Alone in the Kitchen

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Friday, August 17, 2007

On today's show: Leonard takes your calls as we debate the pros and cons of dining alone. Also, a new play depicts a world-renowned string quartet on the eve of their biggest performance. Then a British novelist describes how a notorious murderer's death inspired his latest book. And on today's Please Explain, we'll learn about melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Dinner For One

Cooking and dining alone is a pleasure and a rare treat for some people. Others find it depressing and lonely. Today Leonard will debate the pros and cons of solo eating with Jenni Ferrari-Adler, editor of a new essay collection called Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant, and two ...

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Magnum Opus

Actors Richard Topol and Mahira Kakkar portray members of a world-renowned string quartet on the eve of the most important performance of their careers in Michael Hollinger's new play, Opus.

Opus is playing at 59E59 through September 1.

Learn more about Opus and purchase tickets here.

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Death of a Murderer

In Rupert Thomson's critically acclaimed eighth novel, the death of notorious child murderer Myra Hindley is the catalyst for a lonely police officer's reflections on life, love, and loss.

Purchase Death of a Murderer at

Event: Rupert Thomson will be speaking with blogger Maud Newton


Please Explain: Melanoma

One in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during the course of a lifetime, making it the most common form of cancer in the United States. We will learn about the disease's most serious form, melanoma, with Dr. Anna Pavlick, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Dermatology at New York University ...

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