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Addiction, Adaptation, And Reinvention

Understanding addiction. Joshua Harmon's play, "Significant Other." The artistic director of Noche Flamenca on an adaptation of Sophocles. Please Explain is all about the future of meat!
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Using Flamenco To Remix Sophocles’ Antigone

Friday, July 31, 2015

Soledad Barrio, lead dancer of Noche Flamenca, the artistic director Martin Santangelo, and dancer Ismene talk about their visually arresting adaptation of Sophocles’s Antigone.
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What is Meat? Changing the Answer Might Change the Planet.

Friday, July 31, 2015

As more studies highlight the environmental impact of meat, some scientists and entrepreneurs are rethinking meat as we know it. 
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Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

Friday, July 31, 2015

Joshua Harmon talks about his play, “Significant Other,” with Gideon Glick and Lindsay Mendez. A man searches for love while supporting his friends, and finds it impossible to do both.
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The Harm of Labeling Addiction as a Disease

Friday, July 31, 2015

Cognitive neuroscientist and former addict Mark Lewis argues that addition is not a disease. 
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How the American Red Cross Spent Its Haiti Money

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The American Red Cross is under pressure this week to answer questions from Congress about the spending of nearly half a billion dollars it raised after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
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Two Sisters, Transplanted from Brooklyn to Barbados

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Naomi Jackson talks about her debut novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill, about two sisters who are exiled from Brooklyn to Barbados after their mother can no longer care for them.
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How William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal Made Television Magic

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A new documentary about the acidic feud between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal that took over the American television and imagination for a short time in the 1960s.
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The End of Christianity in the Middle East?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Throughout the Middle East, groups like ISIS are enslaving, killing and uprooting Christians. 
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What The American Red Cross Did in Haiti. The Fate of Christianity in the Middle East.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

How the Red Cross accounts for Haiti. William F. Buckley, Gore Vidal, and a feud that spread over television. Naomi Jackson's debut novel. The fate of Christians in the Middle East.
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Think Before You Ink

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

There is no federal agency that reviews, or approves, tattoo inks. 
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Meet—and Hear—the Real Marlon Brando

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Unbeknownst to the public, Marlon Brando created a vast archive of personal audio materials over the course of his lifetime. A new film brings those audio recordings to life. 
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Legendary Comic Barry Crimmins, Using The Stage To Reveal Hidden Trauma

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Barry Crimmins is known as a beer-swilling, politically outspoken comic, one who used the stage to finally open up about horrific child abuse.
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The Legal Methods Used To Deny Women Workers' Benefits

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Legislative compromises that leave out temps, farmworkers, employees of small businesses, immigrants, and other workers who fall outside the narrow definition of "employees."
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Dangerous Art, Subversive Comedy, And Uncovering The Voice of Marlon Brando

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The unexpected dangers of tattoos. The new documentary of trailblazing comic Barry Crimmins. A new film uncovers a hidden side of Marlon Brando. How working women are being run over.
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Tribute: Theodore Bikel

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Austrian-born actor created the role of Captain von Trapp on Broadway, and helped found the Newport Folk Festival. He died at the age of 91.
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Martin Short, Master of the Humblebrag

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Martin Short, once a showbiz-obsessed kid from Canada, transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funnymen.
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Jews Flee France as Anti-Semitic Attacks Escalate

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

From riots and attacks on synagogues and schools to the massacre at a kosher market, anti-Semetic attacks in France have have more than doubled since 2013. 
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The Future of Fighting Cancer

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Looking at cancer treatment today, including the high drug costs and the lack of treatment options available for children.
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Colin Quinn's Disappearing New York

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Colin Quinn bemoans the rise and fall of his hometown, the city formerly known as New York, from its modest beginnings as Dutch outpost to the hipsters of modern Williamsburg.
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Martin Short Conquers Hollywood. Colin Quinn Deconstructs New York.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The state of cancer now. Martin Short's rise to the top. Colin Quinn attempts to solve race relations in America. The recent wave of anti-Semitism in Paris.
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