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Friday, January 13, 2012
“One day in 1897, Arthur Conan Doyle sat down to write a tale of an odd young man with peculiar skills and changed the world.”
Monday, January 02, 2012
On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2011 passed into 2012. And with it passed one of the country’s most important cultural institutions. Learn more about the man behind the dance company here.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
From James Thurber’s classic story of misunderstanding, “The Night the Ghost Got In,” to Alice Hoffman’s whimsical tale of bad karma turned good, “Examining the Evidence,” to Alan Gurganus's reverse Annunciation tale, “It Had Wings,” the line between the real and the numinous is both funny and fine.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Robert Downey Jr., who stars in the new movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, is the latest actor to take on this iconic role. Guy Ritchie, the film's director, says Holmes' persona is an even divide between enigma and accessibility. WNYC's Sarah Montague traces ...
Friday, December 23, 2011
If there is a lesson to be learned from the post-curtain talk between John Hurt — who has just finished a limited run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater in Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape” — and philosopher Simon Critchley, it’s that if you throw philosophy at an actor, he’ll throw it right back.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
This month, Happy Ending Music and Reading series curator Amanda Stern welcomed three Yaddo alums to Joe’s Pub for a program entitled “Reality and Scandal.”
Monday, December 12, 2011
“Krapp’s Last Tape,” which is playing at the BAM Harvey Theater for a limited run through December 18, stars John Hurt as its solitary protagonist in his New York stage debut.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Asia Society inaugurated its new Asian Arts & Ideas series this month with “The ‘Chindia’ Dialogues." Listen to a conversation between historian Jonathan Spence and the Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The poet Anne Sexton took her own life in 1974, but had she lived, this year would have marked her 83rd birthday. Reason enough, thought the actor Paul Hecht, to organize an elegant tribute to her at the Cornelia Street Café on Nov. 14.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Happy Ending Music & Reading series host and curator Amanda Stern decided on “Frustration” as the theme of her series opener, inviting authors Seth Fried, Jesse Ball, and Paul La Farge to vent. Listen to the audio here.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
To explore the sometimes problematic confluence of the two countries, The Asia Society will launch its new Asian Arts & Ideas series with a forum called “The ‘Chindia’ Dialogues” on Thursday. The talks run through Sunday.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Powerfully linked to our past and our present at an intersection between history and fantasy, witches tap into age-old legends about the power of women, but also reflect the borderline between science and spirituality that was once much more permeable.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Philip Schultz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Failure," among other books of verse, has written an unexpected work of prose called "My Dyslexia."
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
After getting the perspective of rescue organizations and government officials for a WNYC story on emergency animal rescue, I wanted to find out how NYC pet owners and their animals had actually responded to the crisis/threat of Irene, so I conducted an unofficial survey among a few neighbors and colleagues.
A recent poll commissioned by the ASPCA (conducted by Lake Research Partners) found that “one-third (35 percent) of cat and dog owners don’t have a disaster preparedness plan in place.” However, the responses I got suggested at least a heightened level of awareness.
Monday, October 03, 2011
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 fore-grounded the concept of disaster preparedness, but it was Hurricane Katrina, four years later, that redefined the idea of animal rescue. Sept. 11, 2001 gave us the Department of Homeland Security; Katrina, the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act, which was signed into law in October of 2006.
Friday, September 30, 2011
The New Yorker magazine’s founding editor Harold Ross once famously described his publication as being, “not for the little old lady in Dubuque.” Today’s New Yorker is for her and everyone else. The magazine's annual festival begins on Friday.
Monday, September 26, 2011
“Les chose sont contre nous” ("Things are against us") is the wry slogan of Paul Jennings’ parodic philosophy resistentialism*. But Professor Jane Bennett of Johns Hopkins University doesn’t think so. (*For more on resistentialism, check out: Paul Jennings, "Report on Resistentialism," The Jenguin Pennings, 1963.)
Saturday, September 10, 2011
This special program recognizes the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the character of New York City. "UFO in Kushiro" by Haruki Murakami will be read by Ken Leung and "Lost and Found" by Colson Whitehead will be read by Alec Baldwin.
Sunday, September 04, 2011
Look out! Mayhem! Cops and robbers in a hard-boiled classic, and a comic take on burglary make zesty listening. That's for this week's episode of SELECTED SHORTS, featuring "Double Check" by Thomas Walsh, read by James Naughton and "False Alarm" by Dave Barry, read by Larry Keith.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Eighteen years ago, with whole chunks of my address book gutted by AIDS, I attended the first Broadway production of Angels in America. I emerged from the Walter Kerr Theater, the closing scene still lingering in my mind, to face a bitterly cold February night and a sky brilliant with stars. For a moment, like Kushner’s lost housewife, I imagined every friend I had lost as a separate constellation, mapped for me, forever, in a private welkin.