Arts & Culture

Robert Gottlieb: "George Balanchine" (HarperCollins)

December 2, 2004

George Balanchine revolutionized ballet. A new biography traces his arrival in the U.S. from Imperial Russia, his impact on dance, and his life off-stage.

Tom Wolfe: "I Am Charlotte Simmons" (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

November 30, 2004

Diane talks with novelist Tom Wolfe about his new satire on college life. The book's narrator is an innocent 18-year-old freshman grappling with issues of sex and status at an elite, fictional university.

Betty Edwards: "Color" (Tarcher Putnam) (Rebroadcast)

November 26, 2004

Betty Edwards, author of the best selling book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" explains the complexity of color and color theory.

Carl Honore: "In Praise of Slowness" (Harper San Francisco) (Rebroadcast)

November 25, 2004

A self-described speedaholic calls for perspective and balance in our lives. Canadian journalist Carl Honore examines how our world got so frenetic, how this pace affects us, and a worldwide movement to slow down.

Readers' Review: "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown

November 24, 2004

You're invited to join the discussion of this best-selling thriller that explores some of Western culture's greatest mysteries - from Mona Lisa's smile to the secret of the Holy Grail.

Douglas Wilson: "Doug's Rooms" (Clarkson Potter)

November 23, 2004

If you want a bold new look in your home, but don't know where to begin, one of the designers of cable T.V.'s Trading Spaces offers his "Kick Start" method for transforming your space one room at a time.

Jay Parini: "One Matchless Time" (HarperCollins)

November 16, 2004

Nobel Prize winning novelist William Faulkner is considered one of America's greatest but most mysterious writers. The biographer of Robert Frost and James Steinbeck explores how an examination of Faulkner's life helps readers understand...

Singer Denyce Graves

November 4, 2004

Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves talks about her acclaimed career as an opera singer, and about the challenges she's faced in recent years, including depression, a high-risk pregnancy, and vocal cord surgery. She's now back on stage, currently...

Marc Eliot: "Cary Grant" (Harmony)

October 28, 2004

He was a top box office draw in over 70 movies for 34 years and remains an icon of quick wit, romantic charm, and urbane sophistication. A new biography of Cary Grant explores his troubled childhood, ambiguous sexuality, and lifelong...

Readers' Review: "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini

October 20, 2004

The author and his family fled Afghanistan in the 1970s. Now a doctor in California, he's written the first novel in English by an Afghan. It offers an intimate account of family and friendship, betrayal and salvation set against the...

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