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Powerful: Soviet Hockey, Superathletes, WFMU, 'Grazers'

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The rise and fall of Soviet hockey. How super-athletes are created. The art of the political profile. The documentaries “Sex and Broadcasting” and “Grazers.”
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Why Martin Amis Set a Love Story in Auschwitz

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

After 25 years of studying the Holocaust, Amis determined that it's futile to try and figure out why it happened. But understanding it, he says, is essential to our self-understanding.
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Václav Havel: Playwright Turned Political Dissident Turned President

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Michael Zantovsky, Havel’s former press secretary, advisor, and longtime friend, discusses the life and work of Havel, one of the most important figures of the 20th century.
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In the Recording Studio with The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Glyn Johns talks about working as an engineer and a producer on some of the most iconic albums of the 20th century with The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who and more.
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The Unplanned Fall of the Berlin Wall

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Historian Mary Elise Sarotte explains that the opening of the gates on the night of November 9, 1989, was an accident, and looks at the factors that contributed to it.
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Rising Up, Coming Down: Václav Havel, the Berlin Wall

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The fall of the Berlin Wall. Martin Amis's The Zone of Interest. Václav Havel. Producer Glyn Johns on working with The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Eagles and more!
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Cooking at Home with Chef Marcus Samuelsson

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The recipes he makes for family and friends in his home kitchen mix Ethiopian, Swedish, Mexican, Caribbean, Italian, and Southern soul.
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Richard Ford's Favorite Character Deals with the Aftermath of Sandy in Fiction

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In the novelist's new collection of stories, Let Me Be Frank with You, he brings back his protagonist Frank Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
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Recipe: Marcus Samuelsson's Sweet Doggy Dogs with Shrimp Salad

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Serves 8

My very first job was at a hot dog stand in Gothenburg. It was one of the simplest and most entertaining jobs I had growing up. Nighttime was the busiest. Bar hoppers and club goers were our biggest customers and because they’d often had a lot to drink, they were gregarious—they tipped super well! I did make some dirty-water dogs like they do in New York, but most of the time I’d grill them. But you’ll see that there’s a big difference between Swedish hot dogs and their American cousins. We serve ours with a sweet shrimp salad on top. This is my mash-up of an American corn dog and a Swedish hot dog. If you want, give them a shot or two of hot sauce.

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Recipe: Maya’s Lamb Lasagna, from Marcus Samuelsson

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Serves 6-8

My wife Maya is one of the best Ethiopian cooks that I know. Then she ventured into Italian food—not unusual, really, given the history Ethiopia and Italy have together—and from the first time she prepared this lasagna, it’s been one of my favorite dishes. I love the gaminess that lamb adds, and the creaminess of the ricotta in the sauce. I eat it as often as she’ll make it.

You can make this on Sunday and have it on hand throughout the week. I think it tastes even better a day or two later.

 

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Interviews with Veterans

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In honor of Veterans Day, we've put together a list of some recent interviews with veterans and about veterans.

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Publishing Controversies, a Chef at Home

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Flemming Rose on freedom of speech. Chef Marcus Samuelsson cooks at home. Richard Ford's Let Me Be Frank With You. Plus: the publishing industry’s struggle over e-book pricing.
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Setting off a Firestorm by Printing a Cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Flemming Rose, culture editor of the Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the prophet Mohammad 9 years ago, talks about his decision to print them and the debate they sparked.
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Why the Amazon-Hachette Fight Matters and What It Means for Publishing

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Vanity Fair contributor Keith Gessen explains why more than money is at stake in the publishing industry’s battle against Amazon’s e-book pricing.
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Surviving the Cube

Monday, November 10, 2014

Here are the do's and don'ts of working life, from job hunting to dealing with difficult bosses. Plus, Leonard admits to his own hiring prejudice: don't misspell liaison on a resume.
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Why China Gave the U.S. the Cold Shoulder in 1945

Monday, November 10, 2014

Richard Bernstein, foreign correspondent and former Beijing bureau chief for Time, tells why relations between China and America changed in 1945.
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Advice for Life in the Cubicle World, Civil War Spies

Monday, November 10, 2014

Answers to your questions on job hunting, resumes, office etiquette, and more. Women spies during the Civil War. William Gibson's The Peripheral. US-China relations since 1945.
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The Peripheral: A Sci-Fi Thriller

Monday, November 10, 2014

William Gibson is back with a new science-fiction novel The Peripheral. It’s about a brother and sister who become involved in Beta-testing part of a new game, which seems to be a simple task, but it might be a game covering up murder.

 

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Four Women Civil War Spies

Monday, November 10, 2014

Karen Abbott tells the true story of four women—a socialite, a farm girl, an abolitionist, and a widow—who risked their lives to become spies during the Civil War.
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Why Having Too Little Means So Much

Friday, November 07, 2014

Eldar Shafir explores the psychology of living with less than we need—whether its money, time, or even friends. In Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How It Defines Our Lives, written with Sendhil Mullainathan, he looks at what new research in behavioral science and economics shows about how scarcity affects us.

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