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The Dalai Lama has lived most of his life in exile outside his Tibet, which has been controlled by China since just after the communist revolution. He’s become a kind of superstar in the West, not by lecturing on Buddhist enlightenment, but by preaching tolerance. The writer
Friday, October 12, 2007
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A tight-knit group of writers live and work together, animated by sexual electricity. The beautiful teenage novelist falls for an older poet who’s in love with another woman. The pioneering feminist journalist dies in a freak accident with her Italian lover, leaving behind a string of broken hearts. This was ...
Friday, August 10, 2007
He’s not the type of novelist who cranks out a new book every year. Ideas marinate in Richard Ford’s mind for years –- sometimes 50 years -- before they surface in his stories. Ford spent so much time gathering material and reworking the manuscript of his latest novel, The ...
Friday, August 03, 2007
Stephen L. Carter is a professor of Constitutional Law at Yale and a commentator on race and religion in America. A few years ago, Carter wrote the very smart and bestselling murder mystery The Emperor of Ocean Park. His new book, New England White, is also ...
Friday, June 22, 2007
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Ian McEwan's new novel is about young newlyweds who are so innocent and tongue-tied that they can’t get comfortable when it really matters - on their wedding night. Kurt talks to McEwan about On Chesil Beach, set in the early 1960s on the eve of the sexual ...
Friday, June 01, 2007
Mario Livio is Senior Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, headquarters of the Hubble Telescope. He's written several books describing the relationship between science and art, including The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved: How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry. Kurt and Mario talk about how ...