Sep 20, 2011 | 53:58Wachtel on the Arts "Persepolis" with filmmaker Marjane Satrapi Audio
Wachtel on the Arts "Persepolis" with filmmaker Marjane Satrapi Sep 20, 2011 | 53:58Eleanor Wachtel talks to the acclaimed Iranian graphic artist and filmmaker, Marjane Satrapi. Her memoir and movie, "Persepolis" was hailed as "the most original coming-of-age story from the Middle East." Satrapi's unique vision of Iran draws on her own experience and on her colourful family history.
May 20, 2014 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Artist Kara Walker Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Artist Kara Walker May 20, 2014 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks to American artist Kara Walker. She's best known for her wall-sized tableaux of silhouette cut-outs. Her latest work is a gigantic sphinx-like figure made out of sugar, now on exhibit at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn.
Apr 16, 2013 | 53:58Wachtel on the Arts Artist Yoko Ono Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Artist Yoko Ono Apr 16, 2013 | 53:58A controversial, iconic figure, Yoko Ono is today regarded as a multi-media innovator. At 80, she remains an adventurous and committed conceptual artist and musician, celebrated internationally. Eleanor Wachtel talks to Yoko Ono.
May 15, 2012 | 53:58Wachtel on the Arts Composer Philip Glass Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Composer Philip Glass May 15, 2012 | 53:58Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the American composer Philip Glass. Perhaps the most prominent composer of his generation, his works helped reinvent the sound of music for Western audiences from the late 1960s on. He's coming to Canada in June with a revival of his first opera, Einstein On the Beach, part of the celebrations for Glass' 75th birthday.
Nov 18, 2014 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Architect Rem Koolhaas Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Architect Rem Koolhaas Nov 18, 2014 | 53:59Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas is admired as much for his radical ideas about buildings and cities as for his daring designs. He talks to Eleanor Wachtel about the interests and experiences that have informed his work in all its various dimensions.
Jun 21, 2011 | 54:00Wachtel on the Arts Artist John Baldessari Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Artist John Baldessari Jun 21, 2011 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel, the host of Writers & Company, talks with the American artist John Baldessari. From photo-collages to movie stills with faces painted over to paintings of isolated body parts to paintings with no images at all, Baldessari challenges us to think about where we look, what we see and what it means.
Jul 6, 2011 | 52:26Wachtel on the Arts Playwright Robert Lepage (September 2010 Encore) Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Playwright Robert Lepage (September 2010 Encore) Jul 6, 2011 | 52:26Eleanor Wachtel talks to one of Canada's most versatile and accomplished men of the theatre, Robert Lepage. As artistic director of the multidisciplinary Ex Machina production company, Lepage is celebrated all over the world. This fall his production of Wagner's Ring Cycle opens in New York.
Mar 20, 2012 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Artist Olafur Eliasson Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Artist Olafur Eliasson Mar 20, 2012 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel, host of Writers and Company, talks to artist Olafur Eliasson. In works exhibited around the world, Eliasson has created rainbows, waterfalls, mist and smoke - stretching the phrase "mixed media" beyond materials to include the immaterial: things like air temperature, a trick of the light.