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The Real Steve Jobs & Hurricane Katrina in Fiction

Friday, October 28, 2011

Kurt Andersen talks with Walter Isaacson, whose landmark biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs reveals the insufferable perfectionism of the innovator. Jesmyn Ward imagines a family bracing for Hurricane Katrina in her novel Salvage the Bones. Sandra Bernhard finds her muse in Carol Channing. And we peek into the unglamorous ...

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Steve Jobs, Forever Young

Friday, October 28, 2011

Every time a new Apple product is rumored, a fraction of the country goes into a frenzy. Every bit of new information is pored over by millions of Apple cultists. A new release is earning that kind of excitement right now, but it’s an old-fashioned book — a handsome, hardcover biography of Steve Jobs ...

Bonus Track: Kurt's extended conversation with Walter Isaacson

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Aha Moment: Sandra Bernhard

Friday, October 28, 2011

“Larger-than-life” doesn’t do justice to performer Sandra Bernhard. She can be cartoonishly tough and irreverent, but also intensely sincere. Her breakout role came in Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy (1983), in which she plays an obsessed fan who helps kidnap the talk show host ...

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True Vampires of New Haven

Friday, October 28, 2011

It’s great to be a vampire, right? Shows like True Blood and Vampire Diaries make them so glamorous. And consider the buzz around the last Twilight movie, which comes out next month. But Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky has learned that being a vampire isn’t as easy or attractive as pop culture would have us believe ...

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Jesmyn Ward: Waiting for Katrina

Friday, October 28, 2011

Jesmyn Ward was at the end of her summer break when Hurricane Katrina struck her hometown of Delisle, Mississippi. Bonus Track: Jesmyn Ward reads from Salvage the Bones

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Fishko Files

Jean Vigo

Friday, October 28, 2011

For the first time, the complete films from the 1930s, by the French director Jean Vigo, are available in a DVD set.  The restless and adventurous young filmmaker was not always so celebrated, WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us --in this quick look. 

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Think Big

Friday, October 28, 2011

You can carry the world in the palm of your hand. You can put the universe in your pocket.  You can look at a movie on a screen the size of a watch face.  So it’s a perfect moment to launch “See it Big,” a series of screenings of big screen blockbusters to remind us that size does indeed matter.

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Brooklyn Museum Fetes 1920s Art in 'Youth and Beauty' Show

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Jazz Age is on display in a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, but it's not the sort of decadent world depicted in many novels of the era, according to the museum’s curator of American Art.

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Found in a Specialty Foods Store in Wayne County: Ribald Marzipan

Thursday, October 27, 2011

WNYC

At Roman's Famous Meats and Seafood, an Eastern and Northern European specialty store in Honesdale, Penn., I expected to find spaetzle, flatbreads, herring and stollen.  

I didn't expect to find a little man made of marzipan, excreting a silvery paper coin.

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As Weather Changes, the Search for Indoor Tennis Venues Begins Anew

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The increasingly cold weather marks the changing of the tennis season — from outdoor to indoor playing.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, October 27, 2011

WNYC

Youth and beauty in Brooklyn, architectural Modernism in the Bronx, Matisse and his models on the Upper East Side and assorted musicians and quirky conceptualists downtown. Things are cooking in New York City this week. Here's what we'll be looking at.

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Queens Sweets Shops Do Big Business During Diwali

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

During the Festival of Lights, which is observed by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for five days, sugary confections and snacks are given as gifts and shared at home among family and friends. While some people make their own or order them from South Asia, many head to sweets stores in Jackson Heights.

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360 Staff Pick: MetaMaus

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It’s been 25 years since Art Spiegelman published Maus, the graphic novel about his father's experiences in the Holocaust. This is the book that opened the doors for graphic novels and eventually graphic nonfiction, and made alternative comics a mainstream ...

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Artist in Wonderland: Carsten Höller at the New Museum

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WNYC

Giant mushrooms in the lobby. Pills that pop from the ceiling. And a sensory deprivation pool where museum-goers can float weightlessly in a body-temperature solution of salty water. Oh, and did I mention the 100-foot slide that runs from the fourth floor to the second? Carsten Höller's new exhibit "Experience" opens Wednesday at the New Museum.

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Features

Carriage Horse Death Brings Renewed Scrutiny to Industry

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The sudden death of a carriage horse on its way to Central Park Sunday morning has drawn renewed attention to the industry.

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Behind the Glass: Restoration at the Natural History Museum's Dioramas

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

After 70 years of neglect, the stuffed animals at the American Museum of Natural History’s North American mammal room are finally getting the spa treatment they deserve. The museum is in the middle of a $2.5 million dollar restoration of the exhibit’s 29 dioramas, which first opened to the public in 1942.

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Zuccotti Park Greenmarket Relocates Due to Occupy Wall Street

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Zuccotti Park Greenmarket patrons will have to get their winesap apples, broccoli rabe and hot pear cider on West Broadway, now that the farmers' market has relocated there due to Occupy Wall Street.

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Hipster Halloween: Canine Edition

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

An estimated 500 canines and 3,000 humans gathered in New York City's oldest dog run last weekend for the 21st annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. This year’s attendees included Elvis, Yoda, a Doggie in the Window, and the M23 bus (named Best ...

Slideshow: Dogs on Parade

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Features

The Insatiable Appetite for 'Sleep No More'

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Sleep No More," a play that's part-dance, part-art installation from the British theater group Punchdrunk, was supposed to have closed a number of times. But every time a closing date approached -- the most recent one Oct. 8 -- the production team behind the show decided to add more performances.

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Gig Alert: Bernie Worrell at the Apollo's Tribute to George Clinton

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The legendary funk keyboardist performs Tuesday night at the Apollo as part of a tribute to the Godfather of Funk. If you can't make it to the show, download "He-Then Holiday" by Worrell's funk-rock fusion group SociaLybrium here.

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