Sarah Montague

Sarah Montague appears in the following:

There is No Farewell to Arms: War and the Novel at PEN

Friday, May 14, 2010

Four novelists from Afghanistan, Israel, Romania, and Spain discuss how war has influenced their lives and their works at the PEN World Voice Festival. Listen to the event here.


Love, Marriage, and Cruelty: Alan Rickman Explains Strindberg’s 'Creditors'

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Actor/director Alan Rickman spoke with the New York Public Library's Paul Holdengraber about his new staging of of Strindberg’s Creditors. Listen to their discussion here.

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Searching for Silence at the NYPL

Friday, April 30, 2010

The author of In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise, George Procnik spoke with the New York Public Library's Paul Holdengraber about preserving silence. Lis...


Talk to Me: 'Eight White Nights' with André Aciman

Friday, April 09, 2010

Writer André Aciman spoke about love, literature and his new novel Eight White Nights with NYPL President Paul LeClerc. Listen to their conversation here.


Talk to Me: Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Family and Ancestry

Friday, April 02, 2010

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.


Talk To Me: Mark Morris' Mind in Motion

Friday, March 26, 2010

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.


Talk To Me: Celebrating Humorist Sholem Aleichem

Friday, March 26, 2010

Laughter filled The Cornelia Street Café at an event in late March honoring the 150th birthday of Yiddish humorist and humanist Sholem Aleichem.


A Confederacy of Dogs: Crufts 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

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, ...

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Violent Delights: The Red Bull Theater's Duchess of Malfi

Friday, March 05, 2010

Download a love scene from the Red Bull Theater's new production of the 17th century Jacobean hit, The Duchess of Malfi.


Charles Addams' "New York"

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

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.


Talk To Me: Authors' Worlds Collide

Friday, February 19, 2010

Joshua Ferris, Ron Carlson and Padgett Powell join forces at Joe's Pub as part of the Happy Ending series.


Hotel for Dogs

Thursday, February 18, 2010


(Photo: Lisa Croft-Elliott)

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.



Sadie the Scottish Terrier Wins Westminster Dog Show

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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."


Comments on The Takeaway's Dog Show Contestants

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


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.

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Fetching: Notes From the 2010 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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 ...


Talk To Me: Belles Letters

Monday, February 08, 2010

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 t...


Spotlight on Sherlock

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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 fo...

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Talk To Me: Happy Story Endings

Friday, January 08, 2010

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


Tiny, Mighty, and Endangered

Thursday, January 07, 2010

(Photo courtesy of the ASPCA)

(Photo courtesy of the ASPCA)

“Tiny, but mighty,” is how Chihuahuas are described (by a Chihuahua) in Drew Barrymore’s hit film Beverly Hills Chihuahua, but this engaging Mexican breed, which may date back to the ancient Mayans ...

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Talk to Me: Out To Sea

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Stream Adam Gopnik's perspective on Jung's expression of artistic turbulence.

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