Wimbledon Watch: New Faces As Women's Tennis Makes A Comeback

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A fresh batch of female tennis players are boldly announcing their presence, and revitalizing the sport in the process.


Announcing the Launch of Q2 Music's Meet The Composer

Monday, June 23, 2014

From WQXR's Q2 Music, Meet the Composer is a new podcast that takes listeners into the minds and creative processes of the composers making some of the most innovative, compelling and breathtakingly beautiful music today. The show is hosted by the critically-acclaimed violist Nadia Sirota.


Meanstruation: HelloFlo's Mother-Daughter War Is Funny, And Sad

Monday, June 23, 2014

The company's popular new ad for "period starter kits" has lightened the mood on a difficult subject, but NPR's Laurel Dalrymple thinks tween angst is hard enough without petty family battles.


23 Reminders That It's Officially Jorts Season

Friday, June 20, 2014

The weather doesn't have to get much above 70 degrees in New York for jorts to come out of storage, and for jorts journalism to kick into thigh gear. Herewith, a reintroduction to the divisive denim trend and a selection of our favorite looks.


Watch: How to Curse Like a World Cup Fan

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

We talk to World Cup obsessives from Japan, Cameroon, Brazil, Mexico, Croatia and Greece about how they cheer (and drink, and curse) their team. 



Preview: What Death and Divorce Taught Jane Fonda

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Her mother committed suicide when she was 12 years old, and in this preview of next week's episode, Jane Fonda says it took fifty years and three marriages and divorces before she finally felt whole.


Where Did All of Tennis' Rivalries Go?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Maria Sharapova’s French Open victory was great for her personal brand, but not all that great for tennis. Big time rivalries have given way to charming players draped in Nike. But one up-and-comer is bursting onto the women’s tour, and she’s not there to make friends.

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Music is a Holy Art: A Richard Strauss Celebration

Friday, June 06, 2014


In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss's birth, this hour-long special explores his dedication to his art, as reflected in his grand orchestral works and his unforgettable operas.


Preview: What's a Normal Family, Anyway?

Thursday, May 29, 2014


New York-based performance artist Lucy Sexton was never one for convention. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when it came to having a family, she found a way to make it happen on her own terms.


Preview: Confessions of a Nashville Power Couple

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In this preview of next week's episode, musicians Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires get real about what it takes to hold their marriage together on the road. 

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#WhyIStay In My City

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Public radio stations around the country are exploring what keeps people in place and what motivates them to move.

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Shake It: A Modern Polaroid Love Story

Thursday, May 08, 2014


For a moment, the Polaroid looked like it was on its way out, forever to be forgotten. But in recent years, it has become clear inspiration for digital photography apps and memes, reigniting a nostalgic devotion across the world.


Some of the Most Flawless Women on WNYC's Airwaves

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It’s history. It’s women. Bow down.


We're Taking Instagram Out on Assignment

Friday, April 25, 2014

We often use our Instagram account (@wnycradio) to give you a behind-the-scenes view of what's happening in our studios, but starting today, we're taking our account out on the streets of New York City.

Stephen Nessen (@stephennessen), our general assignment reporter, will be taking over the Instagram feed this week as he goes on assignments throughout the city. Follow him, talk to him, ask him questions in the comments! Few places combine photography and community like Instagram, and we're excited to meet you there


Why Lupita Nyong'o's 'People' Cover Is So Significant

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Mexican-born Kenyan actress has been lauded for her looks, her impeccable fashion sense, and her humility. Now People says she's the most beautiful woman in the world.


Six Songs for Our Long-Awaited Spring

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It feels like winter is never going to end, but we can’t stop fantasizing about this spring actually becoming spring. So we asked some of our hosts to introduce us to their favorite luminous springtime songs to set the mood, whether or not the weather cooperates.

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Shirley, This Is The Dawn Of A New 'Mad Men'

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sunday night's episode capitalized at last on the show's notoriously ambivalent, slow-burning approach to paying any attention to race.


The Bitter Tundra Returns As 'Fargo' Comes To Television

Monday, April 14, 2014

It's easy to be skeptical of a TV series inspired by the brilliant film Fargo, but the FX adaptation is dark, funny, free-standing and a great big hoot.


All Things Mad Men: A Playlist to Get You Pumped

Friday, April 11, 2014

AMC's hit show is back for one last hurrah, and before you embark upon the last season, immerse yourself in the personalities, period-specific fashions and politics of this mad, ad world.