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Explaining the Past Year's Words, Next Year's Events, and the Future of Space Travel

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ben Zimmer on the words of 2014. Ron Friedman on workplace productivity. The Amazing Kreskin offers predictions for 2015. Charles Fishman on the International Space Station. 
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What We've Learned from Ten Years of Storycorps

Monday, December 29, 2014

Founder Dave Isay's new book draws from the oral history project’s rich, decade-old archive. "It's not about the stories," he says. "It's about the act of being listened to."
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The Recipes Behind Saveur's The New Classics Cookbook

Monday, December 29, 2014

In celebration of the magazine’s 20th anniversary, the editors talk about its role as one of the world’s culinary icons, and offer New Year’s recipe suggestions.
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Saveur's Parsely and Onion Salad

Monday, December 29, 2014

Chef Jeremiah Tower rose to fame in the 1980s thanks to his San Francisco restaurant Stars, a pulpit from which he evangelized for the bright, lucid flavors of Californian produce. 
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Saveur's French Onion Dip

Monday, December 29, 2014

French Onion Dip from Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook
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Saveur's New Classics, The Artists Who Create The New Yorker's Cartoons, 10 Years of StoryCorps

Monday, December 29, 2014

Saveur editor-in-chief Adam Sachs and contributing editor Helen Rosner Savuer's new classics. Richard Gehr talks about New Yorker cartoons. Dave Isay on ten years of StoryCorps.
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The Brilliant Artists Behind Everyone's Favorite Part of The New Yorker, The Cartoons

Monday, December 29, 2014

Richard Gehr talks about New Yorker cartoons from the book I Only Read it for the Cartoons: The New Yorker's Most Brilliantly Twisted Artists.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Jeffrey Horowitz & John Douglas Thompson, Joseph Stiglitz, and Elisabeth Rosenthal

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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Joe Perry Wanted to be a Marine Biologist, Until He Met Steven Tyler

Friday, December 26, 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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Was Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, a Failed Leader or Misunderstood?

Friday, December 26, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson argues that Davis's place in history deserves to be reconsidered.
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How Gary Hart and 'Monkey Business' Changed Politics and the Media

Friday, December 26, 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

Friday, December 26, 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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Gary Hart's Political Downfall, Alan Cumming's Family Secrets

Friday, December 26, 2014

Matt Bai on Gary Hart's fall from politics. Alan Cumming on a family secret. James McPherson on Jefferson Davis. Joe Perry's life in and out of Aerosmith. 
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Leonard's Christmas Gospel Playlist

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Leonard plays some of his favorite gospel tunes to get you in the Christmas spirit.
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Christmas Gospel Music, Spun By Leonard Lopate

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Leonard's selection of gospel favorites to put you in the Christmas mood.
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Do Colleges Hinder Critical Thinking?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz noticed that his students seemed to be adrift when it came to knowing how to think critically and creatively. And isn't that the whole point?
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The Failures of Elite Colleges, Opposites Attract, the Successes of Chinese Americans

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

How elite colleges are falling short. Lucinda Franks talks about Robert Morgenthau. James Ellroy's novel Perfidia. Eric Liu on the Chinese American identity.
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What it Means to be Chinese American

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Author, educator and entrepreneur Eric Liu explores language and identity and looks at what it means to be Chinese American today.
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Brutality and Beauty in James Ellroy's Noir Novel Perfidia

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The master of the crime thriller discusses his novel Perfidia, set in Los Angeles during World War II.
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Lucinda Franks on Life, Love, and her Marriage to Manhattan District Attorney Morgenthau

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

She was 26 when she interviewed the 53-year-old  Manhattan District Attorney in 1973. She admired his high forehead and he couldn't stop thinking about her hippie poncho.
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