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Coach Bob Knight, Sex in the Arab World, "Old Hats"

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

We'll find how attitudes toward sex are shifting in the Arab World. Bill Irwin and David Shiner talk about their new show, "Old Hats." Ruth Ozeki talks about her new novel, The Tale for the Time Being. And legendary basketball coach Bob Knight talks about his career and explains the power of negative thinking.

Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World

As political change sweeps the streets and squares, the parliaments and presidential palaces of the Arab world, Shereen El Feki has been looking at an upheaval a little closer to home—in the sexual lives of men and women in Egypt and across the region. Her book Sex and the Citadel: Intimate life in a Changing Arab World examines how sex is highly sensitive and still largely secret aspect of Arab society. 

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Bill Irwin and David Shiner on "Old Hats"

Tony Award winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner talk about reuniting for “Old Hats,” a new work combining their inimitable magic, slapstick, and hilarity. “Old Hats” uses music by Nellie McKay and is playing at the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

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Ruth Ozeki's Novel A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth Ozeki talks about her new novel, The Tale for the Time Being. It connects a 16-year-old in Tokyo with a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami.

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Coach Bob Knight Praises Negative Thinking

Legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight talks about his rebuttal to Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking. In The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventioal Approach to Achieving Positive Results, he explains why negative thinking will actually produce more positive results, in sports and in daily life.

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Guest Picks: David Shiner

David Shiner was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with co-star Bill Irwin, to talk about the off-Broadway production of "Old Hats." He also told us that he's a fan of India. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Bill Irwin

Bill Irwinwas on the Leonard Lopate Show, along with his co-star David Shiner, to talk about the off-Broadway production of "Old Hats." He also told us what he's been reading and what he's listening to (always).

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Guest Picks: Richard Hell

Richard Hell was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about his journey to New York as a teenager and starting pivotal punk bands like Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids. He also told us what he's listening to these days -- find out below!

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