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Netflix Pays Comcast; Scary Movies; Atheist Contributions

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Netflix struck a deal to pay Comcast to keep its streaming service fast and smooth. The Wall Street Journal’s Shalini Ramachandran explains why this gives even more power to major broadband providers. Plus: Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen talks about his show’s scary movie contest and explains the Studio 360 Oscar night bingo game; and historian and journalist Mitchell Stephens argues that most major advancements in civilization came from atheists.  

Netflix Pays Up. What's It Mean?

Netflix is now paying Comcast to make sure its streaming service is smooth - so what does that mean for customers (and the other major broadband companies)?

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Green Energy Options, Explained

Last week, we talked about why many listeners saw their bills spike this winter. Gerald Norlander, executive director of New York's Utility Project, explains why other listeners didn't, and the options available for customers who want to shop around.

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Help Scare Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen, writer and host of Studio 360, talks about the show's scary movie contest, plus their Oscars bingo game for Sunday's awards ceremony.

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The Gifts of Atheism

In his new book, Imagine There's No Heaven: How Atheism Helped Create the Modern WorldMitchell Stephens, historian, journalist and professor of Media Studies at New York University, argues that most advancements in human thought were made by non-believers.

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NYC Art Tours

Uptown, downtown, museums and galleries figure in New York Magazine senior art critic Jerry Saltz's picks for his pull-out art tours in the current New York Magazine. He mapped out his 44 must-sees (including the fragment he calls the greatest piece of sculpture in NY) -- what are yours?

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