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  • Who Oversees the Drone Program?

    On The Media

    News that a US drone strike killed two innocent Americans raised new questions about who really runs the program, and who oversees it. 

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  • 'Grounded' Takes Flight at the Public

    Anne Hathaway portrays a drone pilot in this one-woman show directed by Julie Taymor.

  • Listen to Phylicia Rashad as Aunt Ester in August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean'

    In the first of our 10-play August Wilson series of dramatic readings, a man visits a 285-year-old renowned cleanser of souls to absolve the guilt he carries from a crime he committed. 

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  • Criminal Charges in Bridgegate Case

    David Wildstein pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy charges that he punished the mayor of Fort Lee by closing lanes to the George Washington Bridge. See our Christieverse interactive. 

  • PHOTOS: NYC May Day Protests

    Hundreds of people marched in downtown Manhattan at a May Day rally that also has become a protest against police brutality.

  • Stricter Rules Fail to Dent Black Market for Vendor Permits

    There’s a shadowy backstory to kimchi tacos and falafel platters served out of food trucks. Many vendors pay high prices to “rent” other people’s permits on the black market.

  • Amid Headline-Grabbing Bridgegate Indictments, Hoboken Probe Quietly Comes to an End

    U.S. Attorney tells Christie administration cabinet officials that federal investigation has closed

  • In the Living Room with a Gay Dad and a Lesbian Daughter

    "Fun Home" transforms cartoonist Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir into an affecting, yet buoyant, chamber musical.

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  • Free Comic Book Day: A Guide To The Heroes, Musicians And Mutants

    Glen Weldon reviews the 50 comics available at participating comics shops for 2015's Free Comic Book Day, coming May 2 — what to pick up free, skip, and buy while you're in the shop.

  • Albert Maysles' Portrait of a Style Legend in 'Iris'

    A joyful portrait from the great Albert Maysles of 93-year-old Iris Apfel, the flamboyant, quick-witted style icon who has had an outsized presence on the fashion scene for decades.

  • Dawn vs. Don: Mad Men’s Missed Opportunities

    The Mad Men Pre-Game Show

    The team gets back together for one last pitch to save their agency. But is it too late to save the show from ignoring a big blind spot?

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  • There Goes the Last DJ

    After nearly five decades of hosting "old style, freeform, broadcast radio" in Metro New York, Vin Scelsa is retiring. Hear our conversation with him about his serendipitous career.

Tech and Media

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  • The #MomOfTheYear Controversy

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    The journalist Stacey Patton discusses Toya Graham, the Baltimore mother caught on camera scolding her son at the riots and why all that attention isn't necessarily a good thing.

  • What Google Is Doing to Solve Its Gender Problem

    New Tech City

    Three useful tips for any working woman, or anyone who employs women, from Laszlo Bock, Google’s head of Human Resources.

  • Libraries Make Space For 3-D Printers; Rules Are Sure To Follow

    Morning Edition

    They're the latest addition to so-called "maker spaces" showing up in a number of libraries. But as libraries work to redefine their purpose in the digital age, it also raises questions about misuse.

Music for your day

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  • Squarepusher, Live On Soundcheck


    The "intelligent dance music" artist performs songs from his latest project, Damogen Furies, in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Appreciation Versus Ambulance-Chasing: Why the Media Gets 'R.I.P.' Wrong


    Soundcheck host John Schaefer posts this short audio essay on the fine line between timely appreciation of an artist's passing...and just getting the story wrong.

  • Director of New Kurt Cobain Doc Weighs In on Artist's Unseen Life

    The Takeaway

    "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" is the first fully authorized documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain. It's largely made up of never-before-seen footage. The director weighs in here.

  • Vomitface: Two Minutes Of Bracing, Bruising Punk


    Hear "Bruise," a bracing new song from the Jersey City and Brooklyn punk band's upcoming EP, Another Bad Year.

  • The Soundcheck Stream: Women On The Edge


    Soundcheck and special curators assemble more than 12 hours of music from women who influenced and are currently shaping our world.

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