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Close Your Eyes And Imagine A Protein. See Anything? A Housefly, Maybe?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

If DNA molecules are the Marilyn Monroes of biochemistry — everybody knows what DNA looks like — what about proteins? Why do most people have no idea what a protein looks like? Well, maybe this will help: proteins that look like houseflies, Bedouins, bumblebees and a pair that look uncannily like Moses and the Burning Bush.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Saul Steinberg: A Biography

Monday, January 14, 2013

National Book Award winner Deidre Bair discusses the life and work of Saul Steinberg, one of The New Yorker's most iconic artists. Saul Steinberg: A Biography reveals one of the most fascinating lives and influential artists of the 20th century.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mantegna to Matisse at the Frick Collection

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Colin Bailey, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Frick Collection, discusses the exhibition Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery. It features 58 drawings from the Courtauld Gallery, London, that show extraordinary drawings made between the late Middle Ages and the early 20 century by artists including Mantegna, da Vinci, Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt Goya, Turner, Degas, Paul Cézanne, van Gogh, Seurat, Matisse, and Picasso.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Daniel Clowes and Seth on Cartooning

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Daniel Clowes and Seth talk about their work as cartoonists and illustrators. Clowes created the iconic comic book series Eightball and of the graphic novels Wilson, Ghost World, David Boring, and Ice Haven; and his latest book is The Death-Ray. Seth is the cartoonist of is the cartoonist of Clyde Fans; Wimbledon Green; George Sprott; and Vernacular Drawings; among others, and his latest is The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, the companion to Wimbledon Green.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Old Jewish Comedians

Friday, September 16, 2011

Master caricaturist/portraitist Drew Friedman talks about his craft and his Borscht Belt heroes. Even More Old Jewish Comedians, the third and final installment of his series, includes figures like Olive Oyl voice Mae Questel, Ed Sullivan show regular Jean Carroll, stand-up comedian and "Law & Order: SVU" detective Richard Belzer,  "Welcome Back, Kotter"’s Gabe Kaplan, and other and pop culture legends.

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Features

On View: Original Drawings

Friday, March 26, 2010

Learn how important drawing is for video and performance artist Joan Jonas at Location One. The Jewish Museum uses orginal drawings to illustrate the real life escape of the husband and wife team behind Curious George, and Swiss artist Zilla Leutenegger brings her drawings to life for her new show Rocksie

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Studio 360

Ida Applebroog

Friday, March 12, 2010

In 1969, Ida Applebroog was a middle-aged mother of four who escaped to the bathroom and sketched parts of her own body. She's recently unearthed the drawings and made them part of a gallery installation and catalog. Kurt talks with her about how she ...

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Studio 360

Mark Lombardi

Saturday, December 27, 2003

Artist Mark Lombardi was obsessed with political intrigues at the highest levels, and he wrote out over 14,000 index cards to keep track of his research. Then he created elegant drawings that seem to diagram his obsessions. The drawings look straightforward and literal, but they are nearly impossible to follow. ...

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