Anna Quindlen, whose latest novel is Miller’s Valley, speaks with host Richard Wolinsky. Anna Quindlen was a reporter and columnist for the New York Times from 1977 to 1994, winning a Pulitzer Prize for commentary for her column Public and Private. From 1994 to 1999 she wrote a column for Newsweek, and since that time has become a full time best-selling novelist.
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A.O. Scott is one of America’s foremost film critics. Since 2002, he’s shared the chief movie review slot at the New York Times with Mahnola Dargis. His book, Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty and Truth, takes a look at reviewing and criticism, at some of the challenges critics face, and at some of the issues that roll across his mind every time he writes a review. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
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Two segments look at the experience of “women of a certain age” in a culture obsessed with eternal youth. Lily Iona McKenzie joins me to talk about her rich journey from high school dropout and teenage mom in Alberta to author, writing teacher and labor leader in San Francisco, with forays into longshore work, waitressing … Continued
Plowshares activist Sister Megan Rice, the 83-year-old nun recently freed from federal prison, talks about activism, nuclear weapons, feminism and the Church; Lina Nilsson discusses how to attract more women engineers.