Arts & Culture

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey

January 23, 2013

Natasha Trethewey says there’s a poem out there for everyone. Her poetry explores the interplay of race and memory in her life and in American history. She joins Diane to discuss what she hopes to accomplish as the U.S. Poet Laureate.

Laurie Rubin: "Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight" (Rebroadcast)

Laurie Rubin: "Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight" (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2012

Laurie Rubin is a mezzo-soprano opera singer, an author and a jewelry designer. She is also blind. She gives the answer to the question people ask her most: Do you dream in color?

The Civil War And American Art (Rebroadcast)

The Civil War And American Art (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2012

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., explores how the Civil War redefined American art and painting. Diane is joined by exhibit curator Eleanor Jones Harvey.

Marilu Henner On Life With Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (Rebroadcast)

November 23, 2012

Actress Marilu Henner is one of the rare documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory in the world. She tells us what it means to remember your life in detail and what the phenomenon tells us about the brain.

Alex Danchev: "Cezanne: A Life" (Rebroadcast)

Alex Danchev: "Cezanne: A Life" (Rebroadcast)

November 23, 2012

Paul Cezanne is considered one of the world’s greatest artists, but he was 56 years old before he had his first exhibition. A new biography on Cezanne's life and revolutionary paintings.

The Civil War And American Art

The Civil War And American Art

November 13, 2012

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., explores how the Civil War redefined American art and painting. Diane is joined by exhibit curator Eleanor Jones Harvey.

Alex Danchev: "Cezanne: A Life"

Alex Danchev: "Cezanne: A Life"

November 5, 2012

Paul Cezanne is considered one of the world’s greatest artists. But he was 56 years old before he had his first exhibition. A new biography on Cezanne's life and revolutionary paintings.

Jonathan Jones: "The Lost Battles"

Jonathan Jones: "The Lost Battles"

October 29, 2012

Art historian and critic Jonathan Jones details the fierce 16th century competition in Florence, Italy, between Leonardo da Vinci and his much younger rival, Michelangelo.

A Conversation With Singer, Actor And Dancer Ben Vereen

A Conversation With Singer, Actor And Dancer Ben Vereen

October 23, 2012

Ben Vereen's TV, film and stage career has spanned decades, with roles in the miniseries "Roots" and numerous Broadway musicals. A devastating accident gave the Tony Award-winning actor a reason to embrace life. He talks with Diane about his career and recent efforts to raise awareness about diabetes.

Laurie Rubin: "Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight"

Laurie Rubin: "Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight"

October 22, 2012

Laurie Rubin is a mezzo-soprano opera singer, an author and a jewelry designer. She is also blind. She gives the answer to the question people ask her most: Do you dream in color?

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