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  • 'Mad Men' Mapped: New York in Season 7 Comments [ 23 ]

    We present once again our map of where your favorite characters go to drink or cry or cry over drinks. And if you spot someone dipping into Max’s Kansas City for a Lou Reed show, let us know, and we’ll add the location to our map!

  • Bishops and Their Square Footage

    Criticism over an archbishop's lavish retirement home is making waves in the Catholic community.



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  • Inside the Mysterious Google X Comments [ 1 ]

    New Tech City

    We're talking about hoverboards, a space elevator and floating Wi-Fi hot spots for the developing world. This could be a new golden age of innovation. 

  • A Google For The Dark Net

    On The Media

    The near-anonymous Tor browser is pretty convenient for buying illegal things online. Except there's no search function. Until now.

  • Change Your Passwords! (Heartbleed Explained) Comments [ 25 ]

    The Brian Lehrer Show

    What the security flaw means for your sensitive information - like credit card numbers - and what you need to do next.

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  • Conor Oberst in Concert Comments [ 2 ]


    Watch Conor Oberst perform and talk about his upcoming album, Upside Down Mountain, live at WNYC's Greene Space.

  • The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Live At Gigstock Comments [ 4 ]


    Watch The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart play live from WNYC's Greene Space as part of Gigstock, presented with Oh My Rockness.

  • Nas: Still 'Illmatic' At Twenty


    Nasir Jones -- the hugely successful and influential rap emcee known as Nas -- is one of the greatest musical voices to emerge from New York City. In a conversation with Soundcheck, Nas reflects on his 1994 debut album Illmatic -- which now being reissued to commemorate its 20th anniversary -- and a documentary film.

  • Kiss' Paul Stanley On Being Starchild, Discovering Beethoven And Entering The Hall Of Fame


    Paul Stanley, founding member of Kiss, talks about his first encounter with Gene Simmons, accidentally writing a famous mondegreen, how he stays in shape and why the band decided to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

  • Song Premiere: Eternal Summers, 'Goodnight Goodbye'


    Hear "Goodnight Goodbye," a track by Eternal Summers from Kanine Records' upcoming official Record Store Day compilation, Non-Violent Femmes.

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