October 3, 2005 He's been called the King of Venereal Horror. He directed the films M. Butterfly, The Fly, Dead Ringers and Naked Lunch, all of which tell a story of sexually deviant behavior. In the film Crash he continued the theme, combining sex and car wrecks. His new film A History of Violence is a psychological thriller about one man's potential for violence.
September 27, 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Philip Roth has been a favorite of readers since his memoir Goodbye, Columbus emerged to help define the culture of postwar America. Now the Library of America is releasing Roth's books — a rare step for a living author.
May 18, 1989 Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak has created a darkly imaginative children's literature, from Where the Wild Things Are to his re-creation of The Nutcracker. In a wide-ranging interview, he tells guest host Marty Moss-Coane that he doesn't write with children in mind — but that somehow what he writes turns out to be for children nonetheless. This interview originally aired on May 18, 1989.