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  1. Adventures in the Global Kitchen: Exotic Flavors in Fine Dining

    The great melting pot that is New York City has always been known for its vibrant immigrant cultures - and many of these cultures are now reflected in the city’s finest restaurants. In this podcast, Chef Daniel Humm and General Manager Will Guidara of acclaimed restaurant Eleven Madison Park discuss their method of melding Jewish, Italian, Irish, and other cultures’ culinary traditions into contemporary fine dining.

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  2. Robert Forster: Dancing About Architecture

    Robert Forster,musician, songwriter, music critic for The Monthly and co-founder of the iconic indie rock group, The Go Betweens, is in conversation with Sasha Frere-Jones, the pop critic with The New Yorker at the Melbourne Writers Festival.

    This is a prize eavesdrop: Frere-Jones loves Forster and The Go Betweens; Forster has a great openness and nerdiness and they both know a whole heap about music.

    This plain boy from Brisbane who didn’t even have a girlfriend when he was writing some of his best songs with Grant McLennan and wondering how he could compete with The Velvets – Lou Reed, John Cale, Nico, heroin and sado masochism – is an absolute treat in his deep brown suit and his long winding tale about meeting the woman of his dreams, actress Lee Remick.

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  3. Why There’s Too Few Cooks For New York City’s Elite Kitchens : The Salt : NPR

    New York is famous for its food scene, but lately, the once-overflowing pool of potential chef applicants has begun to run dry. The reason? It’s a pricey town to live in, and for chefs obsessed with local ingredients, smaller towns with vibrant food cultures and closer ties to surrounding farms are looking way more appealing.

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  4. When the icon meets the eye you know you’re in New York

    There are many must-dos on a trip to New York but one you may not have heard of is lunch at New York’s Russ & Daughters Appetizers in East Houston Street on the Lower East Side.

    Niki Russ-Federman is the fourth-generation manager of this famous business. Her Jewish immigrant forebears started selling pickled herring from a push-cart.

    US food writer Anthony Bourdain says: ‘Russ

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  5. Robin Shulman, author of Eat the City, interviewed. - Slate Magazine

    The popular image of New York City involves high-rise buildings, glass, and concrete, but all over the five boroughs, people grow vegetables, fish local waters, keep bees, brew beer, and make wine. While reporting her new book, Eat the City, Robin Shulman traveled all over New York, meeting people who want to make things grow. Until the early 20th century, New York was a great center of farming, brewing, and sugar refining, and that history is still present all over the city. The conversation lasts around 25 minutes.

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  6. Helvetica and the New York City Subway System

    Paul Shaw, an award-winning graphic designer, typographer, calligrapher, and teacher at Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts, tells the story of how New York City’s subway signage evolved from a "visual mess" to a uniform system using the Helvetica typeface. His illustrated book Helvetica and the New York City Subway System looks at how politics, economics, and bureaucratic forces shaped decisions made about the subway’s appearance as much as design ideas did.

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  7. SXSW: Linguistic Mythbusting: The Fake Language of the Web

    Presentation from SXSW 2011.

    When the New York Times banned the word "Tweet" from it’s pages, it marked the first time a major publication had formally rejected a Internet-born branded verb. As new behaviors are created online, our culture struggles with ways to define them and often settles on flawed nomenclature. In this hour we will take a look at some of the most misleading words from the digital lexicon and try to pick a few to banish forever.

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  8. The Memory Palace Episode 24: The Moon in the Sun

    The article began by triumphantly listing a series of stunning astronomical breakthroughs that the famous British astronomer, Sir John Herschel, had apparently made "by means of a telescope of vast dimensions and an entirely new principle." Herschel, the article declared, had established a "new theory of cometary phenomena"; he had discovered planets in other solar systems; and he had "solved or corrected nearly every leading problem of mathematical astronomy." Then, almost as if it were an afterthought, the article revealed Herschel’s final, stunning achievement: he had discovered life on the moon!


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  9. The Day A Bomber Hit The Empire State Building : NPR

    On July 28, 1945, residents of New York City were horrified when an airplane crashed into the Empire State Building, leaving 14 dead. Though the events of that day have largely faded from public memory, they remain etched in the minds of those who experienced them.

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  10. A. O. Scott With Charlie Kaufman

    A. O. Scott speaks with the screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, who makes his directorial debut with “Synecdoche, New York.”

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