On the Rocks

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Glaciers, water, and geological activity shaped New York City’s landscape long before the buildings and pavement did. Find out what lies beneath the five boroughs, from boulders in Fort Greene to striations in Central Park. Also, Miles Davis’s son Gregory Davis details the Jekyll-and-Hyde personality of his jazz superstar father. A food writer explains how he discovered his love for food. Plus: the anti-Hitler movement within WWII Germany was more significant than most people realize. We’ll find out why the myth of the German monolith isn’t true.

New York on the Rocks

Before New York City was New York City, the landscape was carved out by glaciers, water, and geological activity. Sidney Horenstein, Geologist & Environmental Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, explains what lies beneath the pavement and parks of the five boroughs.


Miles Davis: Jekyll and Hyde

Miles Davis was a jazz superstar, one of the greatest musical innovators ever, beloved by many. He was also reclusive, misogynistic, and mistrustful of others. Miles’s son Gregory Davis details the complicated personality of his famous father in his new book Dark Magus: The Jekyll and Hyde Life of Miles ...


Wrestling with Gravy

Jonathan Reynolds tells Leonard how he found his vocation as a food writer. In his new book Wrestling with Gravy, he writes about the food in his life - from the “gruesome oatmeal” he was served after a night in jail, to the truffles he made to seduce his first ...


Alliance of Enemies: German-American Collaboration in WWII

During WWII, the anti-Hitler movement from within Germany was more significant than most people realize. Augustus Von Hassell (grandson of a bomb plotter) and Sigrid MacRae take apart the myth of a German monolith in their new book Alliance of Enemies: The Untold Story of the Secret American and German ...


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