How does the perception of time differ from culture to culture? Do people in Bali have the same ideas of the past, present and future as people in Britain? What can different neurological disorders tell us about how our brain thinks about time? Is there a politics of temporality?
Inquiry welcomes back artist, teacher and graphic novelist BRET HERHOLZ. Bret talks about his just published work SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE PAINFUL PREDICAMENT OF ALICE FAULKNER.
Many thousands of parents are denying their children inoculations against such devastating diseases measles and polio because they believe there is a connection between the shots and autism.
In this half hour of Inquiry, we welcome TRACY KRAUS, flutist, chamber musician and Executive Director of the Worcester Chamber Music Society and PETER SULSKI, violinist, violist and Artistic Director of the Worcester Chamber Music Society.
Currently at the ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART in Amherst, Massachusetts, is an exhibition many of us have been eagerly anticipating: THE GOLDEN LEGACY: ORGINAL ART FROM 65 YEARS OF GOLDEN BOOKS.
Johnny Mercer was one of the most prolific songwriters of 20th Century America. During his decades long career he wrote the lyrics for such memorable songs as “Moon River”, “Blues In the Night”, “Hooray For Hollywood”, “Laura”, “Something’s Gotta Give”. The list Mercer’s hits goes on and on.
She looked like a “tiny, troubled wisp of a human being” as she stepped up to the mike, but when she opened up her mouth, out came “an atom bomb voice”. This is how JIMMY McDONAUGH , writer, autobiographer and tonight’s guest on Inquiry, describes Tammy Wynette.
The New England waters host a variety of life that are crucial to the health of the oceans but are also endangered. Some of these like the Humpback Whale are familiar to many, while others like the Bay Scallop may not be as well known.
“No one has done anything that Elizabeth Taylor didn’t do first-and without the excess calculation.” writes biographer WILLIAM J. MANN, tonight’s guest on Inquiry. Elizabeth Taylor defined the modern ideas of “stardom”.
Tonight on Inquiry talk with MARC COLLIN, co-leader of the French band/collective NOUVELLE VAGUE. Over three CDs, Nouvelle Vague has taken cherished alternative punk and New Wave songs of the late 1970s and 1980s and re-interpreted them as bossa nova, country western and ballad tunes.
Inquiry welcomes back artist and teacher ROSEMARY LeBEAU. Rose’s work includes unique hand painted transferred photography, glass etching, book making and large complexly beautiful assemblages of found objects.
Babysitting is really a 20th Century phenomena, that only took off in the Depression. But society’s ideas about the babysitters were often at odds with the reality, and these differences reflect a cultural battlefield that existed over the development of a teen girl culture.
Imagine Dante’s classic L’Inferno, told entirely through Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum comics complete with cheesy prizes and gum wrappers. Or perhaps you would like to see Charlie Brown as Gregor Samsa and Little Lulu as Hester Prynne.
One of the most unique and exciting graphic novels created in some time centers around the unlikely subject of Bertrand Russell’s search for mathematical proof based on logic and his decades long struggle to write the Principia Mathematica.
Inquiry continues its series of conversations with people who work at FERMILAB. Fermilab is a leading research facility for high-energy physics as well as the United States largest proton accelerator.
When we put a picture on Facebook, buy something on Amazon or search for something using Google, that very personal information remains available to prying eyes in perpetuity. The Internet never forgets anything.
Inquiry welcomes back DAVID ALLEN SIBLEY, artist and writer of a number of critically acclaimed field guides. His latest monumental guide is THE SIBLEY GUIDE TO TREES.
In the late 1700s, America as a nation was just getting underway. At the same time the most famous and influential French philosopher and natural historian Georges-Louis LeClerc Buffon published his theory that all of the New World’s wildlife was “degenerate”.
Rock music thrives on its visual images. Think of all the original album covers that have become iconic symbols of our youth or the rock posters that decorated our rooms growing up.
Before the 1870s, most Americans rarely saw a picture of a doctor or a hospital in a newspaper of a magazine. This is because doctors were to be avoided at all costs and hospitals were only for the truly desperate.
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