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Guest Picks: Andrew Jewell

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Andrew Jewell, one of the subjects of the film "Rich Hill," was on the show July 30, 2014. He's a fan of Bob Marley. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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'Rich Hill' Examines the Lives of Boys Growing Up in Rural America

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The director and one of the subjects talk about documenting a year in the life of three teenagers in small-town Missouri.

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Love + Radio

Sesquipedalian

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Charles Farrell was born to a sophisticated middl…

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Maggie Gyllenhaal's New Role Blends the Personal and Political

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

In the upcoming SundanceTV miniseries The Honorable Woman, she portrays Nessa Stein, whose personal life mirrors the volatile politics of the Middle East.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Pogo is YouTube's Favorite Musician

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Where some mash-up artists stun with clever technique or surreal juxtapositions, Pogo is first and foremost a fan, passionate and careful with sources like Alice in Wonderland and Fresh Prince. 

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The World

This Syrian actor went from delivering pizza to co-staring in a movie with Nicole Kidman

Friday, July 25, 2014

Jay Abdo was a successful actor back home in Syria. But his life changed after he spoke out against the government there. Now, after struggling to find his feet in the US, he's back on the big screen.

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A Bavarian prince opens up his castle for a jousting tournament

Friday, July 25, 2014

Meet Prince Luitpold of Bavaria. Every summer, he hosts thousands of guests at his castle for the world's biggest jousting tournament.

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Who's Afraid of On the Media?

Friday, July 25, 2014

We asked On the Media's Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone to duke it out in this parody of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? from our American Icons episode on Mad Magazine.

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Dick DeBartolo, Mad’s Maddest Writer, Won't Grow Up

Friday, July 25, 2014

One of the longest-serving writers in the Mad bullpen, Dick DeBartolo sold his first piece to the magazine when he was a Brooklyn high school student. Nearly 50 years later, “Dickie D.” is still resisting adulthood with the best of them.

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Lydia Loveless Leaves the Country Behind

Friday, July 25, 2014

Singing about doomed romance and drunken phone calls comes easily to Lydia Loveless. But stories of childhood loss? Those cut deep. Loveless writes songs that reduce her to tears, in the best way.

Video: Lydia Loveless, "Everything's Gone" live in Studio 360

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Saul Williams’ Tupac Musical Closes on Broadway

Friday, July 25, 2014

Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Tupac musical, was forced to close after just one month of performances. Is Broadway still not ready for stories about the ‘hood?

Bonus Track: Kurt Andersen's full conversation with Saul Williams

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Tupac on Broadway & Mad Magazine

Friday, July 25, 2014

Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Broadway musical based on the work of Tupac Shakur, closed after just one month of performances. Reviews were lackluster and ticket sales disappointing. But the show’s star, poet and actor Saul Williams, says Broadway audiences need to get over recycled shows like Rocky and ...

Studio 360

American Icons: Mad Magazine

Friday, July 25, 2014

From David Letterman to the writers of The Simpsons, generations of comedians and writers have grown up reading Mad Magazine. It changed the way we consume pop culture and the way we talk about world affairs — along with a generous helping of dirtyish jokes and goofy parodies.

Slideshow: The Evolution of Mad Magazine

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Ethan Hawke, Dolly Parton, and Madonna: BuzzFeed's New Contributors

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Even if, in some cases, their posts may have been ghost-written, BuzzFeed's unexpected correspondents sometimes offer unexpected insights as well.

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Racism, Blindness and Paralysis Could Not Stop the Unrelenting Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk fought for racial equality and for fair treatment of disabled persons, started a political movement to get more jazz on television, and even though half of his body was paralyzed by a stroke, he continued to perform until the day he died.

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Studio 360

Featured Poem: "Hazy Summer Days"

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Studio 360 is challenging young writers to create poems on the theme of summer. Featured today: "Hazy Summer Days" by Amy, 15, from Maryland.

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Jonathan Demme, André Gregory, and Wallace Shawn on Making 'A Master Builder'

Monday, July 21, 2014

The stage and screen veterans turned Ibsen's play, about an egomaniacal architect looking to make amends, into a movie.

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The World

A Russian writer who wrote about the absurdity of life now has a street in Queens named after him

Monday, July 21, 2014

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation to rename 63 different thoroughfares and public places throughout the city. Soon, 63rd Drive in Queens will be the first city street named after a Russian writer — Sergei Dovlatov, whose stories appeared in the New Yorker. And his wife still lives there.

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Introducing the Least Viral Videos on the Internet

Monday, July 21, 2014

Petit Tube presents only the least-viewed videos on YouTube, giving us a long look at the found poetry of internet unpopularity.

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How to Fly to Alpha Centauri

Friday, July 18, 2014

It’s a staple of sci-fi, but the realities of interstellar travel are grim: it would take tens of thousands of years to get to our nearest neighbor in the galaxy using current technology. But some scientists working on the problem think it can be cracked in about a century.

Slideshow: Starship Designs

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