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Philip Quarles

Philip Quarles appears in the following:

Great Minds and Stellar Talents Consider the State of Modern Photography

Monday, February 04, 2013

WNYC

"What Is Modern Photography?" is the question posed at this symposium hosted by the Museum of Modern Art's Edward Steichen. An all-star panel of photographers, including Margaret Bourke-White, Walker Evans, Irving Penn, and Ben Shahn, give (or refuse to give) their individual, often contradictory, definitions of the controversial medium. The gathering provides a great snapshot of  the state of the art in 1950.

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Whitney Young Provides Depth and Texture to Portrait of Racial Inequality

Friday, February 01, 2013

WNYC
Whitney Young was one of the most powerful voices calling for achieving racial equality by working within the system.
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Writer Marguerite Young, Eccentric Documentarian of Utopias

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WNYC
"All that I have told in this story is true, down to the last butterfly or flower."
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Richard Wright's Love Letter to Paris

Monday, January 28, 2013

WNYC
Saying that once he arrived, "I've never felt a moment of sorrow," Wright extolls his adopted city of Paris, raving first about the landscape, the architecture, and vistas.
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Herman Wouk Bucks Literary Trends to Produce Best-Selling Novels

Friday, January 25, 2013

WNYC
Herman Wouk talks about his best-selling novels
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Teddy Wilson Contemplates the Future of Jazz

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WNYC

Pianist Teddy Wilson discusses his career and speculates on the future of jazz in this 1950 interview.

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Walter White of NAACP Asserts America's 'Race Problem' Undermines Overseas Efforts

Monday, January 21, 2013

WNYC

Walter White, head of the NAACP, ponders race and foreign relations at the Great Hall of Cooper Union, in New York City, in this 1949 recording.

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'The Birds Fall Down' and More: Rebecca West's Lamentations, 1966

Friday, January 18, 2013

WNYC
Novelist Rebecca West talks about her book, The Birds Fall Down, at the Book and Author Luncheon
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Jessamyn West on an Author's Responsibility to Her Readers

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WNYC
West discusses her take on literature and the writer's responsibility at this Book and Author Luncheon
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Mr. New York: Grover Whalen's Unique Diplomacy

Monday, January 14, 2013

WNYC
Grover Whalen talks about his autobiography at this Book and Author Luncheon
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Alec Waugh's Martinique, and a Brotherly Deed to the World

Friday, January 11, 2013

WNYC
Alec Waugh (Evelyn's brother), talks about his Island in the Sun
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Virgil Thomson on What Makes a Good Music Critic

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

WNYC
The critic Virgil Thomson on his just published collection, The Art of Judging Music.
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Rex Stout Writes Detective Stories, Makes Enemies of the FBI

Monday, January 07, 2013

WNYC
The creator of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin addresses the audience as if they were his "Committee on Grievances."
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Leopold Stokowski, the Maestro, Advocates for Accessible, Affordable Art

Friday, January 04, 2013

WNYC
The founding of the American Symphony Orchestra.
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Adlai Stevenson, Presidential Hopeful, Woos Voters and Patriots

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

WNYC
Stevenson defines patriotism to veterans as the love of something, not the fear of something.
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Ted Sorensen Writes with Affection and Respect for the Kennedy Clan

Monday, December 31, 2012

WNYC
Ted Sorensen talks about his time with the Kennedy clan at this Book and Author Luncheon
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Foreign Policy in Central America: Anastasio Somoza is Welcomed by Mayor Impellitteri

Friday, December 28, 2012

WNYC

At this official 1952 ceremony on the steps of City Hall, the president of Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza, is welcomed to New York by Mayor Vincent R. Impellitteri. 

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Monologist Cornelia Otis Skinner: Two Scintillating Performances

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

WNYC
A pair of performances from Miss Cornelia Otis Skinner
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William L. Shirer on Nazi Germany After 'The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich'

Monday, December 24, 2012

WNYC
The Author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich speaks at this 1960 Book and Author Luncheon
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Robert Sherwood Humanizes Wartime Efforts and Urges 'Enduring Peace'

Friday, December 21, 2012

WNYC
Robert Sherwood speaks about his time in the Office of War Information at a Book and Author Luncheon
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