Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen

Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen

Mark Morris

He calls himself “a full-on, born-again atheist,” and yet this dancer and choreographer approaches his...

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Sarah Megan Thomas

She says, “Virginia Hall was the first female field agent―spy―for Churchill’s secret army,...

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Bill Irwin

“I identify as a clown,” he says, understating his range as a performer, having portrayed George on...

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Rick Cook

He is a founding partner of COOKFOX Architects, known for green buildings, including the Bank of America Tower at One...

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Mo Rocca

A regular on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR’s Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!, he has a historic-homes...

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Paul Goldberger

He is a Pulitzer-winning architecture critic whose most recent book is Ballpark: Baseball in the American City. My...

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Rhiannon Giddens

Does genre give music history and context or is it merely confining? “Genre is BS. I’m sorry. It just...

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Kiimberly Dowdell

She is not the only architect to see her work as a force for social justice, but she is one of the few to pursue...

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Alec Baldwin

Admired for both comedy (30 Rock) and drama (Streetcar), he is an astute observer of other actors and once wrote a...

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Daryl Roth

She has produced more than 90 plays on and off Broadway, from The Normal Heart to Kinky Boots. Producers open shows...

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George Lewis

Celebrated as a performer and composer, this Columbia professor is particularly noted for his computer music that...

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David Sedaris

Even his setups are funny, like this: “There was a taxidermy kiwi at a store in London.” Or this:...

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Jeff Greenfield

For decades, he has provided astute political commentary with an admirable knack for seeing contemporary events in...

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Merrill Markoe

The greatest gift to any humorist is a parent who is impossible to please. This writer, a co-creator of Late Night...

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Rebecca Luker

This celebrated Broadway actor--The Secret Garden, The Music Man, Mary Poppins--much admired for her glorious voice,...

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David Byrne

His work with Talking Heads lofted him to the empyrean, and he just kept going, making art, music, movies, books....

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Dominique Morisseau

She is the author of The Detroit Project, a three-play cycle, and the Broadway musical Ain’t Too Proud--The...

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Julie Taymor

She directed and designed costumes for the stage version of The Lion King, seen by 90 million people in 100 cities,...

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Tom Perrotta

When  the admired writer -- Election, Little Children, The Leftovers -- was off at college, he got some unsettling...

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André De Shields

This fine performer -- Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Wiz, Hadestown -- notes that Shakespeare has much to say...

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