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Dec 17, 2014

Most people know Mark Mothersbaugh as the front man of the band DEVO. But Mark is really a prolific visual artist,  and Devo was  just an extension of one his artistic passions.

Dec 17, 2014

What do Buddy Holly, Joy Division, the Beatles, The Five Satins, Amy Winehouse and the Shagri-Las all have in common? They are all rock and roll musicians mentioned in tonight’s interview with journalist, writer and author of many books GREIL MARCUS.

Dec 11, 2014

Otis Shepard and Dorothy Van Gorder were two gifted artists who married and teamed up to produce some of the most eye-catching and beautiful outdoors advertising in the middle decades of the 20th Century. Through their friendship with P.K.

Dec 11, 2014

In the 17th Century, more than 350,000 English people crossed the Atlantic to become colonists in what would later be called America. They still considered themselves “English” and their relationship over the decades with what they considered their homeland was complex.

Dec 10, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with ROBERT BEACHY, associate professor of history at the Underwood International College of Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. His new book is titled GAY BERLIN: BIRTHPLACE OF A MODERN IDENTITY.

Dec 4, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we talk with musician, former guitarist for the Slits, visual artist and filmmaker VIV ALBERTINE. Her wonderful and refreshingly honest new autobiography is titled CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC BOYS BOYS BOYS.

Dec 4, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back writer and biographer JAMES GAVIN. His new book is titled IS THAT ALL THERE IS? THE STRANGE LIFE OF PEGGY LEE. Peggy Lee grew up in a small town in North Dakota but grew up to become one of the most unique, hard working and tenacious singers.

Dec 3, 2014

Cyberspace has become a battlefield and the next major international conflict may very well be fought over the Internet. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with journalist SHANE HARRIS about his latest book @ WAR: THE RISE OF THE MILITARY-INTERNET COMPLEX.

Dec 3, 2014

Is it getting warm in here or is it me? We have all experienced fevers and don’t think much about them, but centuries ago fevers were feared because they were poorly understood and could be life threatening.  Fevers weren't a symptom, they were the disease itself.

Nov 20, 2014

Inquiry welcomes LISSA WARREN, Vice President, Senior Director and Acquiring Editor of DaCapo Press. Her latest book is THE GOOD LUCK CAT: HOW A CAT SAVED A FAMILY AND A FAMILY SAVED A CAT.

Nov 20, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back artist, sculptor and teacher KITTY WALES. Tonight Kitty talks about her new works “Migration” and “Lionfish” (pictured) and about her travels to Republic of Azerbaijan to create a unique work from found materials.

Nov 13, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively conversation with artist RAÚL III. Raul has just illustrated the fantastic new graphic novel LOWRIDERS IN SPACE, which was written by Cathy Camper. This wonderful and wild new book is perfect for young readers from ages 8 and up to adults.

Nov 12, 2014

Inquiry welcomes ANGELA CARTWRIGHT, film and television actress, artist, photographer and writer. With TOM MCLAREN she has produced and written an extraordinary new book of photographs of classic Hollywood stars that have never before been seen by the public.

Nov 6, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back HONEE A. HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS. She is joined in the studio by JANET AMORELLO, Vice President of Marketing at UNIBANK to talk about the upcoming HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF CRAFTS, the annual three-day celebration of crafts and arts.

Nov 6, 2014

Inquiry welcomes back CAROLYN L. KANE who writes about the history, philosophy and aesthetics of electronic media. We continue our conversation about her new book CHROMATIC ALGORITHMS: SYNTHETIC COLOR, COMPUTER ART AND AESTHETICS AFTER CODE.

Nov 5, 2014

Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with writer and philatelist CHRIS WEST about his new book A HISTORY OF AMERICA IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS. West uses a wonderful selection of stamps to illustrate the history of the United States from the Stamp Act to the selfie.

Oct 30, 2014

ROBERTO TROTTA, astrophysicist at Imperial College, London has written of the most unique and lyrical books about cosmology: THE EDGE OF THE SKY: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ALL-THERE-IS.

Oct 30, 2014

Novelist CHUCK PALAHNIUK returns to Inquiry to talk about his new novel BEAUTIFUL YOU, which is about sex addiction and sinister corporate forces, among other things.

Oct 23, 2014

Photographer and author TRAER SCOTT’s newest published collection of her photography is titled NOCTURNE: CREATURES OF THE NIGHT and features stunning and close up photographs of some of the world’s most engaging nocturnal animals and birds.

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