Holiday Shopping


Behold! A Holiday Buyer's Guide For Music Lovers

Friday, November 28, 2014

We've got a metal band's boxed wine for grandma, a meow-mixed hip-hop album for the kids and a bath mat that is so fresh and so clean.
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The 2013 Operavore Gift Guide

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Are you making a list and checking it twice? If not, it’s time to get snapping. Operavore can help you choose holiday treats – recordings, books and DVD – that will tickle the fancy of even the most persnickety opera fans.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tablets This Holiday Season

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Farhad Manjoo, Slate technology columnist, has advice and recommendations for tablets this holiday season. If you bought one, what tipped the scales for you when deciding what to buy?


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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Brick-and-Mortar Shopping

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Last week, listeners called in to talk about what they buy online. Now, let's hear it for face-to-face holiday shopping.  Tell us why your brick-and-mortar store is the place to shop, and give shoppers advice on how to make the most of the in-store experience.

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Holiday Gifts: Books

Friday, December 14, 2012

James Hannaham, Village Voice book reviewer and the author of the novel God Says No, shares what books he'd give as gifts this holiday season. What books are you giving as gifts this year? Post here or call 212-433-9692!


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2012 WQXR Holiday Gift Guide

Monday, December 03, 2012

As the holidays approach, let us help you find that perfect present for the classical music fans on your list.

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Win Win for Retail

Friday, November 30, 2012

Catherine Ruetschlin, policy analyst at Demos and the author of the study Retail's Hidden Potential: How Raising Wages Would Benefit Workers, the Industry and the Overall Economy, calls for higher wages for retail workers to spur the economy, as holiday shopping goes into high gear.

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Transportation Nation

Where Astronauts Do Their Christmas Shopping

Monday, December 19, 2011

Festive Space Shuttle with Holiday Wreath

This holiday season if you’re looking for something that is unique to Central Florida you might want go where astronauts stop off to do their shopping.  Yep, after a hard day of clocking in with the U.S. Space program astronauts head out State Road Three and stop at the aptly named “Space Shirts”.

It’s been a must stop destination for engineers, managers, tourists, and astronauts all looking for a bit of holiday space swag.  Co-owner Brenda Mulberry says more than six months after the final shuttle mission people are stilling coming in for the special bit of shuttle memorabilia, “This is going to last for the next couple of years.  It’s not like the frenzy right after the final mission.  But we still get people coming in who say the Space Center is sold out.”

She says community support is strong for the “Space Shirts” business which sells everything from embroidered shirts (done onsite) to coffee mugs, mission pins, and yes holiday items.

Nebula Tree, Orbiting Ornamenets, and ISS with Holiday Lights

Mulberry says top holiday items include holiday cards with the International Space Station decked out in Christmas lights, and tree ornaments of a shuttle and an astronaut framed by a wreath.


Space Shirts is easy to find. It’s located right next to the aptly named “Shuttles Dugout Bar and Grill.” So you don't have to orbit far to grab a bite after spending your shekels on shuttle swag!

There's Lots of Little Shuttles and Astronauts to Choose From

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The Brian Lehrer Show Holiday Shopping Guide

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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The Operavore 2011 Gift Guide

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Does the opera buff on your shopping list prefer early music or Russian romantics? How about a Wagner set? Here's five acts worth of CDs and DVDs to make spirits bright.

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The Takeaway

This Weeks's Agenda: Super Committee, Euro Crisis, Thanksgiving

Monday, November 21, 2011

The week starts out on an ominous note as the Congressional "super committee" charged with reducing the national debt announces that they will not reach a deal. What went wrong during their negotiations, and where do we go from here? How will markets react? Also, the Euro crisis rages on as another government falls in Spain with the election of a new Conservative party. Finally, another GOP debate, the start of the holiday shopping season, and Thanksgiving traditions from Takeaway guests.



Last Minute Shopping Success Stories

Friday, December 24, 2010


Amanda Butler decided to start her day early. She came out to Soho at 8 in the morning and was surprised to see the stores were not as crowded as she thought they would be.

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WNYC's Holiday Hit List

Saturday, December 18, 2010

For many New Yorkers, the holiday season is a hustle. But if you have time between shopping, eating and traveling, check out some of the Big Apple's most festive wintertime treats.