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365 Days of Oscars

Friday, February 04, 2011

It’s February 4, less than three and a half weeks before the Academy Awards telecast. For some people, three and a half weeks might seem like the perfect time to start discussing the big awards show. But if I had my way, everybody in America would be talking about the Oscars every day of the year. I already do. And now I'm blogging about the big show as much as I possibly can.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Many Friends Do You Really Need?

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Many people have hundreds, if not thousands of 'friends' on social networks like Facebook. But do they all really count? Robin Dunbar, director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford and author of How Many Friends Does One Person Need?, discusses the theory of Dunbar's Number, which states that the maximum number of stable relationships one person can have is 150.

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Movies on the Radio

Now Playing

Saturday, October 16, 2010

On this week's Movies on the Radio, host David Garland presents music from contemporary films now in theaters, making it clear that it's now a vital time for film music. We hear from The Social Network, Let Me In, Howl, and other films.

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WQXR Features

The Social Network Brings Back a Grieg Crowd-Pleaser

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King has been appropriated for film soundtracks, TV commercials, video games, and heavy metal bands. It's returning to the spotlight - and with an unlikely twist.

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The Takeaway

The Hype Behind 'The Social Network'

Friday, October 01, 2010

"You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies," reads the tagline to what is expected to be this weekend's biggest movie, "The Social Network." Directed by David Fincher from a script by Aaron Sorkin, the film chronicles the meteoric rise of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and the people he walked over to get there.

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The Takeaway

What Did You Achieve Before 26?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

So you may not have created Facebook before you were 26. But what did you consider your greatest achievement before that age? John and Celeste have been weighing in.

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The Takeaway

Your Life History, Before You've Grown Up

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The both preposterous and completely unsurprising bio-flick, “Social Network,” about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s both preposterous and completely unsurprising 21st century life, is both sociology and entertainment. Zuckerberg is 26 and the looming question has to be who cares about the biography of a 26-year-old? 

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