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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Love Letters, Murder and Lies, and Making it in Music

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Takeaway looks at artist Frida Kahol's love letters, a new film about murder and lies, and musician Amy Speace drops by.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Black Lives Reimagined in Kehinde Wiley's Art

Monday, April 13, 2015

Riffing on paintings by Old Masters, replacing the European aristocrats depicted in those paintings with contemporary black subjects.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Family's Great Migration North

Monday, April 13, 2015

A new exhibition at MoMA focuses on The Great Migration from the Jim Crow South to Harlem in the 1930s. We heard from listeners about their personal family connections to the movement.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

America's "Treasure Hunt" for Asian Art

Monday, April 13, 2015

The history of Chinese Art in North America, from the Opium Wars, to the Boxer Rebellion, to Mao Zedong's 1949 ascent.

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Studio 360

Let Sleeping Giants Lie (on the Sides of Buildings)

Monday, April 13, 2015

New York may be the city that never sleeps, but there are giants slumbering on the buildings thanks to the art collective Dawn of Man. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hillary Clinton Announces; Opting Out of State Tests; The Great Migration

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton's presidential plans; the Iran deal in Farsi and English; opting out of standardized tests; Puerto Rico's 1950 rebellion; art and oral history from the Great Migration.

The New Yorker: Out Loud

Ninety Years of The New Yorker

Friday, April 10, 2015

The first issue of The New Yorker was published in February of 1925, ninety years ago this month. In celebration of our anniversary, David Remnick, the magazine’s editor, hosts a special episode of Out Loud in which writers and editors revisit New Yorker history, share memories, and discuss how the tone and direction of the magazine have evolved since its founding editor, Harold Ross, first envisioned a publication of “gaiety, wit, and satire.”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tidal Joins the Wave of Music Streaming Sites Fighting For Your Ears

Friday, April 10, 2015

Fortune's technology reporter discusses the Jay-Z-backed Tidal music streaming service and what it means for consumers.

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The Takeaway

Actor Oscar Isaac on the Robert Takeover

Friday, April 10, 2015

Oscar Isaac, star of "Inside Llewyn Davis," "A Most Violent Year," and the upcoming "Star Wars" films, talks about his newest role in "Ex Machina."

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The Takeaway

'Game of Thrones' Won the Internet This Week

Friday, April 10, 2015

Just the scent of new Game of Thrones episodes was enough to throw the internet (plus Seth Meyers, Sesame Street, and Key and Peele) into a tailspin this week. 

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WNYC News

A Complex Iran, in Film

Friday, April 10, 2015

"About Elly" focuses on a group of college friends who are spending a fun weekend at the beach that turns into a tale of deception and the struggle between modernity and tradition.

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WNYC News

Basquiat and Lawrence as Social Activists

Friday, April 10, 2015

Two new exhibits show how Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jacob Lawrence fought to portray the African-American experience in a white art world.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: School Discipline, Silencing Gun Research & Game of Thrones

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Takeaway looks at a new investigation into police in schools, we explore NRA lobbying efforts, and we prepare you for the return of the hit series "Game of Thrones."

Studio 360

Trenton Doyle Hancock’s Universe of Weirdness

Thursday, April 09, 2015

In Trenton Doyle Hancock’s irreverent art, he creates his own sci-fi world where vegans are the villains and color is a weapon. 

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Spinning on Air - An Earth Day Special on Climate Change

Thursday, April 09, 2015

This Earth Day, Spinning on Air brought poets, musicians, writers and actors together in The Greene Space for an inspiring evening around climate change.

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FT Big Read

Art market laid bare

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Art market laid bare

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The Takeaway

Cracking the Code to the Iconic Song "American Pie"

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

What really happened "the day the music died"? The lyrics to “American Pie” were sold on Tuesday for over $1 million—and those lyrics could unlock the code to the song’s true meaning.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Justice in South Carolina, The Brontosaurus Makes a Comeback, and Twins in Space

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the shooting death of Walter Scott, we explore new information about the Brontosaurus, and we chat with Astronaut Mike Kelly about his twin brother's space trip.

The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: WQXR Presents Metropolitan Opera Spring Highlights

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Watch the stars of the Met Opera preview selections from the company's spring 2015 productions.

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The Takeaway

Kristen Stewart on Growing Up and Growing Strong in Hollywood

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

"Twilight" made Kristen Stewart a megastar. And tougher indie projects like "The Clouds of Sils Maria" are making sure her star will continue to rise. 

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