Eric Molinsky

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Gertie, the Dinosaur Who Gave Birth to a Mouse

Friday, June 27, 2014

Years before Mickey Mouse, Gertie the dinosaur amazed audiences who had never seen a drawing that moved. Her creator, Winsor McCay, thought cartoons would become a great art form — an...

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S.O.S From the Future: We're Not OK

Monday, June 16, 2014

One climate scientist's game sends players on a scavenger hunt to find messages from the future about how global warming is ruining the world.

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American Icons: Anything Goes

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cole Porter was out of the musical theater game during the 1930s, as American mores grew looser and more risqué. But instead of getting stodgy, he wrote the classic celebration of bad...

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Olivier Had it Wrong: Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation

Friday, April 11, 2014

David and Ben Crystal, a father and son team, have recreated what they say is the original pronunciation — OP, they call it: how Shakespeare’s plays would have been sounded around ...

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Forget the Bat Signal: This Is a Protest

Monday, March 24, 2014

Meet The Illuminator, the activist group that's using the city skyline as a canvas to project political messages.

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Robert Rodriguez Takes Over Your TV

Friday, March 21, 2014

Robert Rodriguez burst on to the scene in 1992 with the very, very low-budget action film El Mariachi. He made hits like Once Upon a Time in Mexico and the Spy Kids series, but his la...

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Miyazaki’s Uneasy Love Letter to a War Machine

Friday, March 14, 2014

The 73-year-old director just released what he says is his final film, The Wind Rises, and it has caused some consternation both in this country and in Japan.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Final Performance Will Be Digitally Created

Friday, March 07, 2014

When Hoffman died last month, he was still in the process of filming the final The Hunger Games movie. The film’s producers are attempting a 21st century solution: creating new foota...

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For a TV Spy Show, the CIA Approves the Scripts

Friday, February 28, 2014

On the FX show The Americans, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys play Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, a typical suburban family in the 1980s. Two kids, nice house, they run a travel agen...


Will Your Next Car Fly?

Friday, January 24, 2014

Along with robots and ray guns, the 21st century was definitely supposed to include flying cars. We have pretty decent robots, and all kinds of lasers. As for the flying cars, ther...

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Annalee Newitz: The Future Is Coming to Get You

Friday, January 24, 2014

Scientists and science writers can rattle off all the sci-fi that inspired them to build great things. But Annalee Newitz, editor of io9, thinks that dystopian science fiction is les...

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Will Computers Take Over the World?

Friday, January 24, 2014

It’s been a trope in science fiction for years: someday the computers will become self-aware and take over. But in 1993, the computer scientist and science fiction author Vernor Vin...

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Chris Hadfield: How to Brush Your Teeth in Space

Friday, January 24, 2014

Chris Hadfield’s recent cover of David Bowie’s classic song “Space Oddity” has more than 20 million views on YouTube. And not because of Hadfield’s voice (which isn’t bad, for an ast...

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You’re Living in a Science Fiction Story

Friday, January 24, 2014

It’s easy to look back at old science fiction and see it as silly. But there are important ideas embedded in those stories that influenced scientists and the way technology develope...

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American Icons: The Wizard of Oz

Friday, November 29, 2013

It's been over seventy years since movie audiences first watched The Wizard of Oz. Meet the original man behind the curtain, L. Frank Baum, who had all the vision of Walt Disney, bu...

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Lucy Liu: On-Screen and On-Canvas

Friday, November 15, 2013

In the mid-1990s, a promising young artist started showing her paintings and photographs at galleries in New York. Over the years, Yu Ling built a respectable career with exhibits in ...

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American Icons: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Friday, October 04, 2013

How do you memorialize a war that was more tragic than triumphant? Inscribed with the name of every fallen soldier, Maya Lin’s granite wall became a sacred place for veterans. 

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In Wake of Government Shutdown, Only Some Web Sites Are Shuttered

Thursday, October 03, 2013

The federal government is currently shut down, and so are the websites for many agencies — but not all of them. 

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Glitches Plague Day Two of Healthcare Roll Out

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Americans shopping for health insurance on the newly opened exchanges are still encountering glitches along the way. 


Drone Art

Friday, September 27, 2013

Movies and TV are absorbing drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles as they are properly called) as plot devices in The Bourne Legacy and Homeland, for example. But some fine artists are ...

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