Adam Gopnik

Adam Gopnik appears in the following:

Christmas Stories

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The interrogation of tradition is a fine and healthy thing. But sometimes a tradition turns out to hold all, or many, of the answers within it.

The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik: Schubert in a Life

Monday, June 19, 2017

At 9 pm on Monday, June 19, The New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik takes us on a personal journey through Schubert’s songs and orchestral music.

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Transatlantic Hugs, Handshake Texts and the Future of Tactile Research

Monday, May 16, 2016

How breakthroughs in the science of touch have changed our understanding of human consciousness. 


A Posthumous Manifesto from Charlie Hebdo's Editor

Thursday, January 07, 2016

It's been one year since gunmen targeted the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo in Paris that killed 11, including the editor. But he left behind a manifesto that's now being published.

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The Tipping Point

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik takes the occasion of Danny Meyer's announcement of the end of tipping in his restaurants to review the history and meaning of the restaurant tip.

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Never Too Late to Learn to Drive

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Adam Gopnik, a writer for the New Yorker and a grown-up, took his son to get a driver's permit and got one with him. He tells us what it's like to learn to drive as an adult in New York.

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Who is "Charlie Hebdo"?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

After gunmen killed 12 at a French satirical magazine, the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik explains the importance of “Charlie Hebdo.”

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Words Will Never Hurt Me

Monday, October 20, 2014

Euphemisms may water down language but do they hurt us? George Carlin thought so. Adam Gopnik isn't so sure.

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Exploring 3-D Sound with Adam Gopnik

Thursday, January 24, 2013

In his latest story for the New Yorker, staff writer Adam Gopnik explores the science behind the human experience of music. It all started when Gopnik realized a profound difference in the way he and his teenage children listen to music. While Gopnik and his peers grew up solemnly listening to long-form LPs on superb stereo systems, his kids "snatch at" smaller bits of music via earbuds and laptops. As he told Soundcheck's John Schaefer: "I would say, 'I can't listen to this on that lousy speaker on your computer!'"

A desire to understand this generational gap led Gopnik on a journey that spans rocket science, psychology and sociology, which he documents in his New Yorker piece, "Music To Your Ears: The Quest For 3-D Recording and Other Mysteries of Sound."

Gopnik describes visiting the lab of Edgar Choueiri, a rocket scientist determined to create a method of listening to sound in three dimensions. Choueiri allowed Gopnik to test out his “magic box” with a song of Gopnik’s choice: the Rolling Stones’ “Beast of Burden.” The experience, says Gopnik, was thrilling.

“[He] plugged it in,” he recounts, “And suddenly, there it was, Keith Richards is stabbing away with a cigar in his mouth you could practically hear on my right, and Ronnie Wood was plucking away in that kind of syncopated way he does…. Mick Jagger was somewhere right in front of me, and Charlie Watts passively was keeping time right behind my head. I had been inserted into the center of the Stones. It was a startling, uncanny experience.” 

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Adam Gopnik on the Meaning of Food

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Food is on all of our minds today, but how often do we really think about food? For Adam Gopnik, the answer is always. His latest book is "The Table Comes First: Family, France, and t...


Adam Gopnik on the Meaning of Food

Friday, November 16, 2012

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, food is on most of our minds. But for Adam Gopnik, author and staff writer for The New Yorker, this is nothing out of the ordinary. In his mo...

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Hollywood Violence Gets Real in Colorado Shooting

Friday, July 27, 2012

Adam Gopnik has written frequently — too frequently, he laments — about the gun rampages that convulse America. “The killings will go on; the cell phones in the pockets of dead chil...

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Central Park: An Anthology

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Andrew Blauner, editor of Central Park: An Anthology, is joined by two of the collection’s contributors—author Adam Gopnik and Doug Blonsky, the senior executive responsible for managing and overseeing the park. They talk about the 843 carefully planned acres of Central Park and how it has made an impression on the 38 million annual visitors and on the lives and work of a diverse array of writers.

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Guest Picks: Adam Gopnik

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik was on the Lopate Show recently to discuss his latest book about food and how our ideas about food have been shaped. He revealed that he's a Justin Bieber fan and also told what his comfort foods are, even if he doesn't love the term itself.


Family, France, and the Meaning of Food

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Adam Gopnik talks about the meaning of food in our lives, from 18th-century to the kitchens of the White House, the molecular meccas of Barcelona, and beyond. The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food reveals that what goes on the table has never mattered as much to our lives as what goes on around the table- families, friends, lovers coming together.

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The Internet is Making Us (Blank)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Adam Gopnik, staff writer for The New Yorker, discusses how books like Dr. Elias Aboujaoude's Virtually You and Nicolas Carr's The Shallows have been tackling the subject of the Internet and how it changes the way we behave and think.

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The Internet is Making Us (Blank)

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Adam Gopnik, staff writer for The New Yorker, discusses how books like Dr. Elias Aboujaoude's Virtually You and Nicolas Carr's The Shallows have been tackling the subject of the Internet and how it changes the way we behave and think.

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Ear Wars: Biology of Music

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

How do our brains know what to do with music?  Is the ability to distinguish music part of human DNA?  Best selling author, neuroscientist and musician Daniel J. Levitin returns to our studio with Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker to talk about the biology of music. 

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Cooking by the Book: Recipes and Cookbooks

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

With days upon days of holiday cooking ahead of us, it's the time of year when you're most likely to consult a cookbook ... or give one to your mom. Julia Moskin, New York Times food ...

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Happy Birthday Darwin and Lincoln

Friday, February 13, 2009

In his new double biography Angels and Ages, New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik looks at the lives and legacies of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. Both men were born 200 years ago.

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