Marion Lignana Rosenberg, Writer and Classical Music Critic, Dies at 51

Monday, December 02, 2013

Marion Lignana Rosenberg, a writer, critic and translator who chronicled the classical music world with a stylish insight for outlets including WQXR, died on Thursday near Albany, NY.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fall TV Season Preview

Thursday, September 05, 2013

New York Magazine TV critic, Matt Zoller Seitz discusses new TV shows, the return of beloved programs, and what there is to look forward to this season.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Raymond Sokolov's 40 Years in Food

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Raymond Sokolov became food editor of the New York Times in 1971, and he discusses his long, memorable career as restaurant critic, food historian, and author. In Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years in Food, he traces the food scene he reported on in America and abroad, from backwoods barbecue shack in Alabama to molecular gastronomy at El Bulli in Spain.

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Art Talk: Why Art Critics Matter

Thursday, May 09, 2013

The last full-time art critic in the city of Chicago was laid off by Time Out magazine last month. Now, there are fewer than ten full-time art critics employed by newspapers and magazines in the country.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Robert Sherwood Humanizes Wartime Efforts and Urges 'Enduring Peace'

Friday, December 21, 2012


Calling himself a "Broadway wise-cracker and a Hollywood hack," Robert Sherwood, author, soldier, pacifist, and speechwriter, gives a stirring account of his wartime work for the Roosevelt administration at this 1948 Books and Authors Luncheon.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Movie Stardom and Modern Fame

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Ty Burr, film critic for The Boston Globe, explores how and why we obsess over movie stars. In Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame he leads an entertaining journey through modern fame at its flashiest, most indulgent, occasionally most tragic, and its most revealing.

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I Want My MTV: Music Television Turns 30

Monday, August 01, 2011

MTV was born 30 years ago on August 1, 1981 as a scrappy underground music channel, kicking off the age of the music video with “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles. WNYC asked music, television, and pop-culture critics to weigh in on MTV and its role in shaping the American cultural landscape.

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Studio 360

360 Staff Pick: Memoir of a Friendship

Monday, January 25, 2010

With a million bromance movies exploring male friendships (usually at the expense of the shrewy women who stand in the way), Let's Take the Long Way Home is refreshing. The memoir by former Boston Globe book critic Gail Caldwell sketches her quiet, funny, intimate friendship with fellow-writer ...

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Studio 360

Tim Page

Friday, September 25, 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Tim Page always knew that he was different. It wasn't until his 40's that he was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. Page's new memoir, Parallel Play, looks back at his life and how the syndrome was an asset ...

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Terry Teachout

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Terry Teachout is the rare critic who covers music, dance, books, and the visual arts. He is a columnist for the Washington Post, drama critic for the Wall Street Journal, and a music critic for Commentary. The Terry Teachout Reader, a collection of his essays, has just ...


Studio 360

Special Guest: Bill Buford

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Kurt Andersen and writer Bill Buford talk about the seduction and dangers of watching. Bill Buford writes for the New Yorker and was the Fiction editor of the magazine for eight years. Before that he was the editor of the literary quarterly Granta. He’s now working on three different non-fiction ...


Studio 360

Critic Marcia Tucker on Impermanence

Saturday, December 07, 2002

Kurt Andersen and the art critic and curator Marcia Tucker talk about the art of impermanence.

Marcia Tucker is an art critic and curator. She was the Founder and former Director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, a New York museum dedicated to groundbreaking art.


Studio 360

Rock Critic Anthony DeCurtis on Fans

Saturday, January 05, 2002

Kurt Andersen and rock music critic Anthony DeCurtis discuss the passions that drive devoted fans.

DeCurtis is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and host of the online musician interview show, The A-list, at His Rolling Stone cover subjects include R.E.M., U2, Sting, Janet Jackson, the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Jimmy Page and Robert ...