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Affairs and Lies in the Postcard-Perfect Suburb of Zürich

Thursday, April 16, 2015

In Jill Alexander Essbaum’s bestselling novel, Hausfrau, Anna Benz tries to rouse herself with new experiences: German language classes, Jungian analysis, and a series of sexual affairs.
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Mining for Gold in the Clouds

Thursday, April 16, 2015

La Rinconada is seventeen thousand feet above sea level—the highest-elevation human settlement in the world. Its gold mines are small, numerous, unregulated, and grossly unsafe.
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Traditional Music Under Siege in Pakistan... And One Man's Fight to Keep it Alive

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sachal Studios was created as a space for traditional music in a nation that had rejected its musical roots. A rendition of Dave Brubeck’s Take Five brought it to worldwide acclaim.
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Preserving Glaciers in the Antarctic, Traditional Music in Lahore

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The fastest warming place on earth. Preserving traditional music in Pakistan. Jill Alexander Essbaum’s novel, Hausfrau. Dangerous gold mines in the Andes. The Theremin!
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Why Hillary Clinton Doesn't Need to Be Good at Campaigning

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The former Secretary of State may prove to be terrible at running for president. According to New York Magazine contributing editor Jason Zengerle, it may not matter.
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Have You Been Eating Seafood Harvested By Slaves?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

An intricate web of connections separates the fish we eat from the men who catch it, and obscures a brutal truth: Your seafood may come from slaves.
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Guest Picks: David Hallberg

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The acclaimed ballet star loves Bjork & saltines! 
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Hillary's Campaign. A Star Trek Captain. Investigating Seafood.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Is Hillary and good at running for President? Kate Mulgrew! The French community that saved thousands in WW2. Did slaves catch your seafood?
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How One Isolated French Town Saved 3,500 Jews during WWII

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A community of men and women living in the upper reaches of the Loire Valley offered sanctuary, kindness, solidarity and hospitality, knowing full well the consequences to themselves.
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Becoming Captain Janeway, Confronting Motherhood

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Kate Mulgrew is known for the strong women she's played--Captain Janeway on Star Trek; the tough-as-nails "Red" on Orange is the New Black.
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Drilling for Water in California

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

As cities face mandatory cuts in water use, farmers drill wells at a frantic pace to save millions of pounds of thirsty crops like tomatoes and almonds.
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The Parched West and the Birth of a Theorem

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The great Pacific Coast drought. The life and work of Tennessee Williams. Ballet star David Hallberg. French mathematician Cédric Villani.  
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The Mathematical Proof That Defined The Universe, A Career

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cédric Villani's work on one of the most surprising theories in classical physics earned him a Fields Medal, the most coveted prize in mathematics, in 2010.
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An International Ballet Star on the Dances That Inspire Him

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

“David Hallberg Presents: Legacy” will offer a look at world-renowned ballet companies like The Mariinsky Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet as they perform rarely-seen contemporary works.
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How Tennessee Williams Invented Blanche DuBois

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

In Follies of God, Grissom describes how Williams came to his visions of Amanda Wingfield, Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski, and his other characters that transformed American theater.
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A Bird's Eye Perspective of the Planet, and Its Problems

Monday, April 13, 2015

Living on the International Space Station, witnessing Earth from afar, gave Ron Garan a new point of view on the vexing problems we face today.
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Black Lives Reimagined in Kehinde Wiley's Art

Monday, April 13, 2015

Riffing on paintings by Old Masters, replacing the European aristocrats depicted in those paintings with contemporary black subjects.
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America's "Treasure Hunt" for Asian Art

Monday, April 13, 2015

The history of Chinese Art in North America, from the Opium Wars, to the Boxer Rebellion, to Mao Zedong's 1949 ascent.
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The Old Masters Reimagined in Brooklyn, How Chinese Art Came to America

Monday, April 13, 2015

An astronaut's orbital perspective on the planet. Kehinde Wiley's inventive portraits. Chinese Art in North America. The women who transformed Washington D.C. during the civil war.
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The Women Who Forever Changed Washington D.C. During the Civil War

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cokie Roberts introduces the resilient women who remained in America's capital after the declaration of secession, chronicling their momentous experiences.
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