Arts & Life
Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind. But thanks to a device attached to his head, he can now "hear" color, which allows him to experience an element that was once invisible.
Speech scientist Rupal Patel creates customized synthetic voices that enable people who can't speak to communicate in a unique voice that embodies their personality.
Sound expert Julian Treasure says we are losing our listening in a louder world. He shares ways to re-tune our ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around us.
On this week's show, we dispense with the Oscars, dig deep into RuPaul's Drag Race, and offer some suggestions for when you're stuck on the couch for a while.
Also: The longlist is announced for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction; Anna Holmes on Scout Finch and Harriet the Spy; Teju Cole on reading.
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- Publisher Releases Lullabies From 'Goodnight Moon' Author |
- A Panicky Pianist, Playing Like His Life Depends On It |
- Wes Anderson's New Hotel Proves Pretty Grand Indeed |
- '300': An Empire Rises, Dripping In Gore And Glamour |
- A Lifelong Radio Man Wins New Fans With 'Big Broadcast' |
- A First Look At Quvenzhané Wallis In The New 'Annie' |
- Moo-d Music: Do Cows Really Prefer Slow Jams? |
- David Cameron Calls, And The Internet Answers |
- Book News: George Saunders Wins The Story Prize |