Monday, February 23, 2015
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Friday, August 23, 2013
By Katie Bishop : Producer, Death, Sex & Money
MTV's Video Music Awards air this Sunday and amongst the most obvious nominees -- Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" -- there are a few hidden gems, including Duck Sauce's "It's You." Director Phillip Andelman give us the lowdown on the video's initial concept and how they made it.
Monday, March 04, 2013
The National Book Critics Circle's national awards were given out last week. A number of the winners have been guests on the Leonard Lopate Show, and you can find their interviews in the show archives.
Robert Caro won for his biography of Lyndon Johnson, The Passage of Power. Leonard spoke with him about that book in May, and you can listen to that conversation here.
The general nonfiction award was given to Andrew Solomon for Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity. Listen to Leonard's interview with him here.
Ben Fountain's novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk won the award for fiction. He spoke with Leonard about that book in August, and you can listen to that interview here.
Author and illustrator Leanne Shapton's memoir Swimming Studies won in the category of autobiography. Listen to Leonard's conversation with her here.
Friday, February 08, 2013
Despite featuring performances by Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, and the multi-nominated Frank Ocean, the Grammys are still old-school, says New York Times critic John Caramanica. "The Grammys get to look cool, but are really just reinforcing values that they've had for decades."
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Welcome to the second of several Movie Date Award Season Dispatches. Each dispatch is taken from a live interview, led by WNYC's Amy Eddings, and broadcast during All Things Considered on WNYC. In this dispatch, Rafer and Kristen share their thoughts on the Golden Globes - from the hosting to the winners to that speech by Lifetime Achievement winner Jodie Foster.
Friday, January 11, 2013
This weekend, Queens of Comedy Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes, just a few days after Emma Stone and 2013 Oscar host Seth McFarlane presented the Oscar nominations. Add to that the Razzie nominations for the worst movies of 2012, and you have a well-rounded kick-off to red carpet season. The Takeaway’s Movie Date team, Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer have all the details on the nominees, the snubs, and the upcoming shows.
Monday, January 07, 2013
Watching the Golden Globes Sunday night? Play interactive awards night bingo with Kurt! The awards shows have turned into parodies of themselves: celebrities thanking their lawyers, refusing to "wrap it up," trying to exit off the wrong side of the stage. This year, we’re embracing the cliché ...
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Airing: November 22, 8pm on AM820, 93.9FM and NJPR
The Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour program. Best of the Best: The 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast. This year's special showcases the winners of the 2012 TC/RHDF Competition, interviews with the winning producers, and highlights from our 2012 Third Coast Awards Ceremony hosted by the Kitchen Sisters and featuring the band The Hudson Branch. Gwen Macsai, host of the Third Coast's Re:sound, and an award-winning writer/humorist, will guide listeners through this two-hour tour of the world's best new documentaries.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Writer and historian David McCullough and contemporary music composer Steve Reich will receive the academy's most significant prizes — gold medals for distinguished achievements in biography and music — during the star- and literati-studded annual American Academy of Arts and Letters luncheon in Manhattan on Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity. Slideshow below.