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Open Phones: What Made You Laugh in 2012?

Friday, December 28, 2012

For our final segment of 2012, we'll go out laughing. What made you laugh this year - conversations, videos, pictures, jokes, stories, movies, anything at all. Call 212-433-9692 or post below. Post your links, and we'll compile them on our blog!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: What Did You Like or Dislike in 2012?

Friday, December 28, 2012

On Facebook you can "like" just about anything. On YouTube you can "thumb up" or "thumb down" videos. And, yes, in real life, you can have an opinion too! What did you like, or dislike in 2012? Anything goes. Call 212-433-9692 or post here!

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Soundcheck

Producer Picks: Joel Meyer And Gretta Cohn Share Their 2012 Music Surveys

Friday, December 28, 2012

Soundcheck producers Gretta Cohn and Joel Meyer share some of their answers to the 2012 Music Survey -- and they nearly come to fisticuffs over K-pop star Psy and his megahit "Gangnam Style." Plus, they discuss some favorites of the year, from R&B singer Miguel, southern metal stalwarts Mastodon and more.

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Soundcheck

Producer Picks: Katie Bishop and Mike Katzif's 2012 Music Surveys

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Soundcheck producer Katie Bishop and digital producer Mike Katzif reveal some of their answers to Soundcheck's 2012 Music Survey, including two pop-based trends that they spotted. Plus, they share their favorite albums of the year -- Punch Brothers' Who's Feeling Young Now? and Exitmusic's Passage. And, John chimes in with one of his favorites from the year as well. See the rest of their survey responses here.

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WNYC News

Best New Restaurants of 2012 are in Brooklyn, Jersey City and Downtown Manhattan

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sandy left many downtown restaurants dark and empty for several weeks, but their reputations survived undamaged. That's according to Ryan Sutton, restaurant critic for Bloomberg news.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Best of Your 2012 Cell Phone Pictures

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Our year-end photo project asked you to submit your best cell phone shots of the year. We got hundreds of submissions, and now New York Times senior staff photographer and Lens blog co-editor James Estrin picks his favorites. See Jim's favorites below, and be sure to check out all the submissions here.

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Top Five End-of-the-Year Classical Music Lists

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Santa isn’t the only one checking his list this time of year. Critics around the country and world are filing their reports on who is deserving of praise and who is despicable.

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Conducting Business

The Best and Worst of Classical Music in 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

In this podcast, three music critics review 2012: Anne Midgette, of the Washington Post; Steve Smith, of the New York Times and Time Out New York; and Heidi Waleson, from the Wall Street Journal.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Best of 2012: The Year In (Your Cell Phone) Pictures

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

There are plenty of roundups of the year's best photographs, now the Brian Lehrer Show is compiling the best photographs -- that are sitting on your cell phone. Use the form below to upload your photograph, deadline is noon on Tuesday, December 25th.

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Operavore

The Best and Worst of Opera in 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Blogger Marion Lignana Rosenberg lists the top five performances of 2012, plus five of the best opera recordings. And yes, there’s a lump of coal for those who served up duds.

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