• December 13, 2005  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt reflects on Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel “Lolita,” 50 years after it was first published. Continue reading

  • December 12, 2005  

    A look back on the influential comedy career of Richard Pryor, who died Saturday at the age of 65. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2005  

    An expert in forensic analysis talks about the detective work that solved the mystery of Ludwig van Beethoven’s death. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2005  

    Essayist Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune considers issues of race and sports. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2005  

    Where to draw the line between interrogation and abuse has divided intelligence and terrorism experts and raised questions about the effectiveness of torture as a means to extract information from terror suspects. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2005  

    As winter weather sweeps into the Himalayan Mountains, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees talks about the plight of people made homeless by the Oct. 8 earthquake. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2005  

    Essayist Richard Rodriguez reflects on the interior as well as the faτade of a new San Francisco museum. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2005  

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, the court’s first case since the confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts. The case examines the constitutionality of a New Hampshire law requiring parental notification before teenagers have an abortion. Continue reading

  • November 29, 2005  

    A report on the artwork of Steve Mumford, an artist who spent ten months in Iraq. The report explores Mumford’s experience painting the war and the people of Iraq. Continue reading

  • November 29, 2005  

    A directive released by the Vatican Tuesday banned practicing homosexuals, men with “deep-seated” homosexual tendencies and those who support gay culture from entering the Catholic priesthood. After a background report, two Catholic priests with differing views on the announcement discuss the implications. Continue reading