Wednesday, February 27, 2013
By Robert Krulwich : Host, Radiolab
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.
Monday, January 14, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, March 12, 2010
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. ...