Colin McEnroe Show
{Channel}
>
news
Portal
>
>
Latest Content
John Dankosky with a friendly reminder to find us at our new address, WNPR.org.
Photo:Chion Wolf
Published:
Sep 18, 2013
EdwinMartinez1, Flickr Creative Commons
Published:
Sep 10, 2013
You could argue that two trends are in a state of modern collision. Women are hitting puberty earlier than they used to, and their breasts are arriving in larger sizes.  There's a complex matrix of factors making this happen. Average bra size in the fifties was a B. A British bra manufacture... read more
Published:
Sep 9, 2013
If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, asexuals seem like brothers and sisters from a distant solar system.    Western societies are gradually growing accustomed -- with varying degrees of comfort -- to the initials in LGBT, but what about A? On our show today. we'll explore the i... read more
Published:
Sep 6, 2013
Come on, you must be outraged about something! These are the headlines: "Rich Manhattan moms hire handicapped tour guides so kids can cut lines at... read more
Published:
Sep 5, 2013
We try new products all the time, rarely with any insight into how they came to exist and what it took to bring them to market.   Barry Nal... read more
Published:
Sep 4, 2013
Michael Bolton has reinvented himself many times. A few years ago, he cut off his trademark hair.  He put out an album of opera arias and another o... read more
Published:
Sep 3, 2013
If you seek parallels between J.D. Salinger and Thomas Pynchon they're easy to find.   Both were literary geniuses. Both were publicity-shu... read more
Published:
Aug 30, 2013
We have in the works, for next week, a show about J.D. Salinger, the American writer most at odds with his own greatness.    Little did we... read more
Published:
Aug 29, 2013
Thirteen years ago, I wrote an amusing but fairly ignorant op-ed piece for the New York Times triggered by watching a planetarium movie narrated by... read more
Published:
Aug 28, 2013
Through the lens of time, the anti-disco backlash looks a little ugly. What was disco, really? It started as an underground dance movement propelle... read more
Published:
Aug 27, 2013
Today's show was triggered by a confluence.   "Orange Is The New Black," a Netflix series based on Piper Kerman's memoir of a year spent at... read more
Published:
Aug 26, 2013
Today it's lobsters, eels and seaweed.    We like to eat things that come out of the water, but we're not always smart about taking care of... read more
Published:
Aug 23, 2013
We'll spend most of The Nose today talking about the drama of Chelsea a/k/a Bradley Manning and about series of citizen rescues that crackled throu... read more
Published:
Aug 22, 2013
Certain American places are, indisputably, scenes.   Greenwich Village: at least twice. For the Beats in the Fifties and again for the folk... read more
Published:
Aug 21, 2013
Because Generation X is eternally younger than the Baby Boomers, we just assumed they’d be eternally young. But a person born in 1965 turns 50 in t... read more
Published:
Aug 20, 2013
Today's show is three segments which are interlinked, even though we didn't exactly plan it that way.    We'll begin by looking at the high... read more
Published:
Aug 19, 2013
We're fascinated by Bernie Madoff and Frank Abagnale, larger than life con men who somehow got perfectly sane and intelligent people to trust them... read more
Published:
Aug 16, 2013
This week a rodeo clown made news when he wore an Obama mask for a routine that straddled the line between permissible lampooning of a president an... read more
Published:
Aug 16, 2013
The Drive-in movie theater turns 80 this summer. If you haven't been to one for a long time, you might be surprised at how much fun they are.... read more
Published:
Aug 15, 2013
In 1978, Indian prime minister Moraji Desai flustered Dan Rather during a Sixty Minutes interview by describing his health practice of drinking his... read more
ADVERTISEMENT

Colin McEnroe's To Wit

But don't worry....
I confess I wasn't a huge fan. Loved her voice and her beauty, but most of her signature songs seemed so positioned, so aimed at the great beige middle that they didn't grab me....
Do you want to know what's wrong with the Connecticut General Assembly?It's all here in a nutshell.This is how they interpret their responsibilities. On the first day of the session, they rush down to a cocktail party hosted by powerful lobbyists....

Channel's Archive

October - 2011