Phillip Lopate

Phillip Lopate appears in the following:

Remembering Leonard's Mother, Frances Lopate

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Leonard's brother, Phillip Lopate, joins us to discuss his new book, "A Mother’s Tale," about their mother, Frances Lopate.

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Your Favorite Re-Read Books!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A book read more than once is a good book indeed. Phillip Lopate and Jane Smiley talk about some of their favorites, and we'll hear from you!

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Brother Knows Best

Friday, March 06, 2015

In celebration of Leonard Lopate’s 30 years at WNYC, we turn to insider Phillip Lopate for a brother’s evaluation!

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Why Writers Just Can't Quit New York City

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

From the dive bars to museums to easy public transit, writers like Susan Orlean and Leonard's brother Phillip Lopate make the case for why New York's the town for them.

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Guest Picks: Phillip Lopate

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Leonard's brother Phillip Lopate was on the show recently to talk about his two latest books -- one is a collection of personal essays and the other is advice on writing and teaching. He also revealed his love of "Friday Night Lights."


Phillip Lopate on His Writing Life

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Author Phillip Lopate discusses his latest books, Portrait Inside My Head, a collection of personal essays on memory, culture, parenthood, the trials of marriage, and New York’s storied past and present, and To Show and to Tell, which combines more than 40 years of lessons from his career as a writer and professor in a nuts-and-bolts guide to writing literary nonfiction.

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A Two-Mile Island in the Wake of Sandy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Only on rare occasions do the inhabitants of New York touch the water, and usually, it’s because the water is being brought to them through a strange meteorological event like a hurri...

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Guest Picks: Phillip Lopate

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Find out what Phillip Lopate has been reading and watching recently.


Underappreciated: William Dean Howells’ A Hazard of New Fortunes

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

For our latest Underappreciated segment, Phillip Lopate discusses William Dean Howells’ 1890 novel A Hazard of New Fortunes, set in New York City in the late 19th century. The novel describes political tensions, social inequality, and urban landscapes all of which are still visible in present day New York, if slightly transformed. The novel follows Basil March and his family as they adjust after a move from Boston, and as he co-founds a magazine named “Every Other Week.”

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Guest Picks: Phillip Lopate

Monday, October 18, 2010

Phillip Lopate is a fan of Shakira. Find out some of his other favorite picks after his appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show.


Chekhov for Children

Monday, October 18, 2010

Director Sasha Waters Freyer, writer Phillip Lopate, and Angus Johnston talk about “Chekhov for Children,” a documentary about the 1979 staging on Broadway of Chekhov’s play “Uncle Vanya” by New York City 5th and 6th graders, directed by Phillip Lopate and starring Angus Johnson. It explores the interplay between art and life for a dozen friends across 30 years. “Chekhov for Children” is screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Thursday, October 21, at 6:30 pm.

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Phillip Lopate's Essays

Monday, July 13, 2009

Phillip Lopate, Leonard's brother, discusses brotherhood and his essay in the anthology Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry. He'll also discuss his series of essays on the achievements and limitations of Susan Sontag, looking at her significance to him personally and to the culture at large, in his ...

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Tribute to Manny Farber

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Manny Farber was a notable painter, critic, and teacher. The Film Society of Lincoln Center is hosting a tribute to him called Film Society Remembers Manny Farber from Nov. 14-26. Leonard talks to two of Farber’s friends and colleagues: Kent Jones of the Film Society of ...

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History Lesson

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Find out why studying the international humanitarian intervention in Somalia in the early 1990s may help us understand what’s happening in Iraq right now. And then we go literary! Phillip Lopate talks about his new book of 2 novellas; then Salman Rushdie on what he thinks the best short stories ...


Essay Contest: Break-Ups

Thursday, June 28, 2007

We had over 200 submissions for our Lopate Show essay contest on breakups, hosted by Phillip Lopate, celebrated essayist and brother of Leonard. Phillip has chosen 20 winners. He and Leonard talk to the top 5 winners on-air today.

Go here to find out who the ...

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Death, longing, love

Sunday, July 07, 2002

The Next Big Thing is death, longing, love ... in other words: Fado, music from Portugal that will take your breath away. It's being haunted by the old neighborhood with writer Philip Lopate. It's news that's not news, and how you feel when you're about to eat cake.


The Horror. The Horror.

Sunday, October 22, 2000

Coming up on The Next Big Thing, it's a little like that scene in Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" when Kurtz says, "The horror. The horror." A cartoonist takes in Fashion Week; Essayist Philip Lopate revisits the terrors of childhood and -- this one's no joke -- we'll hear scenes ...


Phillip Lopate

Thursday, July 05, 1979

Phillip Lopate discusses his novel Confessions of Summer.

WNYC archives id: 72879


Phillip Lopate

Monday, November 08, 1976

He looks a lot like his brother!