We tend to think about atheism as a modern creation, a product of the Enlightenment. In fact, there have been skeptics and non-believers since ancient times. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with TIM WHITMARSH, the A.G.
The year 1606 was a disastrous one for England. There was the plague, and the infamous Gunpowder Plot and unrest and even demonic possession. King James had succeeded Queen Elizabeth and the transition was a difficult one.
Tonight on Inquiry we present a special full hour conversation with journalist, writer, novelist and essayist JAMES KAPLAN about his monumental new biography: SINATRA: THE CHAIRMAN. This is the second volume of Kaplan’s definitive life of Frank Sinatra.
Inquiry welcomes back HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the WORCESTER CENTER FOR CRAFTS to talk about the 2015 annual FESTIVAL OF CRAFTS sponsored by UniBank and the upcoming exhibition: NOW: NEW WORK, NEW ARTISTS (sponsored by the Worcester Business Journal).
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome back two guests committed to quality and fun natural history and environmental education for young people. STACY TORNIO is a writer, editor, master gardener and master naturalist. KEN KEFFER is a naturalist and environmental educator.
Inquiry welcomes back writer and journalist GINGER STRAND to talk about her new dual biography THE BROTHERS VONNEGUT: SCIENCE AND FICTION IN THE HOUSE OF MAGIC.
Tonight on Inquiry we welcome EMILY MAZZOLA, the Koch Curatorial Fellow at the Fitchburg Art Museum and artist and professor SHONA MACDONALD (one of her Uncanny Valley series pictured here) .
Mark Hogancamp was an artist who had fallen into some tough times. One night he was viciously attacked by a gang and left horribly battered and in a coma.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with naturalist and researcher SCOTT WEIDENSAUL about his new beautiful guide, the PETERSON REFERENCE GUIDE TO OWLS OF NORTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN.
Returning to Inquiry tonight is writer and critic GREIL MARCUS to talk about his two new books: REAL LIFE ROCK: THE COMPLETE TOP TEN COLUMNS 1986-2014 and THREE SONGS, THREE SINGERS, THREE NATIONS.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with legendary cartoonist, writer and artist BILL GRIFFITH, famous for his work on comics like “Young Lust”, “Tales of Toad” and his long running strip “Zippy the pinhead”. His new book is titled INVISIBLE INK: MY MOTHER’S SECRET LOVE AFFAIR WITH A FAMOUS CARTOONIST. It is in turns a mystery, an autobiography and an intimate history of a marriage: his parents.
Can art be thought of as a philiosophical practice? Why is art like a strange tool?
Alexander von Humboldt was a driven European scientist who traveled throughout South America and Russia and changed the way we think about the natural world. He invented isobars and the concept of “the web of life”.
Black and white cinematography is virtually a lost art form. At their best, black and white films were a “transformative art” and “a meditation on reality”. Black and white films have a unique beauty, and aesthetic all their own.
Around the world since ancient times, people have been fascinated by dolphins. They amuse and intrigue us. We admire their intelligence and many people feel a deep kinship with dolphins.
Artist, writer and cartoonist JESSICA ABEL returns to Inquiry to talk about her latest book, an improbable comic about how Ira Glass and other NPR podcast stars create their entertaining and fascinating radio shows. That’s right, a comic about radio production. Sound impossible?
Do we have an instinct to create artwork? Why do we seem to desire beauty? What does our enjoyment of sex and money have to do with enjoying art? These are just a few of the heady questions to b discussed tonight when we talk with ANJAN CHATTERJEE, M.D.
Poet and photographer ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER returns to Inquiry to talk about her newest collection STATE OF GRACE: THE JOSHUA ELEGIES. Tune in and hear one of L.A.s most powerful poets read some of her work.
Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome journalist and writer DALE RUSSAKOFF. Her new book is titled THE PRIZE: WHO’S IN CHARGE OF AMERICA’S SCHOOLS.
The final defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act allowed states to come out for marriage equality and allow gay couples to legally marry. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with the lawyer who brought the case before the Supreme Court that overturned DOMA.
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