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Buffalo Bill's Wild West

Monday, July 06, 2015

Studio 360 explains how William F. Cody presented a new creation myth for America.

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No fireworks this year for the village of Feltwell, England

Friday, July 03, 2015

Each year, the people of Feltwell in England celebrate the Fourth of July. The celebrations are put on by the US Air Force base that's there. This year, however, the celebrations have been cancelled due to "threat assessments."

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Why did we start using fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July?

Friday, July 03, 2015

It wouldn't be the Fourth of July without fireworks, But how and when did this firework frenzy for the 4th get launched?

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Studio 360

Remembering Five American Icons

Friday, July 03, 2015

To celebrate Independence Day, WNYC is airing a marathon of Studio 360's American Icons series. Hear all five featured documentaries here.
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Don’t Put Shamir in a Box

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Shamir Bailey has found sudden success with his blend of infectious dance rhythms and ebullient energy. But he warns his legions of new fans: this is only version one.

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: The Rolling Stones and Of Montreal

Thursday, July 02, 2015

As a teenager, Kevin Barnes from the band Of Montreal learned the Rolling Stones’ “Under My Thumb,” and those simple chords changed the course of his life.

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A Quantified Artist Turns Her Data into Sculpture

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Laurie Frick takes self-tracking data and turns it into beautiful sculptures. Collecting personal data isn’t a privacy issue for her — it’s an opportunity to make art.

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Leon Russell’s Rock n’ Roll Time Capsule

Thursday, July 02, 2015

At the height of his fame in 1970s, Leon Russell was the subject of a documentary by the great Les Blank. That film, long under wraps, is finally seeing the light of day.

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Shamir Plays Live, Leon Russell’s Rock Doc, & A Data Self-Portrait

Thursday, July 02, 2015

This week, Shamir plays his insanely infectious dance-pop, 1970s rock legend Leon Russell remembers country before it went square, & an artist takes back her data to make sculptures.

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Fan Art Pays Tribute to Caitlyn Jenner

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner's appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair has inspired a wave of great fan art. 
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Happy Canada Day, Eh

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

To celebrate our friends to the North, we've rounded up our interviews with some of our favorite Canadian guests, from Seth Rogen to Margaret Atwood.
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This calico cat stationmaster was loved all over Japan

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

More than 3,000 mourners gathered this week at the funeral of Stationmaster Tama. She's a cat, and now a Shinto deity, that for more than a decade has been the symbol of one railroad company in Japan.

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Shamir: Electro-Pop Wunderkind

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Shamir plays his infectious single "On the Regular" live in our studio in this video from our upcoming interview.
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Sideshow Podcast: How a Batman Movie Helped The Wolfpack Escape

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The seven siblings featured in the new documentary "The Wolfpack" grew up in New York City, but they were shut off from the world. Then they saw "The Dark Knight" and everything changed.
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Song Exploder

U2 - Cedarwood Road

Monday, June 29, 2015

10 Cedarwood Road is the address of Bono’s childhood home in Dublin. For the U2 song "Cedarwood Road," Bono looked back to his life there as a teenager, when skinhead culture seeped into his neighborhood via the Seven Towers, housing projects that were built around that time. In this episode, Bono traces the arc from those memories to the lyrics of "Cedarwood Road," and The Edge breaks down the process of how the music was written, with the original demo and the isolated tracks from the final recording.

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Iran's version of the Muppets makes a comeback

Monday, June 29, 2015

Kolah Germezi, or "Red Hat," is an Iranian Muppet Show-like program, with a collection of skits and musical numbers. Its producer says the program on Iranian state TV officially has 35 million viewers, but he believes it's seen by many more.

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As US scrambles to address visa backlog, international musicians are out of luck

Monday, June 29, 2015

Thanks to a State Department glitch, hundreds of thousands of visa applications were held up for weeks

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An Artist Makes Dreamy Sounds from Guitars and Fans

Monday, June 29, 2015

As we near the height of summer, we'd love to take a walk through Rubén D´Hers’s “chords tunnel #1.” It doesn’t look like a cool, vast, grassy field – but it sure sounds like one.
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The New Yorker: Out Loud

The Sweet Science

Monday, June 29, 2015

Kelefa Sanneh and Reeves Wiedeman discuss the state of boxing and its place in the wider world of sports.

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Macy's to Trump: 'You're fired'

Friday, June 26, 2015

Mexican TV mogul Carlos Slim became the latest to cut ties with Donald Trump after the owner of the Miss USA and "Celebrity Apprentice" franchises made derogatory comments about immigrants. The pullout by Slim's Ora TV followed NBC and Univision's severed ties with Trump.

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