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The Ecstatic Blankness Of Poet Louise Glück

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Reviewer Annalisa Quinn says the poems in Glück's new collection Faithful and Virtuous Night are lovely in places, but also misty, ambiguous and seemingly in love with their own haziness.

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Book News: Millennials Reading More Than Older Americans, Study Finds

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Also: writing advice from Emma Straub; the legacy of John Updike.

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'Father And Son' Is Part Homage, Part Indictment

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Marcos Giralt Torrente's memoir of his absentee father, the famed Spanish painter Juan Giralt, frequently resorts to lists and repetition to get across Torrente's exasperation, anger and love.

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Soundcheck

How To Be Smarter About... Kate Bush; Smoke Fairies Plays Live; Another Side Of Bob Dylan

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Soundcheck gets smarter about art pop singer Kate Bush; Smoke Fairies plays in the Soundcheck studio; A new book reveals another side to Bob Dylan.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Fight Against ISIS, A Children's Classic, and A Nation of Singles

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Takeaway explores the President's strategy to fight ISIS, a lost chapter of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and why there are more single American adults than married ones.

The Leonard Lopate Show

How Humans Influence the Earth and Each Other

Thursday, September 11, 2014

How human beings have shaped the future of planet Earth. The son of  a convicted terrorist rejects extremism and violence. “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.” A look back at Benghazi. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

OK Cupid 'Experiments on Humans'

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The dating site tells users that they're meant to be—even if they're not. OK Cupid's founder tells us the mere suggestion of being a perfect couple is enough for us to believe it.

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PRI's The World

He was the son of a top Hamas leader — then he became an Israeli informant

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Green Prince was the code name for a top Israeli informant, a man who was the son of a Hamas founder. It's also the name of a new documentary that chronicles the path of informant Mosab Hassan Yousef, and his relationship with his Israeli handler.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Year Everyone Turned on MLK

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The White House. The NAACP. The Urban League. They all deemed King wrong or irrelevant towards the end of his life. Tavis Smiley takes a closer look at MLK's troubled, final year.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Come See Leonard at the Brooklyn Book Festival!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Leonard will be hosting a conversation with writers Mary Gordon and Emma Straub at the Brooklyn Book Festival at noon on Sunday, September 21.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

An Uneasy New Life in Dubai in Joseph O'Neill's Novel The Dog

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The author of the award-winning novel Netherland discusses his new novel, The Dog, a tale of alienation and heartbreak in Dubai. 

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The Takeaway

Two Americans Could Make Literary History

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Two Americans have the chance to make literary history: This week, Karen Joy Fowler and Joshua Ferris became the first Americans to make the Man Booker Prize shortlist. 

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Book News: Fantasy Novelist Graham Joyce Dies

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Also: Ursula K. Le Guin and Louise Erdrich will receive lifetime achievement awards; Judge Judy is giving away her new book for free.

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Challenging, Shattering 'Girl' Is No Half-Formed Thing

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Eimear McBride's debut uses fractured poetry to tell the story of a young girl trying to drown mental anguish with physical pain. Critic Heller McAlpin calls it devastating and ferociously original.

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Oates' Latest Story Collection Is 'Dark, Deep' And Marvelous

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It's a cliche at this point to talk about how incredibly prolific Joyce Carol Oates is; critic Alan Cheuse says it's not the quantity but the quality — and her latest story collection is wonderful.

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Greil Marcus Covers The History Of Rock 'N' Roll In Ten [Surprising] Songs

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The veteran music critic and author chooses ten songs that he believes embody the spirit of rock 'n' roll. 

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Greil Marcus' Ten Songs That Embody Rock 'N' Roll; Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij Scores For Broadway; MTV's VMAs At 30

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Veteran rock critic Greil Marcus discusses songs that embody rock history; Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij scores for theater; looking back on MTV's first VMAs.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Police Seize Billions Without Warrants, Wearable Tech, and Reviving a Timeless Profession

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Takeaway explores a new investigation into America's police departments, why the tech industry is embracing the GOP, and an effort to keep the art of watchmaking ticking.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Absorbing Information and Focusing on the Here and Now

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A look at how we learn. Josh Charles talks about  “Bird People” and Joseph O’Neill talks about his novel, The Dog. And how short-term self-gratification has become a guiding principle.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Long-Term Consequences of Short-Term Gratification

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The pursuit of short-term self-gratification, once seen as a sign of personal weakness, has become the default principle not only for individuals, but for many sectors of our society.

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