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Studio 360

Turn Your Favorite Song into a Round with the Autocanonizer

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Plug in the pop song of your choice to this open-source online tool, and it will transform into a round.
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PRI's The World

This French chef says Katrina changed his life, perhaps for the better

Monday, August 31, 2015

French chef Thierry Marceaux lost his job at a five-star hotel in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit the city. The storm also destroyed his home. So he left the bayou and moved to the desert, and started over.

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Archibald Motley, Jr. and Chicago's Jazz Age

Monday, August 31, 2015

One of the major artists of the Harlem Renaissance never actually lived in New York. 
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Why Wes Was The Best

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wes Craven went above and beyond the call of duty to judge our "Scary Short Film Fest" last year, inspiring hundreds of aspiring filmmakers in the process. We'll miss him. 
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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Serena and the Big Four

Monday, August 31, 2015

Serena Williams is in position to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam at the U.S. Open, and the same four players are expected to dominate the men's field. Where's the competition?

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PRI's The World

What if you found out you had an identical twin?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Imagine if you she contacted you on Facebook out of the blue. That's what happened to L.A. actress Samantha Futerman.

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'Bemusement' on the beach: Welcome to Dismaland.

Friday, August 28, 2015

The graffiti artist Banksy has opened Britain's first dystopian theme park. But how easy will it be to tell it apart from the rest of the British seaside?

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Annie Baker’s Agonies of Small Talk

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pulitzer winner Annie Baker writes plays that are full of awkward silences. Is that why some people love them, while others walk out?

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Song Exploder

Best Coast - Feeling Ok

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In this episode, Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno of the band Best Coast take apart their song "Feeling Ok," from the 2015 album California Nights. They trace their process and their influences, from the movie "10 Things I Hate About You" to the video game Rock Band. Plus, we'll hear from producer Wally Gagel.

This episode is sponsored by Hover (use the offer code BESTCOAST), Simple, and Lagunitas Brewing Company.

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The Creative Class Isn’t Dead Yet

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Journalist Steven Johnson has crunched the numbers and discovered that, far from dying out in the digital age, artists and musicians are doing better than ever.

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Lily Tomlin’s Audacious Life

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lily Tomlin has squeezed more out of life than most people, but she has a few words of advice for her younger self: “Barrel through life with all the audacity you can.”

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Jonathan Wolff Slapped the Bass for Seinfeld and the Internet Can't Thank Him Enough

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Jonathan Wolff is the Michael Jordan of TV theme songs — he's written over 40. So what does he think about his wordless wonder, the “Seinfeld” theme, getting mashed up with pop hits?

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Telling the Story of the Great Migration, in Pictures

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In 1941, the artist Jacob Lawrence set out to tell the story of a massive demographic shift that still defines America’s racial divide.

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PRI's The World

In troubled China, digital media outlets went big on the Virginia shooting

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The news media in China jumped on this week’s story of two American journalists shot and killed during a live TV broadcast. And that sparked a politicized fracas on Chinese social media.

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The so-called dangerous places of Paris are actually great spots to get baguettes

Thursday, August 27, 2015

On a Fox News program, an analyst and former Air Force combat veteran claimed that some Paris neighborhoods felt like war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. So another reporter decided to see for himself. Instead, he found great food.

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How do you talk about a gunman who wants to go viral (and knows how)?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The disgruntled former employee who shot and killed two reporters live on air Wednesday morning wanted his crime to go viral. Knowing that, how should we talk about it on social media?

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Before selfie sticks, there was this polar bear in Germany

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A craze beginning in the 1920s had Germans of all ages posing with a man dressed in a polar bear suit. A collection of these vintage photographs are now on display in France.

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Studio 360

Translating Broadway for a Latino Audience

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A recent Dallas production of "Motown" offered the first live Spanish translation of a Broadway show - but it's more difficult than it sounds.
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Lily Tomlin on “Grandma” & the Guy Who Slapped the Bass for "Seinfeld"

Thursday, August 27, 2015

This week’s show: Lily Tomlin on “Grandma,” the composer who slapped the bass for "Seinfeld," and the greatly exaggerated death of the creative class.

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B.J. Novak Picks the Funniest High School Comedy Writer

Thursday, August 27, 2015

We asked high school students to send in their funniest writing. B.J. Novak picks a winner to our challenge. 

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