In an occasional series, we ask authors if they’ve ever met their literary heroes. Essayist and novelist Andrew Lam talks about meeting his hero, fiction writer Russell Banks.
When musician Madeline Adams first heard the album "In the Airplane Over the Sea," it was a leap into another world.
A musical musing on the magic of maricachis and what happens when 566 of them gather.
Poet Kathleen Flenniken says her book “Plume” is an attempt to make sense of the pride and betrayal she feels from growing up near a Cold War nuclear plant.
Nader Haj Kadour, the artist who was commissioned to paint the portraits of Syria’s ruling family, is watching as 40 years of his work are being destroyed.
Host Dick Gordon speaks with mandolinist Chris Thile about reengineering blue grass to create his own sound.
Dick speaks with Ashley Bryan, best known for his children's books, about the Harlem Renaissance, Black American spirituals, and the power of voice.
Musician Rachel Zeffira wanted to play during mass at the Vatican. All she had to do was stretch the truth a little bit –then go to confession.
Holly Maniatty, who interprets music into sign language, performed with Wu-Tang Clan and almost stole the show.
A look at the emerging renaissance of sign painters.
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