Occupy Wall Street

April 18, 2014

Romantic Disasters with guest host Parker Posey

Romantic confusion and comic advice for the lovelorn are offered in the five stories on this program.

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Cake and Love

April 11, 2014

Love and Cake with Guest Host Parker Posey

If there were a recipe for this program, guest hosted by Parker Posey, it would say “just add happiness, and stir.” First, novelist Michael Chabon is the author of such sprawling and convoluted entertainments as The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, but his short essay “Art of Cake” offers [...]

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April 11, 2014

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how to get your ex girlfriend back how to text your exbest friend for closure and things to do to get your ex boyfriend back or signs your ex wants you back evan thou she has a new partner. quotes for when ex girlfriend of your boyfriend post pictures of them together on facebook can [...]

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April 11, 2014

Tinti Talks: Propinquity Effect

There's a wonderful line in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Sphinx” (performed this week on Selected Shorts by Kathleen Widdoes): “..the principle source of error in all human investigations lay in the liability of the understanding to under-rate or to over-value the importance of an object, through mere mis-admeasurement of its propinquity.” The object in this [...]

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Surreal Couple

April 4, 2014

Parents & Children with guest host Jane Curtin

Adult children untangle their pasts in two stories about fateful marriages and what comes down from parents to children. Jane Curtin hosts. Delmore Schwartz’s classic “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities” established his reputation as a new literary voice when it was published in 1937 in The Partisan Review. Written on his 21st birthday, it describes a [...]

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Happy Clouds

March 27, 2014

Complicated Relationships with Guest Host Jane Curtin

Marriages, love affairs, and other complicated relationships are explored in these four stories. First, two works by a SHORTS stalwart—Sherman Alexie. A woman confesses to a long-ago affair with haunting consequences in “Scenes from a Life.” In “The Vow,” a married couple renegotiates the terms of their contract. Alexie says the idea for this brief [...]

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March 20, 2014

Pushing the Limits with John Lithgow

Coming of age with Wyatt Cenac, running for your life with Alec Baldwin, and other funnies served up by guest host John Lithgow. First, New Yorker magazine writer and Algonquin Round Table regular Dorothy Parker describes the hangover from hell in “You Were Perfectly Fine.” First published in 1929, this hilarious tale of a young [...]

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Monkey's Paw Copyright Tina Lapointe Photography 2010

March 14, 2014

Compulsion and Other Afflictions

Guest host John Lithgow introduces two stories about compulsion. W.W. Jacobs “The Monkey’s Paw” has been keeping readers up at night since it was first published in 1902. The tale of a sinister relic brought from the mysterious East to a cozy suburban bungalow, may have some period touches, but is every bit as gripping [...]

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Anjelica Huston

March 7, 2014

Family Matters with guest host Jane Curtin

Guest host Jane Curtin presents works about family. Families bind us, define us, love us, and sometimes drive us crazy. So it’s no wonder they’re the source of so many stories, real and fictional. First, the actor Anjelica Huston reads from her memoir, A Story Lately Told. It offers a vivid and detailed portrait of [...]

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Cowboy Mens Bathroom

February 27, 2014

‘How to Be a Man’ with host Colum McCann

Guest host Colum McCann curates a show with many takes on masculinity. Readings are drawn from the anthology, The Book of Men, created with Esquire magazine and the storytelling collective Narrative 4. Writers of both sexes and many nationalities were asked to explore the provocative topic “How to Be a Man,” and we include fourteen [...]

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