Sarah Montague

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Tiny But Mighty: Pekingese Palacegarden Malachy Wins 'Best in Show' at Westminster

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Malachy the Pekingese wobbled off with "Best in Show" Tuesday night at the Westminster Kennel Club. The 4-year-old bobbing pompom won his 115th overall best in show title.

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Behind the Scenes at the Westminster Dog Show: How to Make a Standard Poodle

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Photography by Kathy Landman

Ordinary dogs undergo extraordinary transformations in order to win at dog shows, and among the most eye-catching is the Standard Poodle.

The Poodle is a water dog, and, untended, has a nappy dense coat sort of like good pile carpeting that hugs its rangy body. But in the hands of an expert groomer, a Poodle becomes a dazzling confection, something between a meringue, a soufflé and a topiary hedge.


Checking In On the Westminster Dog Show

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This week marks the 136th Annual Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. It's the biggest and longest-running, continuously held canine show in the country. Sarah Montague is a senior producer and the Westminster Dog Show correspondent for our co-producer WNYC. She's been covering the event for the past 12 years and tells us about the culture of America's most beloved dog show.

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Beauty and the Beasts: Grooming Champions at the Westminster Dog Show

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

In the grooming area for the Westminster Dog Show, contenders for Best of Breed, Best of Group, and Best in Show are getting pressed, primped and powdered. See what it takes for do...

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Man Is Dog's Best 'Friend'

Monday, February 13, 2012

America’s leading show dogs have their own Facebook pages and they're getting lots of traffic.

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Infinite Variety: New Breeds at Westminster

Monday, February 06, 2012

The 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is right around the corner. Learn more about the new dogs on the block -- from coonhounds to Ceskys to Xolos -- who will be strutti...

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The Footprints of a Gigantic Detective: Sherlock Holmes Inspires a New Anthology

Friday, January 13, 2012

“One day in 1897, Arthur Conan Doyle sat down to write a tale of an odd young man with peculiar skills and changed the world.”


Saying Goodbye to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Monday, January 02, 2012

On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2011 passed into 2012. And with it passed one of the country’s most important cultural institutions. Learn more about the man behind the dance company here.


Sherlock Holmes as Hamlet

Friday, December 23, 2011

Robert Downey Jr., who stars in the new movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, is the latest actor to take on this iconic role. Guy Ritchie, the film's director, says Holmes' p...


The Fire in Him: John Hurt Sets Krapp's Record Straight

Friday, December 23, 2011

If there is a lesson to be learned from the post-curtain talk between John Hurt — who has just finished a limited run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater in Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape” — and philosopher Simon Critchley, it’s that if you throw philosophy at an actor, he’ll throw it right back.


Talk to Me: Behaving Badly at Happy Ending

Thursday, December 22, 2011

This month, Happy Ending Music and Reading series curator Amanda Stern welcomed three Yaddo alums to Joe’s Pub for a program entitled “Reality and Scandal.”


Who Am I Anyway? John Hurt Listens to 'Krapp's Last Tape' at BAM

Monday, December 12, 2011

“Krapp’s Last Tape,” which is playing at the BAM Harvey Theater for a limited run through December 18, stars John Hurt as its solitary protagonist in his New York stage debut.


Connected by a 'River of Smoke': Amitav Ghosh and Jonathan Spence at The Asia Society

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Asia Society inaugurated its new Asian Arts & Ideas series this month with “The ‘Chindia’ Dialogues." Listen to a conversation between historian Jonathan Spence and the Indian no...


Lovely Bones: Celebrating Anne Sexton at the Cornelia Street Café

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The poet Anne Sexton took her own life in 1974, but had she lived, this year would have marked her 83rd birthday. Reason enough, thought the actor Paul Hecht, to organize an elegant...


Oxymoron: Frustration at Happy Ending

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Ending Music & Reading series host and curator Amanda Stern decided on “Frustration” as the theme of her series opener, inviting authors Seth Fried, Jesse Ball, and Paul La Fa...


A Journey to Chindia at the Asia Society

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

To explore the sometimes problematic confluence of the two countries, The Asia Society will launch its new Asian Arts & Ideas series with a forum called “The ‘Chindia’ Dialogues” o...


Discovering Witches

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Powerfully linked to our past and our present at an intersection between history and fantasy, witches tap into age-old legends about the power of women, but also reflect the bord...

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Wrestling with Words: Poet Philip Schultz Talks about Dyslexia

Monday, October 17, 2011

Philip Schultz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Failure," among other books of verse, has written an unexpected work of prose called "My Dyslexia."

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An Informal Poll: How Pet-Owners Prepared for Irene

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

After getting the perspective of rescue organizations and government officials for a WNYC story on emergency animal rescue, I wanted to find out how NYC pet owners and their animals had actually responded to the crisis/threat of Irene, so I conducted an unofficial survey among a few neighbors and colleagues.

A recent poll commissioned by the ASPCA (conducted by Lake Research Partners) found that “one-third (35 percent) of cat and dog owners don’t have a disaster preparedness plan in place.” However, the responses I got suggested at least a heightened level of awareness.


Natural Disasters Reshape Animal Rescue

Monday, October 03, 2011

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 fore-grounded the concept of disaster preparedness, but it was Hurricane Katrina, four years later, that redefined the idea of animal rescue. Sept. 11,...

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