Historian and Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. discussed geneaology, genetics and American history at the New-York Historical Society. Listen to Gates talks about his own family history.
Choreographer Mark Morris spoke with neuroscientist Bevil R. Conway about mind and movement for the Rubin Museum of Art's Brainwave series. Listen to their discussion here.
Laughter filled The Cornelia Street Café at an event in late March honoring the 150th birthday of Yiddish humorist and humanist Sholem Aleichem.
In Walt Disney’s 'Fantasia,' one sequence in the section about evolution shows various fish being sequentially swallowed by yet larger fish.
I was reminded of this when I arrived in England to attend Crufts (or dfs Crufts, to give its major corporate sponsor, the furniture retailer DFS, ...
Download a love scene from the Red Bull Theater's new production of the 17th century Jacobean hit, The Duchess of Malfi.
WNYC's resident dean of dogs, Sarah Montague, last joined us with her unique insights for The Takeaway's Dog Show. We enjoyed her commentary so much, we asked her to again share some more of her unrivaled observations about the animal kingdom, this time choosing her favorite entries from the Takeaway Cat Show. Click the players below to hear what she had to say.
There is the New York of skyscrapers and brownstones, plazas and parks, busy streets and isolated nooks. And then there is Charles Addams’ New York — the same landscape, but suddenly filled with ogres, trolls, witches, and just plain weirdness.
Joshua Ferris, Ron Carlson and Padgett Powell join forces at Joe's Pub as part of the Happy Ending series.
The 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show concluded this week, and as the winner, Sadie the Scottish Terrier, makes the rounds in New York,the staff of the Hotel Pennsylvania, opposite Madison Square Garden, return to life as normal....
For show dogs, it all came down to last night's results. After weeks of grooming, pampering and prepping, the officials at the Westminster Dog Show declared Sadie, a four-year-old Scottish Terrier, the "Best in Show."
Sarah Montague has a keen eye for dogs, and took some time before covering the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show for WNYC to pick eight of our many, many Takeaway Dog Show contestants and offer some trenchant commentary.
The mythic village of Brigadoon appears only once every hundred years, but the ephemeral, tumultuous world of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held at Madison Square Garden, transforms New York once a year. Each ...
In case you hadn't noticed, email is ruining your life. The solution, according to two bookworms and lovers of language, is to bring back good, old-fashioned letter-writing. Stream that conversation, and actress Jane Curtin's reading of a sassy 19th century epistolary treat, here.
Robert Downey Jr. may be putting the name Sherlock Holmes on a lot of lips these days. But a devoted group of Holmes fans have been keeping the famous detective’s flame alive since for over 70 years. Watch the video.
Writers Colm McCann, Jonathan Dee and Rich Benjamen dug deep into the heart of America: white America, urban America, rootless America. They were all in the house for the Happy Ending series at Joe’s Pub.
Stream Adam Gopnik's perspective on Jung's expression of artistic turbulence.
Poetry can be a battlefield; it can be an attic; it can be a dream. And when Adrienne Rich is involved, poetry is all these things and more. The 92nd Street Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center presented a reading by Rich.
Dogs originating from China, cats whose ancestors knew the Pharaohs, three-pound Chihuahuas, and 150-pound Mastiffs were just a few of ...