Arts & Culture

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...

Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly: "Little Lit" (Harper Collins) (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2000

Writer and artist Art Spiegelman is the Pulitzer-prize-winning author of "MAUS." His wife, Francoise Mouly, is art director of The New Yorker Magazine. Together, they have produced a collection of classic and original children's...

Pete Early: "Super Casino: Inside the 'New' Las Vegas" (Bantam) (Rebroadcast)

December 7, 2000

In "Super Casino: Inside the 'New' Las Vegas" (Bantam), author Pete Early talks about the transformation of the gritty casino capital into a family-friendly vacation mecca.

Judith Viorst: "Suddenly Sixty" (Simon & Schuster)

November 21, 2000

Judith Viorst, author of numerous books for both adults and children, has celebrated the advent of each stage of her life with a volume of poems. She's published "It's Hard to be Hip over Thirty," "How did I Get to be...

Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly: "Little Lit" (Harper Collins)

November 10, 2000

Writer and artist Art Spiegelman is the Pulitzer-prize-winning author of "MAUS." His wife, Francoise Mouly, is art director of The New Yorker Magazine. Together, they have produced a collection of classic and original children's...

Maya Lin: "Boundaries" (Simon and Schuster)

October 24, 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...

Marketing Violent Media to Children

September 14, 2000

The Federal Trade Commission released a report this week concluding that the entertainment industry deliberately targets children in marketing movies, video games and music with violent content. A panel talks about the details of the FTC's...

Rachel Abramowitz: "Is That A Gun In Your Pocket?" (Random House)

August 17, 2000

While women have always been visible in movies as starlets and leading ladies, few have attained showbiz power as screenwriters, directors, or producers. In her new book, journalist Rachel Abramowitz profiles some of the women who are...

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