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Soundcheck's Ultimate Summer Mix

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It's time to debut our crowdsourced Ultimate Summer Mix -- featuring seasonal classics like "Hot Fun In The Summertime" and "School's Out" and more unexpected gems, like The Church's "Under The Milky Way" and Joe Cuba's "Bang Bang!"

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The Sporkful

8 Tips for Summer Food Festival Success

Friday, May 23, 2014

Food festivals can confer great rewards, but they also come with great peril. Here's how to get the most out of the summer food fest explosion.

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Soundcheck

Soundcheck's Summer Essentials: 14 Ways To Have The Best Three Months Ever

Friday, May 23, 2014

Despite the rumors that the weather is going to be ridiculously awful this summer (who started those rumors anyway?), we're pretty sure it's going to be the best summer ever. Here are 14 ideas to jumpstart your summer '14 to-do list — concerts to attend, movies to watch, books to read and albums to hear. 

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On Being

Vincent Harding — Civility, History, and Hope [remix]

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Vincent Harding with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Soundcheck

It's Outdoor Concert Season — And It Won't Cost You a Thing

Thursday, May 22, 2014

There’s one thing that you really don’t need to pay for this summer – and that’s live music. New Yorkers in particular have it made, with free concerts happening throughout the city just about every night from June to September. The concert listing website Oh My Rockness has compiled a pretty comprehensive list of these free shows, and today we talk with the site's co-founder Patrick McNamara about some of the highlights from that list. 

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Studio 360

Every Song Beyoncé and Jay Z Could Perform Together This Summer

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The two biggest names in music will share a bill this summer — here's your preview.

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Music

Summer Fiction Books Introduction

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Unsure what to read this summer? Listen to the following interviews with authors of fiction.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: In A World Without Steve and Dana Edition

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Slate critics Julia Turner, David Haglund, and Seth Stevenson discuss the romantic comedy "In A World," the New York Times' longform multimedia piece "The Jockey," and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: 2013 Summer Strut Edition

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss Larry David's new HBO movie "Clear History," the problem of sexual harassment in university philosophy departments, and this year's summer strut playlist.

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WNYC News

It's OK to Open that Fire Hydrant... But Just a Little Bit

Friday, August 02, 2013

In a hot summer day, for those far from the beach, or a lake, there is always the fire hydrant. But open hydrants waste water and make it hard for firefighters to do their jobs. That's why the city is trying to get more people to take advantage of a safer alternative that allows them to open hydrants just a little.

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WNYC News

Sandcastle Enchants in Financial District

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A finely-detailed sandcastle, complete with turrets, towers and stony arches, is bringing a touch of the beach to the financial district.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn Firefighters Compete for "Best BBQ" Title

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Brooklyn firefighters gathered at Fairway Market in Red Hook Wednesday to compete in the third annual Fairway Firefighters Food Face-Off. Four teams of firefighters from various Brooklyn firehouses competed to win the coveted title of best barbecue — the winning recipe is below.

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Showdown @ High Noon

Pick the Piece to Add to Your Summer Travel Playlist

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's summer and for so many that means its the season to travel. This week's Showdown features three light works inspired by the composers' travels in the United States.

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An Arctic Summer Vacation

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Author and adventurer James Campbell and his 15-year-old daughter are spending the summer 130 miles above the Arctic Circle building a cabin. Guest host Linda Wertheimer reached them by satellite phone.

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WNYC News

King Kong, the Hip-Hop MC

Saturday, July 27, 2013

One of the most iconic movie figures of the 1930s is now a hip-hop MC.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Midsummer Checklist Check-in

Friday, July 26, 2013

As we near the end of July, we'd like to hear from you about your summer checklist. Tell us one local thing you've always wanted to do that you finally got around to, and one thing you're still hoping check off the list before summer's end. Call us at 212-433-9692 or comment below!

 

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WNYC News

Finding Fun in the Water: Kayaking on Long Island

Friday, July 26, 2013

The New York metropolitan area looks very different when seen from the water, especially if you are inside a small boat.

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WNYC News

Why Free Summer Meals Are Already More Popular Than Last Year

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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The New York City Department of Education has already served about 50,000 more free meals this summer than all of last summer. That’s thanks in large part to one new location: a refrigerated truck outside of a library in Flushing, Queens that has already handed out more than 40,000 meals.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: What Are You Waiting On Line For?

Friday, July 19, 2013

From the line for Cronuts to the line for MoMA's Rain Room, there's a lot of waiting going on this summer. What's the longest you've waited on a line (or in a line), and what's your limit? Call in to 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692, and tell us where you draw the line for lines. Art critic and WNYC contributor Deborah Solomon talks about what's worth waiting for in the New York art scene this summer. 

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