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  • What Radio Can Teach The Internet

    On The Media

    Net neutrality is a 21st century concern, but the policy debate that erupted between FCC chairs, business and citizens echoes an eerily similar fray— from 70 years ago.

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  • Lesbian Love, Cut Into Fragments

    The new play "Bright Half Life" captures the politics and emotional processing common in lesbian relationships back in the 80s and 90s, when very little about being gay was legal.

  • Kehinde Wiley’s Modern-Day Royalty

    Studio 360

    The artist Kehinde Wiley wondered why he never saw people who looked like him in museums. His ground-breaking paintings, which borrow from art history, are changing that.

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  • A Sexy, Weird, Haunted House in the UES

    Venezuelan artist Alex Da Corte says he wants to explore fear and memory.

  • A Provoking Play That Doesn't Pull Punches

    Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "An Octoroon," based on a slavery-era work, shocks and delights at Soho Rep.

  • A Motivational Speaker's Advice for A-Rod and the Yankees

    After serving a season-long suspension, Alex Rodriguez (and the accompanying drama) has returned to the New York Yankees locker room. 

  • Do Speed Cameras Make Streets Safer or Just Rake in Millions? Yes.

    Officials won't say where they've placed NYC's controversial speed cameras, but we found out and mapped them.

  • Tribute: Leonard Nimoy

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Leonard Nimoy, who played the iconic role of the cold and calculating officer Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," died today at the age of 83. Listen to our 2002 interview with Nimoy here.

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  • 'Whoa!': Hear the 'High Maintenance' Star's Moving Reaction to His Own Show

    New Tech City

    When we stripped away the visuals and just listened to this scene from the webseries "High Maintenance," we made the show's own Ben Sinclair get misty-eyed. Here's what he heard. 

  • Empire Recap: Family Song

    Andre's bid to win over the Empire board fails - hard - and Jamal takes his father's advice to live his truth to heart, which leads to a big ole' coming out party.

  • Piers Faccini: Continental Drifter

    Spinning on Air

    Piers Faccini's new Mediterranean hybrid music draws on his mixed European background, with influences from north Africa and elsewhere. He performs live and talks with David Garland.

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  • Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

    Studio 360

    Seinfeld vs Limp Bizkit, FiveThirtyEight's fantasy football, a Power Rangers fan film, and Tig Notaro won the internet this week.

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  • Guster, Live In The Greene Space

    Soundcheck

    The band Guster is back with a denser, dancier version of their iconic 90s sound.

  • Emmy The Great: Elegant Pop And Poetic Wordplay

    Soundcheck

    Watch the Hong Kong-born, London-raised, Brooklyn based songwriter perform in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Why Aren't Festivals Showcasing More Female Musicians?

    Soundcheck

    When this year's lineup for Coachella was unveiled, many noticed how few women were on the bill. Feminist music writer Katie Presley explains why festivals are such a dudefest.

  • One of America's Most Influential, and Unknown, Musicians

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    Lead Belly has inspired generations of musicians: The Weavers, The Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, even Nirvana. Few people know his story, or even when they are listening to his music. 

  • Lady Lamb Broadens Her Palette On 'After'

    Soundcheck

    The contemplative and uninhibited songwriter returns to perform songs from her upcoming album, After, in the Soundcheck studio.

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