Arts & Culture

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...

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...

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