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Andy Warhol

Friday, August 06, 2010

For the remaining weeks of the summer and into September, you can see the exhibit “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade” at the Brooklyn Museum. 

Even now, nearly 25 years after his death, Warhol’s image is rarely out of the public eye.  And as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, that was the artist’s lifelong dream.  Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Piels Campaign

Friday, July 23, 2010

In honor of the season premiere of Mad Men this Sunday, WNYC’s Sara Fishko has a story to tell about Madison Avenue –- and how one ad campaign in the 1950s conquered the Northeast Region with a new, improved approach.  Here is the next Fishko Files...

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Robin Hood

Friday, June 25, 2010

The current epic film Robin Hood is one of this summer’s hits, another telling of that famous tale of outlaws and arrows. In this edition of The Fishko Files, WNYC’s Sara Fishko takes us back to one memorable version of Robin Hood that contains some peculiar twists of history and mystery....

 

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Unison: Synch and Synergy

Friday, May 28, 2010

If you happen to see a parade this Memorial Day Weekend, you might be spending some time watching large numbers of people, walking in step.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, there’s a particular synergy that comes from many people doing the same thing.   
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The First New York Fashion Week

Friday, February 12, 2010

Looking back at the first Fashion Week

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On Hamlet

Friday, July 31, 2009

Reflecting on the many voices of Hamlet

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Films of '59

Friday, June 19, 2009

As movies flood the market in this summer of ’09, Sara Fishko is thinking about the movies of nineteen-fifty-nine. From romantic comedies to sword-and-sandal spectacles, the films of that year spoke volumes about what was happening off screen.

For more about the movies of '59, including trailers ...

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World's Fair 1939

Friday, March 27, 2009

On the 1939 World's Fair in New York

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Monk's Big Band

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Next week, two concerts in New York’s Town Hall recall an event held 50 years ago on that very same stage. There, Thelonious Monk and nine other stellar players made their mark on jazz history. WNYC’s Sara Fishko has the story behind a famous musical moment, in this edition of ...

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Hazel Scott as Herself

Friday, January 16, 2009


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McCarthy and the "ism"

Saturday, October 25, 2008

It will be 100 years in November since the birth of the famously divisive politician, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy. As Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, there’s still plenty of power in his name.

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Bella

Friday, September 19, 2008

In the course of this long election season, the political speeches, debates and discussions have included more women’s voices than ever before. It has WNYC’s Sara Fishko thinking about a dynamo who was there at the beginning. Here is the next Fishko Files...

Check out Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary ...

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Charles Boyer

Friday, May 09, 2008

Actor Charles Boyer had a continental flavor that went over big in the U.S. Ten of his most engaging films will be screened in New York this month. Sara Fishko asks why... in this edition of the Fishko Files.

To learn more about Hollywood's studio system of the 1930s, 40s ...

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Jazz Soundtrack

Friday, April 11, 2008

Jazz has become so treasured as a part of film-scoring that it's the subject of a new Museum of Modern Art exhibit, opening next week. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us in this edition of the Fishko Files, the connection between jazz and American film was especially vibrant during one ...

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The Other Juno

Friday, March 21, 2008

A short-lived Broadway musical called ‘Juno’ is coming back for a brief run. It’s not to be confused with the current hit movie about a pregnant teen. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, the 1950’s 'Juno' was not exactly a hit. Here’s the next Fishko Files.
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Cliburn Takes Moscow

Friday, February 22, 2008

Even after a couple of weeks, visible in lower Manhattan are remnants of shredded paper and confetti, the last signs of the Giants' ticker tape parade. And that has WNYC's Sara Fishko thinking about a similar event, 50 years ago, that put a classical musician on the international map. Here ...

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Virtuoso

Friday, January 25, 2008

In the music world, being labeled a virtuoso is the highest compliment... or is it? WNYC's Sara Fishko considers the question, in this edition of the Fishko Files.

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Marc-André Hamelin will be performing with renowned violinist Midori at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall ...

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Cab Calloway

Friday, December 21, 2007

That notable date, December 25th, is also the birthday of the exuberant entertainer Cab Calloway of Hi-De-Ho fame. This year it's his centennial, which has Sara Fishko considering his vibrant legacy.

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This New Years Eve at the Apollo Theater: The Cab ...

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Sibling Harmony

Friday, November 09, 2007

The tradition of siblings singing together is as old as song itself. Sara Fishko looks at brothers, sisters and sibling harmony, in this archival edition of the Fishko Files.

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War and Peace

Friday, October 19, 2007

A new, highly praised English translation of Tolstoy's War and Peace hit bookstores this week. In this edition of the Fishko Files, Sara Fishko turns the pages of this great classic.

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Purchase your copy of Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's new translation of ...

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