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5 Ways to Know You're a Child of 1980s Classical Music

Friday, November 14, 2014

The 1980s broke down barriers in music. Rockers tried to cross into classical music, Andre Previn went jazz (again) and "Sesame Street" was a platform for classical artists.

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Selected Shorts

It's Six A.M., Do You Know Where You Are?

Friday, August 08, 2014

This reading by Jeremy Shamos of Jay McInerney’s “It’s Six A.M., Do You Know Where You Are?” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Do You Know Where You Are?” hosted by Parker Posey.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Do You Know Where You Are?

Friday, August 08, 2014

Where "Bright Lights, Big City" started, and a father-daughter story by Maile Meloy.

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Selected Shorts

The Slaves in New York

Friday, June 06, 2014

This reading by Anna Chlumsky of Tama Janowitz’s “The Slaves in New York” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “We’re So Excited,” hosted by Hope Davis.

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Selected Shorts: We're So Excited

Friday, June 06, 2014

Back to the '80s with Donald Barthelme, Tama Janowitz, Raymond Carver, and Ann Beattie

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Richard Serra's Tilted Arc

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WNYC

Richard Serra was not a happy man in 1985.  His public sculpture, Tilted Arc, was the focus of an on-going controversy in New York City and in this interview with Jenny Dixon on WNYC's Artists in the City, Serra defends himself against ...

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Soundcheck

That Was A Hit?!?: Murray Head, 'One Night In Bangkok'

Monday, December 02, 2013

In this installment of Soundcheck's series That Was A Hit?!?, Mario Correa explains how "One Night in Bangkok," a song from a musical about chess, became a chart-topping pop hit.

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Month of Mozart

Moss-ly Mozart

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WQXR

The WQXR Archives celebrates Month of Mozart with highlights from Lloyd Moss's WQXR show This is My Music.

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Soundcheck

John Paul Keith: Capturing A Classic 'Memphis' Mood

Friday, October 25, 2013

Hear John Paul Keith perform songs from his new record Memphis Circa 3 AM in the Soundcheck studio

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Chris Matthews Remembers Tip O'Neil, Ronald Reagan, and Political Compromise

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

From 1980 to 1986, Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill waged a principled war of political ideals with President Reagan. The two men made compromises that shaped America’s future and became one of history’s most celebrated political pairings—and they remain a prime example of how ideological opposites can get things done. Chris Matthews was a top aide to Tip O’Neill, and in his book Tip and the Gipper, Matthews tells how the two leaders fought over the major issues of the day—welfare, taxes, covert military operations, and Social Security—but found their way to agreements that reformed taxes, saved Social Security, and brought peace to Northern Ireland.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: High Society

Friday, September 13, 2013

Guest host Cynthia Nixon introduces two tales of avarice and pretension among the well-heeled and well-born.

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Soundcheck

Wayne Koestenbaum's '1980s'

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Poet, cultural critic and writer Wayne Koestenbaum talks about his new book, My 1980s and Other Essays and shares a playlist.

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Soundcheck

Wayne Koestenbaum, 'Philosopher of Fabulousness'; Jayme Stone’s Global Bluegrass; Salon's 'Most Hated Bands'

Thursday, August 15, 2013

In this episode: New York Magazine once called writer, critic and poet Wayne Koestenbaum “the philosopher of fabulousness.” Now, he has new collection of personal and critical essays, My 1980s and Other Essays. He tells us about it and shares a playlist.

Plus: The banjo player and composer Jayme Stone hails from Canada, but his music is inspired by folk traditions from around the globe. He performs songs from a new album, The Other Side of the Air.

    And: Writer Chuck Klosterman’s essay on whether to hate — or not to hate — the Eagles sparked some discussion on Salon. And that, in turn, sparked the site to compile a list called “The 15 Most Hated Bands of the Last 30 Years.” Assistant editor Prachi Gupta breaks it down.

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    Selected Shorts: Do You Know Where You Are?

    Friday, July 19, 2013

    Guest host Parker Posey presents the story that launched Jay McInerney's "Bright Lights, Big City," and a father/daughter story by Maile Meloy.

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    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Children of Gay Parents

    Monday, July 01, 2013

    Alysia Abbott, author of the new book Fairyland: A Memoir of My Fathertalks about her new memoir and growing up with a gay single father in the context of the early days of the AIDS epidemic and the gay rights movement. Listeners: Any kids of a gay parents, call us up and talk about how you reacted to last week's Supreme Court rulings--and tell us what it's been like growing up with gay parents. 212-433-9692 or comment here.

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    Selected Shorts: High Society

    Sunday, February 24, 2013

    Guest host Cynthia Nixon introduces two tales of avarice and pretension among the well-heeled and well-born.

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    Soundcheck

    Dance Craze: Mosh Pits

    Wednesday, May 02, 2012

    In the early ‘80s, audiences at hardcore punk shows began pushing, shoving and slamming into each other – in the friendliest way, of course. Musician, critic and author Michael Azerrad joins us to talk about the evolution of moshing - plus we hear from Jack Rabid, editor of the music magazine The Big Takeover.

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    Studio 360

    Disco Orpheus

    Saturday, March 12, 2005

    There’s one movie about Orpheus that hasn’t made it onto anyone’s Top 10 List. In fact, the few people who saw it on the big screen in 1980 probably forgot about it as quickly as possible — or tried to. But a cult following grew around The Apple, ...

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    Studio 360

    Commentary: That '80s Show

    Saturday, May 18, 2002

    Kurt tries to make sense of all the revivals and re-runs that keep popping up on Broadway and TV.

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