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Leonard Nimoy

Actor

Actor and photographer

Leonard Nimoy appears in the following:

Selected Shorts: Dreams and Schemes

Friday, August 30, 2013

Guest host Neil Gaiman introduces two American classics. 

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Selected Shorts: Passion for the Park

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Colson Whitehead, Walter Dean Myers, and Susan Cheever celebrate Central Park.  Happy spring!

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Selected Shorts: Dreams and Schemes

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Guest host Neil Gaiman introduces two American classics. 

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Selected Shorts: The Lives of Things

Sunday, September 30, 2012

 

The new season of SELECTED SHORTS begins with a program focusing on the mystery and allure of objects. In Steven Millhauser’s “In the Reign of Harad IV” a court miniaturist longs to create smaller and smaller worlds.  Millhauser has commented on the fact that he moved from novels to short fiction—a reverse of the usual trend for authors—saying, “it’s as if the novel were a kind of preparation for the rigorous pleasures of the shorter form. For me, the shortness of a great story is part of its greatness.”

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Selected Shorts: Happy Families?

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Family is our focus on this edition of SELECTED SHORTS.   Our first story, Peter Taylor’s “Porte Cochere,” is about an angry father, and his children and his house, and our second, Alice McDermott’s “Enough,” portrays a mother seeking to get the most out of life.

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Selected Shorts: Loving Dickens Too Much

Friday, June 08, 2012

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, who died on June 9th, 1870.  This master storyteller, whose novels and stories of Victorian England have captivated generations with their unforgettable characters, vivid descriptions, and complex plots, was also the inspiration for a story by another literary master, Evelyn Waugh, “The Man Who Liked Dickens.”

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Selected Shorts: Two Tough Love Stories

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Love has been the inspiration for many stories, often romantic and rose colored, but on this program, we’re featuring two stories that are about the tougher side of love, or how you sometimes have to go through tough times to find true love.

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Selected Shorts: Loss and Recovery

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Four tales of loss and recovery in the past and present make up this varied program.

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Selected Shorts: Happy Families?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Family is our focus on this edition of SELECTED SHORTS.   One story, Peter Taylor’s “Porte Cochere,” is about an angry father, and his children and his house, and one story, Alice McDermott’s “Enough,” portrays a mother seeking to get the most out of life.

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Leonard Nimoy's Secret Selves

Friday, September 03, 2010

Everyone knows that beloved actor Leonard Nimoy will forever be associated with his most famous role: "Star Trek's" Mr. Spock. Of course, Nimoy went on to have a successful career in acting for decades after "Star Trek." Becoming known for just one iconic character can challenge any actor: Nimoy even wrote a pair of books balancing his own identity with Spock's. The first, "I Am Not Spock," was published in 1977, and the second, written nearly 20 years later, was called "I Am Spock."

Nimoy continues to work on another artistic passion that has a lot to do with the exploration of identity and self: portrait photography. His latest photo exhibition is called "Secret Selves." It's being shown at Mass MocA  (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) and also at the R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Mass.

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