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Amy Pearl

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Questions for Dan Zanes

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Musician Dan Zanes is probably used to lots of moving bodies since the average age of his audience is 6... so his collaboration with the Pilobolus dance company and cartoonist Art Spiegelman it is not altogether surprising.

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George Steinbrenner in the Media

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner will be remembered as a controversial figure in the baseball world, who brought the Bronx Bombers 7 World Series wins and radically drove the increase in player salaries.

But he also made his mark in the entertainment world, playing himself in multiple commercials and a movie (Albert Brooks' The Scout). And, of course, there's his recurring role in Seinfeld.

What moments do you remember that we are leaving out?

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Putting the Paint to the Pavement in Times Square

Friday, July 09, 2010

Pedestrians in Times Square stopped to watch this morning as workers sprayed bright blue paint across the streets. It's the beginning of a public art project in the five pedestrian plazas on Broadway between 42nd and 47th streets.

 

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Pianist Envy

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Above the shrieks of dancing teenagers and the rumble of passing buses, Manuel Vega played the piano at Fordham Plaza in the Bronx. He's not a concert pianist. He's just a regular guy who happened to see a piano on the sidewalk.

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Bloomsday Seen and Heard

Friday, June 18, 2010

James Joyces' Ulysses chronicles the wanderings of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day: Thursday, June 16, 1904. The 16th has become known as Bloomsday, and literary types and fans of Joyce celebrate the occaision with pub crawls, readings, and re-enactments.

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What You're Saying About the World Cup

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Two weeks down, three weeks of wall-to-wall World Cup madness to go! New Yorkers from all over the world are cheering on their teams, with or without a vevuzela. Our home team USA matches up against Slovenia on Friday morning.  In anticipation of that game, we've pulled together some of your thoughts on the World Cup.

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He'd Rather Be in Baltimore: Questions for John Waters

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

John Waters loves Johnny Mathis. "He's so famous, they don't even introduce him," Waters says.

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Salman Rushdie: On Global Literature and ... the Yankees

Monday, April 26, 2010

During author Salman Rushdie's visit to The Leonard Lopate Show to talk up the PEN World Voices Festival, we asked him a couple of questions. Here's what he told us:

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Hot Licks for a Cold Season

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fiddler extraordinaire Mark O'Connor pulled together two great jazz/blues players -- virtuoso bassist John Patitucci and baby-faced guitarist Julian Lage -- for a three-night run at the Blue Note last week. The trio made their radio debut on WNYC's Soundcheck.

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Mmmmmm...Meat.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Wild game is showing up on more and more restaurant menus these days. The editor-in-chief of Field and Stream had some cabin-to-condo tips on preparing venison.

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Geraldo Rivera on the role of Hispanics in Shaping America

Monday, September 14, 2009

Award-winning journalist Geraldo Rivera details the evolving role of Hispanics in shaping America's future. The Great Progression: How Hispanics Will Lead America to a New Era of Prosperity features interviews with prominent Hispanics, including Ken Salazar, Antonio Villaraigosa, and Jennifer Lopez, and looks at the growing impact Hispanics are making ...

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Rod Blagojevich on his book "The Governor"

Monday, September 14, 2009

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich offers an account of his arrest and the subsequent media storm that engulfed him after he was caught up in a political scandal this year. In his book The Governor, he describes his view of politics and government.

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Jeff Johnson on Discovering Your Personal Best

Monday, September 14, 2009

Jeff Johnson, BET correspondent and the author of Everything Im Not Made Me Everything I Am: Discovering Your Personal Best, discusses his new book and his documentary about Kurdistan.

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Beth Fertig on Why Can't You Teach Me 2 Read?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Beth Fertig, WNYC reporter and author of Why Can't You Teach Me 2 Read?, explores urban schools through the story of three NYC students who made it to high school without being able to read.

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Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on Developing Women

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn offer a call-to-arms to challenge the oppression of women worldwide in their new book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Knopf, 2009).

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Annette Bernhardt and Amy Carroll on Unprotected Workers

Thursday, September 03, 2009

A comprehensive new report reveals widespread abuse of low-wage workers in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. Annette Bernhardt, policy co-director of the National Employment Law Project and co-author of the new report, Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers, discusses the findings. Plus, Amy Carroll, supervising ...

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James Barron on 549 Stories

Friday, August 28, 2009

James Barron, New York Times Metro Section reporter, discusses his compilation of stories, The New York Times' Book of New York: 549 Stories of the People, the Streets, and the Life of the City Past and Present.

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Rebecca Cammisa on Which Way Home

Monday, August 24, 2009

Director Rebecca Cammisa discusses her feature-length documentary "Which Way Home," which follows three unaccompanied children as they leave their homes in Latin America and travel through Mexico to the U.S. border in order to reunite ...

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Judith Matloff on Home Girl

Friday, August 21, 2009

Judith Matloff explains why, after 20 years as a foreign correspondent, she decided to put down roots in New York by buying a dilapidated brownstone on a rough block in West Harlem. She tells the ...

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103 Reasons the Back of Your Neck is All Sweaty and Gritty

Friday, August 21, 2009

The temperature was 103 degrees Friday afternoon on the Number 1 train platform at 72nd Street

The temperature was 103 degrees Friday afternoon on the Number 1 train platform at 72nd Street

Make no mistake, it's hot and sticky out there.

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