Arts & Life

9:52am

Sat October 15, 2011
Author Interviews

'How To Survive The Titanic,' And Sink Your Name

Originally published on Sat October 15, 2011 1:30 am

White Star Line heir J. Bruce Ismay was one of 325 men to survive the sinking of the Titanic.

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J. Bruce Ismay probably shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as any of the true criminals of the 20th century, but for many years he may have been the most universally despised man in the Western world.

Ismay, heir to the prominent British White Star Line shipping company, owned the Titanic, and he's the one who said it would be fine to put just 20 lifeboats on a ship that could hold 2,800 people. Why clutter the decks, he argued, when the ship itself is a lifeboat?

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6:00am

Fri October 14, 2011
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

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The buzz of old audio equipment-- graceful swans-- reeds, benefits and more along Colorado's Front Range this weekend and beyond.

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12:52pm

Thu October 13, 2011
The Two-Way

ArtReview Names China's Ai Weiwei Most Powerful Person In The Art World

Outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei arrives to speak to reporters outside his studio in Beijing in June of 2011.

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The magazine ArtReview has named the dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei "the contemporary art world's most powerful player" in 2011.

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10:01pm

Wed October 12, 2011
Books News & Features

'Catch-22': A Paradox Turns 50 And Still Rings True

Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 2:53 pm

Fifty years ago, a new phrase began to make its way into American conversations: "Catch-22." Joseph Heller's irreverent World War II novel — named for the now-famous paradox — was published on Oct. 11, 1961. His take on war meshed perfectly with the anti-authoritarian generation that came of age in the 1960s. And now, a half-century later, the predicament of a no-win trap still resonates with a new crop of young people distrustful of their elders.

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10:01pm

Mon October 10, 2011
Author Interviews

Deen Does 'Southern' Fare ... With A Stick Of Butter

Paula Deen is the host of the Food Network's Paula's Home Cooking and Paula's Best Dishes. She tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that while her recipes are known for their bacon and butter, she and her family don't indulge in them every day.

Chia Chong

Food Network star Paula Deen loves seasoning, bacon and, of course, a bit of butter.

She also loves Southern cooking, which why her latest cookbook, Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, explores the regional variations of Southern food.

Deen tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that she first discovered some of those variations in her home state of Georgia.

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