Arts & Culture

Ken Auletta: "Backstory" (The Penguin Press)

January 23, 2004

Ken Auletta has been called "America's premier media critic." Since 1992 he's written the "Annals of Communications" column for The New Yorker. His latest book, "Backstory" is a collection of his columns, revised...

Readers' Review: "The Dead" by James Joyce

January 21, 2004

A wife tells her husband about a long dead lover that haunts her past in this wintery tale from "Dubliners," a classic volume of short stories by Irish writer James Joyce.

Judy Collins: "Sanity and Grace" (Tarcher Putnam) (Rebroadcast)

January 19, 2004

In January 1992, the 33-year-old only son of singer/songwriter Judy Collins committed suicide. Her new book sheds light on the taboo subject of suicide and describes her journey to find the strength to survive.

Alice Flaherty: "The Midnight Disease" (Houghton Mifflin)

January 14, 2004

Writers often say they are driven to write. Now there's proof of a physiological compulsion. Author and neurologist Alice Flaherty draws on scientific research, her own experience, and the lives of other writers to explore how and why we...

Tim Friend: "Animal Talk" (Free Press)

January 8, 2004

USA Today science writer Tim Friend takes us on a journey through the growls, cries, shrieks, rumbles, and roars of the animal kingdom. He draws on the latest research and his own field observations to break the code of communication...

Twyla Tharp: "The Creative Habit" (Simon & Schuster) (Rebroadcast)

January 1, 2004

Internationally renowned for her modern ballets, choreographer Twyla Tharp has thought a great deal about what it means to be creative and how to achieve it. She offers practical guidlines on how to learn the creative habit and use it for...

President Jimmy Carter: "Hornet's Nest" (Simon & Schuster) (Rebroadcast)

January 1, 2004

In the first work of fiction by a president of the United States, bestselling author Jimmy Carter writes about the Revolutionary War as it was fought in the Deep South.

Julie Andrews: "Dumpy and the Firefighters" (HarperCollins), "Simeon's Gift" (Julie Andrews Collection) (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2003

She's best known for her roles in "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music," but Julie Andrews is also the author of numerous children's books. She's recently launched The Julie Andrews Collection of books for young readers...

Maurice Sendak: "The Art of Maurice Sendak" & "Brundibar" (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2003

Maurice Sendak, one of the best known artists in children's literature, joins Diane to talk about his two new books. "The Art of Maurice Sendak" traces his work from 1980 to the present. "Brundibar" is Sendak's latest...

Readers' Review: John Hersey's "A Bell for Adano"

December 17, 2003

A panel discusses John Hersey's 1945 Pulitzer Prize winning novel about an American officer with civil authority for overseeing an Italian town after it's been liberated by Allied forces in WWII.

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