Features : Archive for Books And Ideas
Friday, June 11, 2010
You may still not know who Tèa Obreht is, but by now you may have heard of the list that will supposedly make her a household name: The New Yorker's 20 writers under 40 list, which was featured in the recent fiction double issue. The New Yorker claims that "these twenty men and women dazzlingly represent the multiple strands of inventiveness and vitality that characterize the best fiction being written in this country today."
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
If all goes well, you're going to take a lot of pictures this summer. Artist and filmmaker Miranda July would like to help you out.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The author of Don't Cry and Veronica visits Brooklyn's Powerhouse Books with Stacked Up TV. Watch the video.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The poet had a way with words, and a killer green thumb. In honor of her passion for plants and poetry, the New York Botanical Garden just opened a new exhibit. Watch the video.
Monday, April 26, 2010
During author Salman Rushdie's visit to The Leonard Lopate Show to talk up the PEN World Voices Festival, we asked him a couple of questions. Here's what he told us:
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Writer Kathryn Harrison keeps some of her most prized possessions on her bookcase. Aside from novels, one can find miscellaneous trinkets from family members to a fetal pig in a glass jar. (Um, one man's bookend is another man's fetal pig?)
Friday, March 26, 2010
WNYC's Janaya Williams shines her highly arbitrary spotlight on some of the city's happenings. From the Civil Rights Movement, to new leadership at the Cooper-Hewitt, to getting ready for Passover.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
This writer is not afraid to admit many books on display at his home were chosen simply because they look good. Watch the video.
Monday, February 22, 2010
The founder of the Sullivan St Bakery created the easy "no knead" technique to make bread at home. Watch the video for the recipe.
Monday, February 08, 2010
Novelist and blogger Ken Wheaton takes a "whatever fits" approach to his literary collection. "If there's a spot, cram it in there," he says. His shelves are a lot like his treasured recipe for gumbo: a little traditional, a lot spicy and all about the mix. Watch the video.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
"Genteel" is not a word generally associated with the artistic output of Andre Williams, a 1950s hero for the gutter-minded.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The worst-kept secret in geekdom was actually the focus of a 2007 Mad TV skit. Watch the video.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Writer Joshua Ferris rails against metaphor, allegory and reading like an 11th grader. Watch the video.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Tips on how to salvage a horribly boring conversation. Watch the video.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The author shows off his book collection to Stacked.TV. Watch the video!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Alan Alda has straddled art and science through his work as an actor and as host of science programs over the years. He's says the worlds aren't so far apart. Watch the video for more.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Check out this revolving door of cultural luminaries; it's a chance to remember some of the highlights of 2009's best theater, film and books.
Friday, December 25, 2009
A studio visit with composer Marvin Hamlisch. A retirement home for former entertainers. A debate about race in the theater. Those were some of the top stories from Kurt Andersen, and Studio 360, this year.