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Friday, December 07, 2012

Economist editor Daniel Franklin details the most pressing issues the world faces in 2013. Then Rupert Holmes, who wrote the book, music, and lyrics for “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” will be here along with two of the play’s stars: Jim Norton and Jessie Mueller. Jay Neugeboren talks about his latest novel, The Other Side of the World. And, mark the date! Because today’s Please Explain is all about calendars.

The World in 2013

Daniel Franklin, editor of The World in 2013, The Economist’s annual publication focused on the trends, issues and ideas that will shape the year ahead, discusses the most pressing issues of 2013, the major predictions for the year ahead, which well-known individuals are making them, how this year’s global election results affect the rest of the world.

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"The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

The Roundabout Theatre Company is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens with new Broadway production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.Rupert Holmes talks about writing the book, music, and lyrics, and Jim Norton and Jessie Mueller discuss their roles in the play. Set in a Victorian music hall, a rowdy ensemble of actors mounts a staging of Charles Dickens’s unfinished novel. Everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood—and it’s up to the audience to choose the killer! Each performance ends differently, depending on what the audience decides. It’s playing at Studio 54 through March 10.

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Jay Neugeboren's The Other Side of the World

Jay Neugeboren talks about his latest novel, The Other Side of the World. It’s a grand, episodic novel that moves from the lush forests of Borneo to coastal Maine.

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Please Explain: Calendars

The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012, prompting some to believe the world will end on that date. For this week’s Please Explain, we thought we’d find out about that calendar and the many others used through history by different cultures to account for the days and months that make up the year. Joining us are John Pratt and Ken Seidelmann, Research Professor at the University of Virginia’s Department of Astronomy.

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Guest Picks: Jim Norton

Jim Norton was here to talk about the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," along with co-star Jessie Mueller and Rupert Holmes, who wrote the book, music, and lyrics. He shared his guest picks with us!

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Guest Picks: Jessie Mueller

Jessie Mueller was here to talk about the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," along with Jim Norton, who also stars in it, and Rupert Holmes, who wrote the book, music, and lyrics for. She shared her guest picks with us!

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Guest Picks: Rupert Holmes

Rupert Holmes was here to talk about the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," which he wrote the book, music, and lyrics for. He stopped by with two of the show's stars, Jim Norton and Jessie Mueller, and he shared his guest picks with us!

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