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Friday, November 23, 2012

shopping, ecstasy (David Blackwell/flickr)

Before heading to the stores this Black Friday, Elizabeth Cline gives her take on bargain shopping from her book, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion.  Plus: the founder of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill; Paul Auster remembers; Context and a Critic on Homeland; Randy Cohen's ethics, and the man behind the Khan Academy videos.

Clothing Bargains?

Brooklyn-based journalist Elizabeth Cline discusses her new book, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion—a look at the downside of inexpensive clothing.

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The Golden Krust Story

Lowell Hawthorne, president and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, talks about his new memoir, The Baker's Son: My Life In Business, and his experiences as co-founder of Golden Krust.

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Winter Journal

Author Paul Auster talks about his memoir Winter Journal and his work set in New York City.

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Be Good

Randy Cohen, longtime "Ethicist" columnist for The New York Times Magazine and author of Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything, calls on his experience as "The Ethicist" to offer a guide to goodness on the personal and policy level.

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Context and a TV Show: Homeland

Every so often, we pick a popular movie, play, or TV show and talk about the real-life context. Today: Showtime's "Homeland."

Bob Baer, the Intelligence Columnist for TIME Magazine and 21-year veteran of the CIA, talks about what "Homeland" gets right and what it says about counter-terrorism. Then, June Thomas, a culture critic for Slate and host of the new Slate podcast The Afterword, discusses what the show says about the evolution of spy thrillers after 9/11.

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Salman Khan Reimagines Education

Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy and author of the new book The One World School House: Education Reimagined, presents his vision for the future of education.


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