Arts & Culture

Elizabeth Hawes: "Camus, A Romance" (Grove Press)

July 27, 2009

A writer describes her forty-year affair of the heart and mind with the Nobel Prize-winning author Albert Camus.

Fred Kaplan: "1959: The Year Everything Changed" (Wiley)

July 14, 2009

In nineteen-fifty-nine, America suffered its first casualties in the Vietnam War, the microchip was invented, and Motown was about to change American music. How the events of that year laid the foundation for free-love, political...

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "The Thing Around Your Neck" (Knopf)

July 6, 2009

A Nigerian-born author explores the ties that bind men and women, children and parents, Africa and the U.S. She presents her latest collection of stories set in Nigeria and America

Colum McCann: "Let the Great World Spin" (Random House)

June 29, 2009

On a summer day in 1974 New Yorkers looked up to see an acrobat walking on a wire between the tops of the twin towers. In a new novel, Colum McCann imagines what was going on in the lives of the people on the streets below.

Readers' Review: "Olive Kitteridge" (Random House)

June 24, 2009

Diane leads a discussion about the collection of stories which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Stacy Keach (Rebroadcast)

June 21, 2009

The actor joins Diane to talk about his life, career, and current role as King Lear at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington.

Stacy Keach

June 17, 2009

The actor joins Diane to talk about his life, career, and current role as King Lear at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington.

Valerie Harper (Rebroadcast)

June 7, 2009

The actress talks about her career and her current role as Tallulah Bankhead in the Arena Stage production of "Looped."

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

June 2, 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.

Valerie Harper

June 1, 2009

The actress talks about her career and her current role as Tallulah Bankhead in the Arena Stage production of "Looped."

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