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A Virus Leads to War in Peter Carey's Novel

Friday, May 22, 2015

Two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey talks about his new novel, Amnesia, about a virus in an Australian prison computer system that causes hundreds of asylum-seekers to walk free.
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How Corruption Drives International Extremism

Friday, May 22, 2015

Since the late 1990s, some governments have come to resemble glorified criminal gangs, bent solely on their own enrichment. 
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Confessions from the New Yorker's Copy Department

Friday, May 22, 2015

The New Yorker's Mary Norris brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage.
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Fighting for Gay Rights Today

Friday, May 22, 2015

Much has changed for gay people since Michelangelo Signorile published 'Queer in America' over 20 years ago, but he argues that homophobia is still a fact of American life.
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Good Puppets Go Bad in "Hand to God"

Thursday, May 21, 2015

In "Hand to God," Jason is a shy, inquisitive student whose hand puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. 
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Dividing Students By Race, To Discuss Race Relations

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Many schools across the country have turned their focus on race and race relations, but a controversial program at Fieldson Lower School caused an uproar with parents.
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Puppets Gone Awry, Jumping Off Cliffs

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Chita Rivera, Terrence McNally, and John Kander on “The Visit.” "Hand to God," a play about a puppet with a dangerously irreverent personality. The father of the BASE jumping movement.
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A Taste for Revenge in "The Visit," Starring Chita Rivera

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Chita Rivera, playwright Terrence McNally, and songwriter John Kander talk about their new Broadway musical, “The Visit,” about a billionaire who comes home to exact her revenge. 
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The Exhilarating and Sometimes Devastating Sport of BASE Jumping

Thursday, May 21, 2015

"Sunshine Superman" is about the father of the BASE jumping movement, Carl Boenish, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular –and dangerous– feats of flight.
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We Spoke to the Editors of ClickHole. What Happened Next Will Shock You.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ClickHole has emerged as one of the funniest and most popular sites on the Internet, parodying the various viral content mills vying for dominance of social media... and your attention.
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A Zombie Film Screenwriter Encounters True Horror

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Aleksandar Hemon talks about his new novel, The Making of Zombie Wars, about a screenwriter who finds himself in an inescapably violent scenario of his own making. 
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Workplace Etiquette, Aleksandar Hemon's Zombie Novel

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Philip Galanes helps us deal with workplace etiquette! Aleksander Hemon's latest novel, The Making of Zombie Wars. The editors of ClickHole on making (and parodying) viral content.
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Working It Out: Philip Galanes on Workplace Etiquette

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Philip Galanes takes your calls and questions on navigating workplace etiquette.
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Navigating Life's Turmoils, With Dan Ariely By Your Side

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely discusses the new, expanded collection of his Wall Street Journal advice column, “Ask Ariely.” 
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Going Baroque with Conductor Nic McGegan

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Conductor Nic McGegan discusses his 40 years in Baroque music, and his upcoming appearance at the Caramoor Music Festival.
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Memorial Day Cooking with Melissa Clark

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In advance of Memorial Day, Melissa Clark helps us kick off the summer season with a few recipes! She’ll take calls about early summer cooking, cooking for friends, and more. 
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Recipe: Melissa Clark's Buckwheat Pancakes with Sliced Peaches and Cardamom Cream Syrup

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Melissa Clark makes these pancakes all year round, so she says don’t wait for peach season!
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Recipe: Melissa Clark's Pan-Roasted Radish and Anchovy Crostini

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Melissa Clark says, "The anchovy sauce is absolutely amazing on nearly everything, so even if you hate radishes, try making the sauce at least once."
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Food, Music, and Irrational Happiness

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Melissa Clark helps us kick off the summer season. Conductor Nic McGegan on his 40 years in Baroque music, and the Caramoor Music Festival. Dan Ariely's existential puzzles.
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The Politics of Torture

Monday, May 18, 2015

Frontline producer/director Michael Kirk discusses his latest documentary, “Secrets, Politics and Torture,” about the fight over the CIA’s controversial interrogation methods.
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