The legendary singer Dusty Springfield was an icon of the “British Invasion” of the 1960s. A master of the “pop aria” with amazing stage presence, she was tremendously influential in bringing American soul music to Britain and Europe.
“War is Hell!”; “Killroy was here”; “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” and “Nuts!” are all slogans and catchphrases from American history fixed indelibly in our minds. But most of the time, though we remember the phrase, we have completely forgotten its context and origin.
Everyone does it, but few people want to talk about it. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with investigative reporter and writer ROSE GEORGE about “human waste” and all the things we do and neglect to do with it.
Joni Mitchell is one of the most important and influential singer/song writers of the last 50 years, and her recording output has been considerable. Over the decades her music has changed from the tunes of a hippie folk/muse to her later complex and emotional jazz infused ballads.
Tonight we talk with filmmaker, screenwriter and director CARLO MIRABELLA-DAVIS about his brilliant new short film KNIFE POINT that was shown at Sundance this year.
Tonight we talk with video artist MARY ELLEN STROM and choreographer and performer ANN CARLSON about their collaborative performance videos now on view at the DECORDOVA MUSUEM AND SCULPTURE PARK in Lincoln. The show is titled CARLSON/STROM: NEW PERFORMANCE VIDEO and features a wide variety of t
Legendary musician Miles Davis was a notoriously “difficult” artist to interview. Known for his fiery outbursts about race and his antagonistic attitudes towards audiences and journalists he was routinely labeled in the press as “Prince of Darkness” and “Mr.
Inquiry has a thought provoking conversation with Nobel Laureate ROBERT B. LAUGHLIN, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Physics at Stanford University.
Tonight we talk with MARK OLIVER EVERETT, better known as “E”, creator and frontman for the band THE EELS. Tonight, E talks about his complex and touching memoir of growing up in an emotionally damaged family and how music got him through some extremely tough times.
Every sentence ends with them. Three of them in a row are called an ellipsis, but one atop another is a colon. They are the working stiffs of mathematics and the soul of computer programming. They are dots, plain and simple, and without them the modern world would cease to function.
After too long an absence, Inquiry welcomes back explorer and writer RORY NUGENT. His latest book is a tour de force intimate portrait of the people that still try to live off the sea in what was once one of the most important fishing ports in the United States: New Bedford.
Tonight on Inquiry we have a weird and wild discussion about “zooform” creatures, beings that “straddle the line between flesh and blood and the completely surreal.” Our guest is author and Fortean researcher NEIL ARNOLD, whose latest book MONSTER!
Do creatures other than humans use a complex language? What does this say about animal intelligence and consciousness? Can we have a dialog with another species? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with DR. IRENE M.
Inquiry welcomes back writer, journalist and editor MARCUS REEVES, whose latest book is SOMEBODY SCREAM!
One person may spend their entire life thinking about nothing but sheep, while another may be a scientist who spends all their time studying sheep. One of those people is considered an obsessive neurotic while the other is considered an icon of research.
What would it take to actually become the “Caped Crusader”? Unlike all other superheroes, Batman is just a "mere mortal" like you and me.
We are a paranoid nation, eager to believe in conspiracy theories and this is most evident in our films and television programs. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with GORDON B.
Recently, a large shark was caught off Australia, shipped to Britain, where the artist Damien Hirst commissioned people to taxidermy it and place it in a large glass tank of formalin.
Inquiry talks with multi-award winning author and poet CAROLE BOSTON WEATHERFORD about her stunning collection of poems: BECOMING BILLIE HOLIDAY. This amazing cycle of poems traces Holiday's life from a very young girl to her singing "Strange Fruit" at Cafe Society.
Born in Trinidad, by the time she was 5 years old it was obvious that HAZEL SCOTT was a piano prodigy. She and her mother moved to Harlem at the height of the Renaissance, and their home soon became a mecca for the likes of Billie Holiday, Fats Waller and Art Tatum.
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