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And the Winner of the WNYC Pie Contest Is ... Not Me

Friday, November 18, 2011

WNYC

It pains me to say this, but WNYC business editor Charlie Herman took the prize for best pie in this year's pie throwdown.

For another year, the crown of pastry greatness has eluded me. What will it take, judges? WHAT WILL IT TAKE?

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Features

'Crack Pie' Wins Annual WNYC Pie-Off

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Crack Pie made by WNYC Business Editor Charlie Herman won the 2011 WNYC Pie-Off. Second place went to WQXR's Will Jameson for his Streusel "Irish" Apple Pie, and third place went to Tracie Hunt, a local producer for The Takeaway, for her Salted Caramel Apple Pie.

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Features

What's Your Favorite Pie?

Friday, November 18, 2011

WNYC

Here are the entrants for the annual WNYC staff Pie Throwdown, folks. Vote here on which one you like the best.

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I Want to Win the WNYC Staff Pie Contest 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

WNYC

The annual WNYC staff Pie Throwdown is today and I've got my pie cutter -- and elbows -- sharpened. Yes, I'll say it: "I WANT TO WIN."

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Studio 360

David Cronenberg & Soviet Art

Friday, November 18, 2011

David Cronenberg tells Kurt Andersen about his new movie, A Dangerous Method, and why Freud was so threatened by Jung. Congress is considering landmark legislation that would make it illegal for sites to host pirated content — say goodbye to all those old music videos on YouTube — and Kurt ...

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Thanksgiving Turkey Talk

Friday, November 18, 2011

Farmer Craig Haney and magazine food editor Gabrielle Langholtz discuss raising and roasting turkeys. Get the low-down on what kind of bird to choose and how to keep it moist and delicious.

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Features

Fine Arts Programs Open their Studios to the Public

Friday, November 18, 2011

The arts studios of NYU and Hunter are some of the most competitive in the country. As a result they're usually closed to the public. For one weekend, the studios will be open for visitors to check out the student work in progress.

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Fishko Files

Beethoven Sonatas

Friday, November 18, 2011

This Sunday at the Greene Space, as part of what is being called “Beethoven Awareness Month,” a lineup of pianists will perform a marathon concert of the 32 piano sonatas by Beethoven.  As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, these pieces provide a particular window into the soul of one of our greatest composers. Here is the next Fishko Files…

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: From Proto-Punk to Perception

Friday, November 18, 2011

Larry Rosenblum is a professor of psychology with a focus on perception — he’s written a book about the senses called See What I’m Saying. Rosenblum credits a musical revelation with leading him down that path. Growing up with 1970s prog-rock, he thought that virtuosity and spectacular showmanship were the hallmarks ...

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Soviet Art in the USA

Friday, November 18, 2011

Why does a country music megastar and all-American guy like Ronnie Dunn — half of what was Nashville’s biggest act, Brooks and Dunn — have a house full of paintings from the Soviet Union? It’s a long story. Twenty years ago, in the fall of 1991, the Soviet Union was being dismantled, and its highly managed art world vanished ...

Slideshow: Soviet Art in the USA

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Studio 360

Our Next Redesign: You Decide

Friday, November 18, 2011

Five years ago, Studio 360 redesigned Christmas. We commissioned the design firm Pentagram to come up with a fresh, 21st century concept for the holiday that could be used — and loved — universally. Since then we've done several other redesigns, including of the rainbow Gay Flag, Valentine's Day, and the Monopoly boardgame.

What do you think we should redesign next?

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Studio 360

David Cronenberg

Friday, November 18, 2011

David Cronenberg is best known for films like The Fly, The Dead Zone, Dead Ringers and A History of Violence. They can be shocking, violent, and gory — but they’re also unmistakably personal films that make you think while you’re squirming in your seat. Cronenberg’s new film is a straightforward historical drama. ...

Bonus Track: Cronenberg's horror debut

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Studio 360

Taming the Internet's Wild West

Friday, November 18, 2011

For as long as there's been a World Wide Web, there's been a giant unresolved issue with what’s on it: those millions of songs, videos, TV and movie clips we enjoy for free — somebody owns each one. Now Congress is trying to tame the internet's wild west. This week the House Judiciary Committee held hearings on ...

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Features

Bummer for Bum Bars: Bronx-Made Energy Bars Seek More Shelf Space

Thursday, November 17, 2011

WNYC

The creator of the vegan, gluten-free energy Bum Bar seeks a bigger foothold in a crowded field.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, November 17, 2011

WNYC

An important exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum examines gay identity, street photography gets its due at Laurence Miller, a contemporary artist showcases geometric wood abstractions and a renowned fine food purveyor displays works by video artists. There's lots going down in the city in the coming week.

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Features

Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha to Open in Qatar

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The tiny Gulf country of Qatar is home to a film festival, a philharmonic orchestra, a modern art museum — and soon, a New York-style jazz club.

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Film and TV Stars Get a 24-Hour Crash Course on Broadway

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Stars in the 10th anniversary production of “The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway” included Megan Fox, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer and Jesse Eisenberg. Here's how they did in quick turnaround plays on the Great White Way.

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Shepard Fairey Work to Sell at Auction to Benefit the Homeless

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday night, the Coalition for the Homeless holds its 17th annual ArtWalk NY benefit. For many, the highlight of the evening will be the sale of a hand-painted canvas by controversial street artist Shepard Fairey. Check out a picture of "Harmony" and other Fairey works here.

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Studio 360

360 Staff Pick: Sigur Rós Live

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Inní by Sigur Rós is both a trippy documentation of the band's 2008 tour and the band's first-ever live album.  The DVD/CD set is out today and the New York Times calls it a concert film that "leaves most of its genre in ...

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Features

Lewis Chessmen Arrive at the Cloisters

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thirty-four chess pieces from the British Museum are making a U.S. appearance at the Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park.

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