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The Brian Lehrer Show

1994 in Music: An Abundance of Riches

Monday, October 06, 2014

Dig out your CD collection and remember 1994 with us, from Portishead to Biggie Smalls to Hole. 

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Funny or Racist?

Monday, April 07, 2014

Reporter Arun Venugopal talks to Amber Ruffin, writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers, about how comedy is subverting racial stereotypes.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Visually Literate

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

As Tribeca Film Festival gets started, Stephen Apkon, founder and executive director of The Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit film and education organization located in Pleasantville, NY, and author of The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens, offers his manifesto for incorporating "visual literacy" into education.


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The Brian Lehrer Show

DJ Spooky at the Met

Monday, December 24, 2012

DJ Spooky (aka Paul D. Miller), DJ, conceptual artist, and the editor of Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture, talks about being artist-in-residence at and "reframing" the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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The Takeaway

New Movie Releases: 'The Vow,' 'Journey 2,' and 'Safe House'

Friday, February 10, 2012

This week’s big releases offer up some variations on Hollywood's most beloved genres: "Safe House," a CIA mole-thriller with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds; "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," a kid-friendly sci-fi adventure starring The Rock and Michael Cain; and the tear-jerking amnesia romance "The Vow" starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.