Streams

 

Romance

The Brian Lehrer Show

Still Life with Anna Quindlen

Monday, January 27, 2014

The heroine of novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anna Quindlen's latest work, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, is a 60-something prize-winning photographer figuring out what to do next.

EVENT: Anna Quindlen will be interviewed by Katie Couric on Jan. 28 at 7:00pm at Barnes & Noble Union Square .The event space opens at 5:00 pm. Priority seating goes to those with book purchase.

Comments [6]

Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Romantic Disasters

Friday, August 09, 2013

Comic writers Patricia Marx and Simon Rich offer advice for the lovelorn on this show; Wyatt Cenac reads Rich's re-working of the "Occupy" movement as a love triangle.

Comments [2]

The Truth

Falling

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A freak accident on a train platform leads to... romance? Performed by Chet Siegel and Peter McNerney, with Willy Appleman, Louis Kornfeld, Lauren Ashley-Smith, Sebastien Conelli, Quinton Loder, Jon Bander, and Kim Ferguson. Written by Chet Siegel and...

Comment

Radiolab

Daring, Dangerous DIY: Pants With Benefits?

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

They call them Romance Pants, from Instructables.com, one of the world's premier do-it-yourself sites. They're for the Romantic Man who has overplanned (and overthought and overdone) his upcoming night of love. One 7805 voltage regulator required.

Read More

Comment

Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Love and Longing

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Guest host Cynthia Nixon presents readings of three stories whose characters hope for love.

Comment

Movies on the Radio

My Tardy Valentine

Saturday, February 16, 2013

It's not too late for love, is it? Valentine's Day has just passed, but Movies on the Radio is still feeling the ardor.

Comments [3]

WQXR Blog

Which Classical Piece Sets the Mood for Romance?

Friday, February 08, 2013

When you think heavy breathing, galloping hearts and long kisses, what do you hear? We asked you and told us. View the top 12 choices as we counted them down on Valentine's Day.

Read More

Comments [43]

Features

Witchcraft: A Halloween Talk with Deborah Harkness

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It’s nearly Halloween, so soon the streets will be thronged with superheroes and pirates and princesses and politicians.  And, of course, witches and vampires.

Comments [2]

Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

The 'Anatomy' of Fannie Hurst, Memoirist and Romance Novelist

Monday, October 22, 2012

WNYC

Largely forgotten today, Fannie Hurst was for many years one of the most highly paid and widely read novelists of her time. Anatomy of Me is Hurst's just-published autobiography, which she discusses at this 1958 Books and Authors Luncheon.

Read More

Comment

Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Tennessee, Edna, and Flannery

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Each of the three works on this program, by masters Tennessee Williams, Edna O’Brien, and Flannery O’Connor, offers us intense and provocative close-ups of its main characters. 

 

Comment

WQXR Features

Which Classical Piece Sets the Mood for Romance?

Thursday, February 09, 2012

In a poll we asked, what's the most sensual piece of classical music? Several hundred listeners weighed in. View the results along with your write-in selections.

Comments [75]

The Takeaway

Movie Date: 'One Day'

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Ahh...so many little moments are packed into the day. Moments where you're eating lunch or reading the paper, and moments when you're falling in love. The latter is the basis for new film "One Day," which is the latest film looked at in Kristen and Rafer's podcast. For one of our movie reviewers, this is a "good time, I'd go out again" date, for another, it's a "I probably won't call you again" kind of date. Take a listen.

Read More

Comment

Gallerina

In the Mood for Love: The Romance Writers Conference Comes to NYC

Thursday, June 30, 2011

WNYC

Workshops about sex throughout history. Lessons about 19th century undergarments. Research presentations on body language during the act of flirtation. The Romance Writers of America conference is currently underway at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

Read More

Comments [4]

WNYC News

Same Old Story: Romance Writers Recycle Pulp Books as E-Books, and Reap Rewards

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

For decades, romance novels have been printed on cheap paper with racy covers and sold in drugstores. But fans are increasingly buying their books online. At the annual Romance Writers of America Conference in New York this week, some canny authors say they are discovering clever ways to cash in on the shift to e-books.

Comments [2]

The Brian Lehrer Show

Loving Online

Monday, February 14, 2011

Food, Inc. director Robert Kenner's latest documentary "When Strangers Click: Five Stories from the Internet," takes a look at relationships in the digital age. He joins us along with Marc Weiss, the film's producer, to talk about the documentary (which premiers tonight on HBO), and to take your calls about love and dating online.

Are you in a relationship with someone you've never met? Tell us about it. Leave your story below!

Comments [6]

WQXR Blog

How Has Classical Music Added Romance to Your Life?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Last year, in celebration of Valentine's Day, we asked prominent musicians how classical music added romance to their lives.

Read More

Comments [187]

WQXR Features

Poll: The Best and Worst Classical Music Dates

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Listening to classical music is frequently a social activity and even a romantic one. But not everyone agrees on which type of experience can best spark feelings of passion. Take our poll.

Comments [4]

Selected Shorts

Tennessee, Edna, and Flannery

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Each of the three works on this program, by masters Tennessee Williams, Edna O’Brien, and Flannery O’Connor, offers us intense and provocative close-ups of its main characters. 

Comment

Selected Shorts

Love on the Rocks

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Classes collide in a tale of a mismatched couple, and a boyhood experience changes one man’s experience of love.

Comments [1]

Selected Shorts

Improvisations

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Chance encounters and improvisation characterize the two stories on this program.

Comment