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Susan Orlean

staff writer for The New Yorker

Susan Orlean appears in the following:

Susan Orlean Still Doesn’t Want to Go to Law School

Friday, June 06, 2014

Susan Orlean has made it, by all measures — a staff writer at The New Yorker, she’s written bestsellers and even had one of her books, The Orchid Thief, turned into a Charlie Kaufman movie. But her pragmatic father always wanted her to have something to fall back on.

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Thomas Kinkade and the Democratization of Art

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Thomas Kinkade, the self-appointed "Painter of Light," died last Friday. In the days since his passing, the debate that surrounded him when he was alive has grown even louder. Was Kinkade a great democratizer of art or a charlatan businessman? Susan Orlean penned one of the most comprehensive pieces ever written on Thomas Kinkade for the New Yorker in 2001, entitled "Art for Everybody."

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Guest Picks: Susan Orlean

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Susan Orlean was on the show to discuss the legacy of dog and movie star Rin Tin Tin. She also revealed, among other things, her love of turkeys!

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Susan Orlean on Rin Tin Tin

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Susan Orlean talks about the life and times of Rin Tin Tin, tracing his journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend begins on a battlefield in France during World War I, when an American soldier discovered a newborn German shepherd in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel. He took the dog back to California, where he became Hollywood’s number one box office star.

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The 2010 News Quiz: Susan Orlean

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief, leads a news quiz of the year's top stories in arts and culture.

Tidbits From the Show: J.D and Howard at the Pearly Gates | Radio Chatroulette | World Cup Watercooler: USA Pulls it Out! | Eyjafjallajökull: The Revenge | Susan Orlean's Breakfast Tweet

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Susan Orlean

Friday, August 06, 2010

Even after she had seven books to her credit (and was the subject of a movie starring Meryl Streep), Susan Orlean endured a piece of familiar fatherly advice: go to law school, in case writing "didn't work out." Practical but always optimistic, her father came of age during ...

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Books That Changed Your World

Friday, June 18, 2010

New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean talks about the most influential books in her life, and the Twitter phenomenon she started when she created the #booksthatchangedmyworld hashtag.

Is there a book that changed your world? Whether it's fiction, a picture book or an encyclopedia, tell us what it is and why the book is so important to you.

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Air Sick

Friday, April 16, 2010

Some airlines want to start charging for bathrooms and carry-on luggage. What's next? Author and New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean brings us up-to-date on the latest in air travel.

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Susan Orlean

Friday, July 17, 2009

Even after she had seven books to her credit (and was the subject of a movie starring Meryl Streep), Susan Orlean endured a piece of familiar fatherly advice: go to law school, in case writing “didn’t work out.” Practical but always optimistic, her father came of ...

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