Do you have a set of clothes, a pair of shoes, an outfit or some accessory that makes you feel powerful? That is what TWO GIRLS WORKING decided to explore in interviews and photographs of women of all ages across the country.
What do crossword puzzles, waffles, maps, double-entry ledgers, musical notation and Excel all have in common? GRIDS! The grid has been an organizing principle in human societies from the ancient Babylonians through Modern Art.
William Masters and Virginia Johnson revolutionized our medical and personal understanding of human sexuality by studying real couples and individuals having sex in a laboratory environment.
Antimatter has long captured the public’s imagination. It has been used to fuel starships in Star Trek or as a terrorist’s bomb in the book and film of Angels and Demons as well as numerous other sci-fi stories and movies. But does antimatter really exist?
The history of the music and recording industries in the last 30 years is a sorry story of consistent short-sightedness and resistance to technological innovation.
Famines are one of the most feared human disasters. But what causes famines is more complex than just a shortage of food. Politics, geography and economics all also play a part in creating conditions that can cause famines.
How have art museums been affected by the recent economic slump? How must art museums evolve to attract new visitors and supporters in the 21st Century? These are just some of the questions that I asked tonight’s guests on Inquiry: DENNIS C.
For anybody who has struggled through a class on calculus, you probably think that the devil invented mathematics. But is “mathematics” something created by human minds or does mathematics exist separate from us, like the galaxies, moons and stars?
There are millions of ardent fans of “Regency Romances” and no author of the period is more beloved than Jane Austen. Just look at all the films made for the BBC and PBS of Austen’s novels. But a few people have always felt that these literary classics have lacked a certain “something”.
Sand is one of the most common substances on earth. We have beaches and deserts full of the grainy dry stuff, but what is sand really? Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with MICHAEL WELLAND, Founder and Director of Orogen Limited and Fellow of the Geological Society (London).
Inquiry welcomes back DONALD KROODSMA, who has been called “the reigning authority on the biology of avian vocal behavior.” Tonight Don talks about just a few of the discoveries found in his latest book BIRDSONG BY THE SEASONS: A YEAR OF LISTENING TO BIRDS.
You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their library, the books a person cherishes and spends time reading. TIMOTHY W.
In 1992 a tiny and virtually unheard of publishing firm based in Catalonia began on of the most ambitious projects in natural history: to publish a series of 16 high quality volumes that would illustrate and describe in detail every bird on the face of the planet!
Inquiry welcomes back internationally recognized artist and watercolorist BARRY VAN DUSEN. Barry has just returned from an exciting, eye-opening and productive trip painting the birds, flowers and landscapes of Israel’s rich Hula Valley as part of an Artists For Nature Foundation project.
Writer, graphic designer, photographer mosaicist LESLIE F. MILLER is a self-confessed cake junkie. If it’s got several layers and lots of butter cream frosting, she wants it, and wants it NOW. Miller has written one of the most enjoyable paeans to a dessert imaginable: LET ME EAT CAKE!
On tonight’s Inquiry, our guest is award winning writer, designer and novelist CHIP KIDD. In the 1960s, renown Japanese manga artist Jiro Kuwata turned out an amazing series of Batman comic stories, that until very recently were only known in Japan.
Inquiry speaks with noted children’s book author MELISSA STEWART about her latest book A PLACE FOR BIRDS, a companion volume to her A PLACE FOR BUTTERFLIES. Ms Stewart specializes in writing books about the natural sciences for young readers.
Inquiry welcomes back film director ROBERT ADANTO. His documentary film, THE RISING TIDE is an intimate social and political portrait of contemporary China as seen through the eyes and words of the cutting edge artists working there today.
Have you ever wondered how one develops a serious interest in the natural world? Is it due to your schooling? Your parents and family? Or, perhaps, a book you happened to read?
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