Cara Modisett

Since becoming the host of “Fresh Air” in 1975, when it was still a local show out of Philadelphia, Terry Gross has talked with everyone, it seems, from politicians to movie stars. more

May 1, 2006 12:00 AM People & Family

This is why I love independent theaters. And restaurants, and bookstores, and coffee shops. more

Jan 1, 2005 12:00 AM Interests

Doc Watson is a legend in mountain music. Now 81 years old, he’s not had an easy life, starting with a childhood infection that left him blind from his first few years of life. more

Nov 1, 2004 12:00 AM People & Family

The New York Times Magazine editor calls Sally Mann two or three times a year offering assignments. Jodi Foster, Al Gore, a dead body in Tennessee. “And I have to turn her down,” says Mann. “I don’t do editorial work.” more

Sep 1, 2004 12:00 AM People & Family

Fifteen years ago, I would have been mortified. I’m driving downtown on a cool spring Saturday evening, headed to Hotel Roanoke. I’m going to the prom. My first prom since 1991. more

Jul 1, 2004 12:00 AM People & Family

My mother was standing in a hotel room in Virginia Beach a few weeks ago, snapping open a small box and pulling out a tangle of necklace, when a thin gold band tumbled out with it. She saw it and laughed. My sister Meg saw it and laughed. more

Jan 1, 2004 12:00 AM People & Family

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