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At the Whitney: It's a Small World

Friday, November 26, 2010

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In an enthralling, meticulous solo show, Sculptor Charles LeDray takes familiar objects and shrinks them to elfin proportions.

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Features

TV Marathon: What to Watch (and Watch and Watch) on Thanksgiving Weekend 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

There's more to Turkey Day TV than Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Detroit Lions.

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Fishko Files

Heart and Soul

Friday, November 26, 2010

In honor of the holiday weekend, a favorite episode of The Fishko Files.  WNYC’s Sara Fishko ponders the mysteries of a popular song...

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Studio 360

American Icons: The Great Gatsby

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kurt Andersen explores how episodes of false identity, living large, and murder in the suburbs add up to the great American novel.

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Features

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Where Tradition and Pop Culture Meet

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Arriving this year to the big balloon party that includes regulars like Mickey Mouse and Snoopy are two new balloons: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and "Kung Fu Panda."

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Sweet and Savory Thanksgiving Pie

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Seasonal Pie Experts Nate Smith and Emily Elsen share their tips for making the perfect apple pie. Plus, try out the recipe they devised just for WNYC: "Thanksgiving Leftovers Pie."

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Features

A New Director For Harlem's Schomburg Center

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The new director of the Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture, Indiana University history professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad, plans to do a lot of listening in his first days on the job.

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Studio 360

On the Road With the Friedlanders

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

In the 1960s and 70s, the photographer Lee Friedlander took his family on summer road trips.  Along the way, he took pictures that established him as one of the most acute, celebrated, modern chroniclers of America.  Friedlander’s young son Erik (now a noted cellist) was sitting in the back seat.

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Features

Clinking Glasses at the Moth Ball

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WNYC attended this year's benefit for The Moth, a New York non-profit that does live storytelling, which was hosted by Comedian Mike Birbiglia and Author Jonathan Ames. Check out a video and the audio from the event here.

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Features

Tax Returns Show Guggenheim Spends Big on Executive Compensation

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The foundation recently released its 2009 tax returns, which revealed some surprising figures around executive pay.

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Studio 360

This Book Will Not Be Digitized

Monday, November 22, 2010

To the list of labels Jonathan Safran Foer has acquired over the years--wunderkind author, outspoken vegetarian, one of those Brooklyn "Jonathans"--  we can now add "literary sculptor." This month he's turned the paperback novel into an interactive sculpture which needs no battery power or wifi. Foer's new book will *never* be able to fit on a Kindle or Nook and that's kind of the point.

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Features

Franklin The Turkey: Alive and Well and Living in Brooklyn

Monday, November 22, 2010

Franklin will be far away from the platter this Thanksgiving. WNYC spent some time with him at his home at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo.

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Features

NY Stores Unveil Holiday Windows—Celebrity Chefs, Santa Claus, Bubbles and All

Monday, November 22, 2010

Barneys' Simon Doonan reveals all about his store's holiday windows. Plus, check out WNYC's suggested walking tour and slideshow of the windows.

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Features

A Panda Bear Punching Bag Comes to Brooklyn

Friday, November 19, 2010

Have a rough week at work? Did your significant other do you wrong? Has your cat run away or head to that big farmhouse in the sky? Well, for the next 24 hours you can call someone in Brooklyn who cares. For a penny, Performance Artist Nate Hill will take a punch in the belly while dressed as a cute, adorable, 6'3" wide-eyed panda bear. Until Saturday night, you can even set up a house call to vent at a time best suited to your schedule.

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Studio 360

Oh Lincoln, My Lincoln

Friday, November 19, 2010

Daniel Day-Lewis, you're great and all — but we would've cast someone else as Lincoln in the upcoming biopic.

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Studio 360

The Steady Rise of “For Colored Girls”

Friday, November 19, 2010

Broadway audiences were probably not familiar with the term “choreopoem” when “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf” arrived at the Booth Theatre 1976.  But Ntozake Shange’s dynamic and revealing series of poems (set to music and movement) was a giant hit, winning a Tony and a Drama Desk Award.  “All sorts of people who might never have set foot in a Broadway house—black nationalists, feminist separatists—came to experience Shange’s firebomb of a poem,” remembers Hilton Als, now the theater critic for The New Yorker.

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Studio 360

American Icons, The Listener Pick: “Dallas”

Friday, November 19, 2010

For our American Icons series this fall, we've looked at nine different great works, but we've also been asking listeners to suggest what our tenth should be. Laura Detre, a listener in Pittsburgh, suggested the television show "Dallas.”

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Studio 360

Howlin’ Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightning”

Friday, November 19, 2010

Every year the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for all time. One song chosen this year is Howlin’ Wolf’s "Smokestack Lightning," a cornerstone of Chicago Blues. Howlin' Wolf's daughter and longtime guitarist Hubert Sumlin talk ...

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Studio 360

DJ Scientific

Friday, November 19, 2010

Marc Branch works at NASA as an aerospace engineer testing instruments used on outer-space telescopes. When he's off the clock, Branch is one of the most sought after hip-hop DJs around the country. Leading a double life as "DJ Scientific" he hopes to attract young hip-hop ...

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Features

Terrance McKnight Interviews Ntozake Shange and M. Nahadr about 'For Colored Girls'

Friday, November 19, 2010

Is For Colored Girls still relevant? Let us know by posting a comment here!

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