Full episode - December 13, 2018
“Where the Wild Things Are” is good book for kids, but may be even better for adults.
The Muppets, picture books and other childhood pursuits you never outgrow.
Full story - December 13, 2018
Author Bruce Handy and his book, "Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult."
Writer Bruce Handy reminds us why we still love the books we read as kids.
Full story - December 13, 2018
American Icons: The Muppets
The story behind Jim Henson’s beloved creature creations.
Full story - December 13, 2018
Opening day at the Hills playground on Governors Island.
The history — and future — of playgrounds.
Full episode - December 06, 2018
“David” by Renaissance artist Michelangelo was fashioned after Greek sculpture. The biblical hero has the diminutive goods to prove it.
A scholarly look at why men in classical art are so slightly endowed, plus how a writer thinks about her day job as a respiratory therapist and holiday fiction from Kurt Andersen.
Full story - December 06, 2018
A small boat heads out into the sea ice in western Greenland.
In need of a little holiday cheer this year? Listen to this radio drama of an unusual Christmas story by Kurt Andersen.
Full story - December 06, 2018
Stacey Rose
Stacey Rose is a playwright, screenwriter, director, producer and ... a respiratory therapist.
Full story - December 06, 2018
A terracotta Panathenaic prize from 530 B.C.
There’s a little something to note about male figures in classical art.
Full episode - November 29, 2018
A 1970s poster for the musical “My Fair Lady.”
Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner’s centennial, and more theater magic with impresario Jack Viertel and “Sweat” in the Rust Belt.
Full story - November 29, 2018
Stage and film lyricist Alan Jay Lerner photographed in 1985.
What do the musicals “My Fair Lady,” “Gigi” and “Camelot” have in common? They were all written by the talented, complicated Alan Jay Lerner.

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