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Museums as White Spaces

Monday, May 04, 2015

Are museums intimidating to minorities? First Lady Michelle Obama says yes.

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WNYC Digital

Listen: Clarke Peters and Ebony Jo-Ann in August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The third installment in our 10-play series is set in 1927. As blues singer Ma Rainey and her band record an album in a Chicago studio, questions of race, art and exploitation emerge.

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WNYC News

A Girls Designers Club

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The Museum of Arts and Design presents an exhibit dedicated to female artists from the 1950s until today. 

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WNYC News

'Grounded' Takes Flight at the Public

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Anne Hathaway portrays a drone pilot in this one-woman show directed by Julie Taymor.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Justifying Torture, Kurt Cobain's Unseen Life, and The Daunting World of Modern Love

Friday, May 01, 2015

The Takeaway explores new allegations about the American Psychological Association, the director of a new Kurt Cobain documentary drops by, and we explore dating in the digital age.

The Takeaway

ZIP Odes from Across the Nation

Thursday, April 30, 2015

​As April comes to a close, we're sharing just a few more of the incredible Zip Odes Takeaway listeners have been composing all month long.

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The Takeaway

Artist Vijay Iyer on Finding Music in Empty Spaces

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pianist, composer, writer and Harvard Professor Vijay Iyer joins The Takeaway to discuss his new album.

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WNYC News

New Whitney: Come for the View, Stay for the Art

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Glass walls and four terraces facing the High Line park are some of the highlights of the new building designed by Renzo Piano. Two critics offer their reviews in this audio tour.

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Studio 360

Poet Terrance Hayes: Anything but Invisible

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Terrance Hayes may be the only poet to win a MacArthur “genius” grant, a National Book Award, and a spot on "People’s" Sexiest Man Alive list.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Socialist President, An Empty Stadium, and Buddhism in Crisis

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Takeaway explores Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid, the latest game played by the Baltimore Orioles, and Buddhist faith in Nepal.

Studio 360

Drake Makes a Mixtape for Sotheby’s

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

For his latest trick, Drake sets black contemporary art at Sotheby's to the music of Rihanna, Riff Raff, Chief Keef, and Drake. Beats By Dre included. 
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Picasso, Montmartre, and the Rise of Modernism

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sue Roe's new book, In Montmartre, brings readers to the Bohemian art world of Paris, where painting, writing, music and dance inspired Picasso, Braque, Matisse, and other great artists.

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The Takeaway

'Oregon Trail' Creator on The Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

15 finalists have been selected for The Video Game Hall of Fame. Don Rawitsch, creator of "The Oregon Trail," discusses his legendary game, which is nominated for Hall of Fame status.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Backstage Broadway

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Tony-Award winning Broadway producer David Black shares stories from his long career and the people he met, from Laurence Olivier and Julie Harris, to Donald Trump and Richard Nixon.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Video Game Fame, Debating Cruel and Unusual Punishment, and Wendell Pierce From 'The Wire'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Takeaway chats with the creator of "The Oregon Trail," we look at a death penalty case before the Supreme Court, and Wendell Pierce who played Bunk on "The Wire" discusses Baltimore.

The Takeaway

John Cage: Celebrating a Great American Composer

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The New World Symphony explores the legacy of John Cage, whose avant-garde manipulation of sound was completely novel during the 40s, 50s, and 60s at the height of his work.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Baltimore Burns, Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court, and The Pope Tackles Climate Change

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Takeaway explores the riots in Baltimore, we look at same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and we have an update on a Vatican conference on global warming.

Studio 360

Middle East's First Female Photo Collective Focuses on Gender

Monday, April 27, 2015

The first all-women's Middle Eastern art collective has a touring photography exhibit that puts gender in the foreground. 
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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Hope in Nepal, Tension in Baltimore, and Courage Among the Trans Community

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the earthquake relief efforts underway in Nepal, protests in the streets of Baltimore, and Bruce Jenner's interview with 20/20's Diane Sawyer.

WNYC Digital

Before there was 'Empire', there was August Wilson: Listen to Taraji P. Henson in Wilson's 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The second installment in our 10-play series of dramatic readings tells the story of migrants who pass through a Pittsburgh boardinghouse during the Great Migration of the 1910s.

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