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Although it's tempting to disregard television as plebian entertainment, something I often do, the fact remains that there are near-limitless possibilities for challenging and fascinating television "programming," ...
The second African-American to win a Rhodes Scholarship, John Edgar Wideman is the author of 11 novels, including most recently Two Cities. He has also written four short-story collections and is a widely published essayist and social critic.
John Waters has made 15 films, including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom, Pecker, and most recently, Cecil B. DeMented. He has also done some acting. Learn more about John Waters by visiting the Internet Movie Database and his faculty page at the European Graduate School.
Studs Terkel authored over two dozen books, including: Hard Times, Working, RACE, The Good War (which won a Pulitzer), Coming of Age, My American Century, and The Great Divide.
Robert Stone has written five novels, including the National Book Award winner Dog Soldiers. Learn about him in his own words by reading this interview with Salon.
Columbia University history professor Simon Schama's books include The Embarassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Cultures in the Golden Age (1987); Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution (1989); Dead Certainties (1991); Landscape and Memory (1995); and Rembrandt's Eyes (1999). He has also been an art critic for New Yorker Magazine.
Film auteur John Sayles has written 26 films, half of which he also directed. His films include Eight Men Out, Passion Fish, and, most recently, Limbo. He has also acted in over 20 movies. For more on Sayles and his films, visit the Internet Movie Database.