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.


Stephen Colbert Will Take Over 'Late Show'

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Comedy Central star will sit behind the desk after David Letterman retires next year, CBS announced Thursday.


Boss Says You're Smart...For A Woman

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Has a colleague ever said something to you that wasn't outright racist, sexist, or homophobic, but kind of rubbed you the wrong way? Tell Me More looks at how to handle microaggressions at work.

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No "Goddesses of Food"? Female Chefs Beg to Differ

Friday, March 28, 2014


Female chefs ask what they have to do in order to get noticed.


Would You Take a Collect Call From the Pope?

Friday, March 28, 2014

How does the one true omnipotent God, outside of time and space, communicate through the Holy Father in Rome?

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Joseph Calleja: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 24, 2014

He's a young tenor with an old-school style and all the world's top opera houses want him. Calleja's expressive shading and dynamic control hearken back to an earlier era — and he's funny.


How To Make A No. 7 Broccoli Sub with Chef Tyler Kord

Friday, March 21, 2014

Broccoli was the only vegetable Chef Tyler Kord of No. 7 and No. 7 Sub would eat as a kid, and today it takes center stage.

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'Veronica Mars' And The Bad Caterpillar Theory

Monday, March 17, 2014

The new Veronica Mars movie is unsatisfying in part because it continues a juvenile approach to a love story that's no longer about adolescence.


Matt Power: 1974 - 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Journalist Matt Power died on March 10, 2014 while assignment in Uganda.  Much has been written over the past week about Matt Power’s wonderful writing. Early on in his career, Matt made radio and we here at WNYC Radio were lucky to work with him.


Pi In The City

Friday, March 14, 2014

Today is Pi Day, in that it’s March 14th, or 3.14. It’s the one day a year we pause to reflect on that beautiful symbol used to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

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A First Look At Quvenzhané Wallis In The New 'Annie'

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis plays the singing and dancing moppet opposite Jamie Foxx in a new version of Annie. In the trailer, she assures us that the sun will still come out tomorrow.


Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

A new study cautions that eating a diet rich in animal proteins could be as harmful to health as smoking. Not quite, other researchers say, but it's still a good idea to go heavy on the greens.


Oscars 2014: Low On Laughs, But A Great Speech Or Two

Monday, March 03, 2014

Sunday night's Oscar ceremony was overlong and underfunny — though it did pick up here and there, with heartfelt acceptances and a few notable flubs.

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Full List of 2014 Oscar Winners

Monday, March 03, 2014

Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave"

Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"

Actor: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"

Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"

Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"

Directing: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity"

Foreign Language Film: "The Great Beauty," Italy

Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, "12 Years a Slave"

Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, "Her"

Animated Feature Film: "Frozen"

Production Design: "The Great Gatsby"

Cinematography: "Gravity"

Sound Mixing: "Gravity"

Sound Editing: "Gravity"

Original Score: "Gravity," Steven Price

Original Song: "Let It Go" from "Frozen"

Costume: "The Great Gatsby"

Makeup and Hairstyling: "Dallas Buyers Club"

Animated Short Film: "Mr. Hublot"

Documentary Feature: "20 Feet from Stardom"

Documentary (short subject): "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life"

Film Editing: "Gravity"

Live Action Short Film: "Helium"

Visual Effects: "Gravity"

Honorary Oscars:

  • Peter W. Anderson
  • Film-processing labs over past century
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Angela Lansbury
  • Steve Martin
  • Piero Tosi


I Watched Almost All the Oscar-Nominated Movies So You Don't Have To

Friday, February 28, 2014

And I learned a few things along the way. Like that it's possible to cry in a Jackass movie and caveman cartoons are overrated.