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The Leonard Lopate Essay Contest

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

20 WINNERS

1) Christopher Wall, "The Size of the Room: A Personal Reconstruction"
2) Michael Stone: "I'm Okay, I'm Cursed"
3) Vivian Yang, "First Breakup Recalled"
4) Jeanne Wilkinson, "Ruminations on Ruminants/Breaking Up With Cows"
5) Rob ...

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Leonard Lopate Essay Contest:

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Signs you should go to the emergency room: intense bloating in the abdominal region, followed by a burning sensation that lasts for hours; an intolerance to food or water; finally, a willingness to appear plain silly, pacing through the kitchen between moving boxes with your arms extended, cross-like, around a ...

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The Leonard Lopate Essay Contest

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

We had been going out only a month when she began knitting a sweater. It was bluish-grey flecked, a pretty wool, and Sara was making for herself, she said, because she was tired of knitting things for other people
I accepted this with good grace. Whenever I go out ...

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Leonard Lopate Essay Contest

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Part I:
This is a story about my unpleasant, largely tangential, involvement with a heartwarming television program and the end of a friendship. It involves most of the usual human material -- vanity, prevarication, open-mouthed fear, labyrinths of delusion, and long-distance calls from Los Angeles jangling with hysteria. Towards ...

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Leonard Lopate Essay Contest

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

In the early 80’s I broke up with my cows. This is different from breaking up with a guy. You don’t watch a guy walk the plank into someone’s big cattle truck with those strangely delicate, vulnerable ankles, wondering whether he’ll ever get to go outside again or just be ...

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Leonard Lopate Essay Contest

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I didn’t love the woman I married the way she loved me but according to my figuring compared to the alternatives: loneliness, pain, suffering, that would be alright. Specifically the alternative was, for me, chasing women that liked me, and were amused by me but for whom, when things got ...

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Leonard Lopate Essay Contest

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Let me tell you about my heartbreak as a Shanghainese quarter-blood at age twelve in 1975. It was different from your average American girl’s. I knew little about the birds and the bees and never wondered about where the over 800 million navy blue-clad fellow citizens had come from. Never ...

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Meat Recipes

Thursday, May 24, 2007

LAMB-ROSEMARY BURGERS
Serves 6

2 POUNDS GROUND LAMB
2 TABLESPOONS DIJON MUSTARD
1 TABLESPOON CHOPPED FRESH
ROSEMARY
1 TEASPOON MINCED GARLIC
1 TEASPOON SALT
1⁄2 TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND BLACK
PEPPER
VEGETABLE OIL COOKING SPRAY

1. Combine the lamb, mustard, rosemary, garlic, ...

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2007 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Drama: Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire
Cynthia Nixon on her role in Rabbit Hole.

History: The Race Beat, by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff
Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff on The Race Beat.

Biography: The Most Famous Man in America, by Debby Applegate

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Dumplings: Mr Lai’s Glutinous Rice Balls With Sesame Stuffing

Friday, March 02, 2007

Makes 30–40 glutinous rice balls – enough for about 6
For the stuffing
* 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
* 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
* 2 tablespoons fresh pork lard or coconut oil
For the paste
* 1 ½ cups glutinous rice flour
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Academy Awards Nominees

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The 79th Annual Academy Awards announced its nominees this morning. Many of the nominees were recent guests on The Leonard Lopate Show. Listen to Leonard's interviews by clicking on the links below.

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New York Film Critics 2006

Friday, January 05, 2007

Leonard moderates a panel on the best and worst films of 2006. Marshall Fine, chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle and film critic for Star magazine, joins Gene Seymour, film critic for Newsday, and Stephen Witty, film critic for the Newark Star-Ledgerand Newhouse Newspapers.

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Holiday Recipe Swap

Monday, December 18, 2006

Cooking is one of the most hands-on ways to celebrate the season. On Thursday, December 21st, chef Michael Lomonaco joins us for a Holiday Recipe Swap. He shares some of his best-loved dishes, and talks to listeners about their favorite holiday treats.

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New York Times Book Review Winners 2006

Thursday, November 30, 2006

The New York Times Book Review has just published its list of the 10 Best Books of 2006. Hear some of the authors discuss their books on the Leonard Lopate Show.

 

FICTION
The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel

Available for purchase at

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Thanksgiving Recipe Swap Day!

Monday, November 06, 2006

A selection of Ruth Reichl’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes, including several submitted by listeners.

Listen to Leonard Lopate's November 7 interview with Ruth Reichl

Sweet Potato Pie
2 large ...

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Tony Bennett's Sketch of Leonard Lopate

Thursday, October 19, 2006

In addition to being a singing legend, Tony Bennett is also an accomplished painter. During the interview, you may hear some paper rustling. That's because Tony Bennett was making this sketch of Leonard as they talked.

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Booker and Nobel winners

Friday, October 13, 2006

Orhan Pamuk, winner of The Nobel Prize in Literature
Kiran Desai, winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize for Fiction
Finalists for the 2006 National Book Awards
Ken Kalfus, A Disorder Peculiar to the Country
Dana Spiotta, Eat the Document
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Amy Sedaris Craft Challenge

Friday, April 21, 2006

The contest is closed, so you can't post anymore, but you can look as much as you want. We hope you had a crafty good time, I know we did! Thanks to all of you crafty participants who submitted amazing googly-eyed food products!

Listen to the show from Friday, February 9th at noon to hear Amy Sedaris and Leonard Lopate go googley eye-to-eye.

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Academy Award Winners

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Listen to archives of Leonard’s interviews with this year’s Academy Award winners.

Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Foreign film: “Tsotsi”

Adapted screenplay: Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana

Original screenplay: Paul Haggis

Documentary ...

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National Book Critics Circle Prize

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Listen to archives of Leonard’s interviews with this year’s National Book Critics Circle Prize winners:

Fiction: E.L. Doctorow's The March

Biography: Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin's American Prometheus

Autobiography: Francine du Plessix Gray's Them

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