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Foraging for a Salad in Central Park

Removing plants from Central Park is illegal. But when Manhattan salad bars are charging up to $8.99 a pound, what’s a thrifty New Yorker to do? After receiving a lesson in edible plants, Patricia Marx picks a salad of things growing in the park, avoiding the hemlock and the crocuses. And The New Yorker’s Kathryn Schulz shares her love of country music. In anticipation of a new album from Miranda Lambert, Schulz recommends a song from Lambert’s band the Pistol Annies. She also recommends a collection of not-quite-perfect Elizabeth Bishop poems, and the Christopher Nolan film “The Prestige,” about a rivalry between two magicians. “As someone who watches movies for the pleasure of solving them,” she says, “the inability to solve it was thrilling.”

Originally aired April 15, 2016


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