Arts & Culture

Goya

May 7, 2002

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) is one of Spain's most famous painters. A new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art focuses on Goya's portraits of women. The National Gallery's curator of the exhibit, Janis Tomlinson, joins Diane...

Richard Rodriguez: "Brown" (Viking)

April 26, 2002

American race relations are often thought of only in terms of black and white. In his new book, "Brown," essayist Richard Rodriguez examines the growing influence Hispanics are having on our culture.

Da Chen: "Sounds of the River" (Harper Collins)

March 5, 2002

Da Chen's memoir "Colors of the Mountain" told the story of growing up in rural China amidst the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution. In a new volume, he recounts his studies in Beijing and his emigration to the U.S.

Sebastian Faulks: "On Green Dolphin Street" (Random House)

February 4, 2002

British writer Sebastian Faulks' latest novel is a love story with political undertones. It's set in Cold War America, as Miles Davis plays on turntables at cocktail parties, and the Nixon/Kennedy campaign signals the advent of a starkly...

Margaret Mead Special, Part I

December 13, 2001

In this special presentation, Diane leads an exploration of the life and work of anthropologist Margaret Mead. This year marks the centenary of Mead's birth.

Sam Maloof

November 30, 2001

Sam Maloof, an influential furniture designer and the first craft artist to receive the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, discusses the retrospective exhibition of his work on display at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery in...

Diane Ackerman: "Cultivating Delight" (Harper Collins) (Rebroadcast)

November 23, 2001

In her new book, poet and essayist Diane Ackerman discusses the joys of gardening in all seasons, starting with her own plot of flowers, weeds, beauty and chaos in Ithaca, New York.

Nicholas Basbanes: "Patience and Fortitude" (Harper Collins)

November 8, 2001

Nicholas Basbanes explores the culture of book lovers, librarians, and collectors in his new work. The title comes from the names of the famous stone lions found at the entrance to New York City's public library.

Linda Emmett and Ray White: "The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin" (Knopf)

October 31, 2001

Diane talks with Linda Emmet, daughter of songwriter Irving Berlin and co-editor of a new comprehensive volume of his works, including "God Bless America." They're joined by Ray White, curator of the Irving Berlin Collection at the...

Diane Ackerman: "Cultivating Delight" (Harper Collins)

October 30, 2001

In her new book, poet and essayist Diane Ackerman discusses the joys of gardening in all seasons, starting with her own plot of flowers, weeds, beauty and chaos in Ithaca, New York.

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