Overcoming Troubles

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Monday, July 18, 2005

Child psychiatrist Lynne Jones tells us why she believes some children who lived through the Bosnian war in the 1990s do not show signs of lasting trauma from the conflict. Next, we’ll talk to John Banville about the writer J.G. Farrell as part of our Summer Reading Series on underappreciated literature. Then, Pam Rogers and Leon McCuthcheon tell us about some extraordinary art being made by people with developmental disabilities. And Stephen Yafa traces the threads of cotton's political and economic influences on world history in Big Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber.

Growing Pains

Child psychiatrist Lynne Jones recounts the stories of children who survived wartime Bosnia in Then They Started Shooting.


Summer Reading Series: J.G. Farrell

We continue our Summer Reading Series with a look at the writings of J.G. Farrell, a promising British-Irish writer whose work fell into obscurity after he died in a freak accident at the age of 44. Though he won a Booker Prize in 1973 for Siege of Krishnapur, he’s largely ...


Pure Vision Arts

Pam Rogers and Leon McCuthcheon describe Pure Vision Arts, an artist gallery in Chelsea that enables developmentally disabled artists to create fine art. Leon McCutcheon has a developmental disability himself, and tells us about his prolific career and the considerable notice his artwork has received.

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Political Fabrics

According to a new book, nearly everyone on earth wears at least one article of clothing made of cotton every day. In Big Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber, author Stephen Yafa explains why cotton became such a dominant fabric, and shows how demand for the plant touched off ...


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