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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"Presentation of Jesus in the Temple" (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Friedsam Collection)

Tara Parker-Pope, the New York Times wellness correspondent, talks about what scientific research has revealed about why some marriages work. Then, we'll learn about medieval Spanish history through Christian and Jewish religious art. Also, the three stars of a new production of Strindberg's "Creditors" talk about the play, now playing at BAM. Plus, find out how the Indus River, one of the largest in the world, has shaped 5,000 years of history on the Indian subcontinent and the role it plays in modern Pakistan.

For Better

Tara Parker-Pope, who writes the "Well" blog for the New York Times, discusses what the top biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists and other scientists can tell us about marriage and divorce.

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Uneasy Communion

Vivian B. Mann, curator at the Museum of Biblical Art, discusses the artistic collaboration between Christians and Jews in the Middle Ages.

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Tom Burke and Owen Teale discuss their roles in the revival of August Strindberg's "Creditors," now playing at BAM.

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Empires of the Indus

Alice Albinia traces the history of the people who lived along the Indus River, one of the largest rivers in the world, that rises in the Tibetan mountains and flows west across northern India and south through Pakistan.

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