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NY Writer Wins PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A New York writer has won this year's PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Deborah Eisenberg's collection of short stories, "The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg," published by Picador in 2010, beat out more than three hundred books to win.

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Live on Soundcheck: Tennis

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Lo-fi pop group Tennis recently released its first full length album Cape Dory, which chronicles the band's travels up and down the Eastern seaboard. Watch a video of the duo performing "South Carolina" in WNYC's Soundcheck studios here.

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Celebrating Black History Month in New York City

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

There's no shortage of edifying, educating and exciting events happening in New York City this February to mark Black History Month. Here are a few recommendations from WNYC's Culture team.

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Snow Day Snapshots

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The snow may have stopped coming down on Thursday morning, but New York City and the surrounding areas, including Connecticut and New Jersey, have been blanketed with powdery show. WNYC's Culture team has hit the streets to bring you the following Snow Day snapshots.

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Live on Soundcheck: Matt Bauder

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Saxophonist and composer Matt Bauder has been writing and performing jazz from Chicago to New York. Watch a video of Bauder performing live in the Soundcheck studio right here.

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When It Snows: Seed Catalog Porn

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's the dead of winter, with another big snow storm on the way. There is nothing more titliating than sitting down with a lap full of seed catalogues and starting to dream.

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'Spider-Man' Producers Implement New Safety Controls

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" canceled Wednesday night's performance following an incident on Monday night. The most expensive musical in Broadway history--$65 million--has been plagued by cast injuries and production delays.

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Live on Soundcheck: Old 97's

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Texas-born country rockers the Old 97's recently released their eighth studio album The Grand Theatre, Volume One. The Old 97's joined WNYC Host John Schaefer to talk about working with singer songwriter Steve Earle. Plus, check out our video of the group performing "The State of Texas" at WNYC.

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Live on Soundcheck: Theophilus London

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

He’s worked with über-producer Mark Ronson, Brit pop superstar Damon Albarn and Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio. Not bad for a guy who hasn’t released an album yet. The Brooklyn rapper and singer Theophilus London II  recently performed live in WNYC's studios. Check out the video of Theophilus London's epic "Flying Overseas (BrooklynRemix)" here.

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What To Give (And Not To Give): NY Public Radio Hosts Weigh In

Monday, December 13, 2010

Still stumped on what to give this year? Here are some literary, musical and theatrical recommendations.

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Live on Soundcheck: Badly Drawn Boy

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The English singer-songwriter Damon Gough, who performs under the name "Badly Drawn Boy," recently visited WNYC's Soundcheck studios. Check out a video of Gough performing "This Electric."

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New Museum Installs Controversial David Wojnarowicz Video

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The New Museum has installed "Fire In My Belly" in its lobby. The video, which is by the late New York artist David Wojnarowicz, was on view in the Smithsonian last week as part of a gay-themed exhibit. The Smithsonian took the video down on November 30, after the Catholic League called it an act of "hate speech" for several seconds of ants crawling on a crucifix during the film.

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Peter Greenaway Brings 'Last Supper' to Park Avenue Armory

Friday, December 03, 2010

The Wales filmmaker and artist Peter Greenaway presents viewers with his multimedia installation "Leonardo’s Last Supper" on Friday at the Park Avenue Armory.

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TV Marathon: What to Watch (and Watch and Watch) on Thanksgiving Weekend 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

There's more to Turkey Day TV than Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Detroit Lions.

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Lil' Wayne Gets Released From Rikers Island

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Hip-Hop artist Lil' Wayne was released from Rikers Island on Thursday morning, after serving eight months there for having a gun on a tour bus. WNYC finds out from New Yorkers what they think about Weezy getting out of jail.

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The Midterm Elections Mashup: Smile! You're On Candid Camera

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

After scouring the Internet, WNYC's Culture Team found some of the zaniest videos about the candidates, fans and celebs involved in this year's election.

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From WNYC's Audio Archives: John Lennon, Beatlemania, the Press

Friday, October 08, 2010

In honor of John Lennon's 70th birthday, we dove into WNYC's audio archives and came up with these classic recordings of The Beatles talking to the press.

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Remembering John Lennon: Fans Share Reflections, Favorite Songs with WNYC

Friday, October 08, 2010

Pop music legend and New Yorker John Lennon would have celebrated his 70th birthday this Saturday. To commemorate his birth, WNYC has gathered these thoughts and reflections from Lennon fans, including from some of WNYC's most favorite personalities.

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Chile Pepper Fiesta Brings Fire Breathers to Brooklyn

Friday, October 01, 2010

Chile pepper lovers unite this Saturday as the 18th annual Chile Pepper Fiesta comes to Brooklyn. It's a party to celebrate the chile pepper and the nations that love them.

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Photos from the Runway: Fashion Week, September 14

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Designer Jason Wu whipped up a media and fashion frenzy at Industria Superstudio this week. Check out the pics from his presentation and other looks from the runway shows of Bibhu Mohapatra, Mark Badgley and James Mischka, and Amy Smilovic.

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