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Melissa Manchester's First New Album in 10 Years, Loving Life

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Melissa Manchester discusses her four shows at 54 Below, and her first studio album in over 10 years, "You Gotta Love the Life."
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8 Questions with Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The two-time PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize winners reveal their favorite novels, describe how they work, and offer advice on how to read Russian literature.
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BFFs, Frenemies, and Everything in Between

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New York Times Social Q’s columnist Philip Galanes answers questions on friendship—including how to make friends, keep them, and even break up with them!
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Reusing, Recycling, and Reinventing Art

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

At a 3.5 acre construction, demolition, and manufacturing waste recycling facility in Philadelphia, an artist-in-residence program was born. 
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Translation Superstars Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky on The Brothers Karamazov

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel gave Richard and Larissa their start in the world of translation. Leave your questions for them in the comments section... they'll be here March 25th!
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Connecting, Transforming, Performing, and Translating

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The delicate nature of friendships. Making art from trash. A dramatic adaptation of Last Train to Paris. Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov for The Leonard Lopate Show Book Club.
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Vanessa Redgrave on Last Train to Paris

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Vanessa Redgrave on performing a reading of selections from the novel Last Train to Paris. She's joined by the novel's author, Michele Zackheim, and by jazz composer Jimmy Owens.
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The Story of Cancer

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

In “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” Ken Burns and Barak Goodman tell the comprehensive story of the disease and our quest to understand it, treat it, and cure it.
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Eighty Novels In, César Aira Writes Twenty New Short Stories

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

César Aira has published at least eighty novels, most barely 96 pages each. They reach towards the unknown, flirting with bizarre and passionate takes on everyday reality. 
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The Food of Taiwan

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cathy Erway talks all about Taiwanese cooking—from home-style dishes to street food.
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NYU Professor and Journalist Barred from Investigating NYU Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NYU Professor Andrew Ross and the lawyer and journalist Sean O'Driscoll talk about their experiences trying to investigate human rights abuses in Abu Dhabi.
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Understanding Cancer, Investigating a University's Human Rights Abuses

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ken Burns and Barak Goodman discuss their documentary on cancer. 100 recipes from Taiwan. César Aira's micro-approach to fiction. Investigating human rights abuses in Abu Dhabi.
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Recipe: Cathy Erway's Meatball Mochi (Ba-Wan)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

This traditional southern Taiwanese snack incorporates many Taiwanese penchants: a chewy, jellylike starch; a thick, sweetened sauce; and a savory, pork-studded filling. 
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Recipe: Cathy Erway's Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup (Niu Rou Mian)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

There is no other noodle soup quite like this. Some call it Taiwan’s “national dish."
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America's Controversial Immigrant Family Detention Camps

Monday, March 23, 2015

When the number of refugees from Central America spiked last summer, the Obama administration announced plans to resume family detention, which it had previously abolished in 2009.
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Patti LuPone Revives Gershwin and Tennessee Williams

Monday, March 23, 2015

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone talks about her return to 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club that she opened nearly 3 years ago.
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Conflict and Contention at the Met

Monday, March 23, 2015

Conflict has defined the past year at the Met. A lockout was narrowly avoided after labor talks stalled this summer.
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Shameful Immigration Policy, The Hidden Side of War

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Obama administration's family detention policy. WWI from the losers' perspectives. Patti LuPone's performances. Conflict at the Met. 
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The Instigators, and Losers, of The First World War

Monday, March 23, 2015

A WWI story from the perspectives of its instigators and losers, the Germans and Austro-Hungarians.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Barney Frank, Kazuo Ishiguro & Frank Bruni!

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week! Barney Frank on his life, Kazuo Ishiguro on his first book in a decade & Frank Bruni on applying to college
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