On Cartoons, Culture, and the End of the World

Mr. Burns author Anne Washburn trade thoughts on the set of her play with John McWhorter, an expert on the evolution of language and culture and the author of Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language;  Matt Zoller Seitz, TV critic for New York magazine; and Jon Vitti, one of the most prolific Simpsons writers in the show's 24-season history.