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Sarah Montague

Senior Producer

Sarah Montague appears in the following:

The Footprints of a Gigantic Detective: Sherlock Holmes Inspires a New Anthology

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.”

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Saying Goodbye to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company

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.

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Selected Shorts: Ghosts and Angels

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.

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Sherlock Holmes as Hamlet

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 ...

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The Fire in Him: John Hurt Sets Krapp's Record Straight

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.

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Talk to Me: Behaving Badly at Happy Ending

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.”

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Who Am I Anyway? John Hurt Listens to 'Krapp's Last Tape' at BAM

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.

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Connected by a 'River of Smoke': Amitav Ghosh and Jonathan Spence at The Asia Society

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.

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Lovely Bones: Celebrating Anne Sexton at the Cornelia Street Café

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.

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Oxymoron: Frustration at Happy Ending

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.

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A Journey to Chindia at the Asia Society

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.

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Discovering Witches

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.

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Wrestling with Words: Poet Philip Schultz Talks about Dyslexia

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."

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An Informal Poll: How Pet-Owners Prepared for Irene

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.

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Natural Disasters Reshape Animal Rescue

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.

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The New Yorker Festival: For the Little Old Lady in Dubuque and Everywhere Else

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.

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The Call of Things: Jane Bennett Talks About Hoarders at the Vera List Center

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.)

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New York 'Lost and Found': A Special 9/11 Selected Shorts

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.

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Selected Shorts: Mysterious Circumstances

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.

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What Remains

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.

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