Episode #920

Schnabel, Martians, Dickinson

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Studio 360 Episode 920, Schnabel, Martians, Dickinson Martian Trooper (boogeyman13/flickr)

Creativity against all odds. A stroke survivor dictates his memoir by blinking his left eye, a story told in the film "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." We’ll explore an Emily Dickinson poem written from beyond the grave in our American Icons series. And Jack Handey takes on our extraterrestrial enemies, in a story called "What I'd Say to the Martians."

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly

In 1995, when a massive stroke left French magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby totally paralyzed, the only way he could communicate was by blinking his left eye. And that's how he dictated his memoir, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly. Kurt talks to painter and filmmaker


Finding Darondo

Justin Torres is a record nut, the kind who combs through stacks of dusty LPs looking for obscure gems. Torres told Chris Roose that he became obsessed with finding an R&B crooner named Daron "Darondo" Pulliam. Darondo wasn't just a forgotten singer ...

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Stephen L. Carter

He's a professor of Constitutional Law at Yale and a commentator on race and religion in America, and also the author of the bestselling murder mystery The Emperor of Ocean Park. His book, New England White, just out in paperback, is also a thriller: it revolves ...


My Speech To The Martians

In Jack Handey's new humor collection, he has some tough words for our enemies.

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