Arts & Life


Mon January 7, 2013
Author Interviews

Mapping A History Of The World, And Our Place In It

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 5:56 am

Author Simon Garfield loves maps. His home in London is full of them — that's where they're stocked, hanging on walls and piled on shelves. So when Garfield was looking for a new topic to write about, not surprisingly, maps won out.

His new book is called On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Works.

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Sun January 6, 2013
Author Interviews

Re-Creating The 'Lost Carving' Of An English Genius

Originally published on Sun January 6, 2013 5:06 pm

On one spring day in the early 1970s, writer David Esterly paused to admire a stunning wooden carving inside a London church.

"On the panel behind the altar, I saw these extraordinary cascades of leaves and flowers and fruits, carved to a fineness and fluent realism, which seemed to me breathtaking," Esterly recalled in an interview with Jacki Lyden, host of weekends on All Things Considered.

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Sun January 6, 2013
Performing Arts

A Way Without Words: Mummenschanz Mimes Celebrate 40

Originally published on Sun January 6, 2013 8:02 am

Troupe member Philipp Egli says the genius of Mummenschanz lies in simplicity. The most beautiful pieces, he says, start with black space and some people on stage.


Sat January 5, 2013
The Picture Show

Looking For Lost Memories In The Delta

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 6:14 pm

"The Peter's Rock Church in Marianna is no everlasting monument; it has been left to rot, its windows broken, its steeple fallen over. Still, I found it beautiful. Kneeling in the cemetery, listening to the insects hissing, watching as a dog wandered past, I felt history coming at me from all sides."
Eugene Richards National Geographic

Photographer Eugene Richards had several reasons to visit the Arkansas Delta 40 years after his initial visit.

"I went back, ostensibly, to look at the culture and see if there was anything left of it," he says. Or at least — that was the pitch he gave National Geographic magazine, in hopes that it would send him there, which it did. You can see the story in the magazine's November issue.

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Sat January 5, 2013
Garden Report

Tiny Treasures to Fill Garden's Empty Spaces

Malcolm Manners Creative Commons/Flickr

Gardens usually look a little more polished with small plants growing in crevices or around the edges. KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton discusses three new varieties of petite plants that are specially adapted to fit these small spots.

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