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Monday, December 02, 2002

Christian de Duve was awarded the 1974 Nobel Prize in medicine for his groundbreaking work in cell biology. He surveys scientific approaches to the origins of life and shares his new book, Life Evolving: Molecules, Mind and Meaning. Editor of Family Circle Susan Ungaro and editor of Time Out Cyndi Stivers discuss The Best American Magazine Writing 2002. Plus, historian Annaping Chin chronicles the life of the aristocratic Hofei sisters in China, from the early 20th century to the present, Four Sisters of Hofei. And music writer Camden Joy shares his new novel, Lost Joy.

Christian de Duve

Christian de Duve was awarded the 1974 Nobel Prize in medicine for his groundbreaking work in cell biology. He surveys scientific approaches to the origins of life and shares his new book, Life Evolving: Moleacules, Mind and Meaning.

Music: Naqoyqatsi soundtrack composer Philip Glass tracks 2, 5

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Susan Ungaro and Cyndi Stivers

Editor of Family Circle Susan Ungaro and editor of Time Out Cyndi Stivers discuss Best American Magazine Writing 2002. Read an excerpt in the Reading Room.

Music: Hanging Up soundtrack composer David Hirschfelder tracks 3, 10

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Annaping Chin

Historian Annaping Chin chronicles the life of the aristocratic Hofei sisters in China, from the early 20th century to the present, Four Sisters of Hofei: A History. Read an excerpt in the Reading Room.

Music: Raise the Red Lantern soundtrack composer Zhao Jiping tracks 11,15

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Camden Joy

Music writer Camden Joy shares his new novel, Lost Joy.

Music: Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain track 9

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