Ira Glass

Review: Mike Birbiglia Wrestles Reluctantly With Parenthood In 'The New One'

Mike Birbiglia has always been dead set against having a kid. "I was very clear when we got married," he explains early in his autobiographical solo …

New York City

The Oldest Trick in the Book

Magicians say it can take years to create and polish a new magic trick. Teller (of Penn and Teller) shows host Ira Glass how he invented one of his …

Magic

Paramount And Stateside Theaters Fall/Winter Season Tix Available

Array of live music, comedic performances, theater and storytelling kicks off in September and runs into early 2019.<p>AUSTIN, TX — The Paramount and …

Live Music

653: Crime Scene

Ira Glass<p><i>This</i> <i>American</i> <i>Life,</i> I'm Ira Glass. Each week on our program, of course, we choose some theme, bring you different kinds of stories on that …

Ira Glass

Ira Glass’ Advice on Achieving Creative Excellence Presented in Two Artful, Typographic Videos

''All of us who do creative work," says Ira Glass, creator <i>This American Life</i>, quite possibly the most respected program on public radio, "we get into …

Creativity

Ben Stiller and Questlove Celebrate Mike Birbiglia's Opening Night

Mike Birbiglia's new solo show, <i>The New One</i>, celebrated opening night on Thursday, August 2, at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Birbiglia celebrated …

Questlove

Mike Birbiglia keeps comedy fresh with ‘The New One’

<b>‘Mike Birbiglia: The New One’</b> runs at the Cherry Lane Theatre through Aug. 26. 38 Commerce St., thenewone.com.<p>It’s hard to think of a more generic …

Comedy

Super Saturday byelections live: Five seats up for grabs in key test for Turnbull and Shorten

If this is how you're spending your Saturday night: congratulations, you're an #auspol tragic. And we welcome it.<p>Over the next few hours we'll keep …

Elections

619: The Magic Show

Prologue<p>Ira Glass<p>I have no idea what gave me the confidence to start performing magic shows for money when I was 12. I wasn't especially good. I …

David Copperfield

‘The Daily’ host Michael Barbaro splits from husband, dating show’s producer

Michael Barbaro — the rising star host of the New York Times’ hit podcast “The Daily” — has split with his husband and is now dating the show’s …

Seth Meyers

Bubbles, Retirement and the Seven Sins of Memory

My end-of-week morning train reads:<p>The $5 Trillion Question: How Did the Firm That Pioneered ETFs Lose Its Lead? (Wall Street Journal)<br>• Everything About Private Equity Reeks of Bubble. Party On! (Institutional Investor)<br>• Millennials Are Making a Costly Investment Mistake (Bloomberg)<br>• Wages Are Rising in …

Stock Markets

10 Friday AM Reads

My end of week morning train reads: • The $5 Trillion Question: How Did the Firm That Pioneered ETFs Lose Its Lead? (Wall Street Journal) • The Seven …

Investing

Love writing? At the 2008 Mayborn Conference, N. Scott Momaday conveyed its power stunningly

This weekend, the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference returns to North Texas. Over the years, it has brought many stellar speakers, many of whom …

The Arts

These are the 12 best things to do in Dallas this weekend

Music of all styles is at the forefront of events in and around Dallas this weekend. Seven of the 12 events are concerts, including performances by …

Film Festivals

Things to do in D-FW July 20-22: Festivals for families, tech nerds, tattoo fans and more

Need weekend plans? We have you covered!<p>So many festivals<p>Festivals abound this weekend, and whether you're into virtual reality, tattooing or good …

Dallas

I Think We’re Alone Now

More in Science<p>View all<p>Among the things we tend to take for granted: The sun comes up and goes down like clockwork.<p>Remember learning that women’s …

City Politics

Prologue

Ira Glass and Kelefa Sanneh talk about Starbucks’ racial bias training program, which Kalefa recently discussed with Howard Schultz. (10 minutes)

Howard Schultz

Win a pair of tickets to see Ira Glass at Winspear Opera House | Dallas Free Stuff

XDALLAS OBSERVER<br>"Win a pair of tickets to see Ira Glass at Winspear Opera House" SWEEPSTAKES<br>OFFICIAL RULES<p>NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN …

Dallas

“We Didn’t Expect to Make Money”: How The Daily’s Michael Barbaro Unexpectedly Became the Ira Glass of The New York Times

He’s the star of the Times’s most promising new-media franchise. But will his success eventually carry him away from 620 Eighth Avenue?<p>Long before it became a bonafide, next-generation media phenomenon for <i>The New York Times</i>—a 20-something-minute morning podcast with millions of monthly downloads, …

Journalism

Progressives Have Won The Narrative. Will They Start Winning Some Primaries Tuesday?

They have the energy, they have the narrative, and they have the generational advantage, but the insurgent, militant, leftist wing of the Democratic …

Democratic Party

United Talent Agency Creates Podcast Network for YouTube Stars

Hollywood firm United Talent Agency represents some of the biggest YouTube stars and podcast networks around. Now it’s trying to bring those two …

Anna Faris

Staff Picks: David Kestenbaum

“When I’m trying to explain our program to someone who doesn’t know it, I stammer a bunch of words like ‘entertaining,’ ‘funny,’ ‘surprising plot …

Ira Glass

Tom McCarthy to Direct Movie Based on 'S-Town' Podcast

Participant Media, which worked with McCarthy on the best picture Oscar winner 'Spotlight,' is behind the adaptation.<p>Tom McCarthy is in talks to …

Hollywood

But Why?

More in Children<p>View all<p>Over the last few years, there’s been a flood of kids from Central America who’ve arrived in the United States by …

United States

Real estate tycoons, musicians mingle at Domino Park preview

Real estate moguls and rockers alike mixed at the preview of Two Trees Management’s Domino Park on the Williamsburg waterfront Wednesday …

Real Estate

Paramount Theatre Announces Fall/Winter Performances

Because it’s never too soon to start planning your future entertainment, you’re going to want to spend some time ogling the Paramount Theatre’s newly …

Ira Glass

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

<i>This week, we’re sharing stories from Pamela Colloff, Amanda Fortini, Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Ira Glass, and Linda Holmes</i><i>.</i><i>Sign up to receive this</i> …

Long-form Journalism

Ira Glass's Commencement Speech at the Columbia Journalism School Graduation

“Editing is crucial because in my experience anything you try to make - what YOU want is for the story to be AMAZING. But what the story wants to be …

Journalism School

Photo Coverage: Broadway's Future is Female! Go Inside the 9th Annual Lilly Awards!

Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass<p>Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass<p>Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass<p>Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass<p>Robert Saenz de …

New York City

An HBO documentary will present “new discoveries” about the Adnan Syed case from “Serial”

When first introducing the <i>Serial</i> podcast he helped develop, <i>This American Life</i> host Ira Glass said he hoped to give listeners the same experience they might get watching an HBO series. Four years later, the murder case at the center of <i>Serial</i> is getting just that.<p>HBO announced yesterday (May 16) that …

Crime