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WNYC News

The Best Place to Spot Women in NYC? Broadway

Monday, October 20, 2014

Almost 70% of the Broadway audience is female, and that percentage is growing. The trend is a deciding factor on what succeeds or not on the Great White Way.

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Soundcheck

The Visual Art Of Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh; Perfume Genius Plays Live

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Devo mastermind and film and TV composer discusses his new book of visual art. The art pop songwriter performs songs from Too Bright in the Soundcheck studio.

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WNYC News

New York City, in Billboard-Sized Prints

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Taiwanese artist Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao has walked the five boroughs for a decade capturing the city's people and places with groundbreaking technique. 

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WNYC News

A Chance to See a Cosmetics Executive's Cubist Masterpieces

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Leonard Lauder's collection, which consists of 81 works by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris and Fernand Léger, has been pledged to the Metropolitan Museum.

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, October 17, 2014

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena. 

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WNYC News

Regulars from What Once Was the Gayest Bar in NY

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sheldon Nadelman bartended at a bar across from the Port Authority until it closed in 1982 and shot thousands of pictures of his customers.

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WNYC News

Behind Every Great Piece of Art, There is Often a 20-Year-Old

Friday, October 17, 2014

Artists like Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns and Egon Schiele created their best work before they were 30 — but how do current young Brooklyn artists stack up?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Fear of Ebola, The Politics of Oil, And a New Play About Family and Faith

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Takeaway explores our irrational fears surrounding the Ebola virus, a fear of technology, and a new play about faith, family and politics.

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America & The Growing Trade in Syria's Looted Art

Friday, October 17, 2014

An antiquities expert argues that the U.S. should restrict imports of Syrian antiquities to reduce the looting that’s funding both the Assad regime and ISIS.

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Studio 360

Alison Bechdel Passes the Test

Friday, October 17, 2014

The cartoonist and author of the memoir Fun Home explains why she had to retire her beloved, long-running strip Dykes to Watch Out For.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Raffi Speaks Out Against iPads for Babies

Friday, October 17, 2014

Raffi, well known for his children's songs, is a fierce advocate for child safety, and he joins us to raise awareness around online harassment and take calls on an actual banana phone.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bowie's free jazz and Reznor's new game are great. Too much fun isn't a good look for Fallon.
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Studio 360

The Great Studio 360 Doodle Dare

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For our latest Extra Credit challenge, Alison Bechdel — noted cartoonist and winner of the MacArthur Fellowship (a.k.a. the "genius" grant) — started this doodle; the rest is up to you!
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Killer Heels at the Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The exhibition includes more than 160 artfully crafted high heels from the 17th century through today and explores how the heel became an iconic object of desire.

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Studio 360

Great Album Covers Become GIFs

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The artist JB turns your favorite album covers into animated GIFs. The result might be even better than the originals.
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The Longest Shortest Time

How to Be a Pregnant Butch

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When graphic novel artist A.K. Summers got pregnant, she started to feel uncomfortably feminine. A.K. chronicled her "nine months spent in drag" in her graphic memoir Pregnant Butch.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Norman Lear's Storytelling, the Brooklyn Museum's Killer Heels

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Legendary television writer/producer/creator Norman Lear. Bergdorf Goodman's Betty Halbreich. "Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe."  Struggling after the Great Recession.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Film 'Diplomacy' Imagines the Confrontation that Saved Paris During WWII

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Oscar-winning German director talks about his latest film, about preventing the destruction of Paris when the Allies took the city back from the Nazis. 

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Meet the Composer

Free Download: 'Its Motion Keeps' from Composer Caroline Shaw

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw shares "Its Motion Keeps," written for and performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus under the direction of Dianne Berkun-Menaker.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Fighting Ebola at Home & Abroad, Celebrating Indigenous People, and Women in Tech

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Takeaway explores the fight against the Ebola virus, a new holiday to replace Columbus Day, and how women in the tech industry can really get ahead.