Arts & Culture

Dr. Ralph Stanley: "Man of Constant Sorrow" (Gotham Books)

October 14, 2009

Grammy-award-winning banjo player and singer Ralph Stanley on the history and future of the remarkable music he brought from his home in the mountains of southwest Virginia to the world.

A.S. Byatt: "The Children's Book" (Knopf)

October 5, 2009

Award-winning author A.S. Byatt discusses her latest novel,a saga of four English families and how fairy tales can bring adults and children together.

Readers Review: "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak

September 30, 2009

This month's Readers Review takes up one of the most beloved children's books of all time. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the story of a naughty boy named Max, who magically travels to a land of monsters and mayhem. Diane and her guests...

E.L. Doctorow: "Homer and Langley" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

September 27, 2009

Author E.L. Doctorow presents his latest novel, inspired by the true story of New York City's most famous pack rats -- the Collyer Brothers.

E.L. Doctorow: "Homer and Langley" (Random House)

September 24, 2009

Author E.L. Doctorow presents his latest novel, inspired by the true story of New York City's most famous pack rats -- the Collyer Brothers.

Matthew Crawford: "Shop Class As Soulcraft" (Penguin) (Rebroadcast)

September 7, 2009

A philosopher and motorcycle mechanic explains why not everyone should aspire to work behind a desk. He talks about the emotional satisfaction and intellectual demand of making and fixing things with your hands.

Helen Scales: "Poseidon's Steed" (Gotham Books)

September 2, 2009

A marine biologist describes mankind's fascination with seahorses and explains their unusual appearance.

Readers' Review: "Dancing at the Rascal Fair" by Ivan Doig

August 26, 2009

Thanks to everyone who submitted their favorite summer reads for this month's Readers' Review. Diane picked "Dancing at the Rascal Fair" by Ivan Doig, which is also one of her favorite books. It is the central volume in a trilogy that...

Scott Rosenberg: "Say Everything" (Crown)

August 24, 2009

What began with a handful of geeks has evolved into the pursuit of millions: how bloggers are breaking new ground in publishing, journalism, entertainment and self-expression and why blogging is here to stay

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