Movie musicals lead a “preposterous existence”. They are “crass, not respected, and several times almost extinct”. But they are also wildly popular and beloved. Movie musicals are wonderful, but musicals can also be trash!
Students in Finland and Poland consistently score better at math and problem solving than American students. Why? What are their school systems doing that we aren’t?
Are we significant in the universe? Is life on this planet a unique accident of chemistry or are there several or maybe even many planets that host life? Those are just a few of the very big questions that tonight’s guest on Inquiry will attempt to answer.
Why do we cry during movies when we know they aren’t real? Why do some people believe the most outrageous conspiracy theories? Why do we find gossip or sports so compelling?
Tonight I am joined in the studio by MARY M. TINTI, Associate Curator at the FITCHBURG ART MUSEUM. Mary talks about the new exhibition ONE LANGUAGE IS NOT ENOUGH: LATINO ARTISTS OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. This show features work by 24 contemporary artists of New England.
Certain fortunate people have had their heart stopped but are later revived and live to talk about it. A very few have been non-responsive for what seems to be a very long time, even more than an hour, and then came back to life. What is going on?
Quantum theory and quantum mechanics revolutionized physics in the Twentieth Century, but to the non-physicist this science seems to consist of crazy concepts and impossible notions.
Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively chat with GEORGE K. RUSSELL. He is a member of the Biology Department of Adelphi University, on of the co-founders of Orion Magazine and editor of a wonderful collection of essays titled CHILDREN AND NATURE: MAKING CONNECTIONS.
Tonight on Inquiry we have a fascinating conversation with writer and journalist DANA GOLDSTEIN.
Singer, song writer DALE LEPAGE drops by Inquiry to talk about the release of his latest recording made with his band THE MANHATTANS: POET IN THE DARK.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with MARTIN WINDROW, author and military editor of Osprey Publishing. His latest book is quite unique and unexpected. THE OWL WHO LIKED SITTING ON CAESAR: LIVING WITH A TAWNY OWL is a fascinating account of Martin’s 14 year close bond with a captive Tawny Owl.
Artist MATT FREEDMAN returns to Inquiry tonight. Matt is the author/illustrator of “Relatively Indolent But Relentless: his revealing journal of his painful months being treated for cancer. But tonight we talk about Matt’s other artwork.
Writer JAMES DEMPSEY, Instructor in the Humanities and Arts Department of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, returns to Inquiry to talk about his new project: THE WORCESTER JOURNAL an on-line literary journal that will feature some of the best unpublished young writers of the area.
Michelangelo was a new kind of artist for the Renaissance. His life redefined how people thought about artists in society. He was difficult to work with, often did not finish commissions and had a hard time delegating work to assistants.
We often hear about the lone genius, but in reality some of the most creative people work in pairs: John Lennon and Paul McCartney; C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkein; Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The list is endless.
A rusted wreck of a 1957 Chevy wagon led tonight’s guest on Inquiry into an exploration into the history of the American middle class and a meditation on what cars mean to us.
It’s a commonly held belief that men crave multiple sexual partners and that women crave monogamy. But recent research has shown that in fact the opposite is true.
Many women are and have been uncredited collaborators to their successful husbands. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with SUSAN HENRY, Professor Emeritus of Journalism at California State University, Northridge. Her new book is titled ANONYMOUS IN THEIR OWN NAMES: DORIS E.
Justice John Marshall Harlan is considered one of the “great” Supreme Court Justices of the United States. Mainly because he dissented on the famous Plessy v. Ferguson case of 1896 which promoted the idea of “separate but equal.” He had a long tenure on the court and voted on some 14,000 cases.
Writer and teacher BEVERLY GRAY returns to Inquiry to talk about her biography RON HOWARD: FROM MAYBERRY TO THE MOON…AND BEYOND. Ron Howard starred in two of the most iconic television series, but from an early age dreamed of being a serious film director.
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