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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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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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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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Fishko Files

Busoni

Thursday, May 03, 2012

This coming Wednesday, a rare performance of the Busoni Piano Concerto will be heard at Carnegie Hall. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, Busoni was a musician with a fantastic combination of gifts, musical styles and inspiring thoughts about music’s future. Here is the next Fishko Files.

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'The Scream' Fetches Record $119.9M at NYC Auction

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

One of the art world's most recognizable images - Edvard Munch's "The Scream" - sold Wednesday for a record $119,922,500 at auction in New York City.

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Ramps versus Gasoline: What Will You Pay Good Money for?

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

I'm supposed to hyperventilate when I see ramps at my local green market. They're wild! They're the first green veggie of the season! But they're so expensive. The price tag is what gets me breathing heavily: $4 a bunch, $15 a pound. Really? For an onion?

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'Scream' Still Echoes After More Than A Century

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Scream, by Edvard Munch, is one of the most recognized and reproduced works of art ever created. Experts say the image seems to crystallize viewers' fears and anxieties, transcending language to express something primal.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The portraiture of Alice Neel in Chelsea, the weird-grotesque films of a Swedish artist at the New Museum and the filmy interiors of a post-Impressionist at the Jewish Museum. Plus: photographic narratives at MoMA and text-based works in Tribeca. There's lots going on in the city this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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Musical 'Once' Leads 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

On Tuesday, actors Kristin Chenoweth and Jim Parsons announced the nominees for the 66th annual Tony Awards. The musical "Once" got the most nominations -- 11. Both "The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It" got 10 nominations, followed by "Peter and the Starcatcher," which landed nine. Get the full list of nominees here.

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Tommy Womack's Surprise Second Act

Monday, April 30, 2012

The Scene: Nashville
From the WPLN Newsroom at Nashville Public Radio

Imagine you’re a musician who has struggled for success for years and you’re facing middle-age, burned-out, with a family to support and little hope. So you record one last album, a farewell note to your career, and it becomes the biggest success you’ve ever had — now what? ...

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In Cell Era, Timepieces Are Fashion Trend To Watch

Monday, April 30, 2012

With cellphones nearly ubiquitous, fewer people are relying on watches to tell time. But some retailers are doing brisk business marketing watches as fashion statements, or by appealing to shoppers' sense of novelty or nostalgia.

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'30 Rock' Parodies Old Prejudices, But How Much Has Changed?

Monday, April 30, 2012

Mark Blankenship says that when 30 Rock unleashed a series of parodies of old TV shows, it showed a surprising amount of edge about prejudices that may persist.

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Identity Crisis: Your Name Is Famous But You Aren't

Monday, April 30, 2012

Average people who have the same names as celebrities will tell you they put up with a lifetime of lame jokes. Sharing names with people known for less glamorous pursuits, such as porn stars and killers, can cause real problems.

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Morrison, Dylan Among Medal of Freedom Recipients

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, the first female secretary of state, a former astronaut and a musical pioneer are among this year's recipients of the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

President Barack Obama will award the medals at the White House later this spring.

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'Hot Dog' Meets 'Bun': Famous Food Discoveries

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Some of the most popular culinary creations — Granny Smith apples, Caesar salad and nachos — are products of fortuitous discoveries. Josh Chetwynd's new book, How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun, chronicles the quirky history of kitchen favorites.

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Look | Cherry Blossom Cosplay at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Saturday, April 28, 2012

What the annual Cherry Blossom festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden lacked in flowers, it made up for in colorful characters. The cherry blossoms bloomed two weeks ago, but that didn’t stop hundreds of Japanese subculture fans from dressing like manga and comic book heroes, and gothic Little Bo Peeps.

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