Arts & Culture

Diane Keaton: "Then Again"

November 17, 2011

The Academy award-winning actress discusses her new memoir focusing on the close relationship she had with her mother.

Andrew Graham-Dixon:  "Caravaggio"

Andrew Graham-Dixon: "Caravaggio"

November 16, 2011

Caravaggio was dead before he was forty. But in his short life he managed to turn art on its head. His passion for light defined 17th century art and a generation of artists that followed. But he lived his life in the shadowy world of criminals, pimps and prostitutes. Joining us to discuss the man and his art, is Andrew Graham-Dixon, author of “Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane”.

Readers' Review: "Peter Pan" by J.M. Barrie

October 26, 2011

For October's Readers’ Review: the story of the boy who never grew up: “Peter Pan” by J. M. Barrie. One hundred years after the novel was first published we discuss why the novel continues to captivate children and adults alike.

Steven Naifeh:  "Van Gogh: The Life"

Steven Naifeh: "Van Gogh: The Life"

October 24, 2011

Nineteenth-century artist Vincent van Gogh is remembered for his madness as much as his art. The authors of a new biography offer fresh perspectives on both.

"Healing at the Speed of Sound"

October 13, 2011

Too much of the wrong types of sounds can be as bad for us as junk food, according to our guest today. But getting the right sound mix can improve our health, productivity and mental agility. Don Campbell, author of “Healing at the Speed of Sound” explains why a healthy sound diet is so critical to our well-being.

Errol Morris:  "Believing Is Seeing"

Errol Morris: "Believing Is Seeing"

October 5, 2011

Errol Morris' documentaries challenge conventional ways of interpreting the known world. In a new book of essays, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker explores how photographs can obscure as much as they reveal, and why what we see is often determined by our own beliefs.

John Lithgow:  "Drama:  An Actor's Education"

John Lithgow: "Drama: An Actor's Education"

September 29, 2011

John Lithgow talks with Diane about the backstage history of his acting career in the years before he became nationally known. The award-winning actor relives his collaboration with renowned performers and directors and explains why he's driven to perform.

Readers' Review: "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair

Readers' Review: "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair

September 28, 2011

A Readers' Review of "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair. The novel exposed the plight of immigrants and shocking conditions within the meat packing industry at the start of the 20th century.

Readers' Review: "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Readers' Review: "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

August 24, 2011

This month's Readers' Review is a charming book about reading, letters and life on the island of Guernsey during and after World War II.

Steven Brill: "Class Warfare"

Steven Brill: "Class Warfare"

August 16, 2011

On the frontlines of school reform: A veteran journalist reports on an unlikely coalition of parents, teachers, Republicans and Democrats trying to fix America’s failing schools.

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