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A Special Readers' Review: A Celebration Of Poetry

A Special Readers' Review: A Celebration Of Poetry

April 23, 2014

A special Readers' Review: three poets join Diane to help mark national poetry month. They'll read their own work, discuss their inspirations and talk about the role poetry plays in society.

The Challenges Of Claiming Nazi-Stolen Artwork

December 10, 2013

Germany recently published details about more than 100 artworks, including pieces by Picasso and Cézanne, discovered in Munich as part of a huge stash of suspected Nazi loot. Diane and her guests discuss why so little has been done to return stolen goods to Holocaust victims and their families and what this incident means for institutions and collectors in the U.S.

Jonathan Jones: "The Lost Battles"

Jonathan Jones: "The Lost Battles"

October 29, 2012

Art historian and critic Jonathan Jones details the fierce 16th century competition in Florence, Italy, between Leonardo da Vinci and his much younger rival, Michelangelo.

Andrew Graham-Dixon:  "Caravaggio" (Rebroadcast)

Andrew Graham-Dixon: "Caravaggio" (Rebroadcast)

December 28, 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”.

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”.

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.

Edward Albee & Molly Smith

Edward Albee & Molly Smith

March 14, 2011

Edward Albee is one of the most influential living American playwrights today. In his over fifty years of works, he's received numerous awards and the honors keep coming. A new festival of Albee's plays at Washington, DC's Arena Stage...

Readers Review: "The Glass Room" by Simon Mawer

January 27, 2010

Diane invites you to join this month's readers' review. In the "The Glass Room" by Simon Mawer, a masterpiece of modern architecture acts as a window on the hopes and fears of its inhabitants.

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman

January 25, 2010

Rocco Landesman produced Broadway mega-hits like Angels in America and The Producers. He explains why he's come to Washington to chair the National Endowment for the Arts.

Joshua Bell (Rebroadcast)

December 24, 2009

Grammy Award winning violinist Joshua Bell on collaborating with friends. He talks about performing at major concert halls around the world, taking part in a White House Music Series, and playing for change at a D.C. Metro station.

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