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Jenny Lawton

Jenny Lawton appears in the following:

Significant Objects: Your Stories

Friday, March 30, 2012

Last week we announced our Significant Object story contest. We picked out three objects from a thrift store: a doll ($5), a thermos with the Marlboro logo ($5), and a wooden trinke...

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In Search of Significant Objects

Friday, March 23, 2012

It all started with a broken coffee cup. “It was a totally meaningless thing,” remembers Rob Walker, “but it happened to be a coffee cup that I had bought on a trip with my now-wife...

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Aha Moment: William Kennedy

Friday, March 09, 2012

In the 1980s, Marion Roach was a party girl and aspiring writer, clerking for The New York Times by day and hitting the clubs by night. She was in love with New York and felt she was...

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Aha Moment: Sullivan's Travels

Friday, March 02, 2012

Daniel Eagan knew from a young age that he wanted to pursue a career in film. The movie he credits with setting him on that path, Preston Sturges’ Sullivan’s Travels  (1941), also ga...

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Jacqueline Woodson: Beneath a Meth Moon

Friday, March 02, 2012

Jacqueline Woodson is one of the most successful writers of young adult lit working today. But her books aren’t about vampires or rich girls. The winner of three Newbery Awards, Woo...

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Suzan-Lori Parks' Porgy and Bess

Friday, January 13, 2012

Porgy and Bess was groundbreaking: an opera about poor African-Americans in South Carolina, starring a cripple, a tramp, and a drug dealer.  This weekend a new production opens on...

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Listener Challenge: a 420-Character Winner

Friday, January 06, 2012

Last month, the illustrator-turned-author Lou Beach released a book of extremely short stories — each just 420 characters long. Kurt Andersen challenged our listeners to write their ...

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Angelina Jolie

Friday, January 06, 2012

You don't get much more famous than Angelina Jolie. The acting roles that made her famous (the troubled teen in Girl Interrupted, the ass-kicking archeologist in Tomb Raider) have lon...

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Lisa Randall: Knocking on Heaven's Door

Friday, December 16, 2011

Harvard physicist Lisa Randall is at the forefront of the search for new theories about how the universe works.  She’s especially interested in dark matter and is involved in work a...

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The Computer as Artist

Friday, December 16, 2011

Computers have taken over an incredible array of human tasks. They fly our planes, give us directions, recommend books, set us up on dates.  But can they tell us a good story?

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Lou Beach’s 420-Character Stories

Friday, December 09, 2011

There’s a new collection of short stories — extremely short stories, just 420 characters long (including spaces). They feature western gunslingers, couples in crisis, dogs and talki...

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Aha Moment: From Proto-Punk to Perception

Friday, November 18, 2011

Larry Rosenblum is a professor of psychology with a focus on perception — he’s written a book about the senses called See What I’m Saying. Rosenblum credits a musical revelation with ...

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Your Occupational Tattoos

Friday, October 28, 2011

Last week on the show, we heard from people who are so passionate about their careers as scientists and mathematicians that they've tattooed equations and fragments of DNA on their ...

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When Once Just Isn’t Enough: Rereaders

Friday, October 14, 2011

A couple weeks ago, Kurt Andersen came clean on Twitter and Facebook. He admitted that (with two small exceptions), he’s never read a book or watched a movie more than twice. “I wo...

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On Stage Now: Other Desert Cities

Friday, October 14, 2011

A novelist returns home to her prominent California Republican parents with the manuscript of a new book — a memoir filled with very dirty laundry. Needless to say, the reunion is v...

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360 Listener List: What to Reread & Rewatch

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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A couple weeks ago, Kurt Andersen realized that he’d never read a book or seen a movie more than twice. The reasoning seemed clear: with so many great works (new and classic) to be di...
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National Book Award Nominees Announced

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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Finalists for the 2011 National Book Awards were announced today. The nominees include a first-time novelist and the recently deceased biographer of Malcolm X. Bonus tracks: intervie...
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Is Life Too Short for Re-reading?

Friday, September 30, 2011

A couple weeks ago, Kurt Andersen threw out a notion into the Twitter and Facebook universes: “I'm not 100% sure, but I just realized I don't think I've ever read a book (my own and T...

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Online Gamers Make Discovery in HIV Battle

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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Last weekend, the journal Nature Structure & Molecular Biology published a key discovery in the study of HIV — and it was made with the help of online gamers. They were playing Foldit...
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Stories of Loss and Recovery

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Listen As part of The Requiem Project, we searched the WNYC Archives for voices that offer perspective on loss, grief and remembrance. The goal was for these voices to augment the mu...

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