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WNYC's Alterna-Guide to Thanksgivukkah

Monday, November 25, 2013

It's a rarity that Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlap (it won't happen again for 80,000 years!), but with all the recipes, advice and guides to the celebrations, we're feeling a dangerous amount of holiday overload. So what if the two actually cancelled each other out? Think of all the amazing things you could spend your time doing. Here, a guide to an anti-Thanksgivukkah long weekend.

 

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An Omnivore's Dilemma: Would You Eat Michael Pollan Microbe Cheese?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Making your own cheese and yogurt is all the rage these days. Now a scientist has taken the DIY craze to an entirely new level. She and an artist have made cheeses using the microcritters on their own skin, as well as those from famous folks. The curds are on display at a museum.

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What Really Makes Katniss Stand Out? Peeta, Her Movie Girlfriend

Monday, November 25, 2013

There's been a lot of talk about Katniss Everdeen as an unconventional heroine, but she's also got a pretty unconventional love interest, in that he would be a more Hollywood-conventional girlfriend than boyfriend.

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News Quiz USA: Obamacare and Miley Cyrus

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Join Andy Borowitz (The Borowitz Report at The New Yorker) as he challenges comedians Negin Farsad, Baratunde Thurston, Sara Schaefer and James Adomian to dissect the week's news in this special panel show recording for WNYC and BBC Radio 4.

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'The Best Man Holiday' And The Language Of Expectations

Monday, November 18, 2013

The way we talk about films, audiences, and expectations often reflects not just what happened, or even what usually happens — it reflects what amounts to little more than mythology.

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Mallomars: The Cookie Everyone Likes To Hoard

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The mystique of Mallomars dates back to iceboxes and seasonal scarcity. Despite advances in modern refrigeration, people still stock up on the s'more-like cookies to tide them through the summer.

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Laurie Anderson Tells Us Her Favorite Lou Reed Song

Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's not from The Velvet Underground.

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'The Real World' Trades The Final Eight Percent Of Its Soul For Magic Beans

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The latest news about the upcoming season of MTV's once groundbreaking reality show demonstrates once and for all that there is no more ground to be broken.

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HealthCare.gov's Mystery Lady Says She's Been Cyberbullied

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Who was that smiling woman who used to greet visitors on the troubled website? Her image caused much mockery. Now "Adriana" (she doesn't want her full name revealed) has spoken to ABC News. "I didn't design the website. I didn't make it fail," she says, so "cyberbullies" should stand down.

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WNYC's Annual Pie Contest: Chocolate-Swirled Cheesecake Pie Wins Top Honors

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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Thanksgiving is more than two weeks away, but that's close enough to justify a pie-eating frenzy at WNYC.

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Even When It Hurts 'ALOT,' Brosh Faces Life With Plenty Of 'Hyperbole'

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

On her Hyperbole and a Half blog, Allie Brosh writes stories about her life illustrated with a "very precise crudeness." Most are lighthearted — about her dog or her favorite grammatical mistake ("a lot" vs. "alot) — but her most popular posts have also been the most upsetting, about her crippling depression.

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Hundreds Attend Funeral Of WWII Veteran They Didn't Know

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Harold Jellicoe Percival died late last month in an English nursing home. He was 99. With few relatives, it was feared that no mourners would come to his funeral. But word spread on social media. On this Nov. 11 — Remembrance Day in the U.K. — a crowd gathered to bid him farewell.

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Weekend Instagram Project: Capture That Beautiful Fall Foliage #WNYCfallfoliage

Friday, November 08, 2013

In case you're one of those New Yorker who forgets to look up while walking around the city, you're really missing out. The fall foliage in the city is gorgeous right now. Our next heavy rainfall threatens to remove leaves from the trees, so let's take advantage of this weekend to capture all the beauty.

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How To Levitate A Sandwich: 'Modern Cuisine' Spills Photo Secrets

Monday, November 04, 2013

A ham and cheese sandwich floats in midair. A Weber grill is sliced in half to expose a burger sizzling inside. The Photography of Modern Cuisine is both a visual feast and a practical guide to food photography.

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Etsy's New Policy Means Some Items Are 'Handmade In Spirit'

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Online marketplace Etsy is a hive for creative vendors selling handmade goods. But the site recently said it will allow sellers to outsource their manufacturing. Some vendors with growing businesses are delighted at this news; others feel Etsy is abandoning its small enterprises.

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The Antidote: DNA Secrets

Friday, October 25, 2013

At WNYC, we’re experimenting with new ways to tell stories about health. 

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For 'Blue,' The Palme d'Or Was Only The Beginning

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blue Is the Warmest Color won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Now the French drama is arriving in U.S. theaters amid controversy over its explicit sex scenes — and public difficulties between the director and his stars.

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If You're Looking To Read 'Lady Things,' Choose Jezebel Over Jones

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bridget Jones hasn't aged well. At 51, she's the "geriatric mum" of two small children, and finds herself yearning to plunge back into dating. Critic Maureen Corrigan says if you're looking for jolly feminist cultural commentary, you'd be better off reading a witty "encyclopedia of lady things" from the creators of the website Jezebel.

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TLC: A Girl Group's 20 Years Of Ups And Downs

Monday, October 21, 2013

The surviving members of the R&B trio talk with NPR's David Greene about the trials and successes of their careers, which have spanned two decades. The group's journey will be revisited in an upcoming biopic, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.

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Unleashed On Halloween, Monster Cereals Haunt Hoarders

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry first went on sale in the early 1970s, but since 2010, they've only been available during the Halloween season. The scarcity has created a frenzy, with nostalgic parents stocking up on the sweet cereals.

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