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Monday, January 4, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Maria Popova. (Photograph by Elizabeth Lippman for The New York Times)

Maria Popova, internet philosopher sensation and creator of the blog, “Brain Pickings,” on how to live a meaningful life in 2016.

 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Writer Thomas Stearns Eliot and his wife, Valerie Eliot at Southampton, England, on March 16, 1959, on board the liner Queen Mary, from New York. (AP Photo)

The great Christopher Ricks on the great T.S. Eliot. Practical cats and the way the world ends.

 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A statue of Don Quixote and his horse in an unidentified town in Spain. (JoseManuel / WikiCommons)

“Don Quixote,” and why the 17th Century mock epic of Cervantes still gets under our skin.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Jason Segel as author David Foster Wallace in the new film, "The End of the Tour." (Courtesy A24 Films)

Comedic actor Jason Segel gets serious and takes on author David Foster Wallace in the new film, “The End of the Tour. ” He’s with us.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 11:00 AM
One of the main characters in Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See" spends part of her childhood in the Paris Museum of Natural History (WikiCommons)

Anthony Doerr just won the Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling book “All the Light We Cannot See.” He joins us.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
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Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
A scene from the 2013 Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX. (Courtesy Texas Book Festival)

What does reading Texas even mean? We try to help you out, with an assist from Houston Chronicle book editor Maggie Galehouse.

 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Attendees to the 2013 Texas Book Festival gather for a session in the Texas State Capitol chambers in Austin, TX. (Courtesy Texas Book Festival)

Texas writers on the Lone Star State of mind and Texas identity now.

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Monday, April 21, 2014 | 11:00 AM
In this 2003 photo released by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, left, is seen in Monterrey, Mexico. Behind is Colombian journalist Jose Salgar. Garcia Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP)

Gabriel García Márquez and his spell of magical realism. We’ll cast it again, in remembrance.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | 11:00 AM
A collection of romance novels on display. (Courtesy RoniLoren / Flickr)

The best-selling literary genre in the world: romance novels. We’ll look at the red-hot literature of love.

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Feb 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas mingles at a campaign event at Robie's Country Store, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ted Cruz, Clinton and Sanders out of Iowa. Zika panic. Syrian peace talks fall apart. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Feb 5, 2016
A portion of the cover of Ben Ratliff's new book, "Every Song Ever." (Courtesy Farar, Straus and Giroux / The Publisher)

How to choose music in an age when everything is online and always there. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff shows the way.

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A portion of the cover of Ben Ratliff's new book, "Every Song Ever." (Courtesy Farar, Straus and Giroux / The Publisher)

How to choose music in an age when everything is online and always there. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff shows the way.

 
Feb 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas mingles at a campaign event at Robie's Country Store, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ted Cruz, Clinton and Sanders out of Iowa. Zika panic. Syrian peace talks fall apart. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #4: Donald Trump — You Heard It First!
Friday, Feb 5, 2016

Jack Beatty recounts an evening rally with Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, and wonders if the billionaire businessman is really looking for an exit.

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Our Week In The Web: February 5, 2016
Friday, Feb 5, 2016

Spread the word — we FINALLY have both a new website (in beta) and a new newsletter. Sign up, visit and see what’s happening in the On Point digital universe.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #3: Jeb Bush — Cry for Me, America!
Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R) asked a New Hampshire audience to clap for him — and our own Jack Beatty was there to hear it.

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