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Have you seen this classic literature character?Brian Joseph...
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Jane Eyre, "Jane Eyre"

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Heathcliff, "Wuthering Heights"

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Norman Bates, "Psycho"

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Nurse Ratched, "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"

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Sherlock Holmes

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Tess D’Urberville, “Tess of the D’Urbervilles"

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Tyrion Lannister, from the series "A Song of Ice and Fire"

Have you seen this classic literature character?

Brian Joseph Davis  is the creator of The Composites, a blog devoted to police sketches of literary characters made using real-deal police sketch software and character descriptions from famous books.

He explains how he got his idea from “identikits,” a technique for creating police sketches in which crime witnesses identify individual characteristics, like curly hair or a stubby nose, from pictures on note cards. As a witness to great works of literature, Davis realized the same technique could capture the characteristics of his favorite characters, and the project began.

in order of depiction: Jane Eyre, Heathcliff, Norman Bates, Nurse Ratched, Sherlock Holmes, Tess D’Uberville, Tyrion Lannister.

Think you know NYC pizza better than anybody? Think again.  Nick Johnson, Tim Reitzes and Gabe...
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Think you know NYC pizza better than anybody? Think again.  Nick Johnson, Tim Reitzes and Gabe Zimmer have visited over 100 pizzerias throughout the five boroughs. Their quest became The New York Pizza Project, an exploration and celebration of local pizzerias, their owners, employees and loyal customers set in the neighborhoods that make every pizzeria unique. In this episode of the Leonard Lopate show, the friends discuss their favorite and most memorable slices.

The Plan to Build a Wall in Hoboken

A controversial plan to build a wall has been met with outrage.

No, not that wall. The city of Hoboken has been looking for a solution to prevent floods, like when the Hudson River poured into the city during Hurricane Sandy. And city officials thought they'd found a plan when they secured a $230 million grant to build a sea wall. But some residents aren't happy.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer talks about Hoboken's plans to protect the city from future flooding and addresses community opposition to the plans - some say a wall would ruin the views and the character of the city.

As flashier mediums like photography and video dominate, the...
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As flashier mediums like photography and video dominate, the Drawing Then exhibition presented by Dominique Lévy recalls the golden age of New York City drawing. The title riffs on “Drawing Now,” a historic survey that was held at the Museum of Modern Art 40 years ago. The new show, like its predecessor, focuses on drawings from the say-you-want-a-revolution 1960s. WNYC’s Soterios Johnson reviews the exhibition.

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