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Here's The Thing

Roz Chast Draws—and Talks to—Alec Baldwin

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The New Yorker cartoonist and author talks to Here's The Thing about mothers, man-pants, and birds. 

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WNYC News

Taxpayer Subsidy Allows Time Inc. To Slash Jobs

Friday, March 06, 2015

A $7 million state grant kept the publisher of Time and Sports Illustrated from moving to New Jersey. But Time can still cut nearly a third of its workforce.

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The Takeaway

Tavi Gevinson: Taking Back the Online Conversation

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

With the online magazine "Rookie," Tavi Gevinson curates an online community for young women—a magazine many older women wish they'd had in their teen years.  

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On The Media

Cat Fancy: Farewell, My Friend

Friday, December 19, 2014

This month the magazine world lost another one of its giants. Cat Fancy Magazine announced that it's ending in early 2015, after 50 years on newsstands and in cat lovers' hearts. 

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Selected Shorts

Meehan and Schaap Talk Drinking Games

Friday, May 09, 2014

This talk between Peter Meehan and Rosie Schaap is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach hosted by Hope Davis.

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Selected Shorts

Weird Meal, Great Memories

Friday, May 09, 2014

This reading by Peter Meehan of his essay  “Crab Rangoon,” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach hosted by Hope Davis.

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Selected Shorts

Gaming at Winnie’s

Friday, May 09, 2014

This reading by Gaby Hoffman of Rosie Schaap’s “Gaming at Winnie’s” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach hosted by Hope Davis.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach

Friday, May 09, 2014

A feast from the food mag Lucky Peach: Chinese drinking games, killer marmalade, a murderous mushroom, and Marc Maron's cookware.

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Selected Shorts

Marc Maron's Pots and Pans

Friday, May 09, 2014

This reading by David Cross of Marc Maron’s “Pan-American” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach hosted by Hope Davis

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Selected Shorts

A "Noir" Mushroom Tale

Friday, May 09, 2014

This reading by Sarah Steele of Nelly Reifler’s story “Supreme Cloud Ear” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach hosted by Hope Davis.

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Selected Shorts

Cooking at the Bottom of the World

Friday, May 09, 2014

This reading by David Cross of Jase Grimm’s memoir “The South Pole Cook” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach hosted by Hope Davis. 

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Selected Shorts

Extreme Marmalade

Friday, May 09, 2014

This reading by Gaby Hoffman of Kevin West’s essay “Seville Orange Marmalade” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach hosted by Hope Davis.

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On The Media

The History of the Quiz

Friday, March 28, 2014

The BuzzFeed quiz is ubiquitous; it seems as irresistible as it is inescapable. But when did we first start taking quizzes? Writer Sarah Laskow recently embarked on a quest to find out. She takes Brooke through her search for the Ur Quiz.

Try On the Media's first (and maybe last) quiz: Which 19th Century Media Baron Are You?

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Soundcheck

Punk, Then And Now: Savages, Death, And A Magazine That Burned Out Before It Faded Away

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Soundcheck is revisiting some of our favorite segments from the past year. Today, we're presenting "Punk, Then And Now," featuring a live set from a highly celebrated new post-punk band, a documentary about a rediscovered classic punk group, and a new book looking back at punk's first magazine.

In this episode: In 2012, British post-punk band Savages was hailed as one of the best new bands in the U.K. with just a handful of songs to its credit. Now the group's brutal and elegant debut, Silence Yourself, is earning rave reviews. We hear an in-studio performance.

Plus: A new documentary sheds light on Death, a Detroit-based proto-punk group founded in 1971 by three African-American brothers. We talk with member Bobby Hackney Sr. and the film’s director, Jeff Howlett.

And: Punk magazine folded in 1979 after publishing just 17 issues, but it also chronicled the critical early years of the punk movement. We hear the story from Punk co-founder John Holmstrom.

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    Soundcheck

    Please Come Again: Customer Service Songs

    Monday, May 13, 2013

    Esopus magazine editor Tod Lippy talks about the songs he commissioned for the CD Esopus 19: Customer Service.

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    WNYC News

    New Gun Law's Magazine Limit Could Change

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    The governor and legislative leaders are talking about amendments to the state’s new gun control laws. The Assembly Speaker raised the possibility that a ban on 10 bullet magazines might be reversed, but Governor Cuomo said that’s not the case.

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    WNYC News

    Time Warner Spinning Off Iconic Magazines

    Thursday, March 07, 2013

    In another sign of the changing media landscape Time Warner is breaking up with Time Inc.

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    WNYC News

    Magazines Contend with End of Saturday Mail Delivery

    Thursday, February 07, 2013

    The U.S. Postal Service’s decision to suspend Saturday delivery is unwelcomed news for the struggling magazine industry. The glossies tend to arrive at the start of the weekend, when readers have more time to peruse stories and advertisements.

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    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Newsweek Print Edition Dies

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    Bob Garfield, co-host of On the Media and author of The Chaos Scenario, and Stephen Shepard, founding dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, discuss the demise of the print edition of Newsweek and what it means for journalism.

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    The Takeaway

    Remembering Helen Gurley Brown

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    Her 1962 book, "Sex and the Single Girl" was an American revelation: not only did unmarried women have sex, but they liked it, too. And as the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine from 1965-1997, she laid the blueprint of the most successful women’s magazine in the world.

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