Arts & Culture

Readers Review: "Hannah Coulter" by Wendell Berry

November 24, 2010

Diane invites listeners to join a discussion of "Hannah Coulter" by Wendell Berry. Hannah is an old woman who has experienced much loss but has never been defeated. Hannah is a twice-widowed mother of three. She finds herself...

Salman Rushdie: "Luka and the Fire of Life"

November 18, 2010

Salman Rushdie talks about his new book, written as a gift for his teenage son. It features a boy on an old-fashioned quest to rescue his fading father and his imaginary world.

Reza Aslan: "Tablet and Pen"

November 16, 2010

An Iranian-American writer talks about fostering understanding through literature. He opens a window to the history of the modern Middle East and its diverse cultures through the words of its most influential writers, some translated into English for the first time.

Kevin Spacey "Casino Jack"

Kevin Spacey "Casino Jack"

November 10, 2010

Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey has spent much of his career playing morally ambiguous characters. In his upcoming film “Casino Jack,” Spacey plays disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff who served time in prison on fraud...

Hank Williams: The Man Who Transformed Country Music

October 18, 2010

In 1951, Hank Williams hosted a morning radio show in Nashville. Those recordings have just been released, shining new light on the late musician. Hank Williams, the man who transformed country music.

Nicholas Evans: "The Brave"

Nicholas Evans: "The Brave"

October 14, 2010

The author of "The Horse Whisperer" describes how an ordeal with poisonous mushrooms influenced his new novel. It centers on an estranged father and son, each dealing with dark secrets and struggling with notions of bravery.

Jules Feiffer: "Backing Into Forward"  (Rebroadcast)

Jules Feiffer: "Backing Into Forward" (Rebroadcast)

October 11, 2010

Cartoonist, playwright and author Jules Feiffer on finding his life's work.

Edward Norton: "Stone"

Edward Norton: "Stone"

October 4, 2010

Academy Award nominee Edward Norton has a reputation for playing complex characters. In his upcoming psychological thriller, "Stone," he portrays a convict appearing to find the path to redemption while seeking parole. Edward Norton on...

Robert Gottlieb:  "Sarah"

Robert Gottlieb: "Sarah"

September 21, 2010

19th century actress Sarah Bernhardt had a flair for the dramatic -- both on and off the stage. A new biography separates fact from the many fictions about her life. Diane and author Robert Gottlieb explore Bernhardt's improbable rise to...

Michael Eisner: "Working Together:  Why Great Partnerships Succeed"

Michael Eisner: "Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed"

September 15, 2010

The former Disney CEO offers a personal look at some of America's most successful business collaborations - including his own with the late Frank Wells.

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