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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

More women are drinking alcohol in greater quantities. Is gender equality in drinking something to strive for? Also: Campbell Scott on his role in the play "The Atheist." We look at the life of swashbuckling star Douglas Fairbanks. Plus, word maven Patricia T. O’Conner takes your calls!

Guests:

Patricia T. O'Conner and Campbell Scott

Women Who Drink

More and more women are regularly drinking alchohol...and in greater quantities! We look into whether gender equality in drinking is something to strive for, and what the health implications could be. Alex Morris wrote the article "Women Who Drink" in the Dec. 8 issue of New York magazine; ...

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The Atheist

In the one-man show “The Atheist,” Campbell Scott plays a crooked reporter who will do anything to get his next front-page story. It’s at the Culture Project (Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue) through Jan. 4.

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Laugh and Live: The Films of Douglas Fairbanks

Hear about the life of movie pioneer producer, writer, and swashbuckling star Douglas Fairbanks. He’s the subject of a new film retrospective at MoMA, "Laugh and Live: The Films of Douglas Fairbanks," Dec. 17 through Jan. 12; there’s also a new DVD set of his films ...

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Word Maven Patricia T. O’Conner

Word maven Patricia T. O’Conner answers your questions about the English language! Call us at 212-433-WNYC (212-433-9692) or leave a comment below.

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