One of the world's most revered lecturers on art, Rosamond Bernier, joins Faith Middleton to talk about her knock-out memoir, Some of My Lives. And an exploration of the problem conversationalist, from interrupting to not listening, with Jane Stern.
Is "faking it" as a person always a bad thing? Explore the art of hypocrisy with Faith Middleton and Bruce Clements. Plus, a celebration of Aint Misbehavin at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven for those who want a sassy good time.
Just Tacos: 100 Delicious Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Once a staple of Mexican street food, tacos have crossed the border to great popularity. Taco’s endless variety of great-tasting flavors satisfies any time of day—in all kinds of ways. Convenient, portable, and affordable, tacos are equally welcome at a dinner party, for brunch, or as an afternoon snack.
Hear from Jonathon Keats, a conceptual artist, experimental philosopher, and regular CMS contributor, whose latest project is an exhibit that tries to make art more consistent with the Copernican truth that Earth is a mediocre planet.
Plus, find out what the color beige has to do with the universe!
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Shakespeare is back on television in a big way. You can't watch commercial TV for 45 minutes without seeing an ad for the movie "Anonymous," opening Friday and advancing the argument that Shakespeare's plays were not written by the Stratford commoner but by a British nobleman.
The debate has been raging for many decades now, and the people in the argument tend not to stay very calm about it.
After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their exhausted working mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and crime. On Sundays, Andre spent time with his dad, an author and college professor. Today we have a conversation with Dubus, the House of Sand and Fog author, about his new memoir Townie, about a clash of worlds, physical violence, and the failures and triumphs of love.
Cooking with Jams and Chutneys; Recipes from Beth's Farm Kitchen
Cookbook of jams, chutney recipes made from 100% natural products of Beth's Farm Kitchen, Hudson Valley, New York. Includes memoirs of Beth Linskey, founder of the company, including her 30 year contribution to the New York Green Market and Slow Food movements.
The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing and Life
A recent study revealed that the Number 1 thing that baby boomers want to do in retirement is write a book....about themselves. It's not that every person has lived such a unique or dramatic life, but we inherently understand that writing a memoir-whether it's a book, blog, or just a letter to a child-is the single greatest portal to self-examination.
In 1992, film-maker Ken Simon made a documentary attempting to probe the identity of the state. He interviewed a range of "experts," including me. The title of this documentary? "Between Boston and New York."
That tells you something. Even a painstaking attempt to pin down what Connecticut is winds up bowing to all the things Connecticut ain't. There's a somewhat rude anatomical term for this. I'm not going to use it.
Maybe you read comic books as a kid - maybe you still do, or you have children that escape into the graphic narratives that have become part of our popular culture. A new exhibit at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University explores the earliest roots of the modern day comic book. Joining us by phone this morning is the curator of Comic Inventions - The Pre-history of the Graphic Narrative in the 19th Century, Tim Young.
Keeping Your Child in Mind: Overcoming Defiance, Tantrums, and Other Everyday Behavior Problems by Seeing the World through Your Child's Eyes
Being understood by someone you love is one of the most powerful feelings, at all ages. For a young child, it is the most important of all experiences because it allows the child’s mind and sense of self to grow.
There are parallels -- and I don't think I'm forcing them -- between indie rock musician Mike Doughty -- whom you'll hear on the show today, and Mahler's first symphony, which Hartford Symphony conductor Caroyln Kuan will discuss in advance of performing it for the next four nights.
Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families
Look who’s making dinner! Twenty-one of our favorite writers and chefs expound upon the joys—and perils—of feeding their families.
Mario Batali’s kids gobble up monkfish liver and foie gras. Peter Kaminsky’s youngest daughter won’t eat anything at all. Mark Bittman reveals the four stages of learning to cook. Stephen King offers tips about what to cook when you don’t feel like cooking. And Jim Harrison shows how good food and wine trump expensive cars and houses.
"Never be deceived by a humorist, for if he is any good he is a deeply serious man moved by a quirk of temperament to speak a certain kind of truth in the form of jokes. Everybody can laugh at the jokes; the real trick is to understand them."
Some of my best friends are DJs, but for me, there's something magical about a band -- at a wedding or just about any place else. Sure, a DJ can bring a few thousand songs, but in a way that adds to the mystique of the band. When they play a song you like, it's even more of a gift.
Ground meats are easily affordable and amazingly versatile—and common in almost every cuisine. Ground beef, pork, poultry, and seafood are staple ingredients across continents and cultures, but they've rarely been given the respect they deserve.
The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
Dr. David A. Kessler, the dynamic and controversial former FDA commissioner known for his crusade against the tobacco industry, is taking on another business that's making Americans sick: the food industry. In The End of Overeating, Dr. Kessler shows us how our brain chemistry has been hijacked by the foods we most love to eat: those that contain stimulating combinations of fat, sugar, and salt.
Are we all entitled to a few blind spots? If so, one of mine is newspapers. I keep thinking somebody is going to find ways to improve them and make them thrive, even as the evidence of my own eyes suggests the opposite.
Today on The Nose, one of our panelists is Susan Campbell from the Hartford Courant. A few weeks ago, she shuttered her blog on the newspaper's web site. And this week, her colleague Helen Ubinas announced that she's leaving.
Roz will be signing WHAT I HATE at Books on the Common in Ridgefield, CT Saturday, October 22 at 2 p.m.
In 1978, Roz Chast published her first New Yorker cartoon and one could argue that many things were never the same again. The magazine had never had a superstar woman cartoonist, but Chast grew into the role. And no New Yorker cartoonist had ever messed so boldly with the basic format of a cartoon.
Diane Orson has made a “beat” out of covering a fascinating story of intrigue and international relations that reads like a combination of Indiana Jones and an Aaron Sorkin drama. Yale and the nation of Peru have been in a dispute for years over artifacts...a dispute that is now finally resolved. She just got back from a trip to Peru on Monday.
There are a lot of made-up languages with big fans. You may have heard of Na'vi from the movie Avatar, or Elvish from Lord of the Rings. Among fans, many of these languages have found a home on the web, where they continue to be developed and studied.
At the same time, thousands of real languages around the world are facing extinction.