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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Is the Big Apple getting you down? Jennifer Senior from New York Magazine, and John Cacioppo from the University of Chicago, talk about urban loneliness. Plus, Maya Angelou on the election of Barack Obama.


Maya Angelou and Jennifer Senior

Maya Angelou

Poet-activist Maya Angelou, author of Letter to My Daughter (Random House, 2008), on the significance of the Obama presidency and more.

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He (Hearts) New York

Chris Bonanos, senior editor at New York Magazine, looks at reasons to (still) love New York.


The Trouble with Book Clubs

Esther Bushell, book group facilitator, talks about the potential pitfalls of book groups. Esther was featured in an article about book groups in the Style section of The New York Times last Sunday.


Financial Guidance

The weekly December guest, Ramit Sethi, founder of, a blog on personal finance and entrepreneurship, gives tips on how to approach your finances in this down economy.


Will You be My Friend?

Relations on the social networking site Facebook have moved far beyond the college demographic it was created for. David Carr, columnist and reporter for the New York Times talks about the relations between adults on the site. Plus Danny Dumas, Associate Products Editor for, gives us his take on ...

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Are You Lonely?

Jennifer Senior, contributing editor for New York Magazine, talks about how New Yorkers tend to live alone but don’t seem to be lonely. And John Cacioppo, director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago and co-author of Loneliness: Human Nature and ...

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Anyone Can Cook

NYC food writers Kate McDonough, editor of, and Zora O'Neill, the Roving Gastronome share ideas for New Yorkers getting reacquainted with their kitchens. "Cooking on a Budget" at

Do you have a recipe to share for an economical meal at home? ...


Glass, Concrete, and Stone

New York Magazine architecture critic Justin Davidson takes a building-by-building look at New York's architecture boom.

What recent building do you love or hate? Comment below!

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