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Beyond “Citizen Kane”

October 12th, 2015

Orson Welles was born a hundred years ago, in 1915. His movies are among the most acclaimed ever made, and, thirty years after his death, lost and unfinished works by Welles continue to resurface. But has the reputation of his most famous film obscured the greatness of his other works?Alex Ross and Richard Brody join Amelia Lester and David...

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Your favorite team can stir your soul or break your heart. With the Mets—New York’s perennial baseball underdogs—in the playoffs, many New Yorkers are walking around with their sports-loving hearts on their sleeves. Sports lovers and New Yorkers Nicholas Dawidoff and Adam Gopnik join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to discuss why we love the...

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What is R. & B. Now?

September 28th, 2015

The Weeknd, a formerly shadowy figure whose songs are dark and sometimes disturbing, has reached the top of the pop charts. And he’spart of a new crop of artists who are set to redefine a genre whose limits can be hard to define in the first place. What does their music share with the chart-topping R. & B. stars, from Aretha Franklin to R....

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The Pleasures of Disgust

September 21st, 2015

From bugs and rats to mold and mucus, everyone is disgusted by something. But why? And why are we also attracted to the things that disgust us? Nicola Twilley and Joshua Rothman join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to discuss our complicated relationship with all things icky.