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Downton Abbey Dish #32

Deborah Gilbert | December 1, 2014
Downton Abbey Dish #32

I hope you all had a wondrous Thanksgiving thinking about all the things you have to be thankful for – and I hope that one of the things on your list is all the fantastic programming PBS brings into our …

Downton Abbey Dish #31

Deborah Gilbert | November 17, 2014
Downton Abbey Dish #31

OK, Downtonians, t-minus 7 weeks and counting till the January 4 premiere and the excitement continues to build! Last weekend I was grounded, stuck in my apartment with a bad cold. So I thought, what a great excuse to pull …

Q+A: An Analog Industry in a Digital World

Casey de Pont | November 14, 2014
Q+A: An Analog Industry in a Digital World

The advent of digital distribution has blown the doors off the traditional discovery process for singers and songwriters. In the spirit of the PBS Arts documentary, Hitmakers, we spoke to a handful of people from the music industry in the New York area about how the internet has changed their experience and how they’ve managed to make it work for them.

Downton Abbey Dish #30

Deborah Gilbert | October 27, 2014
Downton Abbey Dish #30

As Halloween nears, it’s time for ghosts of seasons past to come out, for thoughts to turn to things that go bump in the night and, more importantly, to what am I going to go dressed as? Will you be …

Forever Summertime

Casey de Pont | October 15, 2014
Forever Summertime

When George and Ira Gershwin began setting DuBose Heyward’s lyrics to the now iconic tune of Summertime in 1933, the brothers likely had no idea how ubiquitous their composition would eventually become. Over 25,000 different versions have been recorded, with …

Downton Abbey Dish #29

Deborah Gilbert | October 6, 2014
Downton Abbey Dish #29

OK kids, time to take a breather from binge-watching The Roosevelts to get back to another crazy, mixed-up family: The Crawleys. The Roosevelts series was fabulous though, wasn’t it? But I was disappointed about one thing: That Ken Burns egregiously …

Downton Abbey Dish #29, Continued: Exhibit at Winterthur

Deborah Gilbert | October 6, 2014
Downton Abbey Dish #29, Continued: Exhibit at Winterthur

As you enter the The Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit at the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, Delware, you are greeted by this very fitting quote from Oscar Wilde, “I love acting because it’s so much more real than life.”   Lidz …

Downton Abbey Dish #28

Deborah Gilbert | September 12, 2014
Downton Abbey Dish #28

Greetings Downtonians! This summer has flown by and I feel that I have been a bit remiss in attending to my Downton Abbey Dispatch duties. But now that there’s a little nip in the air, I’ve been thinking about pulling …

Downton Abbey Dish #27

Deborah Gilbert | July 27, 2014
Downton Abbey Dish #27

What better way to beat the summer heat than with some reruns of wintertime shows? You can settle down in front of the telly and pretend you’re snowed in in February (which you likely didn’t appreciate at the time, but …

Top 10 Reasons to Love Sir Ian McKellen

Elisa Lichtenbaum | July 17, 2014
Top 10 Reasons to Love Sir Ian McKellen

London Lovebirds: Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi in Vicious. (Photo: ITV/Brown Eyed Boy Limited 2013) Vicious, the latest addition to THIRTEEN’s popular Britcom line-up, stars Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as London partners who bicker so much they …

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