Playwright and performer Sarah Jones talks about what it means to "sound black" today, and how Barack Obama has used "blaccent."
Artist and engineer Chuck Hoberman talks about what led him to his famous invention, which will soon be put into orbit around the Earth.
Fed up living as a starving writer, Katy Lederer took a job at a hedge fund, but she kept writing poetry on the side, often about money and our complicated lust for it.
Dana Gioia, outgoing chairman of the NEA on the importance of the President-elect's appreciation of the arts.
Dr. Denis Pelli researches how we read, identify shapes, even why we find art compelling.
Howard Gardner -- who developed the theory of multiple intelligences -- on the power of changing our minds and our lives.
The photographer reminisces about her work at â€œRolling Stone,â€ which is collected in her new book, "At Work."
Design guru Steven Heller explains how Father Christmas became branded as a jolly bearded old man in a red suit.
In the second half of the 20th century, Bell Labs was a hotbed of unfettered creativity, churning out inventions, patents, and Nobel Prizes.
Comic book author-illustrator Jessica Abel has a gift for depicting paralyzing awkwardness -- she works from experience.