Is it Hot Enough For Ya?

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During a heat wave in the 1920s, New Yorkers camped out on their fire escapes and sought refuge in the cool grass of Central Park. Playwright Arthur Miller recalled that summer in “Before Air Conditioning,” an essay he wrote for The New Yorker that described the stifling heat of his father’s factory where workers cut and sewed woolen coats. It was, quite literally, a sweatshop. Academy Award winner and Homeland star F. Murray Abraham reads Miller’s piece for The New Yorker Radio Hour.