The writer Leslie Jamison said she had bought into the story that booze and a dark temperament were ingredients of beautiful art. So when she sobered up she had to ask herself whether you can write compelling stories about happiness.
Friday, we’re recapping the 2019 Utah Legislative session. There's a lot to talk about, from the shrinking of voter-approved Medicaid expansion, to restrictions on abortion rights, stronger beer, and a stronger hate crimes law.
When Pablo Picasso moved to Paris in 1904 he was still struggling to find his artistic identity. Three years later, he broke through with one of the most famous and controversial paintings ever: Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.
Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli became interested in Alzheimer’s disease as he watched his own grandfather go through it. There’s a good chance it’s touched someone in your life too; Jebelli calls it the next global pandemic.
America has always been an angry nation, says the writer Charles Duhigg. But these days our anger out of hand. Duhigg joins us explore the power of anger, how it works, and how it can be turned back into a national strength.
Friday, we continue our series on documentary film with the story of Alice Guy-Blaché, the first female filmmaker. She wrote, produced, or directed a thousand films, and yet today, even in Hollywood, she remains unknown.
Scholar Jana Riess joins us to explain what she’s learned about millennial Mormons. In a new book she says that while they believe, they’re often more flexible about the rules than previous generations.