The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show would not be possible without the tireless efforts of hundreds of people, some concerned with the nuts-and-bolts, some with creating a vital milieu for humans and dogs alike. WNYC checked in with some of Westminster’s stalwarts about their attitudes towards this year's show.
Almost every year at Westminster, there are some fresh examples of canine diversity with the appearance of breeds newly accepted by the American Kennel Club. WNYC has a look at the new breeds.
The annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden is a dog lover’s feast, and this year, it actually starts on Valentine’s Day. Over the years, WNYC’s Sarah Montague has been chatting with New Yorkers about why they love their dogs—everyone a winner in their owners’ eyes.
Jacobean drama comes to disturbing and relevant life in "The Witch of Edmonton," which opens on Thursday.
Bedford’s last major role at Stratford was King Lear. Lady Bracknell might seem like the extreme opposite of Shakespeare’s world-devouring tragic king. WNYC talked with Bedford about playing Bracknell in the Roundabout Theatre Company's “The Important of Being Earnest.”
WNYC's resident K-9 expert Sarah Montague weighs in on the city's top five favorite breeds. Plus, watch a slideshow here.
"From Belarus with Love and Pain." This was the rallying cry of Natalia Kaliada, artistic director of the Belarus Free Theater, at a benefit for the embattled dissident troupe organized by the PEN American Center that was held at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday.
Each year in January, Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts from all over the country and the abroad gather in New York to celebrate the world’s most famous detective. Last year the buzz was all about Guy Ritchie’s film “Sherlock Holmes,” and whether Robert Downey Jr. would measure up to literature’s most enduring character. This year, the Sherlockian world has returned its focus to its more traditional preoccupation, the playing of “The Game."
Two is a famously bad age for toddlers, but it seems to be a prime number for a reading series marking a rite of passage—in this case, the celebration this past Wednesday of the Happy Ending Music and Reading Series’ two-year anniversary at Joe’s Pub.
Crisp days and fluffy snow can bring out the inner dog in a dog, but harsh weather also brings real hazards to man’s best friend and other companion animals. Here are some do’s, don’ts and guidelines.
If the meek are going to inherit the earth, then Wally Shawn will be in the vanguard. The diffident playwright and essayist, known for such works as "My Dinner with Andre," "Aunt Dan and Lemon," and "The Designated Mourner," presented readings of a wide range of his essays and dramas last month at the CUNY Graduate Center.
In 2004, New York City was galvanized by the property dispute of a red-tailed hawk called Pale Male and his mate Lola, and the Upper East Side co-op where the pair had established a nest. WNYC reviews "The Legend of Pale Male," which closes in NYC theaters on Thursday.
WNYC interviews Novelist Michael Korda about his new biography of T. E. Lawrence, "Hero."
As the light pleasures of summer give way to the denser ones of autumn, our meals get denser, too. This week, “Last Chance Foods” looks at hunting and that means it’s time to call the dogs.
When it comes to things that go bump in the night, or things that bump each other off in the night, Otto Penzler is the man. The proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop purveys classic and contemporary crime novels, chillers, and thrillers, but in recent years has also become a kind of anthology Master of Ceremonies, rounding up choice selections in such genres as pulp and vampire fiction. Most recently, he has curated two volumes in Houghton Mifflin’s “Best American” series—“The Best American Mystery Stories 2010” (with Lee Child) and “The Best American Noir of the Century” (with James Ellroy).
Unless the person behind the shutter is Richard Avedon or Annie Leibowitz, it's hard to get too excited by the celebrity portrait. But something amazing happens when the camera shifts a bit, and gives pride of place to the family dog.
New York City prides itself on diversity—its rich ethnic tapestry, its international visitors, its confluence of cultures. This past weekend, those traits were celebrated with a twist—or perhaps we should say, a tail at an event designed to introduce the public to breeds of dogs and cats, some with histories as old as recorded civilization.
Israel, China, and Afghanistan figured in works presented at the Happy Ending Music and Reading series at Joe’s Pub on October 6th.
WNYC reviews a double bill of two “radio plays”: a reenactment of "War of the Worlds," and an unsettling, deconstructed "Macbeth" using Welles’ original play script.
“In comedy down is up.” Yesterday, England’s most prestigious literary award, the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, was won by a literary dark horse, Manchester-born Howard Jacobson, for his comic novel “The Finkler Question.” The racing simile is apt, for the Booker is followed -- and bet on -- like a sporting event, and Jacobson nosed out the odds-on favorite, Tom McCarthy (for “C”).