After American Pamela Druckerman had a daughter in France, she uncovered a surprising aspect of French life. Wherever she looked, the French seemed to be employing a certain je ne sais quoi, making their kids behave better than American children. Host Rachel Martin talks with Druckerman, whose new book is called Bringing Up BeBe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting.
Writer Beau Willimon turned his stage play, Farragut North, into the film, The Ides of March. Host Rachel Martin speaks to Willimon about the film, one of five nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
David Ellis Dickerson is a former Hallmark greeting card writer and the creator of a YouTube series, Greeting Card Emergency. He gives host Rachel Martin a primer on the perfect Valentine's Day card and addresses some sticky situations that may require special cards.
In her new novel, The Wolf Gift, author Anne Rice creates a new cosmology for an old monster, the werewolf. We're not all that different from the beast, she says. "You're writing about a vampire or you're writing about a werewolf," she says, "but you're really just writing about human beings."
In just the last year, 96-year-old sculptor Elizabeth Catlett has had her work featured in exhibitions from Istanbul to Mexico to New York. She broke through barriers of race and gender, yet remains unknown to all but the artists she inspires.
In his new book, Kwasi Kwarteng picks six territories that were once part of the British Empire and explores how decisions made by colonial administrators still influence the countries' political and economic life.
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