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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Bonus Track: Attachment
Laurie Metcalf reads more from Isabel Fonseca's Attachment.