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Tribute: James Salter

Monday, June 22, 2015

James Wolcott described James Salter as America’s most “underrated underrated writer.” He died at the age of 90. Listen to his interview with Leonard from 2005.

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Tribute: Gunther Schuller

Monday, June 22, 2015

Schuller won a Pulitzer Prize for Music, and advocated a fusion of jazz and classical music which he coined “Third Stream." He died at the age of 89.

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Guest Picks: Maya Forbes, Mark Ruffalo, and Imogene Wolodarksy

Thursday, June 18, 2015

On June 18, director Maya Forbes and actors Mark Ruffalo and Imogene Wolodarsky spoke with Leonard about their new film, “Infinitely Polar Bear.” Find out what they're fans of!

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Tribute: Christopher Lee

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The prolific movie actor spoke with Leonard in 2002. He was best known for his many appearances as the evil Saruman in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” series.

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Guest Picks: Hugh Acheson

Friday, June 12, 2015

We were happy to learn that the James Beard Award-winning Top Chef judge is a "massive" NPR fan.

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Hugh Acheson's Tomato Salad with Crisped Farro, Purslane, Arugula, and Roasted Tomato-Miso Vinaigrette

Friday, June 12, 2015

Great tomatoes sprinkled with kosher salt are enough to make me giddy, but this recipes adds an awesome vinaigrette, some wonderfully fresh greens and the crisp texture of fried farro. 

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Hugh Acheson's Cantaloupe and Mint Soup with Crab and Curry Oil

Friday, June 12, 2015

The mint and cantaloupe make a perfect base for a summer soup.

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Hugh Acheson's Raspberry Cobbler with Drop Biscuit Topping

Friday, June 12, 2015

A truly scrumptious cobbler, wonderfully soupy with drop biscuits nestled into it, soaking up all of the fruit goodness from a mix of juicy berries. 

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Guest Picks: Dr. Ruth

Monday, June 08, 2015

The legendary sex therapist talked about her life, from narrowly escaping the Holocaust, to becoming a sniper during Israel's War of Independence. And go figure: she's a skier! 

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Guest Picks: Paul Dano

Monday, June 08, 2015

He plays Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson in the new movie, "Love & Mercy, and he just tackled Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace!

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Video: Brenda Wineapple's Unlikely Friendship with Sybille Bedford

Friday, June 05, 2015

Acclaimed author Brenda Wineapple remembers her friend and mentor, Sybille Bedford, and talks about her own writing.

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Hack Your Lunch, Change Your Life

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Lunch is important. But for many people, it can also be unhealthy and expensive. We are going to hack our lunch, and want you to join us.

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Monona Rossol Answers Reader Questions on the Dangers of Beauty Products

Friday, May 29, 2015

Monona Rossol, industrial hygienist and president of  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc., answers reader questions about the safety of common beauty products. 

Sarah Montague on Coming of Age and A Legacy

Friday, May 29, 2015

The WNYC cultural reporter first read Sybille Bedford's novel when she was 18. Listen to her comment on the text and read some of her favorite passages. 

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Guest Picks: Sheldon Harnick

Friday, May 29, 2015

The "Fiddler on the Roof" lyricist spends most of his time listening to classical music.

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"Fun Home" Brings Alison Bechdel's Graphic Novel Onstage

Thursday, May 28, 2015

'Fun Home' was nominated for 12 Tonys. Listen to Leonard's conversation with Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, and Beth Malone.

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"The Elephant Man" Returns to Broadway

Thursday, May 28, 2015

'The Elephant Man' is nominated for 4 Tonys, including Best Play Revival. 

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Scheming and Suspense "On the Twentieth Century"

Thursday, May 28, 2015

'On The Twentieth Century' has been nominated for 5 Tonys, including Best Musical Revival!

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Good Puppets Go Bad in "Hand to God"

Thursday, May 28, 2015

'Hand to God' was nominated for 5 Tonys, including Best Play

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"Wolf Hall" Adapted for the Stage

Thursday, May 28, 2015

"Wolf Hall parts 1 & 2" were nominated for 8 Tonys. Listen to Leonard's conversation with 3 of its stars! 

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