Contributor David Schulman visits Brazilian musician Cyro Baptista in his New Jersey garage. He keeps a huge array of percussive objects and plays them all - this includes bird calls from Cabela's outfitters. Thanks to our partners at Musicians in Their Own Words.
Elizabeth Murray quit her dream job to volunteer in Monet's garden in Giverny, France. Also in this episode, art school student Chris Nissen knocks on the door of the famous, but publicity-shy artist, Andrew Wyeth.
Millions will flock to New York City this holiday season to enjoy the Radio City Rockettes perform their classic holiday show. It's a New York tradition, one Tina Vaughn knows well. She got to live out the dream of dozens of young girls who want to grace the Radio City stage as a real Rockette dancer. Also in the show: A parent navigates the logistics of gift giving.
When Andrew Porter started as a writer, his success seemed charmed. He got into a prestigious writers workshop, got a story published in a national magazine and soon after found an agent. Late one night when he was nearly done writing his first book, he came home to find his apartment burglarized. All of his writing - computer, backups, printed copies - was gone.