Hear writer Katha Pollitt and classical-music critic Lloyd Schwartz on this edition of Fresh Air.
Katha Pollit's new book is Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories. It's a collection of personal essays. Pollitt is best known for her feminist, left-of-center political commentary, as in her regular column "Subject to Debate" in The Nation, for which she's been writing since 1980. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, and many more publications. She won a National Book Critics Circle Award for Antarctic Traveler, a volume of poetry.
Then, Lloyd Schwartz reviews the DVD release of The Threepenny Opera from 1931. [Broadcast Date: November 8, 2007]