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WNYC News

Chinese Artists Want Your Help Mopping Times Square

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The collective Polit-Sheer-Form-Office hopes their upcoming art performance will get people to stop... and help clean up NYC.

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The Takeaway

Five Things You Had To See Online This Week

Friday, October 31, 2014

T-Pain serenaded some NPR employees in his normal voice and he sounds incredible. R.L. Stine put out a spooky story. Taylor Swift got twitchy. Here's the best of what the web gave us.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'Nightcrawler' Is a Thriller Set in LA's Seedy Underbelly

Friday, October 31, 2014

Director Dan Gilroy and his brother, producer Tony Gilroy, talk about their new film, which follows a crime reporter chasing stories in LA's nocturnal underbelly.

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Features

Barbara Holdridge Talks Putting Dylan Thomas on Tape

Friday, October 31, 2014

In 1952, Barbara Holdridge and Marianne Mantell recorded Dylan Thomas for their record label, Caedmon. In the process, they ignited the audiobook industry and cemented a poet's career.

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WNYC News

Rudy Giuliani’s Most Reviled Artist Is Back

Friday, October 31, 2014

It’s been 15 years since the mayor threatened to cut funding to the Brooklyn Museum over Chris Ofili’s painting of a black Virgin Mary covered in feces. 

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Studio 360

Zola Jesus’ Pop Reconstruction

Friday, October 31, 2014

The songwriter who performs under the name Zola Jesus is only 25, but for her sixth album, Taiga, she felt ready to turn from her gloomy, Goth-inflected rock to more upbeat, epic pop.

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Studio 360

Taking on the Great Doodle Dare

Friday, October 31, 2014

Alison Bechdel started an incomplete doodle and challenged listeners to complete it. How have doodlers responded?

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 30, 2014

R.L. Stine extends his shelf-life again. Plus, great tunes from T-Pain, Taylor, and Aphex Twin. 
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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Resist Much, Obey Little

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Galway Kinnell reads Whitman on the eve of the 2003 Iraq War. Kinnell died this week at the age of 87.
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Fishko Files

Isle of the Dead

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sara Fishko relates the story of "Isle of The Dead" --a dark, mysterious 19th century painting that captivated a whole generation.

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Studio 360

Doodle Dare: Superheroes Among Us

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

For Studio 360's Doodle Dare, Alison Bechdel started an image — you must finish it. And several artists have turned her girl in distress into a dragon-wrestling, high-flying superhero.
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WNYC News

Landmarks Commission Saves East Village Synagogue

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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It only took nearly 50 years to do so.

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Soundcheck

Moby's Post-Apocalyptic Dream

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Step inside the audio-visual world of Moby's cult-inhabited, post-apocalyptic America. 

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Soundcheck

Moby's Post-Apocalyptic Photography; That Was A Hit?!? On Little Stevie Wonder; Twin Peaks Plays Live

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Moby discusses his new photography exhibit. Looking at the unlikely success of Little Stevie Wonder's first No. 1 hit. Adult Jazz performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

'Found' the Musical Is Based on Lost Notes and Messages

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The co-writer and two stars of  "Found" talk about creating a musical based Davy Rothbart's popular Found magazine and books.

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Studio 360

Tommy Wiseau, World's Worst Director, Has a New TV Show

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Neighbors is terrible — and not in a good way.
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WNYC News

An Indian Master Gets First US Museum Show

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Works by abstract painter V.S. Gaitonde are at the Guggenheim Museum.

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WNYC News

The Fashion of Death

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum explores the cultural implications of mourning fashions from 1815 to 1915.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: The New Age of National Security, Nixon's 'Paranoia,' and a Folk Singer's Slow Fade

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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