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Thursday, November 22, 2007

George Carlin talks about finding humor in politics and Nora Ephron confesses her addiction to online shopping. Also: how New York is portrayed on the silver screen, and the physical perils of heavy handbags.

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Before There was Stephen Colbert, There Was George Carlin

George Carlin, comedian talks about humor in today's politics and reflects on his long career.

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The Weight of the World on Her Shoulder

Paula Marantz Cohen, distinguished professor of English at Drexel University, writes about shopping for Smart Set.com, new journal from Drexel. She talks about her recent column on handbags -- and why men don't seem to need them. And Dr. Michael Minardo, a chiropractor talks about ...

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The Queen of Media

Nora Ephron, writer and filmmaker, guest New York Times op-ed columnist, blogger and the author of, most recently, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman (Knopf, 2006), talks about women, politics, aging and writing for film, print and cyberspace.

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Film Studies: New York Movies

Film critics Dana Stevens of Slate and Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman discuss the quintessential New York films, the classics, the recent classics, and the forgettable ones. What's your all-time favorite New York movie?

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