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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Wedding Reporter

Friday, April 24, 2015

A writer talks about her personal and professional experiences while reporting on weddings and love for The Washington Post.

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The Takeaway

12/13/14: The Last Sequential Date of The Century

Friday, December 12, 2014

Saturday is 12/13/14 is the last sequential date of the century, but there are other dates on the calendar with sequential meaning.

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New Sounds

Alone at My Wedding

Thursday, August 14, 2014

This New Sounds is all about party music from the Balkans, Near East, and Central Asia.  From the frantic and sweaty pop that provides the soundtrack for celebrations in Egypt, to Punjabi wedding music, it’s all here.  Listen to music from the Albanian horn band Fanfara Tirana, along with a Bjork tune arranged by Syrian pop legend Omar Souleyman.  Then there’s music from Egyptian DJs of the Cairo Liberation Front, and music from Brooklyn-based Punjabi sweaty-making party band, Red Baraat.  Plus, listen to the highly danceable Syrian electronic dabke music, also heard at weddings and parties.  And more.

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The Takeaway

What Happens After 'I Do'?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A wedding videographer filmed 112 picture-perfect ceremonies. But after cake is cut and the flowers are tossed, real life begins. His new documentary explores life after the big day.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Case of the DUMBO Bar Owner Who Went on the Lam

Monday, May 19, 2014

When the owner of reBar, a DUMBO gastropub and wedding venue, disappeared two weeks ago with upwards of $150,000 in deposits, couples and employees were left in the lurch. The restaurateur has since turned himself in and paid bail but now faces up to 15 years in prison. Oren Yaniv, crime and courts reporter for The New York Daily News, discusses the murky legal issues surrounding the reBar case.

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On The Media

The wikiHow Guide to Stopping a Wedding

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

wikiHow (lowercase 'w' is deliberate) wants to be the Wikipedia of how-to guides. And, as of a couple years ago, it had over 150,000 articles and north of 35 million visitors a month. But just like Wikipedia or any other wiki-based community, there will always be a problem of quality control. Take, for example, today's amazing deep internet find, the wikiHow article on how to stop a wedding.

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New Tech City

Weddings Speeches and Toasts Go Digital

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

New Tech City producer Dan Tucker has attended A LOT of weddings recently, and he's noticed a trend when it comes time for speeches and toasts. The best man or maid of honor takes the microphone and starts reading from emails, texts and online chats that the bride and groom sent each other over the years. Call it Love in the Time of Gmail. 

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New Tech City

Computerized Confessions: Biographies and Wedding Toasts in the Digital Age

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Biographers have relied on handwritten letters for centuries, but more and more, they're using emails, texts and online chats to tell the story of a person's life.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: The Selfie Duckface Edition

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Slate's culture critics Stephen Metcalf and June Thomas are joined by Nina Rastogi to discuss "Game of Thrones" (warning: spoilers), Joss Whedon's adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing", and the phenomenon of the "Selfie." Show notes at...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Philip Galanes Answers Your Wedding Etiquette Questions

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Summer is wedding season, and along with celebration can come some pretty tricky situations for wedding guests and the happy couple. Philip Galanes is here to help! He's the New York Times Social Q’s columnist and author of Social Q's: How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today.

Share your wedding etiquette questions!

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New Sounds

Alone at My Wedding

Monday, April 29, 2013

This New Sounds is all about party music from the Balkans, Near East, and Central Asia.  From the frantic and sweaty pop that provides the soundtrack for celebrations in Egypt, to Punjabi wedding music, it’s all here.  Listen to music from the Albanian horn band Fanfara Tirana, along with a Bjork tune arranged by Syrian pop legend Omar Souleyman.  Then there’s music from Egyptian DJs of the Cairo Liberation Front, and music from Brooklyn-based Punjabi sweaty-making party band, Red Baraat.  Plus, listen to the highly danceable Syrian electronic dabke music, also heard at weddings and parties.  And more.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Culture Gabfest: "Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd" Edition

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the difference between 'literary fiction' and 'genre fiction,' whether the app "The Atavist" is the magazine of the future, and what the New York Times wedding announcement section say

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Strangers

Gil Garcetti: ‘You Prosecuted Me for Murder’

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

As LA District Attorney, Gil Garcetti has had a massive impact on the lives of thousands of strangers. Sometimes they recognize him on the street?

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Where Are Our Manners? Edition

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics discuss the death of Osama bin Laden. The recent royal wedding hoopla and John Swansburg’s New York feature on “The Comic Stylings of Brian Williams.”

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WQXR Features

Music for a Civil Ceremony

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Music can play a part in civil ceremonies, whether one is getting married in a reception hall, on a sandy beach or in city hall itself. Here are several processional and recessional pieces. This list is neither exhaustive nor exclusive, but includes many popular selections.

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The Takeaway

Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding: An Economic Boon for Britain?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

At a time when citizens in Britain are bracing for sharp spending cuts, Prince William, the heir to the throne, proposed to his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton. Many Britons hope the upcoming wedding will be a boost to the country's economy, with people in industries ranging from tourism to fashion and food retail reaping the financial benefits of the media storm. But some economists say royal weddings do not bring as much revenue they once did. We talk with Gillian Tett, a managing editor of the Financial Times, about the tourism revenue the wedding could bring in.

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WQXR Features

What Music Should Accompany the Royal Wedding?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Prince William and Kate Middleton, once the world's most talked-about college sweethearts, announced their plans to get married next year. Like any couple, they'll need to choose processional music for their wedding.

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WNYC News

Rhinebeck Basks in Clinton Wedding Glow As Rumors Fly

Friday, July 30, 2010

The big day is finally here. Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton is set to wed her long time beau, Marc Mezvinsky, in Rhinebeck, NY this weekend in front of hundreds of A-list guests. Or so the rumors say...

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Soundcheck

Smackdown: Live Band or DJ?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rihanna may be fun for the bachelorette party, but what will grandma think when the DJ starts spinning it at the reception? Deciding between a DJ and a live band for a wedding reception can be both thrilling and nerve-wracking.

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