Influence

4 segments

The New Yorker’s John Cassidy examines whether religion is a factor in the lagging economies in many Arab countries. Then, the lead actors and director of the Off-Broadway revival of Brian Friel’s powerful play “Molly Sweeney” talk about the play—it's about a woman who has an operation to regain her sight. Also, Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya talks about his novel The Storyteller of Marrakesh. Plus, our latest Please Explain is all about silk!