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  • Gig Alert: Bonobo

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    DJ Simon Green brings his tribal beats and blissful melodies to Output.

  • How Criticism Allows Creativity to Flourish

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Film critic A.O. Scott discusses the value of criticism and how it shapes art, literature and pop culture in his new book. 

  • The Imagery and Politics of Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    Beyoncé dropped a song and video invoking post-Katrina imagery in New Orleans, Black Lives Matter (though not by name) and other social issues. Is her social consciousness praise-worthy?

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  • DANCE BREAK!

    Death, Sex & Money

    You've been sending us your anthems of change. Now, we want to see you rock out to them. 

Tech and Media

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  • Hillary Clinton's Former Innovation Adviser on Fostering Visionary Change

    The Takeaway

    Alec Ross was the first ever senior adviser on innovation for the State Department. He says America is the perfect incubator for innovation solutions to the world's biggest problems.

  • A Huge Step Forward for The Self-Driving Car

    The Takeaway

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that computers now qualify as drivers. 

  • What We Learned When 25,000 People Tried to Fight Information Overload

    Note to Self

    What we learned through a week of experimenting with information overload interventions.

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  • When NBA All-Stars Trade Free Throws for Freestyling

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    Now that Kobe's retiring, will he decide to resurrect his rap career? Bryant is just one of many NBA All-Stars to have tried their hand at hip hop.

  • Weekly Music Roundup: Roma, Celts, Dunedin, and Queen Bey

    Soundcheck

    This week, revisiting a great gypsy singer, updating a classic rock sound, and the real winner of the Super Bowl.

  • Carrie Rodriguez's Chicana Americana

    Soundcheck

    The Americana songwriter plays new songs partially inspired by her ancestry, live in the Soundcheck studio.

  • #3828: More Music for Pictures at an Exhibition

    New Sounds

    Listen to works inspired by some of the great painters of the 20th Century: Kandinsky, Schiele & Miró, in music by Brooklyn Rider, the group Rachel’s & drummer/composer Bobby Previte.

  • Monsieur Periné's Music Box

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    The musical polymaths bring their box of tricks to the Soundcheck studio.

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