Margot Adler http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Before He Fell To Earth, 'The Little Prince' Was Born In N.Y. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/he-fell-earth-little-prince-was-born-ny One of the world's most beloved books is <em>The Little Prince</em> by Antoine Saint-Exupery. Published in 1943, almost two million copies are sold every year, in about 250 languages.<p>If asked where you think the book was written, you might say Paris. You'd be wrong. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 16:56:00 +0000 Margot Adler 33257 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Before He Fell To Earth, 'The Little Prince' Was Born In N.Y. Small Museum Shows Off Weird Objects http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/small-museum-shows-weird-objects In this encore report, we hear about a small museum in an elevator shaft in lower Manhattan. It's only six feet square, and only about three or four people can enter it at a time. The exhibits document the weird and wonderful of modern life, including prison contraband made from bread. (This piece originally aired on Jan. 2, 2014 on All Things Considered). Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:57:00 +0000 Margot Adler 33223 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tiny Museum Preserves Proof Of Creators' Crazy Stories http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tiny-museum-preserves-proof-creators-crazy-stories Imagine a museum that's only 6 square feet. It's called, simply, <a href="http://mmuseumm.com/">Museum</a> and it's housed in an old elevator shaft in an alley near New York City's courts. It has some odd exhibits on 18 small shelves, and only about four people can fit into the space at a time.<p>The museum was created by three filmmakers: Alex Kalman and brothers Josh and Benny Safdie. Josh Safdie says the idea grew out of a combination of frustration and storytelling. The filmmakers would tell each other amazing tales of what they had seen and found, and the others would want proof. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 23:02:00 +0000 Margot Adler 32730 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tiny Museum Preserves Proof Of Creators' Crazy Stories Assessing Bloomberg's Legacy Is A Complex Task http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/assessing-bloombergs-legacy-complex-task At the end of this month, Michael Bloomberg ends his three terms as mayor of New York City. Assessing Bloomberg's legacy, a man who went from Republican to Independent, is not a simple thing to do. His 12 years in office were groundbreaking, locally and even globally.<p>But at the same time, many New Yorkers found him arrogant and insensitive to the poor. It's a vein that was tapped successfully by Democratic Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, who described New York as a city of haves and have nots. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:29:00 +0000 Margot Adler 32637 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Assessing Bloomberg's Legacy Is A Complex Task Investigation Of New York Train Derailment Continues http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/investigation-new-york-train-derailment-continues Transportation officials are investigating what caused a Metro-North Railroad passenger train to derail along the Hudson River in New York on Sunday morning. The crash left four dead and injured dozens more. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:54:00 +0000 Margot Adler 31887 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Forget The Lottery; You Have Better Odds Of Winning This Picasso http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/forget-lottery-you-have-better-odds-winning-picasso Imagine buying a genuine Pablo Picasso painting valued at $1 million — and paying only $135.<p>That's the prize if you win the "<a href="http://www.1picasso100euros.com/?lang=en">1 Picasso for 100 Euros</a>" raffle Sotheby's is currently putting on. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:54:00 +0000 Margot Adler 30935 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Forget The Lottery; You Have Better Odds Of Winning This Picasso Anthony Weiner (The Myth, Not The Man) Takes The Stage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/anthony-weiner-myth-not-man-takes-stage The sexting scandal surrounding former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has been fodder for comedians, punsters and those who love double entendres. Now it's the source material for a play, <em>The Weiner Monologues</em>, coming to off-off-Broadway's Access Theatre Nov. 6 through Nov. 10.<p><strong>'Found Texts' (You Finish The Joke)</strong><p><em>The Weiner </em><em>Monologues</em> began a couple of years ago, when a group of very young actors, most just out of Hunter College, were taking a summer workshop in New York. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:07:00 +0000 Margot Adler 30883 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Anthony Weiner (The Myth, Not The Man) Takes The Stage Fashion Designer Mark Jacobs To Leave Louis Vuitton http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fashion-designer-mark-jacobs-leave-louis-vuitton Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And in other business news, Marc Jacobs is packing his bags. The fashion designer is leaving Louis Vuitton after 16 years. He is expected to focus on an eventual IPO for his own Marc Jacobs brand.<p>NPR's Margot Adler reports.<p>MARGOT ADLER, BYLINE: There was a sense of foreboding at Marc Jacob's spring fashion show in Paris. First, the music.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>ADLER: Very funereal. Then black was the dominant color on the models on the runway. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 09:23:00 +0000 Margot Adler 30377 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Elegant, Whimsical Pop-Up Dinner Party Had 4,000 Guests http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/elegant-whimsical-pop-dinner-party-had-4000-guests On a gorgeous night, some 4,000 people, dressed all in white, have come to dine in a public, yet secret place in New York's Bryant Park.<p>They have come for <a href="http://dinerenblanc.info/">Diner en Blanc</a>, an unusual pop-up event that takes place in 20 countries. The guests eat in splendor at a location they only learn about minutes before they arrive. The thousands wave white napkins to signal the beginning of the event.<p>They arrived at 6:30 in the evening last Wednesday, carting white tables and chairs, china, food, wine glasses and cutlery. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:59:00 +0000 Margot Adler 30126 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Elegant, Whimsical Pop-Up Dinner Party Had 4,000 Guests The Occupy Movement At 2: Many Voices, Many Messages http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/occupy-movement-two-many-voices-many-messages By 10 a.m. Tuesday, several hundred people had already gathered in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park to mark the second anniversary of the movement known as Occupy Wall Street.<p>With many people coming and going, heading for actions like a McDonald's protest or a march on Washington Square Park, it was difficult to assess actual numbers. Much like Occupy itself, groups changed and reformed all morning.<p>At 10:30 a.m., Sumumba Sobukwe, a spokesman for the group Occupy Evolve, mounted the Zuccotti Park steps for a news conference. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:18:00 +0000 Margot Adler 29977 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Occupy Movement At 2: Many Voices, Many Messages