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He spent decades recording soundscapes. Now they’re going to the Library of Congress
Rachel Treisman | September 26, 2022
The Library of Congress has acquired the life's work of radio producer Jim Metzner, who has spent decades traveling the world to capture rich soundscapes. While he's honored that they will be archived, he says he wants to make sure people actually listen to them. Library of Congress Updated September ...
‘House of the Dragon’ episode 6: From here to paternity
Glen Weldon | September 25, 2022
Alicent (Olivia Cooke) and Ser Criston (Fabien Frankel) discuss country matters. HBO This recap of House of the Dragon's sixth episode contains spoilers for ... well, for House of the Dragon's sixth episode. That's pretty much what a recap is. Proceed accordingly. If you're just joining us, here are recaps ...
40 years after she took the stage, ‘Angelina Ballerina’ is still dancing
Samantha Balaban | September 25, 2022
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing "More than anything else in the world, Angelina loved to dance," writes Katharine Holabird on the first page of her classic 1983 picture book, Angelina Ballerina. "She danced all the time and she danced everywhere, and often she was so busy dancing that she forgot ...
‘Wait Wait’ for Sept. 24, 2022: With Not My Job guest Michael Strahan
September 24, 2022
This week's show was recorded at the Studebaker Theater in Chicago, with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Michael Strahan and panelists Negin Farsad, Karen Chee and Shane O'Neill. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show. Elsa | Getty Images ...
Oscar-winning ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ actor Louise Fletcher has died
The Associated Press | September 24, 2022
LOS ANGELES — Louise Fletcher, a late-blooming star whose riveting performance as the cruel and calculating Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" set a new standard for screen villains and won her an Academy Award, has died at age 88. Fletcher died in her sleep surrounded by ...
Roger Federer loses his final match in doubles alongside Rafael Nadal
The Associated Press | September 23, 2022
Team Europe's Roger Federer is lifted by fellow players after playing with Rafael Nadal in a Laver Cup doubles match against Team World's Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe at the O2 arena in London, Friday, Sept. 23. Kin Cheung | AP LONDON — This day, this match, had to come, ...
What’s making us happy: A guide to your weekend reading, listening and viewing
Linda Holmes, Ronald Young Jr., Aisha Harris, Stephen Thompson, Maison Tran | September 23, 2022
Group photo of Bakers in the Tent (L to R) (back) Sandro, William, Abdul, Carol, Maisam, Syabira, Maxy (front) James Rebs Janusz, Dawn, Kevin on The Great British Baking Show on Netflix. Mark Bourdillon/Netflix This week, Twitch made some controversial moves, the plot thickened in an elite chess cheating scandal, ...
Stewart Brand reflects on a lifetime of staying “hungry and foolish”
Manoush Zomorodi, Rachel Faulkner, Katie Simon | September 23, 2022
Chris Anderson interviews Stewart Brand (right) at TED2017. Ryan Lash/TED About the Episode From hippie culture to the first personal computers, Stewart Brand has been key to some of the most groundbreaking movements of the last century. This hour, he reflects on his life and career. About Stewart Brand Stewart ...
Hilary Mantel, author of the ‘Wolf Hall’ Tudor saga, dies at 70
The Associated Press | September 23, 2022
Hilary Mantel with her book, "Wolf Hall," in 2009. Alastair Grant | AP LONDON — Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author who turned Tudor power politics into page-turning fiction in the acclaimed "Wolf Hall" trilogy of historical novels, has died, her publisher said Friday. She was 70. Mantel died "suddenly ...