Episode #1401

Lois Lowry & Romare Bearden

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Friday, January 04, 2013

Lois Lowry Lois Lowry (Matt McKee)

Kurt Andersen talks with Lois Lowry, author of the dystopian children’s book The Giver, which has been widely celebrated and widely banned. Her new book Son is the final chapter in The Giver series. The celebrated collage artist Romare Bearden is remembered by two friends who were with him in his last days. And a kindergarten teacher learns to let go from Finding Nemo.

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Lois Lowry: The End of The Giver

Lois Lowry’s The Giver is one of the most celebrated children’s books of our era, and one of the most banned. Son, the final book in The Giver series, tells the story of Claire. Assigned at age 12 to the job of birthmother, she feels a forbidden love for the boy she delivers at 14 ...

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Romare Bearden: An Artist in Winter

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Slideshow: Romare Bearden in his studio

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Aha Moment: Finding Nemo

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Alana from Sausalito, CA

Wow, wonderful piece on Bearden, thank you! Saw another, thrilling retrospective less than two weeks ago at ACA Gallery, 5th Floor, 529 W. 20th St.,NY, NY (Chelsea) 212-206-8080. Stunning and versatile; you can see the man was very human and beyond talented!

Jan. 06 2013 05:10 AM

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