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Glenn Ligon on 'Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America'

In January 2019, the artist Glenn Ligon was asked by curator Okwui Enwezor to serve as an advisor to an exhibition he...

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Kate Has a Plan -- Feb. 17, 2021

WNYC planning editor Kate Hinds joins us for our ongoing series, "Kate Has a Plan," to discuss the stories the...

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'I Care A Lot'

The film, “I Care a Lot,” earned actor Rosamund Pike a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of a...

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How Do You Sleep At Night? No Really, I'm Asking

A good night’s sleep has been hard to come by for many this past year. Sleep specialist and author of The Sleep...

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Ask An Expert: How to Make Your Home Office Ergonomic

We continue our series, “Ask an Expert,” with Janine Kao, who offers tips and tricks about how best to...

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Celebrating Toni Morrison's Legacy (and Birthday)

Today would have been the 90th birthday of literary giant Toni Morrison, who died in 2019. New York Times editor of...

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Watch Party: #FreeBritney & Explaining Conservatorship

New York Times senior editor Liz Day, who is featured in the new documentary, "Framing Britney Spears," explains the...

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Exploring Chinatown in 2021

Lunar New Year will feel a little different this year in NYC’s Chinatown as it fights to return in the time of...

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'Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food'

Award-winning food journalist and cooking instructor Hsiao-Ching Chou joins us to discuss her new cookbook Vegetarian...

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Documenting Soccer Legend 'Pelé'

A new documentary sheds light on the life of a soccer legend. Directors David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas join us to...

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Listening Party with The Hold Steady

Brooklyn band The Hold Steady recorded their eighth album Open Door Policy in upstate New York in 2019. Rolling Stone...

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Watch Party: 'Framing Britney Spears'

Sophie Gilbert, staff writer for The Atlantic, joins us for the next installment of our “Watch Party”...

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How a Black Farmer in the Jim Crow South Won Damages From His Would-Be Lynchers

A new book tells the true story of a formerly enslaved man named George Dinning, who became the first Black man in...

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Full Bio: The Early Life of Frederick Douglass

We launch the February installment of our Full Bio series with historian David W. Blight who joins us to discuss his...

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'Detransition, Baby'

A new novel tells the story of a New York woman named Reese who is thrown into crisis when her girlfriend, Amy,...

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Watch Party: The Making of 'Framing Britney Spears'

Samantha Stark, director and producer for the documentary television series, “The New York Times...

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A New Label for Music by Black Composers

Pianist Lara Downes recently launched Rising Sun Music, a digital label that will release new recordings of music by...

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Full Bio: How Frederick Douglass Spoke to 19th Century America

For the second installment of our February “Full Bio” series, historian David W. Blight describes what...

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Isaac Mizrahi (Virtually) at Cafe Carlyle

The one and only Isaac Mizrahi joins us to discuss his return to Café Carlyle with a virtual concert series. 

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Kate Has a Plan — Feb. 23, 2021

WNYC planning editor Kate Hinds joins us for our ongoing series, "Kate Has a Plan," to discuss the stories the...

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