Showtime's Masters of Sex is in its second season. The show dramatizes the lives of pioneering sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Actress Lizzy Caplan was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for her role as Virginia Johnson.
Biographer Thomas Maier wrote the book Masters of Sex, which the TV series is based on. He lives and works on Long Island, where in addition to being an author, he's an investigative reporter for Newsday. He spoke with WSHU's Mark Herz.
Does the U.S. have too many laws, too many lawyers, and too many bureaucrats? Attorney Phillip K. Howard thinks so. He talks about it in his new book, The Rule Of Nobody: Saving America From Dead Laws And Broken Government. Book critic Joan Baum has these thoughts about it.
It's never too late to try something new. Not, at least, for an octogenarian cartoonist/writer who has tried his sketcher's hand at a graphic novel. Book critic Joan Baum has this review of Jules Feiffer's Kill My Mother.
All of us may love when a feeling of inspiration infuses our work. Best-selling novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro looks back on 20 years of facing the blank page—and teaching others about her craft—and says she's learned that for us all it's really about showing up, and following a trail of "breadcrumbs through a forest," as it were.
WSHU's Mark Herz talks to Shapiro about her latest book, Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life.
The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival has a mission to present works by living composers, including pieces that have been specially commissioned to perform during their summer season. On Sunday, Aug 10, the BCMF will present the premier of a work written for them by Howard Shore, composer of the scores for all of the Lord of the Rings films. Kate Remington talked with the BCMF's founder, Marya Martin about the thrill for performers and audiences to hear brand-new music.