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Photographing Change for the Brian Lehrer Show

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It’s photo month over on the Brian Lehrer Show, and last week, listeners submitted photos to show’s Flickr pool under the theme “Change for the Better, Change for the Worse.” There were over almost 350 entries - 25 or so of which will ...

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Arts

Deerhoof Fans Get First Look at Leaked Song

Monday, July 21, 2008

Deerhoof has leaked a song from their upcoming album Offend Maggie in the form of sheet music, asking their fans to tell them how it should sound. WNYC Culture has stepped up to their challenge, creating an interpretation of the song relying solely on ...

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Arts

Catch the Fly’s Eye Before It Flies Away

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Buckminster Fuller exhibit at the Whitney may be all the rage but there are a few other Fuller events and exhibits around the city as well. At the Center for Architecture you can spend some time in the Dymaxion Study Center (open ...

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Soundcheck

Twyla Tharp

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Choreographer Twyla Tharp redeemed the Broadway jukebox musical with "Movin' Out," a narrative ballet set to songs by Billy Joel. Her latest work, "Rabbit and Rogue," which just concluded a series of performances at the American Ballet Theater, features an original score by composer Danny Elfman. She joins us to ...

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Joe Wigfall Wins the Street Shots Challenge

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

WNYC Radio and our contest judge Luc Sante are pleased to announce the winner of the Street Shots Challenge: Joe Wigfall.

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Fishko Files

From the Archives: Re-Creation (Originally Aired 9/22/00

Friday, February 29, 2008

You can call it a copy, a knock-off, an imitation, a re-creation; whatever you call it, Sara Fishko asks, can it be "original"? Can it be hazardous to your health? Here's the next Fishko Files...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Howard Zinn

Tuesday, March 20, 2001

Howard Zinn, the popular Boston University historian and political activist who had been an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam, passed away at the age of 87. Leonard interviewed him in March of 2001 for his book on war...

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A Look at Choreographer Merce Cunningham

Thursday, December 11, 1997

Merce Cunningham had many fans – including many dancers – who raved about the avant-garde dancer and choreographer because of the way he revolutionized modern dance, creating works of pure movement – divorced from not only storytelling, but musical accompaniment. David Vaughn

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Karl Malden

Friday, November 07, 1997

Karl Malden was one classy character actor. During the course of his 60-year career, he won an Academy Award for his portrayals of the rough-hewn Everyman, with a bulbous nose. Malden once said he was determined "to be No. 1 in the No. 2 parts I was destined to get." ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Charles Gwathmey

Wednesday, May 01, 1996

Architect Charles Gwathmey showed his love of Modernism and geometrical complexity not only in his designs for public buildings (like the 1992 addition to the Guggenheim, the International Center of Photography, and the Museum of the Moving Image), but also -- and especially –- those for private homes. He died ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Being Critical

Tuesday, April 09, 1996

In 1996, Leonard sat down with three New York film critics to talk about their work and how the reviews they write affect the movie business. Armond White, then of the City Sun, Georgia Brown, a critic for the Village Voice, and David Kerr, then of the Daily News discuss ...

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Natasha Richardson

Thursday, January 21, 1993

Natasha Richardson, the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director Tony Richardson, may have been born into one of acting’s great families, but she quickly made a name for herself on both stage and screen. Critics praised her performances in a wide range of her roles and she won the ...

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David Carradine

Wednesday, September 25, 1991

David Carradine was best known for his role in the television series, "Kung Fu," but he came from a family of actors and appeared in more than 100 films, working with directors like Martin Scorsese and Ingmar Bergman. He also starred in both of Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” films. He ...

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Budd Schulberg

Tuesday, January 30, 1990

Budd Schulberg may be best-known for his Oscar-winning screenplay for "On the Waterfront," but he wrote many short stories and novels, collaborated with F. Scott Fitzgerald, helped to arrest Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, and named names to the House Un-American Activities Committee. He died earlier this week at the age ...

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