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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Kirsten Dunst and director Andrew Jarecki discuss their new film “All Good Things,” based on the story of Robert Durst, who was suspected—but never tried for—the 1982 disappearance of his wife Kathie. Then, artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans describe their stained glass installation at the Museum at Eldridge Street. It’s the final part of a 20-year-long restoration of the space. Also, Anne Rice talks about her latest novel, Of Love and Evil (Songs of the Seraphim). And on the first day of Hanukah, Gil Marks shares his Encyclopedia of Jewish Food.

Kirsten Dunst and Andrew Jarecki on “All Good Things.”

Actress Kirsten Dunst and director Andrew Jarecki discuss the film “All Good Things.” The film is inspired by one of the most notorious missing person cases in New York history—the story of Robert Durst. Mr. Durst was suspected, but never tried, for killing his wife Kathie who disappeared in 1982 and was never found. The film is a love story and murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s. It opens in New York December 3 at the Angelika Film Center and the Paris Theatre.

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Kiki Smith and Deborah Gans

Artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans talk about their stained glass window in the Museum at Eldridge Street. Their new design is the culminating piece of the 20-plus-year restoration of this national historic landmark, an 1887 synagogue. Smith and Gans’s design features a celestial motif – illuminated stars in a swirling pattern that evokes the Big Bang.

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Anne Rice on Her Latest Novel

Novelist Anne Rice talks about her latest novel, Of Love and Evil (Songs of the Seraphim). It’s a metaphysical thriller of angels and assassins that summons up dark and dangerous worlds of the past.

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Gil Marks on Jewish Food

Gil Marks discusses the many different forms and variations of Jewish food, and the history of kosher laws, Jewish rituals, and holiday traditions. His Encyclopedia of Jewish Food  is a comprehensive, A-to-Z guide to Jewish foods, recipes, and culinary traditions.

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Recipes by Gil Marks

Read some recipes from Gil Marks' new cookbook: Encyclopedia of Jewish Food

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Guest Picks: Anne Rice

What is Anne Rice's favorite film? Read more to find out!


Guest Picks: Deborah Gans

Architect Deborah Gans stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about some of her favorite things!


Guest Picks: Kiki Smith

Kiki Smith is a fan of sacred harp music! Find out what else she told us after her recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.


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