Can you imagine checking out a genuine astronomical telescope from a local library to view the moon, plants and stars?
From 1969 to 1972, Howard Smith interviewed some of the most iconic musicians and cultural figures of the time and aired those fascinating interviews on his New York radio show. These interviews included luminaries like Lou Reed, Norman Mailer, Andy Warhol and Jim Morrison.
Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with artist SALLY CURCIO. Her “Bubble Series”, which was shown recently at the Fitchburg Art Museum, is a collection of tiny “imagined ecologies” that resemble complex and detailed snow globes.
Gerry Mulligan was a legendary composer, arranger, bandleader and baritone saxophonist. He was able to sit in with any musician because he could embrace all styles of jazz regardless of his specialty.
Inquiry welcomes award-winning cartoonist, painter and educator CAROL TYLER to discuss her complex and moving new book SOLDIER’S HEART: THE CAMPAIGN TO UNDERSTAND MY WWII VETERAN FATHER. A DAUGHTER’S MEMOIR.
During the middle years of the 20th Century, graphic artists working for technical corporations and journals had to creatively depict some of the important new components for advertisements and promotional material.
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.
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