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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's groundbreaking design for the New York home of the Guggenheim Museum with Thomas Krens and David van der Leer. Then, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson tells us what Manhattan looked like before European settlers arrived here. And film historians Steve Massa and Ben Model discuss a new series of silent-era slapstick comedies at the Museum of Modern Art. Plus, Elizabeth Edwards.

Guests:

Elizabeth Edwards, Thomas Krens, Steve Massa, Ben Model and Eric Sanderson

The Guggenheim at 50

Thomas Krens, former director of the Guggenheim Museum, and David van der Leer, assistant curator of architecture and design there, on celebrating the 50th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's renowned building design. The exhibition "Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward" is on view May 15 through August ...

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Mannahatta

Landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson takes us back to what the isle of Manhattan must have looked like back in 1609. Sanderson combed through historical and archaeological records, geographically matched an 18th-century map of Manhattan to the modern cityscape, and used modern principles of ecology and computer modeling to re-create the ...

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Cruel and Unusual Comedy

Film historian Steve Massa and film historian/accompanist Ben Model on their series at the Museum of Modern Art, "Cruel and Unusual Comedy: Social Commentary in the American Slapstick Film." The series runs from May 20 through June 1 at MoMA. More information and screening schedule here. Visit the ...

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Resilience

Elizabeth Edwards has had her share challenges—from losing a child to being diagnosed with cancer, from campaigning with her husband John Edwards in his run for vice president and president to discovering his infidelity. She discusses how to best cope with life’s difficulties in her book Resilience: Reflections on ...

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