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The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, April 24, 2015

The first ever video on YouTube; Amy Schumer's remarkably poignant parody of Friday Night Lights; a cute dog vine to watch over and over. Here's what's good on the web.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, April 24, 2015

Amy Schumer wins the internet this week, but Rihanna and a wonderful golden retriever named Maple came out to play, too.
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Studio 360

How to Throw a Perfect Game of Thrones Brunch

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A how-to guide to celebrating the fifth season of "Game of Thrones" with a customized "Hodoor," milk of the poppy, and pancakes. 
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Five Thrones You Had To See Online This Week

Friday, April 10, 2015

Just the scent of new Game of Thrones episodes was enough to throw the internet (plus Seth Meyers, Sesame Street, Key, and Peele) into a tailspin this week. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Are You a Conflicted Football Fan?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

In his Atlantic essay, Peter Beinart explores his moral conflict between his love of watching football with his young son and the inherent violence of the game. As you make plans to watch the Superbowl this weekend, are you conflicted between your enjoyment of watching the game and teaching your kids to love it too, despite the violence?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jane Austen Superfans

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Deborah Yaffe, journalist, self-proclaimed "Janeite" and the author of Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom (Mariner Books, 2013) discusses the passionate world of Jane Austen fans and what it says about fanaticism in general.

Event: Deborah Yaffe will speak about the book at the Princeton Public Library on September 12 at 7 p.m.

→Jane Austen's books on Project Gutenberg

→Jane Austen fansite, The Republic of Pemberley

 

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On The Media

Qapla!

Friday, May 24, 2013

In September 1966, Gene Roddenberry dispatched the crew of the Starship Enterprise on its maiden voyage through space and time and into the American living room. It was an inauspicious start, but almost fifty years later the Star Trek universe is still expanding. The new film debuted last weekend with a $70 million opening. In a piece we originally ran in 2006, Brooke explores the various television incarnations of the franchise and the infinitely powerful engine behind it all: the fan.

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Studio 360

Suffering for Sufjan

Friday, April 17, 2009

Alec Duffy won the rights to an unreleased Sufjan Stevens song. Rather than posting it online, Duffy shares the song via private listening parties in his home. This decision has earned him a few enemies. Produced by Studio 360's Eric Molinsky. You ...

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