Arts & Culture

Ed Catmull: "Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming The Unseen Forces That Stand In The Way Of True Inspiration"

Ed Catmull: "Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming The Unseen Forces That Stand In The Way Of True Inspiration"

May 5, 2014

The co-founder and president of Pixar Animation Studios and president of Walt Disney Animation talks with Diane about what it takes to build and sustain a creative culture.

Linn Ullmann: "The Cold Song"

Linn Ullmann: "The Cold Song"

April 30, 2014

"Cold Song" is a novel by Linn Ullmann, an award-winning Norwegian author, journalist and literary critic. Centered around the murder of a young woman, the book is a genre-bending tale of a family forced to confront their guilt, longings and losses.

A Special Readers' Review: A Celebration Of Poetry

A Special Readers' Review: A Celebration Of Poetry

April 23, 2014

A special Readers' Review: three poets join Diane to help mark national poetry month. They'll read their own work, discuss their inspirations and talk about the role poetry plays in society.

A Special Readers' Review: Why Fiction Matters

A Special Readers' Review: Why Fiction Matters

March 26, 2014

A special March Readers' Review: Diane and her guests discuss why fiction matters. A recent study indicates that fewer than half of all Americans are reading novels today. It suggests that those who do read fiction are better able to understand the emotions of others. A conversation about the social and personal benefits of reading fiction.

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein On Sharing Her Love Of Bach

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein On Sharing Her Love Of Bach

February 18, 2014

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein fell in love with the music of Bach as a child. She speaks with Diane about her life, her music and her new education initiative called "Bachpacking."

Roddy Doyle: "The Guts"

Roddy Doyle: "The Guts"

February 3, 2014

Irish author Roddy Doyle's first novel "The Commitments" was about lower class Dublin. Now, 27 years later, he's back with a follow up to the best-seller. Roddy Doyle on returning to his earliest work.

Nancy Horan: "Under The Wide And Starry Sky"

Nancy Horan: "Under The Wide And Starry Sky"

January 29, 2014

The author of “Loving Frank” has turned the life of Robert Louis Stevenson into a work of historical fiction. The unexpected love affair that saved Stevenson’s life.

Angelique Kidjo: "Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music"

January 28, 2014

Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning musician and UNICEF ambassador. The singer-songwriter on celebrating her African roots in word and song.

Richard Blanco: "For All Of Us, One Today" (Rebroadcast)

January 1, 2014

Richard Blanco is the youngest inaugural poet ever. He is also the first immigrant, first Latino and first openly gay man chosen for the honor. His journey from Cuban immigrant in Miami to inaugural poet for President Obama.

The Challenges Of Claiming Nazi-Stolen Artwork

December 10, 2013

Germany recently published details about more than 100 artworks, including pieces by Picasso and Cézanne, discovered in Munich as part of a huge stash of suspected Nazi loot. Diane and her guests discuss why so little has been done to return stolen goods to Holocaust victims and their families and what this incident means for institutions and collectors in the U.S.

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