Grant Wood is known as the iconic mid western American realist painter of the 1930s. He was “the artist in overalls”, the “farmer painter.” His work includes American Gothic, one of the most recognized paintings in the world.
If you are passionate about film, do not miss tonight’s Inquiry when we welcome back film critic, film writer and film historian DAVID THOMSON.
Biological and chemical weapons are reviled and feared by all civilized nations. Yet their use goes back hundreds of years and despite international concerns and treaties, they have most extensively been used during the 20th Century.
Early on in his career, he was skinny as a rail and looked like a stiff wind would blow him over. But when he sang, all eyes were riveted on him. He was Frank Sinatra: “The Voice”.
KRISTIN HERSH is a songwriter, guitarist, writer and founder of the rock band Throwing Muses. During the 80s, as the band was just starting to take off, Kristin discovered she was bipolar, had a breakdown AND she became pregnant .
Eels are among the world’s least understood and appreciated fish. They live in our streams and rivers, yet migrate all the way to the Sargasso Sea to breed.
New words and concepts like “unparticles”, “Anthopocene” , “qubit”, “mashup”, and “cloud computing” seem to be generated every day and become common parlance in science, computing and technology circles. Where do these words come from?
Horatio Nelson once wrote: “I cannot command winds and weather”. But for hundreds of years, people have been trying to do exactly that: to make it rain; chase away storms and change the climate of our planet.
The two Voyager probes were launched August 20 and September 5, 1977. 33 years and 21 billion kilometers later, these two spacecraft are still sending back valuable information about our solar system and they have power for another 10 more years of observation.
The first great highway system in the United States was the Boston Post Road, a network of two roads that connected Boston to New York City.
For most of his checkered career, J. Edgar Hoover considered women gangsters a special thorn in the side of the F.B.I. and set out to reconstruct the way the public viewed the likes of Bonnie Parker, Kathryn Kelly (wife of “Machine Gun Kelly”) and especially Ma Barker.
The legendary British band The Sex Pistols had a short but wild career and along the way gave punk a face and inspired the creation of such legendary bands as Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Damned, The Buzzcocks and the Clash.
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome back artist; painter GUSTAVE BLACHE III, whose beautiful, painterly works have been described as “Contemporary Impressionist”.
Beginning in 1970, and continuing well into that decade, the National Lampoon contained some of the wittiest, most intelligently satirical works American publishing has ever seen.
Professor of Philosophy at City University of New York, MASSIMO PIGLIUCCI returns to Inquiry to continue our conversation about his important book NONSENSE ON STILTS: HOW TO TELL SCIENCE FROM BUNK. In 1986 there was a rash of sightings of U.F.O.s.
Looking for life on other planets, both in our solar system and in distant star systems is one of the great quests of humanity. But how do we go about it? What planetary conditions support life and which make complex life unlikely?
Do you want to attract birds to your yard but just don’t know where to start? Tune in to Inquiry tonight when we talk to returning guest BILL THOMPSON III about his wonderful new book IDENTIFYING AND FEEDING BIRDS.
Leading right up to the War for Independence, many wealthy Americans considered London their capital; the place to bring their children to be educated in the finest schools and to teach them how to be well mannered and cosmopolitan.
Cab Calloway was a pioneering musician in every sense of the word, perfecting a unique stage presence and performing original music that changed the way jazz was performed.
Join us tonight for a wild tour of the humid and funky Bayou region. Our tour guide will be DAVE THOMPSON, writer and rock historian.
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Arts, sciences and humanities build healthier, more livable, vital communities. They are essential to a strong education system. They contribute enormously to our economy.