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Color and Form: Henri Matisse's Cut-Outs at MoMA

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Curator Jodi Hauptman and conservator Karl Buchberg talk about the Museum of Modern Art’s groundbreaking exhibition “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs.”
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Francis Fukuyama on Why Liberal Democracy Is Ideal But Hard to Achieve

Thursday, October 09, 2014

An examination of the crucial factors that enable stable, equitable, open societies to form, and a look at some successes and failures, from the French Revolution to today.
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Finance, Fine Art, Francis Fukuyama

Thursday, October 09, 2014

John Lanchester explains the language of finance. MoMA’s exhibit “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs.” Francis Fukuyama looks at what creates a well-functioning modern state.
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'The Overnighters,' a Modern-day Take on 'The Grapes of Wrath'

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Jesse Moss discusses his documentary, about tens of thousands of unemployed men who came to a small North Dakota town in hopes of finding work in the oil fields.
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Retired General Wesley Clark on the Pitfalls of Wartime Decisions

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Retired General Wesley K. Clark says that making decisions in the midst of war and conflict is a poor substitute for the country's long-term strategic vision.
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Big Fixes

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Al and Larry Ubell talk home repair. Jesse Moss on “The Overnighters.” Cartoonists Drew Friedman and MAD magazine’s Al Jaffe. Wesley K. Clark on challenges to U.S. security.
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The Gurus of How To Prepare for Fall

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Al and Larry Ubell offer advice and field questions on home repair and maintenance.
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MAD Magazine, Superheroes, and Inventing the Comics

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Drew Friedman and Al Jaffee talk about the famous and not-so-famous men and women cartoonists who created superheroes, Mad magazine, and more.
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Remembering Marian Seldes

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Marian Seldes had an enviable career that spanned six decades, and included the stage, screen, radio, and television. Listen to her on the Leonard Lopate Show in 2003 and in 2004.
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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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