Arts & Culture

Milo Beach of the Freer and Sackler Galleries

July 5, 2001

Diane talks with Milo Beach, outgoing director of the Smithsonian Institution's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. These two museums house the Smithsonian's extensive collection of Asian art.

Maria DiBattista: "Fast-Talking Dames" (Yale)

June 8, 2001

Actresses of the 1930s and 40s - like Rosalind Russell, Katharine Hepburn, and Myrna Loy - are remembered for roles and performances that were smart and sassy. Maria DiBattista, a professor of English and film studies at Princeton...

Rita Golden Gelman: "Tales of a Female Nomad" (Crown)

May 31, 2001

For the past 15 years, children's book author Rita Golden Gelman has had no fixed address, traveling through Mexico, Nicaragua, the Galapagos Islands, Borneo, Bali, and places in between. In her new memoir, she relates how she started...

David Sibley: "The Sibley Guide to Birds" (Knopf)

May 30, 2001

David Allen Sibley began drawing birds when he was only 7 years old. . . and hasn't stopped yet. Last fall, his guide to birds was published to great acclaim. The author-illustrator joins Diane to talk about his lifelong passion for...

Deborah Tannen: "I Only Say This Because I Love You" (Random House)

May 10, 2001

Deborah Tannen, a linguist and leading expert on the ways people communicate, examines conversation within families in her new book. It might be helpful to listen in before Mothers' Day (this Sunday!).

On the Job: Editorial Cartoonists

April 6, 2001

Diane talks with a panel of editorial cartoonists about their work: the path to editorial cartooning, their influences and role models, and what a typical work day is like.

Rachel Smolker: "To Touch a Wild Dolphin" (Doubleday)

March 28, 2001

Almost two decades ago, biologist Rachel Smolker moved to a remote Australian beach to devote herself to the study of dolphins. In her new book, she talks about her lifelong fascination with this animal and what she has learned about them.

Allan Metcalf and Joseph Pickett on American English

January 5, 2001

Two experts on American English, Allan Metcalf, author of How We Talk (Houghton Mifflin) and Joseph Pickett, editor of the American Heritage Dictionary (Houghton Mifflin), join Diane to talk about regional dialects and how they're...

Maya Lin: "Boundaries" (Simon and Schuster) (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2000

Artist and architect Maya Lin's most famous project is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. -- which she designed when she was still a college undergraduate. In her new book she shares other works, both small-scale and huge...

Barbara Wallraff: "Word Court" (Harcourt) (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2000

Since 1993, Barbara Wallraff has untangled readers' questions about grammar and usage in her column for Atlantic Monthly Magazine. She's collected queries ranging from the instructive to the bizarre in her new book. She joins Diane to talk...

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