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  • Could Climate Change Spur Revolutions?

    A new study asserts that global warming contributed to a three-year long drought in Syria, setting the stage for a civil war.

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  • The Moist Towelette Museum Is a Thing

    The Sporkful

    Sporkful host Dan Pashman talks to the Moist Towelette Museum's curator, then discusses how napkin color affects meal enjoyment and if scented hand soaps belong in restaurants.

  • Big Sean: 'I Stuck With My Gut'

    "I made a promise to myself," says the Detroit rapper. "I would never ever not follow my heart again. That way if I rise or fall, sink or swim, it's by my own choice and my own decisions."

  • Low and Slow: The Lost Art of Braising

    The Leonard Lopate Show

    James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Michael Ruhlman talks about braising and his new book, How to Braise. 

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  • Kim Gordon: Redefining The 'Girl In A Band'


    In her new tell-all memoir, the Sonic Youth co-founder reflects on her career in music and art, and her life after the end of her marriage and the band.

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  • Watch: Dan Deacon, In The Studio


    Watch the endlessly exuberant electronic musician perform songs from his latest album, Gliss Riffer, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Guster, Live In The Greene Space


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

  • Emmy The Great: Elegant Pop And Poetic Wordplay


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

  • Why Aren't Festivals Showcasing More Female Musicians?


    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.

  • Lady Lamb Broadens Her Palette On 'After'


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

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