Music/Book Interview: Ann Powers — On Love, Sex, and Popular Music

October 6, 2017
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“As morality shifts,” NPR’s Ann Powers writes, “music does, too, helping people navigate those boundaries.”

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Fuse Views: No More Double Talk at WGBH?

March 25, 2014
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This is a vaguely threatening day for New Englanders who love their NPR in duplicate.

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Fuse News Review: Terry Gross’s Thrice-Told Tales

May 11, 2013
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What has NPR’s Terry Gross learned after all these years of probing famous people’s psyches? “We are all mortal. Life is short, and for some life is full of pain.”

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Fuse News: What NPR’s Obit of Balanchine Ballerina Maria Tallchief Missed

April 13, 2013
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Maria Tallchief forever changed the idea of what it meant to see America dancing.

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Arts Remembrance: A Grateful Farewell to this Generation’s Best Champion of the Short Story

November 18, 2012
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Isaiah Sheffer’s lasting contribution will be his almost single-handed revival of interest in that most beguiling of fictional forms, the short story.

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Book Review and Interview: “The Lost History of 1914” — Almost the War That Wasn’t

March 8, 2012
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In his exploration of history, Jack Beatty suggests that World War I, as we know it, was an improbable event.

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Coming Attractions in Theater: March 2011

February 26, 2011
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An exciting month, and that isn’t hyperbole. A couple of North American premieres: a futuristic opera from MIT’s Tod Machover and poet Robert Pinsky and a drama tweaking The New Testament from Howard Brenton. Toss in iconic director Peter Brook staging Beckett, F. Murray Abraham as Shylock, and Car Talk:The Musical and you are talking about taking out the smelling salts

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