Friday, November 29, 2013
It's been over seventy years since movie audiences first watched The Wizard of Oz. Meet the original man behind the curtain, L. Frank Baum, who had all the vision of Walt Disney, but none of the business sense. Discover how Oz captivated the imaginations of Russians living under Soviet rule ...
Friday, June 07, 2013
Director George C. Wolfe and actor Courtney B. Vance talk about Nora Ephron’s play “Lucky Guy,” about the scandal- and graffiti-ridden New York of the 1980s, as told through the story of the charismatic and controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary, who won the Pulitzer Prize shortly before his untimely death on Christmas Day, 1998. “Lucky Guy” is playing through July 3 at the Broadhurst Theatre.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A rebel pop-star and a naughty British girl are the big winners of the Tony Award nominations. "Kinky Boots," which was scored by Cyndi Lauper, has earned a leading 13 nominations, and the British import "Matilda: The Musical" was close behind with 12.
Friday, December 28, 2012
journalist, essayist, novelist, playwright, screenwriter and director Nora Ephron died in June, at the age of 71. She was on our show a number of times, and was always funny and generous. To remember Nora Ephron, we’re re-airing a selection of my 2010 conversation with her about her book I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Nora Ephron was many things – a screenwriter and director, responsible for “Sleepless in Seattle,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “You’ve Got Mail,” and “Julie and Julia.” She loved writing, and came on the show a number of times over the years for her books I Feel Bad About My Neck, and I Remember Nothing,” as well as for her play, “Love, Loss & What I Wore.” She was also a very funny, and very generous person, who volunteered to be on the show on the spur of the moment, should a guest cancel. But she had her priorities: one of the last times we invited her to be a guest, she said that her son was performing in a band that night, and she had to be there. She died at the age of 71. You can listen to her conversations with Leonard below.
Monday, November 15, 2010
For nearly fifty years Nora Ephron has been writing about marriage, divorce, family, love and death — in essays and movies that have become popular for their insight and wit about relationships, including “When Harry Met Sally,” “Heartburn,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” and “Julie and Julia.”
Friday, November 12, 2010
When the statistics for success are still grim (50 percent of marriages fail), we're asking: is marriage really worth the effort?
Whether you're married, divorced or considering either, do you have a story that made you think twice about tying the knot?
Ephron tells us that the stories of relationships ending are often as rich as the beginnings. She writes about her experiences over at The Huffington Post:
Divorce seems as if it will last forever, and then suddenly, one day, your children grow up, move out, and make lives for themselves, and except for an occasional flare, you have no contact at all with your ex-husband. The divorce has lasted way longer than the marriage, but finally it's over.
Saturday, December 02, 2000
Kurt Andersen and special guest film director and writer Nora Ephron talk about the cult and culture of the kitchen, from the evolution of its design to its inspiration for contemporary artists and poets. We’ll also explore the elegant utility of the spoon and hear one novelist’s passion for Cuban ...