Sarah Montague

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Written On the Water, Heard in the Wind: PEN World Voices Festival

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Pen World Voices Festival opens in New York on Monday. The annual event is a bold reminder that writing is not just a leisure art resulting in a commodity, but an instrument of ...


A Bedtime Story in the Dark

Saturday, April 16, 2011

It is hard to imagine, now that radio is so pervasive, what a miracle it seemed when a confluence of discoveries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries resulted in the first broadcasts. 

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The Secret Language of Puppets: 'War Horse' Comes to Lincoln Center

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Handspring Puppet Company’s production of "War Horse" opened at Lincoln Center on Thursday night. The powerful adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel challenges notions of pupp...

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From the Fire, Change: An Oratorio Remembers Triangle

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This Friday marks the centennial anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire — a notorious symbol of abuse and exploitation of immigrant labor force and, until September 11, considered the most devastating workplace tragedy in New York City history. 

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Time After Time: Tom Stoppard's 'Arcadia' Revisits Broadway

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tom Stoppard’s play "Arcadia" opened Thursday night for a limited run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Parallel temporal universes are Stoppardian stock-in-trade, but "Arcadia" abound...

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Talk to Me: Loss and Memory and Happy Ending

Monday, March 14, 2011

Authors Jessica Hagedorn and Sarah Braunstein read excerpts from novels that set loss in a public context at a recent meeting of the Happy Ending Music and Reading series.


Your Entries for 'Smartest Dog'

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Westminster dog show happened earlier this week. You had to be in New York for that. But Takeaway listeners all over the country flooded our site with dog pics when they entered our Smartest Dog contest. Now we have the results, thanks to our judge — veteran Westminster reporter, Sarah Montague, from our flagship station, WNYC.


A Beautiful Sight: A Scottish Deerhound Wins at Westminster

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday night, the Scottish deerhound Foxcliffe Hickory Wind floated past six other champion dogs to win Best in Show at the 135th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.


Not Just a Pretty Face: Show Dogs with More to Show

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Although the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is often compared to a fashion show, a number of show dogs have multiple titles in field sports and obedience—competitions that require t...

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Movers, Shakers, and Waggers Prepare for Westminster

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show would not be possible without the tireless efforts of hundreds of people, some concerned with the nuts-and-bolts, some with creating a vital milie...


We Are Family: New Breeds at the Westminster Dog Show

Monday, February 14, 2011

Almost every year at Westminster, there are some fresh examples of canine diversity with the appearance of breeds newly accepted by the American Kennel Club. WNYC has a look at the new breeds.

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With Westminster Show starting on Valentine's Day, New Yorkers Talk About Why They Love Their Dogs

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden is a dog lover’s feast, and this year, it actually starts on Valentine’s Day. Over the years, WNYC’s Sarah Montague has been chatting with New Yorkers about why they love their dogs—everyone a winner in their owners’ eyes.


I'm Depraved on Account of I'm Deprived: Red Bull Takes on 'The Witch of Edmonton'

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Jacobean drama comes to disturbing and relevant life in "The Witch of Edmonton," which opens on Thursday.


The Lady Vanquishes: Brian Bedford on 'Earnest,' Bracknell And A Life in the Classics

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Bedford’s last major role at Stratford was King Lear. Lady Bracknell might seem like the extreme opposite of Shakespeare’s world-devouring tragic king. WNYC talked with Bedford ...


Top Dogs: Kennel Club Announces NYC's Most Popular Breeds

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WNYC's resident K-9 expert Sarah Montague weighs in on the city's top five favorite breeds. Plus, watch a slideshow here.

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From Belarus with Love and Pain: The Belarus Free Theatre at Le Poisson Rouge

Friday, January 21, 2011

"From Belarus with Love and Pain." This was the rallying cry of Natalia Kaliada, artistic director of the Belarus Free Theater, at a benefit for the embattled dissident troupe organiz...

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A Study In Sherlock

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Each year in January, Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts from all over the country and the abroad gather in New York to celebrate the world’s most famous detective. Last year the buzz was all about Guy Ritchie’s film “Sherlock Holmes,” and whether Robert Downey Jr. would measure up to literature’s most enduring character. This year, the Sherlockian world has returned its focus to its more traditional preoccupation, the playing of “The Game."


Talk to Me: Old Friends and New Friends at Happy Ending

Monday, January 10, 2011

Two is a famously bad age for toddlers, but it seems to be a prime number for a reading series marking a rite of passage—in this case, the celebration this past Wednesday of the Happy...


Keeping Cold Noses Warm: Harsh Weather Tips for Dogs and Cats

Monday, December 27, 2010

Crisp days and fluffy snow can bring out the inner dog in a dog, but harsh weather also brings real hazards to man’s best friend and other companion animals. Here are some do’s, don...

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Talk to Me: Celebrating Wallace Shawn at CUNY

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

If the meek are going to inherit the earth, then Wally Shawn will be in the vanguard. The diffident playwright and essayist, known for such works as "My Dinner with Andre," "Aunt D...

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