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The Not-So-Secret Recipes Behind 'Brooklyn's Favorite Ice Cream'

Friday, September 19, 2014

Here's how Ample Hills Creamery makes flavors like "I Want To Marry This" (maple ice cream with chocolate covered bacon) and "The Munchies" (pretzel ice cream with chips and M&Ms). 
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Splitting the Bill Shouldn't Cause a Nervous Breakdown

Friday, September 19, 2014

Philip Galanes offers advice and answers questions on the best way to deal with some of the prickly issues of dining out.
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Nose-to-Tail Eating

Friday, September 19, 2014

Find out the philosophy behind using the whole animal and how to prepare organ meats, pig's feet, tongue and more.
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What Do Astronauts Eat?

Friday, September 19, 2014

A food scientist explains how to prepare special food for space travelers.
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Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth" Is Back and Younger Than Ever

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kenneth Lonergan talks about his 1996 play "This Is Our Youth," now on Broadway, which stars Kieran Culkin.
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Mark Landis, Master of Forgery

Thursday, September 18, 2014

One of the greatest art forgers of all time shares his secrets in a new documentary about his fakes. 
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Major Players: Lasker Award Winners, a Master Art Forger, Race and Theater

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two of this year’s Lasker Award winners. Kenneth Lonergan and Kieran Culkin on “This Is Our Youth.” Art forger Mark Landis. A look race in theater and how race is explored onstage.
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Breakthroughs in Parkinson's Treatment and Breast Cancer Genes Win Lasker Awards

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mary-Claire King tells us about her discovery the BRCA1 gene locus and Dr. Alim Louis Benabid explains his pioneering research in treating Parkinson's disease.
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Bringing More Color and Diversity to the Great White Way

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NPR’s Michel Martin and playwrights Kristoffer Diaz and Ayad Akhtar discuss race and diversity on Broadway and look at the ways artists are changing theater.
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Lucinda Franks on Life, Love and her Marriage to Robert Morgenthau

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lucinda Franks was a self-styled radical who marched with protesters and chained herself to fences. Robert Morgenthau was a famous lawyer, a symbol of the establishment, who could have helped put her in jail. When Franks was 26, she interviewed Manhattan District Attorney Morgenthau for The New York Times in 1973, and he was 53, but the two ended up falling in love and getting married. Franks writes about their relationship and their time together in her memoir Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me.

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Chinese Americans and the American Dream

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Author, educator and entrepreneur Eric Liu explores language and identity and looks at what it means to be Chinese American today.
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Do the Best Colleges Produce the Worst Students?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

As schools shift focus from the humanities to "practical" subjects like economics and computer science, students are losing the ability to think in innovative ways, argues William Deresiewicz. When he was a professor at Yale he noticed that his students, some of the nation’s brightest minds, seemed to be adrift when it came to knowing how to think critically and creatively and how to find a sense of purpose in life. Deresiewicz explains why he thinks college should be a time for self-discovery, when students can establish their own values and measures of success, so they can forge their own path. His book Excellent Sheep : The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life addresses parents, students, educators, and anyone who's interested in the direction of American society, exposing where the system is broken and presenting solutions.

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Brutality and Beauty in James Ellroy's New Noir Novel Perfidia

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The master of the crime thriller discusses his novel Perfidia, set in Los Angeles during World War II.
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The Failures of Elite Colleges, the Successes of Chinese Americans

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How elite colleges are falling short. Lucinda Franks talks about Robert Morgenthau. James Ellroy's novel Perfidia. Eric Liu on the Chinese American identity.
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How the Global Economy Affects Your Daily Life

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang explains in real-world terms how the global economy actually works, offers a guide to economic theories, and looks at how it impacts everyday life.
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Tough Topics: A Guide to the Global Economy, Promising Cancer Research

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How the global economy actually works. Peter Heller's The Painter. Ian McEwan's The Children Act. Dr. Jerome Groopman looks at whether it’s possible to cure cancer without killing it.
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In Peter Heller's New Novel, an Artist Flees Santa Fe for a Secluded Life

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Painter is a story about a painter who abandons the Santa Fe art scene of to start fresh in rural Colorado and try to cope with his dark impulses.
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Ian McEwan on Religion, Law and His New Novel The Children Act

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In The Children Act, a teenaged boy refuses lifesaving medical treatment for religious reasons, and a judge must decide if the secular court should overrule faith.
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Can You Cure Cancer Without Killing It?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dr. Jerome Groopman looks at new cancer research and breakthrough treatments for acute myelogenous leukemia that focus on restoring cancer cells rather than eradicating them.
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David Mitchell's 'The Bone Clocks' Travels Through Time and Universes

Monday, September 15, 2014

A mystery echo's through every decade of a character's life, affecting everyone she loves—even the people who are not yet born.
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