Friday, December 27, 2013
Reza Aslan, author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, talks about his interfaith scholarship and the ties between monotheism and polytheism. Then, a look at how the US Constitution feeds the partisan gridlock in Washington. Plus: Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York explains the hugely popular project to create a photographic census of New York City’s residents; and the astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about his experience in space and what it taught him about life on earth.
Monday, April 02, 2012
Nobel Prize-winner Eric Kandel traces the ideas and advances made by the intellectual pioneers in Vienna in 1900–Freud, Schnitzler, Klimt, Kokoschka, and Schiele. His new book The Age of Insight places these five innovators in the context of today’s cutting-edge science, and gives us a new understanding of modernist art and a foundation for future work in neuroscience and the humanities.
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
President Barack Obama presented 20 individuals with national arts and humanities awards on Wednesday afternoon in the East Room of the White House.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The American Anthropological Association has stirred controversy by removing the word "science" from its long-term mission statement. Peter Peregrine, president of the Society for Anthropological Sciences, and Hugh Gusterson, executive boardmember of the American Antrhopological Association, discuss the decision, which has highlighted divisions between science-oriented anthropologists and those more focused on the humanities.