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To understand life in East Germany, all you need is this board game

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The board game called Bürokratopoly isn't about getting filthy rich, though players might feel filthy after they're done playing. The popular German game was created by dissidents in communist East Germany years ago as a satire about power and corruption. Now it has become a teaching tool for German kids trying to understand what it was like to live in the Communist East.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Ann Goldstein and D.T. Max on Elena Ferrante

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ann Goldstein and D.T. Max on Elena Ferrante

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Studio 360

When Will Lego Art Grow Up?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lego-based art is suddenly ubiquitous — Ai Weiwei's new installation uses 1.2 million of them. But why is it so visually unimaginative?
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Studio 360

NanoArt: Teeny Tiny Landscapes

Monday, September 29, 2014

With the help of an electron microscope, some scientists have gone past observing the atomic landscape to shaping it, creating tiny sculptures and other works known as NanoArt.
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Studio 360

Thelma Golden: The Curator Is Present

Friday, September 26, 2014

As director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, Thelma Golden curates exhibits that shape larger debates about race and representation.

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The Takeaway

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, September 26, 2014

This week in "Thanks, Internet," Sean Rameswaram of Studio 360 and Sideshow talks to John Hockenberry about the online treasures you may have missed.

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PRI's The World

Here's how '96 Tears' became a Michigan city's official rock anthem

Friday, September 26, 2014

In 1966, a band of Latino teens put together a hit song that continues to resonate today. It was just named the official rock and roll song of Bay City, Michigan.

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PRI's The World

This young photographer brings the stories of immigrant children to light

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quetzal Maucci is the daughter of two immigrant mothers from Peru and Argentina. Growing up in San Francisco, she felt like an outside because of that heritage. Now, she has collected stories and portraits of other children of immigrants in the US to help break the stigma of being an immigrant.

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Studio 360

Hilton Als Hosts: with Toni Morrison, Khandi Alexander, Thelma Golden

Friday, September 26, 2014

The New Yorker critic Hilton Als interviews three pioneering African-American women as guest host of Studio 360.

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Studio 360

Life Lessons from Toni Morrison

Friday, September 26, 2014

A winner of the Nobel Prize, Morrison started writing because she couldn’t find the novels she wanted to read.

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Studio 360

Khandi Alexander Choreographs Her Career

Friday, September 26, 2014

When Khandi Alexander started her career, there weren't very many parts for black female actresses. She explains how that’s changing — and why it’s so important.

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PRI's The World

A worldwide viral hit shows a different side of Ukraine

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Much of the news coming out of Ukraine these days is about the ongoing war against separatists and the violence that has ruined small towns near Donetsk. Then along comes an animated music video by a Kiev-based band called Brunettes Shoot Blondes that's impressed people around the world.

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PRI's The World

This Japanese woman never gave up on her hometown. Even after the tsunami

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tomoko Kobayashi is one of the few residents who keeps coming back to the town of Odaka in Japan every day. Residents there were ordered to evacuate after the tsunami hit Japan in 2011. Tomoko hopes to help preserve the town for future generations.

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PRI's The World

Young Iraqis are 'drifting' through their country's crisis

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Once a week, when night falls in Baghdad, young men get together to drive fast cars and do stunts. The sport is called drifting, and it’s helping some Iraqis forget about the harsh realities of their country's battle with ISIS.

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Studio 360

Changing Jobs, Changing Seasons

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Despite a new, demanding job, Adrienne Ognibene is sticking with her creative resolution of painting and drawing throughout 2014.
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Love + Radio

Of Birds and Boundaries

Thursday, September 25, 2014

An eruv is a ritual enclosure that allows religio…

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PRI's The World

BollyX combines Bollywood dance moves with aerobics to make you more fit

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Have you ever done the "screw in the light bulb" dance move? How about the "picking fruit?" You'll learn them and more moves at the new BollyX fitness class.

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PRI's The World

For Bengali Hindus, radio is an unchanging part of a religious tradition

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Reporter Rhitu Chatterjee woke up yesterday in New Delhi to the sound of something she hasn’t heard in years — a radio broadcast heralding the start of the Hindu religious festival of Mahalaya. It turns out the program has been the exact same recording for decades, uniting generations of Bengalis.

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PRI's The World

Why the sugary sweetness of mithai is a social currency in India

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

When Indian-American writer Deepak Singh went home to India this summer, he ate what felt like a year's worth of mithai — Indian sweets. But along the way, he realized that they're more than just sugary treats.

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New Tech City

Why Live Music Won't Be Live For Long

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Is your favorite band really playing live when you go see them? Not so much. This isn't about Milli Vanilli. It's about something artists love called backing tracks.

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