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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

One of France’s greatest exports is its cuisine! We look at the past, present, and future of French cuisine. Also: Anne Roiphe on how she coped with being single again when her husband died after 39 years of marriage. We celebrate the life and work of Leonard Bernstein. Plus: two writers who were forced out of their homelands compare notes on being an artist in exile.

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Anne Roiphe

Making Art in Exile

Hear what it’s like to be an artist in exile. Leonard talks to South African writer Breyten Breytenbach and Croatian novelist Dubravka Ugresic. When Breytenbach and his Vietnamese wife tried to re-enter his native country in 1975, he was thrown in jail thanks to harsh anti-miscegenation laws. Ugresic ...

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Life as a Widow

When Anne Roiphe’s husband, Herman, died of a heart attack after 39 years of marriage, she had to learn to cope with life as a widow. Her new memoir is Epilogue.

Weigh in: Tell us how you coped after the loss of a spouse. What's your advice for someone ...

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Leonard Bernstein: American Original

Leonard Bernstein made his legendary conducting debut at the New York Philharmonic in 1943, at the young age of 25. We celebrate the life and work of Leonard Bernstein with his younger brother Burton Bernstein and New York Philharmonic archivist and historian Barbara Haws. They’ve collaborated on a new book, ...

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French Cuisine in America

One of France’s greatest exports is its cuisine! We look at the past, present, and future of French cuisine in America. Ruth Reichl is editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine; Andre Soltner is former owner and chef of Lutece and is now Master Chef and Dean of Classic Studies at ...

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