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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Millions of Americans are responsible for taking care of ill family members. We look into the challenges and rewards of being a caregiver. Also: the bronze panels from Florence that changed the direction of the Italian Renaissance. Choreographer Molissa Fenley and composer Philip Glass. And Al and Larry Ubell take your calls on home repair!

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Molissa Fenley and Philip Glass

The Rewards and Challenges of Being a Caregiver

As baby boomers age and wounded soldiers return from Iraq, more and more Americans will be caring for ill family members at home. Andrew Solomon and Susan Lehman are contributors to the new essay collection, An Uncertain Inheritance: Writers on Caring for Family. Nell Casey is the book's editor.

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Choreographer Molissa Fenley and Composer Philip Glass

Choreographer Molissa Fenley and composer Philip Glass talk about their creative collaboration. Fenley is presenting several of her works (including the world premiere of her dance “Calculus and Politics,” set to the music of Harry Partch) at the Joyce Theatre.

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The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Renaissance Masterpiece

Lorenzo Ghiberti’s magnificent gilded bronze door reliefs, constructed for the Baptistery in Florence, changed the direction of the Italian Renaissance. The door panels are now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 13; James Draper is curator of the exhibition.

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Al and Larry Ubell, Gurus of How-To

Al and Larry Ubell, the Gurus of How-To, answer your questions on home repair. Call 212-433-9692 with your questions, or leave a comment below.

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