted by Tina Fey. Stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, hidden identities — the secret life of girls and the women they become.
From 1977, a home recording of 5-year-old Sofia Coppola, interviewed by her father, Oscar winner Francis Ford Coppola.
The much-publicized bout between Joe Frazier’s daughter, Jacqui, and Muhammed Ali’s daughter, Laila. Billed as “Ali vs. Frazier IV,” the daughters’ fight was a continuation of the feud that fueled their fathers’ three title fights in the 1970s.
The steel drum was first created in Trinidad, hammered from biscuit boxes, brake drums and oil barrels. One of the biggest “steel pan” bands of the 1960s gained worldwide fame when an unlikely patron heard their act and took them on tour.