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  • What Is Our Attention Actually Worth?

    Note to Self

    Tech entrepreneur Tristan Harris imagines technology without constant notifications - and a funding system that incentivizes techies to build it.

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  • Some Youths Find Probation More Challenging Than Juvenile Detention

    Morning Edition

    Nationwide, juvenile incarceration has dropped by half since 1999 — but the probations that have replaced it hold teens to sometimes subjective standards and often include electronic monitoring.

  • How Squeezed Are the Schools? We May Get a Better Picture

    New York City's way of calculating available space in its schools has long been a source of frustration. Officials have now agreed to make some changes.

  • NYC to Feds: Help Puerto Rico

    New York City leaders are calling on the federal government to intervene in Puerto Rico's looming $73 billion debt crisis.

  • 90-Second New York

    From food truck fare in the Bronx to treasure hunting on Staten Island, WNYC and New York magazine teamed up to capture the best of summer in the city.

  • 35 of Bill Cosby's Accusers on the Cover of NY Mag

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    New York Magazine editor Adam Moss discusses what went into making this week's sobering cover story, which features 35 of the 46 women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

Arts and Culture

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  • Joy Williams' Public Breakup and Private Grief

    Death, Sex & Money

    As her Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars was falling apart, Joy Williams was privately dealing with a rocky patch in her marriage, a new baby and her father's cancer diagnosis.

  • Breaking Ballet's Color Barrier

    Studio 360

    In a live conversation, American Ballet Theater's newest principal dancer talks with Raven Wilkinson and Carmen de Lavallade, two trailblazing African-American ballerinas. 

  • Deford To Hollywood: Ban Boxing Movies

    Morning Edition

    Commentator Frank Deford isn't crazy about the new boxing movie Southpaw. He says its shortcomings are typical of Hollywood's depiction of boxing.

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  • Sideshow Podcast: How 'Kung Fury' Went from Karate Joke to Kickstarter to Cannes

    Studio 360

    When David Sandberg posted a trailer featuring karate, time travel, dinosaurs, Hasselhoff, and a unicorn to YouTube, he had no idea he would end up taking his film to Cannes. No one did.

Tech and Media

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  • Narcissistic, Maybe. But Is There More To The Art Of The Selfie?

    All Things Considered

    Some say selfies are a mark of our narcissistic culture. But what about a little photoshopping? Is this further evidence of our vanity — or a platform for our personal brand and self-expression?

  • Jon Ronson And Public Shaming

    On The Media

    In the digital era, we live in a world where everything is known and it cannot be unknown. Author Jon Ronson talks about how our keyboards have become a powerful weapon. 

  • Find Ice Cream Near You, Lickety Split

    New York City is hot. You need ice cream. And with the click of a button, our Ice Cream Radar will detect your location, scan the vicinity and find your nearest scoop.

Music for your day

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  • Weekly Music Round Up: The Evil Twin Of Brian Eno; Haunting Music From Atlantic City; Art Rock That Rocks


    This week’s roundup includes punk documentaries, a few ghostly tunes and a self-proclaimed flower alchemist.

  • Gig Alert: Watkins Family Hour


    Watkins Family Hour performs with Fiona Apple, Benmont Tench, Don Heffington, Greg Leisz and Sebastian Steinberg at City Winery tonight.

  • Eszter Balint, In Studio


    Hear Eszter Balint's sophisticated rock live in the Soundcheck studio.

  • ROOM8, In Studio


    Hear the Los Angeles synthpop duo perform new songs in the Soundcheck studio.

  • Girlpool, In Studio


    Hear the uncompromising punk of Girlpool live in the Soundcheck studio.

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