What do the films “The Core”, “Targets”, “Eraserhead”, “Son of Kong” and “The Girl Can’t Help It” all have in common? They are all considered “B” Films that some film critic thinks deserves your attention.
Tonight we talk about the life of Roger Tory Peterson. He wrote and designed one of the most important books in American natural history and was an important player in conservation movements around the world.
Quantum Mechanics is one of the greatest scientific theories of the 20th Century. It is also one of the most confusing.
AT 9:30: Tonight on Inquiry we take a “behind the scenes” tour of one of the great museums of the world, the Natural History Museum of London.
We speak with artist and teacher SARAH WILLIAMS about her fascinating work involving pinholes, lights, whales, pin-ups, motorcycles and Mexican wrestlers. Tune in and find out how she ties this all together!
Tonight on Inquiry we spend a wonderful half an hour with one of the greatest living actors of stage, film and television, as well as a brilliant raconteur: CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER. Mr.
PROFESSOR DANIEL J. LEVITIN, who runs the LABORATORY FOR MUSIC PERCEPTION, COGNITION AND EXPERTISE at McGill University returns to Inquiry to talk about his latest wild and fascinating book THE WORLD IN SIX SONGS: HOW THE MUSICAL BRAIN CREATED HUMAN NATURE.
My special guest tonight is Pulitzer Prize-winning comic artist, editor and advocate for the medium ART SPIEGELMAN. His new book BREAKDOWNS: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG %@ &**!
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More conversation with Peter Chapman not heard during the on-air broadcast. Learn about the "Banana Man" and that squishy seductress "Chiquita".
How do you like your dinosaur? Southern
Fried? Au Vin? Fricasseed? You may think that’s just a chicken in
your pot, but recent studies in cladistics and new discoveries in paleontology
show that all of today’s living birds are in fact dinosaurs! Skeptical?
At 9:30 PM, Inquiry speaks with artist KERI SMITH about her wildly creative manual for keeping a very non-traditional journal. This involves crumpling, folding, smearing, piercing, tearing and a lot of other things you normally wouldn’t dream of doing to a book.
Noted children’s book author and illustrator JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA returns once again to Inquiry to talk about his latest book PUNK FARM: ON TOUR! This is a rollicking sequel to the wildly popular PUNK FARM.
Were you one of those sullen social outcasts that dressed only in black, thought no one understood you, and listened to the Smiths? Then tune in at 9:30, when Inquiry poses this odd question: can listening to The Cure, Joy Division and Guided By Voices in fact make you a better person?
All aboard! Tonight, Inquiry is joined by “Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park” curator NICK CAPASSO. Nick has organized the museum’s latest exhibition called TRAINSCAPE: INSTALLATION ART FOR MODEL RAILROADS.
PATTIE BOYD lived a life most of us can only dream of. She was a young model during the heyday of “Swinging London”, dated and eventually married Beatle George Harrison who wrote “Something” for her. She left George for Eric Clapton, who wrote “Bell Bottom Blues” and “Layla” about her.
Senior Editor at Atlantic Monthly, JACK BEATTY has written a monumental history of American after the Civil War when corporations and big money wielded the political power in the country and rewrote the laws of the land to favor big business and monopolies.
Ahhhhrrrrr! it’s “shiver me timbers, mateys” as Inquiry discusses the genuine pirates of the Caribbean. Journalist and historian COLIN WOODARD has written a rollicking tale of plundering pirates and the men who wanted these sea-faring rapscallions hung from the highest yardarm.
We speak with urban historian and architect DOLORES HAYDEN who has written the beautiful and profoundly disturbing A FIELD GUIDE TO SPRAWL. This book features the outstanding aerial photography of Jim Wark.
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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.