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Wedding Advice; Four Seasons in Afghanistan; Federico Garcia Lorca in New York; The Billionaire's Apprentice

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Weddings can come with all kinds of potential social disasters, and New York Times Social Q’s columnist Philip Galanes is here to answer your wedding etiquette questions! Anna Badkhen tells what kept drawing her back to Afghanistan after she covered the war there in 2001. Frederico Garcia Lorca’s niece Laura Garcia Lorca and editor Christopher Maurer discusses Poet in New York and the Lorca Festival going on now in New York. Plus, a look at the rise of Indian Americans to the top ranks of American business—and the fall of Galleon founder Raj Rajaratnam who was convicted of conspiracy and securities fraud in 2011.

Philip Galanes Answers Your Wedding Etiquette Questions

Summer is wedding season, and along with celebration can come some pretty tricky situations for wedding guests and the happy couple. Philip Galanes is here to help! He's the New York Times Social Q’s columnist and author of Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.

Share your wedding etiquette questions!

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Four Seasons in an Afghan Village

Anna Badkhen first traveled to Afghanistan in 2001, as a war correspondent and has returned many times since, drawn by the exquisite tradition of carpet weaving. In The World Is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village, Badkhen traced the creation of a new carpet as it is woven by the women and children of the remote village Oqa, then she follows the carpet out into the world beyond.

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Federico Garcia Lorca's Poet in New York

Federico Garcia Lorca, one of Spain’s greatest poets and dramatists. The current festival Lorca in New York: A Celebration, focuses on the years 1929-1930, when Garcia Lorca was a student at Columbia University and when he wrote Poet in New York. Laura Garcia Lorca, Federico Garcia Lorca’s neice and president of the Federico Garcia Lorca Foundation in Spain, and Christopher Maurer, editor of a newly revised and translated edition of  Poet in New York, talk about Federico Garcia Lorca’s life and work.


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The Rise of The Indian-American Elite and the Fall of Galleon Hedge Fund

Anita Raghavan looks at Indian American’s ascent from immigrants to powerbrokers, and the downfall of the $7 billion hedge fund the Galleon Group after its founder, Raj Rajaratnam was charged with insider trading. In The Billionaire’s Apprentice, she tells the story of case against Rajaratnam  and Rajat Gupta, his accomplice and mole.

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