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John Cameron Mitchell and Denis O’Hare on Reading Nabokov

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Writer and actor John Cameron Mitchell and actor Denis O'Hare discuss performing two-hander adaptations of works by Vladimir Nabokov on Wednesday, June 11. Luminous Nictitation – an Evening of Russian Metafictional Absurdity is the second installment of A Good Read, a new ongoing reading series of classic works of prose and poetry at Joe’s Pub at The Public that's curated by Mitchell. 

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Guest Picks: Denis O'Hare

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Denis O'Hare's 3-year-old influences his taste in movies.

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Guest Picks: John Cameron Mitchell

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Spoiler: he's a fan of both Shakespeare and Barry Manilow.

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Wynton Marsalis on Woodlawn Cemetery's "Jazz Corner"

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jazz great after Jazz great has requested to be buried near "Duke" Ellington. So now, Miles Davis, Celia Cruz, Lionel Hampton, Max Roach, and many others can all be found in Woodlawn Cemetery's unofficial "Jazz Corner." A concert at Woodlawn is being held tonight in celebration of these Jazz giants. Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter, composer, and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Susan Olson, Woodlawn Cemetery historian, weigh in on their legacy and NYC's jazz history.

 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The GOP's Bruised Ego, Teacher Tenure on Shaky Ground, and Tips to Be a Real World Cup Fan

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

1. Eric Cantor's Loss Strikes Nerve in GOP Leadership | 2. The Beginning of the End of Teacher Tenure? CA Judge Rules Against Teachers Unions | 3. How to Act Like a Real Soccer Fan for The World Cup | 4. The Takeaway Book Club Discussion Number 1: 'To Rise ...

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The Annual Poets House’s Bridgewalk

Monday, June 09, 2014

A celebratory procession and poetry reading from atop one of New York's greatest monuments.

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Today's Takeaways: The World Cup, Higher Education, and 'Calvin and Hobbes'

Monday, June 09, 2014

1. Easing The Burden of Student Debt to Stimulate The Economy | 2. Trucking Association Responds to Tracy Morgan's Crash | 3. The Return of 'Calvin and Hobbes' Cartoonist Bill Watterson | 4. Spurs and Heat Superfans Face Off | 5. N.C.A.A. Trial Takes on Future of College Athletics | 6. ...

Radiolab

Big Moments Get Less Weighty: Whatever Happened To Stiff Paper?

Sunday, June 08, 2014

It's no big deal. It shouldn't matter. I just realized that something that's been around forever, that I grew up with, took for granted and used all the time, is slowly vanishing. Now that it's going, I suddenly care and want it back again, back in my hands so I ...

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WNYC News

A Patch of Clover That Comments on Land Use

Sunday, June 08, 2014

John Street Pasture is a temporary living earthwork at Brooklyn Bridge Park that grows crimson clovers and comments on land use.

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The Takeaway Weekender: Bad Grammar, Boston Accents, and Music as Therapy

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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LeVar Burton Aims to Bring Back 'Reading Rainbow'

Friday, June 06, 2014

LeVar Burton wants to bring “Reading Rainbow” to the web and into classrooms. He’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to to raise a funds with the goal of giving "Reading Rainbow" away to low-income schools for free. He says there’s simply not enough quality educational programming for kids.

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An Inside Look at The World's Next Great Artists

Friday, June 06, 2014

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have recognized the creative accomplishments of teenagers across the country. Previous winners include Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath and Lena Dunham. This week, Ellie Braun and Jack Rayson join their ranks.

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Reuniting 'Band of Brothers' for D-Day

Friday, June 06, 2014

As the world pauses today, first hand accounts of the events D-Day continue to slip away from our national collective memory. Eric Jendresen, lead writer and supervising producer for Band of Brothers, tells the story of one company.

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WNYC News

De Niro, the Painter: Master or Mediocre?

Friday, June 06, 2014

Robert De Niro is hoping to bring national acclaim to his late father with a new documentary and gallery show in New York.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Art, Education, and D-Day Memories from The Past

Friday, June 06, 2014

1. Reuniting 'Band of Brothers' for D-Day | 2. What Does the Bergdahl Swap Mean to Afghans? | 3. World Leaders Gather for 70th Anniversary of D-Day | 4. The Movie Date's Team Reviews of This Week's New Films | 5. LeVar Burton Aims to Bring Back 'Reading Rainbow' With ...

Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Thursday, June 05, 2014

This week in “Thanks, Internet” — Van Gogh's ear is back, an alternate ending to this week's Game of Thrones (spoilers), Zach Galifianakis makes the best music videos, John Oliver is a Great American, and fat cats take classic art to new places.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” recounts Holiday's life story through the songs that made her famous.

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Guest Picks: Audra McDonald

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Find out about the things that inspire her!

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Today's Takeaways: Fighting For Equal Rights in Love, Work & Health

Thursday, June 05, 2014

1. Sgt. Bergdahl: America's War-Weary Lightning Rod | 2. VA Scandal Drives Senators Towards Reform | 3. HBO's 'The Case Against 8' Explores Love, Partnerships & The Law | 4. The Public Health Consequences of Air Pollution | 5. Modern Slavery? Domestic Workers Fight For Fairness | 6. Voting Rights ...

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In the Balance: The Roberts Court and a Trauma Surgeon on Saving Lives

Thursday, June 05, 2014

On today’s show: As the Supreme Court winds up its term this month, liberal legal scholar Laurence Tribe talks about whether the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of the Constitution. The doctor who helped save Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ life talks about his interesting road to becoming a leading trauma surgeon. Audra McDonald joins us to talk about playing Billie Holiday in the Broadway production of “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.” We’ll find out why Americans are much more interested in our ancestry than people in other countries.