Jonathan conducts Beethoven's 5th at age 3 In case you don't believe in the transformative power of classical music, behold Jonathan! At age 4, he was invited to conduct the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin in Torrance, CA in LIVE performance. Thank goodness he didn't fall of the stage at the end. He now has his own YouTube channel.
JoAnn Faletta If 3-year-old conductors are rare, so are women conductors. Here is one of the first.
Marilyn Robinson “It’s as if, in writing it, she broke through the ordinary human condition with all its dissatisfactions, and achieved a kind of transfiguration,” wrote Anatole Broyard of her first book Housekeeping, quoted in the Paris Review. She is interviewed here at Georgetown.
Design and the Elastic Mind 2008 Charlie Rose interviews Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design at NY's Museum of Modern Art about an exhibition that draws on latest ideas in biology, physics and other fields.