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Bringing 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' to the Stage

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Simon Stephens talks about his play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” based on the novel by Mark Haddon, with Alexander Sharp, who stars in it.
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How Medicine Can Improve Life — and Death

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Medicine can improve our lives, but surgeon and writer Atul Gawande wants medical care to also  improve the way we die.
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Joe Perry Dreamed of Becoming a Marine Biologist, Until He Met Steven Tyler

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Joe Perry talks about his years with Aerosmith—the knockdown drag-out fights; the drugs, the booze, the rehab; the hits and arena shows; the reconciliations and the comebacks.
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Life and Death, Mystery and Music

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Atul Gawande on how medicine can improve how we die. Playwright and star of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Reconsidering Jefferson Davis. Joe Perry on Aerosmith.
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Was Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, a Failed Leader or Fundamentally Misunderstood?

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson argues that Davis's place in history deserves to be reconsidered.
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Robert Wilson and Rufus Wainwright's Gender-Bending Take on Shakespeare

Monday, October 06, 2014

Director Robert Wilson and composer Rufus Wainwright discuss Shakespeare’s Sonnets, a contemporary take on 25 specially chosen sonnets from Shakespeare’s cannon set to a sweeping score. It’s a genre-bending mix of medieval German Minnesang, classical, pop, and cabaret rock is performed by Bertolt Brecht’s historic Berliner Ensemble. Wilson and Wainwright ruminate on beauty and eternity and embrace subversive gender conventions embedded in the sonnets, which move fluidly between male and female objects of desire. Shakespeare’s Sonnets are playing at BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House October 7-12. 

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The Candidate, the Model and the Yacht that Changed American Politics

Monday, October 06, 2014

Gary Hart seemed set to win the 1988 Democratic nomination for president until rumors of infidelity led to his downfall, creating a new standard for political scandal as entertainment.
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Alan Cumming Digs Up Family Secrets

Monday, October 06, 2014

When television producers invited Cumming to appear on a celebrity genealogy show in 2010, he discovered more than he bargained for about himself, his past, and his own father.
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Derek Boogaard's Death Brought the Crisis of Concussions in Professional Sports to Light

Monday, October 06, 2014

The tragic death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at age 28, in 2011, helped break the silence about violence and concussions in professional sports. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Branch tells the story of Boogaard's life and heartbreaking death. Boogaard was widely regarded as the toughest man in the NHL. He was a star enforcer with the Minnesota Wild and the storied New York Rangers. In his book Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard Branch reveals that behind the scenes Boogaard's injuries and concussions were mounting and his mental state was deteriorating, culminating in his early death from an overdose of alcohol and painkillers.

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Taking a Beating: Politics in the Media, Concussions in Sports

Monday, October 06, 2014

Matt Bai on why 1987 was a turning point in the media and politics. Alan Cumming on family secrets. "Shakespeare’s Sonnets" at BAM. John Branch on hockey player Derek Boogaard.
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What Are Your Favorite Cookbooks?

Friday, October 03, 2014

Melissa Clark talks about which cookbooks are her favorites and invites you to share yours!
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Hope You're Hungry: Favorite Cookbooks, a Tasting Tour, Restaurant Reviewing

Friday, October 03, 2014

Melissa Clark shares her five favorite cookbooks!  Samuel Fromartz perfects bread baking. Calvin Trillin's “Come Hungry” tour. Please Explain restaurant reviewing. 
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How to Bake the Perfect Loaf of Bread

Friday, October 03, 2014

Samuel Fromartz describes his quest to hone his breadmaking skills and his knowledge of bread, from seed to flour to the biochemistry of sourdough. 
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Come Hungry: Calvin Trillin's Eating Tour of Lower Manhattan

Friday, October 03, 2014

The New Yorker writer tells us about his annual walking tour through the West Village, Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown, which includes stops at favorite eateries.
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How to Be a Restaurant Reviewer

Friday, October 03, 2014

Pete Wells, New York Times restaurant critic, and Sam Sifton, the New York Times food editor and former restaurant reviewer, explain the ins and outs of being a restaurant critic.
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Banks Profit from Captive Customers in Prison

Thursday, October 02, 2014

If you have a family member in prison, sending them money to pay for basic necessities like toilet paper and warm clothing often comes with high fees. 
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Tom Stoppard's 'Indian Ink' with Rosemary Harris

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Playwright Tom Stoppard discusses his play “Indian Ink,” along with Tony and Golden Globe Award winner Rosemary Harris, who stars in it.
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Major Masters in Music, Theater, Film

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Quincy Jones and Justin Kauflin discuss jazz legend Clark Terry. Tom Stoppard and Rosemary Harris on “Indian Ink.” Filmmaker David Cronenberg's debut novel.
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Quincy Jones Pays Tribute to Jazz Legend Clark Terry

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Piano prodigy Justin Kauflin and Quincy Jones talk about their friendship with Clark Terry, the subject of the new documentary “Keep on Keepin’ On.”
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Geopolitics, 3-D Printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival, Cancer, and Sex in Filmmaker David Cronenberg's Debut Novel

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Filmmaker David Cronenberg talks about his debut novel, Consumed. It revolves around the story of two journalists whose entanglement in a French philosopher’s death becomes a surreal journey into global conspiracy. They are lovers and competitors who encountering each other only in airport hotels and browser windows. The two become entwined in a gripping, dreamlike plot that involves geopolitics, 3-D printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival, cancer, and sex.

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