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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, January 30, 2015

David Simon, Frank Ocean, and an all-female Ghostbusters cast win the internet this week.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Learning Algebra from Cartoons

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Cartoon Guide to Algebra is designed to help students understand and learn the core mathematical course taught in American schools, using engaging graphics and lively humor.

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On The Media

"Monty Python But 50 Times As Rude"

Friday, January 09, 2015

On the rich tradition of cartoons in French culture, satirical and otherwise, as well as the unique reputation of Charlie Hebdo.

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On The Media

Charlie Hebdo's Raison D'Etre

Friday, January 09, 2015

Prominent French media critic Daniel Schneidermann on the Charlie Hebdo attack and the legacy of the paper's boundary-pushing cartoons. 

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The Takeaway

Listen to The New Yorker’s Bob Mankoff Reflect on the Shooting at Charlie Hebdo

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The legendary cartoon editor spoke to The Takeaway's John Hockenberry about cartooning and the Charlie Hebdo attack.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Chef Marcus Samuelsson, Sci-Fi Writer William Gibson & Controversial Cartoons

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Leonard Lopate Show's three favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them. 
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Studio 360

Alison Bechdel Passes the Test

Friday, October 17, 2014

The cartoonist and author of the memoir Fun Home explains why she had to retire her beloved, long-running strip Dykes to Watch Out For.

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The Takeaway

The Return of 'Calvin and Hobbes' Cartoonist Bill Watterson

Monday, June 09, 2014

Bill Watterson is known as the J.D. Salinger of comic strips—a recluse and legendary in the cartoon world, but rarely seen. How another cartoonist convinced Watterson to finally return to the page for the first time in nearly 20 years.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cartoonist Roz Chast on Caring for Her Ageing Parents

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Studio 360

Sunday Morning's Family Circus Meets Sunday Night's True Detective in 'Time Is A Flat Circus'

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Never before has Sunday morning entertainment played so well with Sunday night entertainment.

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WNYC News

The Man Behind The New Yorker's Cartoons

Saturday, March 29, 2014

New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff has a new memoir called How About Never—Is Never Good for You?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cartoonist Liza Donnelly on Drawing Women and Men

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cartoonist Liza Donnelly, a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, talks about her new cartoon collection, Women on Men, about relationships.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bruce McCall on Billionaires in the Wild

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bruce McCall talks about collaborating with David Letterman on an illustrated chronicle of satirical of the indulgences of the super-rich, This Land Was Made for You and Me (But Mostly Me): Billionaires in the Wild.

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WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Rhapsody Rabbit

Saturday, October 19, 2013

With Liszt’s birthday coming up this Tuesday, we have chosen his Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 for our Saturday morning cartoon.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Legendary Illustrators Celebrate MAD Magazine

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Legendary illustrators Drew Friedman, Al Jaffee, and Arnold Roth discuss the life and work of Harvey Kurtzman, the cartoonist, writer, and editor who was the founding editor and creator of the most important comics satire magazine in 20th-century America, MAD.

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Radiolab

The History Of Mankind In Five Words, And Other Things Reza Knows

Monday, March 11, 2013

Human history (the written-down part) began about 7,000 years ago. Here's everything we've learned in all that time, compressed into five words, spoken by a puzzled human — from a wonderfully clever Los Angeles cartoonist named Reza.

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WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Debussy’s 'Clair de lune'

Saturday, February 09, 2013

For this week’s cartoon we have chosen Debussy’s “Clair de lune” from Suite bergamasque, because the moon has such important symbolism for the Lunar New Year.

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Studio 360

Rocky and Bullwinkle & the Cuban Missile Crisis

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Cold War was terrifying, but we have to admit: it made for some great entertainment, from Dr. No to Dr. Strangelove. And then there was the kid-friendly version: The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. That all-American squirrel and his pal the moose first sauntered ...

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Robert Mankoff on Nipplegate.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Robert Mankoff on Nipplegate.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Francoise Mouly, New Yorker art editor, talks about how the magazine creates its signature covers commenting on the political and cultural events of the day. Blown Covers: New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See shows the sketches that didn’t make the cut and explains the stages in the evolution of a cover that has an edge but stands the test of time.

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