October 23, 2009
Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak's classic children's book Where the Wild Things Are is a perennial favorite.
It won the Caldecott Medal as the "most distinguished picture book of the year" in 1964, and was adapted into an opera two decades later. (Sendak earned his stripes as a designer on the opera production, working on the sets and costumes for the premiere production.) Now, Where The Wild Things Are comes to the big screen, directed by Spike Jonze.
Sendak's other children's books include In The Night Kitchen and Inside Over There.
This broadcast includes excerpts from 1986, 1993, and 2003.
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner ask unexpected questions to challenge the way we think by looking at the hidden sides of things. Their new book SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance, is a follow-up to their first book, Freakonomics.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Stephen Colbert interviews physicist, Brian Cox as he promotes his book, Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?).
Brian Cox discusses relativity and describes what it's like to be named one of People Magazine's sexiest men alive. (06:05)
The Leonard Lopate Show / November 04, 2009 / Wilderness in New York City
Photographer Joel Meyerowitz tells us where hidden pockets of wilderness exist within New York City. Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City’s Parks, written by Phillip Lopate, shows a collection of Meyerowitz'a photographs of the city’s parks, shorelines, and forests. The book accompanies the exhibition Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City’s Parks at the Museum of the City of New York, on view through March 21, 2010.
Monday, December 7th @ 7PM - Free
Reading: Ben Winters "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters"
With Jane Austen
Join co-author Jane Austen and Ben Winters for a reading from their best
selling book "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters." Ms. Austen will be
making her first in-store appearance since her death in 1817. Joining them in
for a panel discussion will be Athgard Claw-Fangler, a sea monster