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Talk to Me: Story Prize: Short Stories, Big Prizes

Monday, March 07, 2011

Click hear to listen to the three Story Prize finalists—Anthony Doerr, Yiyun Li and Suzanne Rivecca—read from their work.

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Selected Shorts: Holding Fast

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Failing a moral test, and the cost of love and loss in stories by American and Irish contemporary writers. Those are the themes in this week's episode, which features “I Am Not a Jew” by John Biguenet (read by Denis O’Hare), and “Everything in this Country Must” by Colum McCann (read by Amy Ryan).

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Labor Dispute Escalates Between Harper's and UAW

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

There will be a few key names missing from the masthead of Harper’s Magazine next month. Click here to read about the ongoing labor dispute between Harper's and a local union.

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Talk to Me: Zadie Smith and Gemma Sieff

Monday, February 07, 2011

WNYC recently attended a conversation between novelist, professor and critic Zadie Smith and her new editor at Harper's, Gemma Sieff.

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True Story Non-Fiction: Vivian Gornick on Work

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

At last month's True Story: Non-Fiction at KGB Bar, famed essayist, journalist and critic Vivian Gornick talked about womanhood, working and life as a woman worker. Click here to listen.

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Talk to Me: Old Friends and New Friends at Happy Ending

Monday, January 10, 2011

Two is a famously bad age for toddlers, but it seems to be a prime number for a reading series marking a rite of passage—in this case, the celebration this past Wednesday of the Happy Ending Music and Reading Series’ two-year anniversary at Joe’s Pub.

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Arts Highlights 2011: New York Critics, Writers Weigh In

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

We asked some of our favorite culture vultures to weigh in on what to expect in the coming year in the arts. Here's what they said.

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Mysteries and Wonders

Sunday, December 26, 2010

This week's episode includes three tales by Saki, Liliana Heker, Charles Johnson about something unexpected, along with a fourth in which Edwidge Danticat secretly follows her mother.

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30 Years Later, New York Remembers John Lennon

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

On December 8th, 1980 at 10:50 P.M., John Lennon was murdered outside his apartment building by deranged fan Mark Chapman as Lennon returned from his recording studio. Thirty years later, New Yorkers are still commemorating the Beatle that made our city his home. Here are some ways to remember Lennon around town on Wednesday.

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Authors Tackle the Hip-Hop Economy and Riot Grrrls at KGB Bar

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

In the latest episode of KGB's non-fiction reading series, Dan Charnas reads from his forthcoming book "The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop," and Sara Marcus reads from her book "Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrl Movement Revolution."

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Life with Harold: Lady Antonia Fraser Remembers Pinter

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Lady Antonia Fraser recently took the New York Public Library stage elegantly poised and eager to spellbind the audience with tales from her memoir, "Must You Go? My Life with Harold Pinter."

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The Acquisition of a Lifetime: Maya Angelou's Archives Go to Harlem's Schomburg Center

Friday, October 29, 2010

The New York Public Library officially announced the acquisition of the archives on Friday, which include handwritten notes for Angelou's autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

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Oliver Sacks: Theoretical Physics and Schmaltz Herring

Thursday, October 28, 2010

He may be a physician, a professor of psychiatry and the best-selling author of 10 books, including the one that inspired the movie Awakenings, but Oliver Sacks still takes comfort in schmaltz herring.

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When Did Vampires Become So Hot?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

When did the undead become so popular? Vampires used to lurk on the fringes of pop culture: but these days they are heroes, heartthrobs, and the family next door.

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A Mother and Her 'Princess Boy'

Monday, October 25, 2010

My Princess Boy – A mom’s story about a young boy who loves to dress up” is a new children’s book which is being used by some schools to prevent bullying and to encourage the acceptance of others who don’t fit into the traditional mainstream.

 

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NY Public Library Study Room Presents Virginia Woolf Festival

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A festival on Virginia Woolf begins Tuesday at the New York Public Library. WNYC previews the three-day event and shoots a video of the library's Wertheim Study.

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New Mickey Mantle Biography Sheds Light (and Casts Shadows) on Yankee Star

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

There's a new book out on one of the city's favorite Bronx Bombers: "The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood," by Jane Leavy.

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Tolstoy: A Rebellious Giant a Hundred Years Later

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

“To paint The Appearance of Christ to the People is Art and to paint nude broads is also art. To write The Iliad is art and to write "Nana" is also art. To paint a holy icon is art and to treble your banjo is also art, and clowning is art, and riding your horse is art, and making chicken pates is art, and hair styling is art and wardrobe making is art! All is art.”

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True Story Non-Fiction: Moustafa Bayoumi

Friday, October 08, 2010

In the latest episode of KGB's non-fiction reading series, Moustafa Bayoumi read from his book, "How Does it Feel to be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America."

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Architect Diana Balmori on Art and Reading in Latin

Friday, October 08, 2010

Landscape architect Diana Balmori gives Stacked Up the scoop on her favorite reads.

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