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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, March 06, 2015

Fifty Shades of Hutt, a "Total Eclipse of the Heart" explainer, and classical music's chest-baring heartthrob win the internet this week.
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WNYC Digital

Empire Recap: Ride or Die

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Andre is off his meds and careening towards a gurney, while Anika's treachery with a rival record company leads to all-out war.

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PRI's The World

Rapper Kohh shows a side of Japan that is often ignored

Thursday, March 05, 2015

In general, the average Japanese person, regardless of age, thinks Japanese hip-hop is a little weird — at least, Japanese people trying to do hip-hop is weird. But a new rapper is using his rough, violent upbringing to try and crack the mainstream.

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Studio 360

John Ridley’s “American Crime” Breaks the Mold of Crime Shows

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Ridley won an Oscar for writing “12 Years a Slave.” Now he’s back with a new series that takes a hard look at race and justice in the present.

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Studio 360

Will a Chinese “Saturday Night Live” Get Past the Censors?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

China is one of the world’s biggest markets for art and culture, but censors there still have the last word over what people get to see. Is freedom of expression coming?    

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Studio 360

Creative New Year’s Resolutions: Raising Eyebrows

Thursday, March 05, 2015

One of our listeners has resolved to return to her first passion — reggae. She’s finding it more challenging than she expected.

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This Is Not a Disney Story: Helen Oyeyemi Takes on Snow White

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The novelist Helen Oyeyemi deconstructs the Snow White story to find the real villain: a mirror that dictates the characters’ identities.  

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Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock: A Conflicted Dude for a Conflicted Planet

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Isaac Brock on fundamentalism, mail-order music clubs, and UFOs. 

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Studio 360

Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock, John Ridley’s “American Crime,” & Helen Oyeyemi

Thursday, March 05, 2015

On this week’s show, Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock; the creator of “American Crime;” and novelist Helen Oyeyemi.

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Studio 360

Grateful Dead Fans Flood USPS with Mail Art

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Hopeful Deadheads from all over send elaborate mail art to snag tickets to The Grateful Dead's farewell concert. 
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PRI's The World

A Mexican series finds overlooked stories of immigrants in America — including one from The World

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Radio producer Betto Arcos isn't used to being on the other side of the microphone. But when a Mexican filmmaker chose Arcos to be a subject in a documentary on successful Mexicans in the United States, how could he refuse?

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PRI's The World

This Louisiana radio station likes their news 'en Franglais'

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

For more than half a century, one small commercial radio station has been keeping French alive in the bayous of Louisiana.

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PRI's The World

A Middle East 'fake news' site skewers everyone — from Emiratis to ISIS militants

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Pan-Arabia Enquirer is The Onion of the Middle East. Typical headline: "The Pan-Arabia Enquirer “not offensive enough” say disappointed jihadists"

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Studio 360

Creative New Year's Resolutions: Five Rules for Great Work

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

It’s been two months since I started my calligraphy adventure with Proverbs. I’ve decided to set myself some ground rules.
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PRI's The World

India blocks the release of controversial Delhi gang rape documentary — on Indian TV and on YouTube

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

YouTube took down copies of a highly controversial BBC documentary about the 2012 gang rape in New Delhi Wednesday and Thursday after Indian government officials blocked "India's Daughter" from airing on television or being excerpted in print. The director has appealed to the prime minister, saying “India should be embracing this film — not blocking it with a knee-jerk hysteria without even seeing it."

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PRI's The World

Nikola Tesla changed the world — so why did we forget him?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Nikola Tesla was a visionary and a recluse with a genius for invention. He's also a hero in Serbia, where an author has created a new fictional account of Tesla's incredible life and many achievements.

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Love + Radio

The Living Room

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Diane's new neighbors across the way never shut t…

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Studio 360

Why it Took Isaac Brock 20 Years to Write Modest Mouse's New Single

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock was inspired to write "The Best Room" when he experienced a UFO sighting 20 years ago.
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PRI's The World

Finland's Eurovision finalists sing about discrimination against the intellectually disabled — from experience

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät is a Finnish punk rock band. All of the members have intellectual disabilities. But that hasn't kept them from winning the competition to represent Finland in the Eurovision semifinals.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

The History of Hardcore

Monday, March 02, 2015

The New Yorker's Kelefa Sanneh traces the life, and afterlife, of hardcore music as both an intensification and refutation of the punk genre.

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