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Breaking Up, Making Up and Picking Up

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Monday, May 19, 2014

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Philip Galanes says breaking up with someone by text message is a no-no. He gives advice and answers questions on the best ways to handle breakups. Lexicographer Paul Dickson tells us about the many words we use every day that were invented by writers. And we’ll hear stories from a man who drove a taxi in New York for 30 years.

How to Break Up Gracefully

Philip Galanes, New York Times Social Q’s columnist gives advice on the best way to handle breakups.

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Words Wrought by Writers

William Shakespeare invented and or popularized many turns of phrase, including bedazzled, hurry, critical, and anchovy. We'll find out about other writers who added to the lexicon.

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Confessions of a New York Taxi Driver

Eugene Salomon tells stories about what he’s seen and who he’s met in his 30 years driving a cab in New York City.

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