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January 01, 1990 - December 03, 2012 + Politics of Culture

Pat Buchanan on Where the Right Went Wrong listen

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Pat Buchanan occupies a unique niche in the American political landscape. His new book, Where the Right Went Wrong pits him against the neo-conservatives and...

Einstein at the Skirball listen

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"Einstein at the Skirball" sets out to explore the many facets of Albert Einstein: scientist, voice of moral conscience, and father of the theory of...

Seymour Hersh on Iraq and the Chain of Command listen

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Since September 11, 2001, Seymour Hersh has been writing relentlessly about the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal, the failure of intelligence, and the missteps in the...

Reflecting on Christopher Isherwood listen

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of Christopher Isherwood's birth, and his work as a groundbreaking literary figure is on display for a few weeks...

Ambassador Dennis Ross on The Missing Peace listen

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From 1988 through 2000, Dennis Ross served as US envoy to the Middle East. He-s written a no-holds-barred book about his experience and the opportunities...

Vermeer in Bosnia listen

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For two decades, New Yorker magazine staff writer Lawrence Weschler has meditated on the relationship between art and culture, war and peace....

The Culture of Politics listen

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General Manager Ruth Seymour joins two of KCRW's funniest and smartest programmers for a look at the culture of politics as they play out at...

Evan Wright on -Generation Kill- listen

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Climb inside the lead Humvee -- and the heads of the Marines operating it -- alongside Evan Wright, author of Generation Kill. He spent...

Isaac Bashevis Singer listen

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The only Yiddish writer to win the Nobel Prize, Isaac Bashevis Singer would have been 100 on Wednesday. In honor of the occasion, the...

Politics, Blogs and the Internet listen

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Can blogs influence politics? Is the Internet a successful political organizing tool? Mickey Kaus of the Kausfiles talks with blogger Instapundit, Howard Dean political organizer...

Air America listen

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When the creators of Air America launched their new liberal radio network, they imagined a counterpoint to conservative talk radio. How-s it going so far?...

On European Muslim Women listen

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The April edition of Vanity Fair magazine covered a story that gets very little play in the US and in Europe. "Daughters of France, Daughters...

The Business of Art listen

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Every time a work of art is sold, it-s the price that leads the story. Who sets the value? How did the art market develop?...

A Tribute to Spalding Gray listen

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This week Lincoln Center will host a memorial to the late Spalding Gray. The body of the writer, actor and performer was found in...

Labor Issues Facing Hollywood-s Creative Guilds listen

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There's a confluence of issues on the table for Hollywood's creative unions right now, and its outcome will have long-range implications for writers, actors, directors...