Monday, May 19, 2014
Philip Galanes says breaking up with someone by text message is a no-no. He gives advice and answers questions on the best ways to handle breakups. Lexicographer Paul Dickson tells us about the many words we use every day that were invented by writers. And we’ll hear stories from a man who drove a taxi in New York for 30 years.
Hope Fades in Ukraine Crisis | Do No Harm? A Look at Doctors & the Death Penalty | Introducing The Takeaway Book Club
Friday, May 02, 2014
Kidnapping Tragedy Opens Wounds in Hearts of Nigerians | Introducing The Takeaway Book Club | Hope Fades in Ukraine as Conflict Intensifies | New Movie Reviews of the Week | Why Just One Big Banker Went to Jail for the Financial Crisis | Do No Harm? A Look at Doctors ...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Paul Robeson Jr. (November 2, 1927 - April 26, 2014) spent much of his life preserving his father's legacy, and in 1976, he came to the WNYC studios to share rare recordings spanning the performer's influential life and singing career.
Robeson and Folk and Baroque host Dave Sear begin with some of ...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro reveals the ways Shakespeare has influenced the United States’ literary heritage. His anthology Shakespeare in America reveals how, for over two centuries, the plays have been a prism through which crucial American issues—revolution, slavery, war, social justice—were debated and understood. American statesmen and presidents from John Adams to Bill Clinton offer their own testimonies to Shakespeare’s profound and enduring influence.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
By John Epstein
The late Paul Fussell (1924-2012) was a noted cultural and literary historian, who taught at Rutgers and the University of Pennsylvania. He wrote about such diverse subjects as Samuel Johnson, travel, and the American class system. His numerous books include Poetic Meter and Poetic Form, The Great War and Modern Memory (for which he won a National Book Award), and The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-45. Fussell was a veteran of World War II, fighting in Europe, where he was wounded and decorated with a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Think of a place that carries a lot of meaning. Can you put that place into words? Our friends at WLRN in Miami are teaming with O, Miami, a regional poetry festival, to get members of their community to share poems about the places they care about with the hashtag #ThisIsWhere.
Monday, March 03, 2014
The tensions surrounding Ukraine's relationship with Russia have deep historic origins. Ukraine is a place with a culture and society entirely distinct from that of Russia, and yet one that was intimately familiar. Nowhere is this more evident than the literature of the region. Nikolai Gogol, regarded by many as the “father of Russian literature,” was actually born in what is today part of Ukraine. Anne Lounsbery, Chair of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University, tells The Takeaway what Gogol’s life and writing have to teach us about Russia and Ukraine.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
In this archival interview, the famed author defends his fiction against critics who to pan his writing, comparing his detractors to “circus geeks” who “bite the heads off chickens for the amusement of the rubes who walk by.”
Monday, January 13, 2014
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Capital Tonight host Liz Benjamin and NY1's Grace Rauh discuss the showdown between Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo over universal Pre-K. Ian Bremmer, president of political risk research and consulting firm Eurasia Group, predicts the biggest international risks ahead in 2014. Roberta Kaplan explains her role in the Supreme Court DOMA decision. Plus: author Kate DiCamillo talks about her new post as ambassador for young people's literature.