Full story - February 15, 2008
Has Abraham Lincoln become a secular Jesus for our culture? Kurt talks with playwright Suzan Lori-Parks, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and Sarah Vowell about why Lincoln speaks to the better angels of our nature.
Full story - September 18, 2009
Full story - January 23, 2009
American poetry is due for a new movement. The frontrunner is ?Flarf.? Google and the internet overload make Flarf possible, because the poem's content must be a collage of search returns. It's experimental, but also a pretty good way to liven up a poetry reading. Sean Cole has the story.
Full story - November 16, 2007
Fang Fang, the art mogul behind Beijing's Star Gallery, explains why China's young artists are a world apart from their counterparts in the West. Produced by Jocelyn Ford.
Full story - April 03, 2009
As we all attempt to adopt the thrifty lifestyle, one man is way ahead of the curve. Mr. Jalopy transforms garage sale junk into extraordinary machines. He's a hero to the Maker's Movement -- a community of DIY-ers who mix science, technology, and art. Kurt spent an afternoon with Mr. Jalopy at his workshop in Los Angeles, and saw one of his inventions: "the world's largest iPod."
Full story - November 28, 2008
Tesla arrived in New York City in 1884 with 4 cents in his pocket and dreams of becoming a great scientist and discoverer. Explore Tesla's life in the city through this interactive map, along with photos, video and audio.
Full story - November 19, 2010
Full story - August 27, 2010
Full story - June 20, 2008
Bonus Track: Attachment Laurie Metcalf reads more from Isabel Fonseca's Attachment.
Full story - March 26, 2010