Beyond Imagination

Political scientist Alan Wolfe on why he thinks we should pay more attention to evil in politics, and how there may in fact be a method behind acts we consider madness. Actress Mindy Kaling, the writer and co-executive producer of “The Office,” shares her observations on everything from romance to Hollywood. We’ll look at the numerous versions, spin-offs, and controversies surrounding Peter Pan, one of the most popular classics of children’s literature. We’ll find out about WQXR’s “Beethoven Awareness Month.” Plus, Simon Sebag Montefiore on his history of Jerusalem, a city that’s long been central to three faiths and is believed by some to be the site of Judgment Day.