Long Live Benjamin – A portrait painter’s beloved monkey

What happens when a man’s best friend is a capuchin monkey? In the first episode of this six-part documentary, the artist Allen Hirsch makes a surprising discovery while on honeymoon in Venezuela. (New York Times Op-Doc)

Former London Gangster Stephen Gillen Tells His Story

Anything goes with James English Ep/97 The story of reformed criminal Stephen Gillen. Stephen Gillen, a reformed high security category A prisoner involved in organized crime that ended up costing him a 17-year prison sentence. Stephen had a very troubled…

Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos

An inside look at how Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos built one of the largest and most influential economic forces in the world — and the cost of Amazon’s convenience. (Source: Frontline)

A Couple’s Final Words to Each Other Accidentally Recorded

Couple’s final words are indelible. A son makes a surprising discovery on his elderly parents’ answering machine after his father’s passing. ( Source: The New Yorker)

David Hockney on Vincent van Gogh

Hockney: ‘His paintings are full of movement. What people love about Van Gogh’s paintings is that all the brush marks are visible and you can see how they are painted. When you’re drawing one blade of grass you’re looking and…

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