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Video: Reg E. Cathey Reads The Charles Mingus CAT-alog

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The star of Oz and The Wire reads Charles Mingus's secret masterpiece: a guide to toilet training your cat.
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The Magical World of Eva Julia Christiie

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Next to an imposing, largely abandoned circus bui…

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Elevating Excrement

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fecal transplants, wherein the stools from healthy people are transferred to the bowels of sick people to restore good microbes, are gaining popularity as a DIY procedure.

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PRI's The World

Meet the folks behind the subtitles on your favorite movies and streaming TV shows

Monday, November 24, 2014

Remember the last time you saw a foreign language film? You sat down in the dark, popcorn in hand, and for the next two hours you read all those subtitles. But even if you've seen a lot of subtitled movies, you've probably never thought of who wrote those fleeting words on the screen?

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A Swiss musem accepts a 'Nazi art' collection — and vows to return stolen works

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Kunstmuseum of Bern, Switzerland, has agreed to accept a collection of priceless art hoarded by the son of Hitler's art dealer. The museum, along with the German government, has also pledged to investigate and return pieces stolen from Jews during World War II, a potential watershed moment.

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PRI's The World

A song title from the '70s is still a rallying cry for protesters across the world

Monday, November 24, 2014

You can see the phrase scrawled on walls around the globe from Tahrir Square to Ferguson, seemingly anywhere people take to the streets: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." It was the creation of American jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, whose biographer says he'd enjoy the term's enduring use.

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Studio 360

Charles Mingus Toilet Trained His Cat. We Put His Method to the Test.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Crazy or brilliant? Jazz legend Charles Mingus came up with a method for toilet training his cat, so we tried it out on a kitty named Dizzy.

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PRI's The World

The Latin Grammy Awards turn into a party to celebrate immigration reform

Friday, November 21, 2014

And the Latin Grammy for best immigration reform plan goes to ... Barack Obama! The Latin Grammys, held on Thursday night in Las Vegas, delayed the start of the show for the announcement of new executive actions on immigration, and then cheered the new rules for the rest of the night.

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There's no nuclear deal with Iran yet, but a 'Homeland' writer talks about a fictional one

Friday, November 21, 2014

It's crunch time in Vienna, where Iran and Western powers are negotiating a nuclear deal. The deadline is set for Monday, but in the world of "Homeland," that deadline passed a long time ago.

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Studio 360

Making Fun of the Kennedys

Friday, November 21, 2014

The First Family broke new ground for comedy by openly mocking the Kennedys — even though it was recorded during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Alan Turing, Digital Pioneer

Friday, November 21, 2014

Alan Turing’s pioneering vision for computers continues to shape our daily lives, decades after his death.

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Alan Turing’s Hollywood Epic & Charles Mingus: Cat Trainer

Friday, November 21, 2014

English mathematician Alan Turing gets turned into a Hollywood hero in The Imitation Game. And did you know Charles Mingus trained more than jazz cats?

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Alison Bechdel’s Winner: The Great Studio 360 Doodle Dare

Friday, November 21, 2014

After sifting through over 200 entries, cartoonist and MacArthur fellow Alison Bechdel has chosen a winner in our latest Extra Credit challenge.

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Studio 360

The Ballad of a Failed State

Friday, November 21, 2014

For decades, Mexican culture has celebrated the exploits of drug traffickers in songs known as narcocorridos. With the drug war become ever more violent, the songs have followed suit.

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Studio 360

Alan Turing, Man and Myth

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the British code breaker and mathematician. But Turing, the original computer genius, remains enigmatic.

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PRI's The World

The spread of mondegreens should have ended with the Internet — but it hasn't

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Internet is supposed to be killing off misheard song lyrics, but think again. Those "mondegreens" are alive and well, even on the lyrics sites that try to end the confusion.

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Kurt Andersen: Growing up with Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kurt Andersen remembers growing up with Nichols and May and The Graduate and finally meeting legendary director Mike Nichols as an adult.
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Black Brazilian women are building up their power — and they're even showing it with their hairstyle

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Despite over half of Brazilians claiming African descent, black Brazilians face widespread racism — which often manifests itself in violence. For the women of Miss Black Power Brazil, resistance against racism comes from a natural place — their hair.

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Batgirl Crosses the River into Gotham's Brooklyn

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Batgirl's latest reboot takes her across the river into Gotham's Brooklyn, giving her a style and sensibility that spells "Williamsburg."
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PRI's The World

French chefs say they shouldn't have to take the heat to stay in the kitchen

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

If you're familiar with Gordon Ramsay, you probably know how high-pressure professional kitchens can be. But in the face of long-running verbal and physical abuse from their bosses, some French cooks have created a manifesto to put an end to kitchen hazing.

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