Going Underground

« previous episode | next episode »

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Guest host Amy Eddings fills in for Leonard Lopate today. First, Thomas Frank, author of What’s the Matter with Kansas? talks about the conservative counter-culture movement led by Glenn Beck and others. Then, we’ll hear the story of how two adventurous women discovered the earliest known copies of the Gospels. Also, The New Yorker’s John Colapinto describes going undercover in our city with the Michelin Guide. Plus, word maven Patricia T. O’Conner, takes your questions about grammar and the English language.

The Triumph of the Conservative Underground

Thomas Frank, journalist and author of What's the Matter with Kansas?, explores the conservative counter-culture movement in America, and its unlikely leader, Glenn Beck. His article "The Triumph of the Conservative Underground," in the December issue of Playboy magazine, traces the rise of Glenn Beck from his early days as ...

Comments [28]

Sisters of Sinai

Janet Soskice describes a quintessentially Victorian adventure with of Agnes and Margaret Smith, identical twin sisters from Scotland who made one of one of most important scriptural discoveries of modern times. The Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels is an account of how two ...

Comments [2]

Lunch with M.

New Yorker staff writer John Colapinto gives us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the rating process of the Michelin Guide. For the first time in its history, the company allowed a journalist to accompany one of its anonymous inspectors on a visit to a Michelin-rated restaurant. The article,

Comments [1]

Patricia T. O’Conner

Our Word Maven, Patricia T. O’Conner, answers questions about the English language and grammar. An updated and expanded third edition of her book Woe is I has recently been published. Call us at 212-433-9692 or leave a question below.

Visit Patricia T. O'Conner's Grammarphobia Website.

Comments [47]

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.