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Inheriting a Paris Apartment with an Unmovable Tenant in the Film “My Old Lady”

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Playwright Israel Horovitz talks about adapting his play “My Old Lady” for the screen and directing the film. He’s joined by Kevin Kline, who stars in it.
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The Return of Preventable Diseases

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

You've heard the stories: increasing outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and other diseases we thought were history. In the face of such risks, why do parents opt out of vaccinations?
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Remembering Gerald Wilson

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The big band leader and jazz composer began his career in music more than 75 years ago. 
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Surprising Twist: Preventable Diseases Make a Comeback, Inheriting a Tenant, from Jihadi to CIA Informant

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The science of vaccination. Director Israel Horowitz and Kevin Kline on “My Old Lady.” Dennis Lehane's The Drop. A Jihadi extremist on becoming a CIA informant.
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Dennis Lehane's Novel The Drop Begins with a Rescued Puppy

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The author of Mystic River's latest novel has been described as a love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith. 
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From al Qaeda Insider to CIA Informant

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A man who attended a militant madrasah in Yemen and spent a decade as a Jihadi not only repudiated extremism but became a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence. 
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Bringing Radio Stories and Dance Together on Stage

Monday, September 08, 2014

This American Life’s Ira Glass and choreographer Monica Bill Barnes discuss combines two art forms that, as Glass puts it, “have no business being together—dance and radio.”
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A Lifelong Struggle to Manage ADHD

Monday, September 08, 2014

Timothy Denevi was among the first generation of boys prescribed medication for hyperactivity in the 1980s, when he was six years old. Doctors recommended behavior therapy then antidepressants, but nothing worked. He describes growing up struggling with hyperactivity and attention-decific disorder, and how he finally realized he needed to come to grips with his disorder to get a handle on his life. His tells his story in his memoir Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD

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Technology Exists That Can Mimic Human Consciousness

Monday, September 08, 2014

If you’re active on Twitter or Facebook, share photos through Instagram, or blogging regularly, you’re already on your way to creating a digital database of your thoughts, memories, feelings, and opinions that is essentially a back-up copy of your mind. Martine Rothblatt explains that soon this information will be able to be made conscious with special software that mimics the way human brains organize information, create emotions and achieve self-awareness. This may sound like science-fiction, but she says the nascent technology already exists. Rothblatt explains how to create cyberconsciousness—simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology—based on human consciousness. Her book Virtually Human: The Promise—and the Peril—of Digital Immortality explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness becomes part of our daily lives. 

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Why Teaching is Criticized as Much as (or More Than) It's Praised

Monday, September 08, 2014

The profession of teaching has been simultaneously attacked and admired, and the issues being debated in education today have been debated for many decades.
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Life Lessons: Issues in Education, Our Digital Imprint, Coping with ADHD

Monday, September 08, 2014

The history of public school teaching in the United States. Ira Glass and Monica Bill Barnes on “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host.” What is cyberconsciousness? Living with ADHD.
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Leonard Remembers Joan Rivers

Friday, September 05, 2014

Although she (of course) said outrageous things, what I remember best is just how funny she was no matter what we were talking about.
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Where to Find the Best Pizza, Bagels, Burgers, and Ramen in NYC

Friday, September 05, 2014

If budget-friendly carbohydrates are your thing, listen up. New York magazine restaurant critic Adam Platt and Grub Street editor Alan Sytsma came with hot tips.
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Rice in Culture and Cuisine Around the World

Friday, September 05, 2014

This week's Please Explain is all about rice—from arborio to wehai—how it's grown, prepared, and it's place in culture and cuisine around the globe.
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Lessons from a Foraging Pro on How to Find Edible Plants in the Wild

Friday, September 05, 2014

Tama Matsuoka Wong, forager for Daniel Boulud and Mads Refslund, explains how to find wild plant ingredients in season now, like sumac and mushrooms!
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Recipe: Tama Matsuoka Wong's Fried Chicken with Za’atar

Friday, September 05, 2014

These chicken nuggets are crisp and dry, as opposed to greasy, with a subtle blend of flavors. If you want more heat, add Korean or spicy pepper powder.
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Food Fridays Returns!

Friday, September 05, 2014

Food Fridays are back! Find out where to get some of the best NYC foods. Chef Tony Geraci talks about transforming school lunch. How to forage. Please Explain is all about rice.
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Transforming School Lunch and Changing Lives

Friday, September 05, 2014

Tony Geraci radically changed the school lunch systems in Baltimore and Memphis, using fresh, local foods and getting kids on the farm and in the kitchen.
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Taking Out the Trash with John Waters

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In his 50-year career, John Waters has created enduring staples of the midnight-movie circuit: high-camp shock humor. He discusses his work and his first-ever retrospective in the United States—Fifty Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?” at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The retrospective, September 5-14, includes all 12 of Waters’s features, including “Pink Flamingos,” “Polyester,” “Hairspray,” “Serial Mom,” and his first two, “Mondo Trasho” and “Multiple Maniacs,” which introduced the world to his beloved, iconic muse Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead). 

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Burning Dollars and Boarding Helicopters: A Kennedy Revisits Vietnam

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Rory Kennedy discusses her documentary, “Last Days in Vietnam,” a recounting of the 1975 military evacuation of Saigon, with Col. Stuart Herrington, who's featured in the film.
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