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How Coffee Influenced The Course Of History

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Once people figured out how to roast the seeds of the Coffea plant in the 1400s, coffee took over the world. In doing so, it fueled creativity, revolutions, new business ventures, literature, music — and slavery.

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In 'Which Way,' A War Photographer In His Element

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Writer-director Sebastian Junger remembers his friend and colleague Tim Hetherington, killed in April 2011 by mortar fire in the Libyan city of Misrata.

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Funny Man Jonathan Winters Dies

Friday, April 12, 2013

He rose to fame in the 1960s with frequent appearances on The Tonight Show and roles in such movies as It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World. In the '80s, he was on TV's Mork & Mindy. Winters' comedy albums are considered to be classics. He was 87.

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Watch: Leonard Lopate Learns How to Cook a Steak

Friday, April 12, 2013

Porter House New York's Chef Michael Lomonaco invites Leonard Lopate to his kitchen for some pro tips in cooking the perfect steak.

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#AuthorsFirstTweets

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Don DeLillo joined twitter today (Update: Turns out the account probably isn't Mr. DeLillo, but let's not let that spoil our fun). @DonDeLilloOffic's second tweet is "Twitter. Fantastic!" That got us thinking: what would authors of the past post as their first tweets?

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To Expand, MoMA Must First Raze

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Museum of Modern Art has decided to demolish a building that's only 12 years old to make way for the museum’s expansion plans.

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Whose MP3s Are They, Anyway?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

If you have a CD or book you don't want anymore, you can sell it. The law says that's perfectly legal. But what about an MP3 or an e-book? Can you legally resell your digital goods?

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MTV Cancels 'Buckwild' After Star's Death

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Shain Gandee, nicknamed "Gandee Candy" for his sunny disposition, died April 1 from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. MTV said it won't air the show's second season, and will instead air a tribute on Sunday.

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A 'Transformational Gift': New York's Met Will Receive $1 Billion Cubism Collection

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Leonard A. Lauder's collection — among the best in the world, experts say — consists of 78 cubist works, including 33 works by Picasso.

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New Rule: Spelling Bee Will Now Include Definitions Test

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The spelling bee said the change is a natural extension of the competition. The new test will take effect with this year's bee, scheduled for May 28-30.

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Brad Paisley's 'Accidental Racist' Sparks At Least One Dialogue

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The song was an instant hit all over the Internet, though not (perhaps) the way its creators intended.

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Reduced Guilt? Chocolate Gets A Healthy, Fruity Makeover

Monday, April 08, 2013

Scientists have developed a type of chocolate infused with micro-bubbles of fruit juice that they say can replace up to half of the fat found in normal chocolate. This hybrid treat, they say, provides a tasty, more healthful alternative to regular chocolate.

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Zoë Saldaña Climbed Into Lt. Uhura's Chair, Reluctantly

Monday, April 08, 2013

The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' actress almost passed on the role — just like Nichelle Nichols, the woman who made it famous.

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The Wu-Tang Clan's 20-Year Plan

Monday, April 08, 2013

The group's 1993 debut was the opening shot of an audacious plan to open the music industry to hip-hop made way outside the mainstream.

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One NY Artist: Choreographer Camille A. Brown

Saturday, April 06, 2013

There are thousands of artists in New York City, some scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements, or on stage. WNYC is bringing some of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.

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'Mad Men' Returns for Sixth Season

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Mad Men is back on Sunday. The sixth season of the AMC TV show about the world of advertising in 1960s New York finds many of it characters at a crossroads, struggling with death and identity. 

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Cyndi Lauper on the Freedom of Broadway

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

“I like to study music and I like visuals. I think that there’s nothing better than telling a story that’s authentic about the real human condition, about people who are trying,” she said.

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Know Your Hot Dog: The Rise of the "Dachshund Sandwich"

Monday, April 01, 2013

With the baseball season upon us, it's hard not to think of the delicious concession that's become synonymous with America's favorite past time: The hot dog. We dug into the WNYC Archives to find out why and how the baloney on a roll became king of the ball field.

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For Female Magicians, The First Trick Is Being Accepted

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Laura Sullivan talks to female magician, Dorothy Dietrich, on the struggles of being a female in a male dominated magic world.

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One NY Artist: Seamstress Monica Briones

Saturday, March 30, 2013

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New York City is home to numerous cultural and artistic institutions, but their hallowed marble halls and gilded auditoriums aren't the only places where the city's abundant creative energy shines. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.

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