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  • Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Infectious Disease Edition

    On The Media

    Panic over the Ebola virus in the U.S. has dominated cable news. So, we put together a template to help the discerning news consumer see through the media's over-the-top coverage.

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  • The Good Listener: Where's All The Great Halloween Music?

    Christmas yields dozens of holiday albums each year. But, "Monster Mash" aside, what of Halloween?

  • Three Men and Ebola

    Ebola has arrived in this region, and it presents a test for three area executives: Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.



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  • It's the Women Who Light Up This 'Town'

    Three sailors are at the center of the beloved musical "On the Town," with music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein. But it's the female characters who make this production dance.

  • Why Comedies Get Theater Audiences but not Awards

    Two theater critics debate which plays are funny, which are not, and why they are often overlooked.

  • Ebola on the Subway? Here's Your FAQ

    You avoid grabbing the pole. You use hand sanitizer liberally. But should you worry about Ebola underground?

  • Disease Detectives Trace Doctor's Recent Moves

    City officials are fighting a dual threat in light of the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York: the spread of the virus and potential panic.  

  • Iran Executes Woman Who Said She Stabbed Man Who Attacked Her

    Reyhaneh Jabbari's execution had been postponed several times since 2009. She was arrested in 2007 over the death of a man who once worked in Iran's Ministry of Intelligence.

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  • In John Adams’ Klinghoffer Opera, the Drama Is Offstage

    Studio 360

    An opera that has been dogged by claims of anti-Semitism opened to protests in New York this week. A critic explains how the opera’s flaws make it vulnerable to the charge.

  • Leonard Lopate Weekend: Loving New York City, Matthew Broderick & Marilynne Robinson

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    This week: reasons to love New York City, Matthew Broderick on Broadway and Marilynne Robinson's latest book!

  • Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

    The Takeaway

    Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the Sideshow podcast, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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  • The Fashion of Death

    A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum explores the cultural implications of mourning fashions from 1815 to 1915.

Media and Technology

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  • Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

    All Things Considered

    If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.

  • The Yarmulke Comes To 3-D Printing

    Using math and imagination, a college professor creates a new kind of kippah.

  • She'd Pay Anything to Go to Space

    New Tech City

    Lina Borozdina took out a second mortgage. Anousheh Ansari forewent motherhood. All either of them wanted was to see earth from above, and the way they tell it, it's worth the sacrifice.

Music for your day

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  • James Brown's Rise Revealed In The Explosive 'Mr. Dynamite'


    Filmmaker Alex Gibney captures James Brown's career as a rising funk star rooted in the jazz and big band era in his new documentary, Mr. Dynamite.

  • Eight Must-Hear Bands At CMJ 2014


    Right now, hundreds of bands, college radio programmers and DJs, music industry folks, and fans are descending upon New York City for this year's iteration of the CMJ Music Marathon.

  • How To Be Smarter About... DJ Mustard


    From Drake and 2 Chainz to Chris Brown and J-Lo, everyone wants a taste of the hip-hop producer known as DJ Mustard. Soundcheck finds out why.

  • Thurston Moore: After Sonic Youth, A New Chapter Begins


    The Sonic Youth guitarist and his band performs songs from his latest solo effort, The Best Day, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • The Budos Band: The Staten Island Afro-Soul Group Isn't Afraid To Get Heavy


    Hear The Budos Band summon the psychedelic spirit from its new record, Burnt Offering, in the Soundcheck studio.

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