Arts & Culture

Readers' Review: "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte

April 27, 2011

A new film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's gothic tale about an orphan-turned-governess has hit movie theaters. In this month's Readers' Review, Diane invites listeners to discuss "Jane Eyre," the novel first published in 1847.

Carly Simon on Music, Life and Baseball

Carly Simon on Music, Life and Baseball

April 12, 2011

Carly Simon sings Take Me Out to the Ball Game and talks about the years when her parents invited baseball legend Jackie Robinson to stay with her family. The singer/songwriter reflects on her life, music and childhood love of baseball.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

April 11, 2011

Director, producer and two-time Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster joins Diane for a conversation about the challenges she faced with her new film and a conversation about her life on screen.

Environmental Outlook: "Born to be Wild"

Environmental Outlook: "Born to be Wild"

April 5, 2011

The Environmental Outlook Series: The work of two women who raise orphaned elephants and orangutans – then return them to the wild. Saving endangered species one animal at a time.

Sidney Harman & Tina Brown

April 4, 2011

What happens when one of the world’s most famous magazine editors joins forces with one of the most successful American magnates? Tina Brown and Sidney Harman join Diane to discuss their collaboration into cyberspace and print: the Newsweek Daily Beast Company.

Robert Lane Greene: "You Are What You Speak"

Robert Lane Greene: "You Are What You Speak"

March 21, 2011

Some people become absolutely apoplectic when speakers and writers make errors in grammar and usage. According to journalist and author Robert Lane Greene, these so called “grammar grouches” are fighting a largely losing battle, and...

Edward Albee & Molly Smith

Edward Albee & Molly Smith

March 14, 2011

Edward Albee is one of the most influential living American playwrights today. In his over fifty years of works, he's received numerous awards and the honors keep coming. A new festival of Albee's plays at Washington, DC's Arena Stage...

Andre Dubus III: "Townie"

Andre Dubus III: "Townie"

February 28, 2011

To survive a childhood in a tough Massachusetts mill town, author Andre Dubus III transformed himself into a muscled street fighter. In a new memoir, he recounts how he channeled anger into writing and mended his relationship with his famous father.

Stefan Kanfer: "Tough Without a Gun"

Stefan Kanfer: "Tough Without a Gun"

February 16, 2011

Humphrey Bogart was an unlikely leading man. He was neither conventionally handsome nor a versatile actor. But he had a unique style. Bogie starred in such classics as "The Maltese Falcon,” “Casablanca,” and “The African...

Donald Bogle: "Heat Wave"

February 15, 2011

A new biography traces the gritty childhood of Ethel Waters to her dramatic rise as the highest paid entertainer of the Jazz Age. It tells the story of her turbulent private life, religious conversion, and clashes with civil rights leaders. Join Diane and author, Donald Bogle, as they discuss the life and career of Ethel Waters.

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