Performance artist Marina Abramovic's piece Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze is both art installation and science experiment, in which volunteers sit facing one another while having their brain waves measured. Abramovic discusses these arts and science experiments with neuroscientist Christof Koch, an expert in consciousness.
Congress has gone home for its annual August recess, so Tell Me More takes a look at headlines in places across the country. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Mike Leary from the San Antonio Express-News and Dana Coffield of The Denver Post.
Kate and George welcome renowned wood-turning artist & Moravian Academy teacher Michael Brolly, who will talk about his international summer projects, the "Improvisations on the Theme of an Irish Wall" in Carlow, Ireland and The Musical Ark, the very special boat he and his Moravian students have built and traveled. They will also chat with representatives from Allentown Public Theatre about their latest production "Pinocchio", which plays over the next two weekends at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Allentown. (Original air date August 12, 2013.)
On tonight’s show host Eleanor Bobrow talks Alex Barnett, a former attorney who left the law to pursue a career in comedy. He has joined forces with five other attorneys who seem to have chosen the same path, and they have formed a group called Comedians at Law. (Original air date August 12, 2013.)
There's no shame in admitting it: Mid-August may be the point in the summer when you throw up your hands when it comes to zucchini. The vegetable is both the joy and bane of gardeners and cooks. Joy because there are so many possibilities — bread, fritters, stuffed blossoms and ratatouille. And bane because the plants never seem to stop growing, producing squash nearly nonstop until you're up to your eyeballs in the green things.
Kate Workman, author of The Mom 100 cookbook and blog, knows that pain.
David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints begins with what might have been its end.
Ruth (Rooney Mara) and Bob (Casey Affleck) sit in their ramshackle home after a botched robbery. The small-town Texas cops shooting at them have already hit and killed Freddy, the twosome's partner, and Ruth has downed a policeman. They're outnumbered and trapped, and Ruth suggests they run; Bob knows that's suicide.