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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Iris Barry Saw Film as Art

Friday, April 18, 2014

Iris Barry was one of the first intellectuals to treat film as an art form, appreciating its far-reaching, transformative power. She founded the Museum of Modern Arts’ film department and became its first curator. In Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film, Robert Sitton writes about her life and her lasting legacy.

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On The Media

Robot Humor

Friday, April 18, 2014

We often think of robots as tools to make our lives easier. But what if they could also make our lives funnier?

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Soundcheck

R. Crumb Plays Live With East River String Band; Rock Journo Lisa Robinson Tells All

Friday, April 18, 2014

In this episode: Famed illustrator R. Crumb, who is also a huge fan of early folk and jazz, is an honorary member of New York's East River String Band. Or if he isn't, he should be -- he does all their artwork and plays live with them in the Soundcheck studio.

Then: Lisa Robinson has interviewed and written about some of the biggest names in music, from Jay Z to John Lennon to Michael Jackson. Her new memoir, There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll, details her days spent with some of music’s shining stars, and offers perspective on a career spent working in a male-dominated field.

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Studio 360

Pharrell's Sweet Tears, X-Files Tweet-union and More

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Here are the five unmissable things the internet gave us this week: A perfect pop song, an unbelievable drawing, and a good long cry.

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Soundcheck

Hear: R. Crumb And The East River String Band, Live On Soundcheck

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The famed illustrator, who is also a huge fan of early folk, old-time blues and jazz, is an honorary member of New York's East River String Band. Or if he isn't, he should be -- he does all their artwork and plays live with them in the Soundcheck studio.

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Studio 360

Sunday Morning's Family Circus Meets Sunday Night's True Detective in 'Time Is A Flat Circus'

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Never before has Sunday morning entertainment played so well with Sunday night entertainment.

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The Takeaway

Ukraine Uses Force to Push Back Separatists | Saturn Just Birthed a Baby Moon | A Bombing, a Neighborhood and a Community Forever Changed

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ukraine Uses Force to Push Back Separatists | Ford Celebrates Mustang Anniversary Amid Changing Industry | Saturn Just Birthed a Baby Moon. How Does that Happen? | Boko Haram Continues Reign of Terror With Abductions, Explosions | This Is Where: 'All Arms Are Open' | A Bombing, a Neighborhood and ...

The Leonard Lopate Show

Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns on Dancing in the New York City Ballet

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns, principal dancers with the New York City Ballet, talk about their careers as dancers, and the demands and rewards  of dancing in the NYCB.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dancers Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov on Creating an Academy of Classical Ballet

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Legendary ballet dancer Gelsey Kirkland and her husband, dancer Michael Chernov, talk about creating The Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

MoMA Director Glenn Lowry on Expanding the Collection, Audience, and Building

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Glenn D. Lowry, director of The Museum of Modern Art, talks about the museum’s transformation over the past two decades and its place in the cultural landscape of New York and the world.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sarah Jessica Parker Is Back in the Host's Seat

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Guest host—and former ballet dancer—Sarah Jessica Parker goes behind the scenes of the New York City Ballet and talks Gauguin with the director of MoMA.

The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC How-To in Pictures

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nathan Pyle, illustrator and author of the graphic book NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, moved to NYC from Ohio and shares what he learned about maneuvering through the subways and sidewalks without aggravating your neighbors.

→ EVENT: book signing at Word Bookstore in Greenpoint on Thursday, April 17, from 7-8 p.m.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sarah Jessica Parker in the Host's Chair

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

She talks with New Yorker writer Dexter Filkins about the challenge of war reporting. Then, a cavalcade of Broadway talent stops by - including Tyne Daly and Terrence McNally. Listen live now!

The Leonard Lopate Show

"Mothers and Sons"

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Playwright Terrence McNally talks about his play “Mothers and Sons,” along with stars Tyne Daly and Frederick Weller. The play is about a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led. “Mothers and Sons” is playing at the Golden Theater.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Artist Alex Katz

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Alex Katz discusses his long career as a painter, printmaker, and sculptor. He's best known for his large-scale portraits and landscapes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jamaica Kincaid on James Baldwin: "Love is Something You Do"

Monday, April 14, 2014

"Every African-American household ought to have a complete collection of James Baldwin's work," says the author Jamaica Kincaid. In what would be his 90th year, Baldwin is being recognized for his lasting impact as a writer and activist. Kincaid talks about the year-long celebration.

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Here's The Thing

Chris Columbus and Stephen Daldry

Monday, April 14, 2014

Alec Baldwin talks with two film directors who have found success pursuing very different artistic and commercial goals.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Go Tell It On the Mountain

Monday, April 14, 2014

The writer James Baldwin would have turned 90 years old this year. The novelist Jamaica Kincaid and others talk about a year-long celebration of his life and ideas. Plus: Rep. Steve Israel talks midterm elections; development shadows Central Park; and the city’s new Human Resources Administration commish on his new gig. 

The Leonard Lopate Show

John Turturro, “Fading Gigolo"

Monday, April 14, 2014

John Turturro talks about writing, directing, and starring in “Fading Gigolo.” The film is about people’s endless and never fully satisfying quest to find happiness through sex and love, and it features Woody Allen, who plays a man who helps develop a scheme to get out of debt by entering into the world’s oldest profession. Turturro will also talk about his role in the film “God’s Pocket,” directed by John Slattery and also starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, which will be released in May.

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WNYC News

Wild German Artist Packs MoMA

Sunday, April 13, 2014

On Saturday, MoMA is opening the first comprehensive retrospective of the experimental German artist Sigmar Polke. But with an excessive 250 pieces, "the show is a disaster," says WNYC's art critic.

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