Suzan-Lori Parks & Ghostwriters — This week, 77 years after its debut, Porgy and Bess returns to Broadway, but this isn’t just another revival. The playwright Suzan-Lori Parks tells Kurt Andersen about how she turned the Gershwin’s landmark 1935 opera into a musical. We get ghostwriters to reveal the tricks of their trade. And what’s wrong with Mitt Romney the candidate? He looks too presidential.
Weekend Highlights: October 6th, 2012 — 50 Shades of Grey; Edna O’Brien; Angelo Villani; The Parade review; David Thomson; Bengazi culture; Cartier Bresson in India; International Bluegrass Music Awards
Sept 10, 2011 — 9/11 Literature; Combat Hospital; Jonathan Shapiro; 18 Days; Crossword Prize; Reality Jesus; Glen Campbell.
October 8, 2011 — Yo Yo Ma; Nobel Literature Prize; Shahidul Alam; Hell and Back Again; Grayson Perry; Warriors of the Rainbow; CD releases from the Far East.