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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Harvey Araton reminds us of the glory days of the New York Knicks—in the 1960s and 1970s. Actress Jane Powell joins TCM host Robert Osborne to talk about Hollywood’s golden era. Nathan Myhrvold discusses compiling Modernist Cuisine, a 6-volume collection on the revolutions in the science of cooking. Jeffrey Sachs talks about the clearing out of Zuccotti Park means for the Occupy Wall Street movement. Plus, biographer Mary Gabriel tells us about Karl Marx’s marriage.

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Harvey Araton on the Golden Age of the New York Knicks

Harvey Araton talks about When the Garden Was Eden, the definitive account of how the New York Knickerbockers won their first and only championships, and in the process provided the nation escape from the Vietnam War, the tragedy at Kent State, and the last vestiges of Jim Crow. Araton not only traces the history of New York’s beloved franchise—from Ned Irish to Spike Lee to Carmelo Anthony—but profiles the lives and careers of one of sports’ all-time great teams, the Old Knicks.

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Jane Powell and Robert Osborne on "Style and Motion: The Art of the Movie Poster"

Actress Jane Powell, one of Hollywood's most sparkling musical performers of the 1940s and 1950s, and TCM host Robert Osborne discuss the Film Society and Turner Classic Movies’ ongoing Furman Gallery exhibition,Style and Motion: The Art of the Movie Poster. Powell starred in such musical classics as Stanley Donen's Royal Wedding (1951) and Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954).

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Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking

Nathan Myhrvold discusses his massive six-volume, 2,400-page set of books outlining science-inspired techniques for preparing food. Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, written with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet and a 20-person team at The Cooking Lab, outlines how to use tools such as water baths, homogenizers, centrifuges, and ingredients such as hydrocolloids, emulsifiers, and enzymes. It is a collection and a project that attempts to reinvent cooking.

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Jeffrey Sachs on Occupy Wall Street Out of the Park

Jeffrey Sachs, economist and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia, and author of The Price of Civilization, talks about the city clearing protesters from Zuccotti Park and what it means for the Occupy Wall Street movement. He wrote an op-ed about the movement's potential in Sunday’s New York Times.

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Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx

Acclaimed biographer Mary Gabriel brings to light the story of Karl and Jenny Marx's marriage. In Love and Capital, she follows them as they roam Europe, on the run from governments amidst an age of revolution and a secret network of would-be revolutionaries. Gabriel paints Karl not only as an intellectual, but as a father and loving husband, a revolutionary, a jokester, and a man of tremendous political and personal passions.

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