Aha Moments

Art can change everything. 

The author Karen Russell and the actor Robert Mitchum playing the Reverend Harry Powell in “The Night of the Hunter.”

Aha Moment: ‘The Night of the Hunter’

Aha Moments

The 1950s thriller that haunts author Karen Russell from book to book.

Victoria de Puy and Geraldine de Puy at the Charles Schulz Museum.

Aha Moment: ‘Peanuts’ in Panama

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Cruella de Vil in the original Disney film “One Hundred and One Dalmatians."

Aha Moment: ‘One Hundred and One Dalmatians’

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A still from “Finding Nemo.”

Aha Moment: How ‘Finding Nemo’ changed my life

Aha Moments
Executive producer Ronald Moore participates in the Starz "Outlander" panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California January 9, 2015.

Aha Moment: Ronald D. Moore on ‘Star Trek’

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“The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, and Helen Phillips.

Aha Moment: ‘The Metamorphosis’

Aha Moments

Helen Phillips remembers her most devastating reading experience.

Niki Russ Federman at Russ & Daughters.

Aha Moment: John Zorn with a schmear

Aha Moments

Having the chutzpah to join the family business.

Willie Nelson performs in 2015.

Aha Moment: Willie Nelson on ‘Amazing Grace’

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“I love the song and I would sing it every night … Just one of those magic songs.”

The poets Shane McCrae and Sylvia Plath pictured half a century apart.

Aha Moment: An odd path to Plath

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Where a troubled teen discovered Sylvia Plath: in a Charlie Sheen TV movie.

The original Broadway recording of Whoopi Goldberg’s one woman show.

Aha Moment: Whoopi Goldberg

Aha Moments

How the hilariously profane comedian inspired a young girl from the Bronx.