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Why You Shouldn’t Miss 'Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art'

Saturday, May 05, 2012

If you haven’t been to see the Diego Rivera exhibit, “Murals for the Museum of Modern Art” yet, you have a few days before it closes on May 14. Plus, see a slideshow of works in the exhibition.

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A SoHo Hat Boutique Hopes to 'Run for the Roses' at the Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 05, 2012

In her cramped, yet colorful, SoHo boutique, simply called The Hat Shop, proprietor Linda Pagan predicts one of her hats will win The Kentucky Derby.

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Last Chance Foods: The Tart Taste of Knotweed Revenge

Friday, May 04, 2012

Knotweed is an invasive pest hated by many, and the most effective way of getting rid of it may also be the most delicious. Urban forager Marie Viljoen talks about finding, cooking and eating knotweed. Plus, try her recipe for Knotweed Soup.

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Beastie Boys Founder Adam 'MCA' Yauch Dead at 47

Friday, May 04, 2012

The 47-year-old rapper born in Brooklyn, who fans knew as MCA, died on Friday after a battle with cancer. Watch vintage Beasties' music videos here.

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Snapshot | Google Says 'Happy Birthday' to NY Artist Keith Haring

Friday, May 04, 2012

Google has used letters inspired by the work of the late New York artist Keith Haring for the "doodle" above its homepage search bar. Haring died tragically of AIDS in 1990. Friday would have been his 54th birthday.

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Vogue Bans Too-Skinny Models from its Pages

Friday, May 04, 2012

Vogue magazine, perhaps the world's top arbiter of style, is making a statement about its own models: Too young and too thin is no longer in.

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Studio 360

Listener Challenge: Odes to Idols

Friday, May 04, 2012

Inspired by Tracy K. Smith’s collection Life on Mars, we want your poem about the star who captured your imagination — as a teenager or now. This week, we feature an entry in tribute to Led Zeppelin. ...

Enter our Ode to a Teen Idol Poetry Contest

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Studio 360

The New Sherlock Holmes & The Outsiders

Friday, May 04, 2012

Kurt Andersen talks with Steven Moffat, the TV writer and producer behind two stylish reinventions of classic characters: Doctor Who and Sherlock. The religion scholar Elaine Pagels decodes the Bible’s most controversial and fantastical text, the Book of Revelation. And our American Icons series continues with the novel that created ...

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Kat Edmonson, 'Champagne,' Live on Soundcheck

Friday, May 04, 2012

Kat Edmonson has an old-fashioned sound but these aren't covers. Her songs are all her own and brand new. Watch Edmonson and her band perform "Champagne," which sounds a lot like Cole Porter, but is an original from her album, Way Down Low.

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Sherlock Holmes Goes Digital

Friday, May 04, 2012

If you're a fan of the reboot of British sci-fi TV series Doctor Who, Steven Moffat is the patron saint of nerd cool. He's the visionary show runner and writer behind some of the series’ most creepy and popular episodes. He recently reinvented another classic British superhero, who’s similarly ...

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Studio 360

American Icons: The Outsiders

Friday, May 04, 2012

Susan Eloise Hinton was a teenager when she wrote The Outsiders, the story of rival gangs in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She used the pen name “S.E.” so readers wouldn’t know she was a girl, and bought a Camaro with the earnings. “Some of [the novel’s] faults, like its over-the-top emotions and ...

Slideshow: How The Outsiders became a movie

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This Week's Playlist

Friday, May 04, 2012

Here's the music we used in this week's show, via Spotify:

(Click here for a larger player.)

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NJ Gallery Celebrates WPA-Era Art and its Modern Appeal

Friday, May 04, 2012

On Thursday, an exhibit that celebrates WPA-era artwork opened at LightSoundSpace Gallery in Rahway, New Jersey. The idea behind the show is to inspire visitors with messages that curators say resonate strongly with the economic struggles faced by many at present. Check out a slideshow of works in the show.

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Elaine Pagels' Revelations

Friday, May 04, 2012

From angels battling demons in heaven to the Beast with the number 666, the Book of Revelation — the apocalyptic conclusion to the New Testament — has been a narrative staple in our popular culture. Elaine Pagels' new book  considers this vivid and controversial text. A religion professor ...

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Can Obama's Turnaround Arts Initiative Save Schools?

Friday, May 04, 2012

Last week, the Obama administration announced a new initiative to improve a handful of the nation’s worst performing schools through arts education. The Turnaround Arts Initiative has chosen eight schools to receive $14.7 million over three years to integrate art, music, dance, and ...

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Knotweed: A Moveable Feast

Thursday, May 03, 2012

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Note to self: invite 66SquareFeet blogger Marie Viljoen to the station more often. The writer, cook, gardener and forager brought a little picnic of goodies made from knotweed for this Friday's Last Chance Foods.

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Mick Jagger Gets First Hosting Gig at 'SNL' Finale

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Mick Jagger will test his comic chops later this month as host of the "Saturday Night Live" season finale.

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People Get Ready, 'Uncanny,' Live on Soundcheck

Thursday, May 03, 2012

People Get Ready is part of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, a three-day music festival that kicks off on Thursday in Brooklyn. Combining dance with infectious pop music, the band is feast for the eyes and ears. Watch People Get Ready perform "Uncanny" in WNYC's Soundcheck studios.

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Bright Moments, 'Behind The Gun,' Live on Soundcheck

Thursday, May 03, 2012

You might not know Bright Moments, but the musicians that make up the band are probably familiar to you. Among their many side projects are stints with Arcade Fire, Beirut and LCD Soundsystem. Watch this video to see Bright Moments perform "Behind The Gun."

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Art by Teens Livens Up Manhattan Office

Thursday, May 03, 2012

A floor of a midtown Manhattan office building has become an art gallery for work by 125 middle- and high-school students. The exhibition, called "Goals and Dreams," opened Wednesday night and features 129 paintings, drawings and photos selected from art made at 40 city schools.

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