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Jazz Masters

Friday, January 28, 2011

As the awards season goes into full sparkle, WNYC’s Sara Fishko listens in on a group of non-glitzy winners of a few weeks ago.  Some chat among masters, in this edition of Fishko Files...

 

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Studio 360

Baitz, Spark, Frankfurt Kitchen

Friday, January 28, 2011

We make a prediction about the identity of the anonymous author of O: A Presidential Novel. Kurt Andersen talks with the playwright Jon Robin Baitz about "Other Desert Cities," his new drama about a family in crisis. The director Lisa Cholodenko has a fresh take on the modern family with ...

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Studio 360

Design for the Real World: Kitchen

Friday, January 28, 2011

Kitchen designer Lyn Peterson says that everything we take for granted can be traced back to the Frankfurt Kitchen, created by Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky in the late 1920s. It's the mother of all modern kitchens, and an original version was recently acquired by New York's Museum of Modern Art.

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Features

Artist Transforms FBI Files Into Short Films

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Artist Jenny Perlin uses film to take a peek into one of New York City's most notorious trials.

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Features

Snow Day Snapshots

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The snow may have stopped coming down on Thursday morning, but New York City and the surrounding areas, including Connecticut and New Jersey, have been blanketed with powdery show. WNYC's Culture team has hit the streets to bring you the following Snow Day snapshots.

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Studio 360

Goodbye, Hollywood (and Good Riddance)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jon Robin Baitz was already a successful playwright when he went to Hollywood to create ABC's Brother's and Sisters. The show was a hit for Baitz, but turns out, the city was anything but: "It was a nightmare.  Just the fact that I came from New York and wrote sort of serious-ish plays, before I opened my mouth, there was a kind of trope going around the network already: 'We can't have any of the Baitzian angst.'''

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Gallerina

This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, January 27, 2011

WNYC

The bizarre manic mental states of George Condo at a downtown museum, vintage shots of Coney Island and graffiti-meets-collage works in Chelsea. Not to mention all kinds of participatory art in Queens. Apart from the snow, it's a good week to be in New York. Here are our picks for a few must-sees.

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Features

Film Festival Highlights Quirky Found Footage

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

If you’ve ever lost track of an embarrassing home video, you could find your antics projected on the big screen this weekend at the Anthology Film Archives.

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Features

Top Dogs: Kennel Club Announces NYC's Most Popular Breeds

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WNYC's resident K-9 expert Sarah Montague weighs in on the city's top five favorite breeds. Plus, watch a slideshow here.

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Studio 360

360 Exclusive: Hot on the Trail of "Anonymous"

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Anyone else feeling a little political déjà vu?  Fifteen years ago a salacious political novel called Primary Colors offered a thinly veiled account of President Bill Clinton’s election campaign and was written by…well, no one knew. Primary Colors was a huge success and turned into a movie.  Now, as if on cue, we get O: a Presidential Novel, a juicy speculative account of President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign written by another “Anonymous” author.

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Features

History Museum Puts Spotlight on Tibetan Tangkas, Meditation

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The American Museum of Natural History is taking some time for meditation. On Tuesday, the museum invted the public to meditation sessions guided by Buddhist monks to celebrate its "Body and Spirit" exhibit of historical Tibetan medicine paintings.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Earliest Identifiable WNYC Recording: Lindbergh at City Hall in June, 1927

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Col. Charles A. Lindbergh receives a medal of valor from New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker, June 13, 1927. The aviator stood in front of the WNYC and network microphones, having just garnered tributes in Washington, D.C. for his historic non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic. 

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Features

Vote For Your Favorite Oscar Nominee!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Who do you want to win in this year's Academy Awards? Please let us know by voting below for your picks in some of the top categories.

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Gallerina

Art Fairs Go Virtual

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

WNYC

VIP, the first ever online-only contemporary art fair, launched this past Saturday. Despite some early technical glitches, the fair likely represents a new style of digital art buying.

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Features

Live on Soundcheck: Matt Bauder

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Saxophonist and composer Matt Bauder has been writing and performing jazz from Chicago to New York. Watch a video of Bauder performing live in the Soundcheck studio right here.

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Features

Study Finds Arts in America Are Ailing

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A new report from the National Arts Index reported that the vitalty of the arts in the U.S. has reached a 12-year low. However, NYC arts groups have found signs of hope.

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Studio 360

Spark: Read Kurt's Foreword

Monday, January 24, 2011

Spark: How Creativity Works doesn't hit bookshelves until February 15.  But to get you in the mood, we've got a sneak-preview.  In his foreword to the book, Kurt describes how he embraced Daniel Boorstin's "Amateur Spirit" and summoned the courage to keep trying new things.

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Last Chance Foods

Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Canned Tomatoes

Monday, January 24, 2011

I like to think of myself as an adventurous eater, but when our latest Last Chance Foods guest, Carolyn Cope, suggested adding shredded carrots to homemade tomato sauce, I balked. Carrots? No way! Even the red onion, basil leaves and parmigiano-reggiano cheese rind she uses is far more than called for in my go-to sauce recipe.

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Gallerina

The Art of Online Dating

Monday, January 24, 2011

WNYC

From 'Booger' in Staten Island to 'PMS' in the Bronx, an intriguing new Chelsea exhibit maps the words New Yorkers use in searching for a mate.

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Features

City Debuts Winter Broadway Discount Program

Monday, January 24, 2011

Each year, tens of millions of visitors spend billions of dollars on lodging, food and cultural events in New York City. But tourism tapers off in the winter months. This year, the city and a Broadway trade group have cooked up a new incentive to get people to open their pocketbooks and resume spending.

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