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Miss Universe's National Costume Show Raids International Feather Supply

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Every year, Miss Universe gives many nations the opportunity to present a national costume. When you see what the United States came up with, you will almost literally not believe it.

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Attention, Neighborhood Children! A Halloween Invitation

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Anyone can give away tiny candy bars and little bags of M&Ms. But will everyone in your neighborhood take the time to give you the things that mean the most to them — the things that are already in their homes?

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When The Paints Go Marching In: Down The Well-Appointed Rabbit Hole Of Home Decor

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

What happens when you ask the internet what color you should paint your living room? Well, a lot of things happen, and they're all pretty overwhelming.

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When A 'Total Eclipse' Leads To Some Serious Exposure

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A cabaret singer channeling everyone from Adele to Julie Andrews has racked up a million-plus YouTube plays since her video went up Aug. 11. Herewith, a few questions for Christina Bianco, who turns out to have an NPR connection.

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Why I Resist Web Redesigns (And Maybe You Do, Too)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

There's not much that people agree on, but just about everyone gets impatient when Web pages change.

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Coffee Break: The Get Your 'Mary Poppins' Groove On Edition

Thursday, August 01, 2013

High drama, middlebrow laughs, low cunning — and a surprisingly rewarding dance mix of sounds lifted exclusively from Disney's Mary Poppins film.

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Coffee Break: People Arguing And Counting And Singing And Getting Gassed Edition

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Please, let us not think of the calculation of the value of art to the economy as involving anything called "the Taylor Swift Effect."

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Coffee Break: Of Weddings And Looming Parental Mortality And German

Monday, July 22, 2013

In today's not-quite-the-news read: A celeb wedding, some backstory from the Times, and a sobering web utility that'll make you want to call mom.

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Morning Shots: Not One But Two Bits Of Shark News

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sharknado 2 will happen, but Bunheads hasn't been renewed yet, plus other things that aren't entirely newsworthy.

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Morning Shots: The Does Your Garden Make You Think Of Carrion? Edition

Monday, July 15, 2013

A new feature from The Dissolve, Emmy handicapping from Previously.TV, and some Patton Oswalt stand-up that doesn't entirely hold up.

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The Kendama: Can A Wooden Toy Be A Viral Sensation?

Friday, June 21, 2013

The kendama is a traditional wooden toy, but its appeal is spreading rapidly.

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From Classic Toys To New Twists, Kids Go Back To Blocks

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

NPR's Neda Ulaby investigates a trend in toys that sounds awfully familiar: Manufacturers are finding new ways to get kids interested in playing with blocks, both real and virtual.

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The 25 Movies To Which 'World War Z' Is A Sequel, Probably

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

How did we get all the way to World War Z?

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Teens Find The Right Tools For Their Social-Media Jobs

Monday, June 17, 2013

There was a time — a time long, long ago — when MySpace dominated the teen social-media world. Not anymore. NPR's Sami Yenigun looks at how teenagers use various social platforms in today's increasingly segmented online universe.

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Dear Tiny Desk: Miss You

Friday, May 24, 2013

In which we consider our relocated desk and miss an old pal.

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'Space Oddity' In Space: Yes, Astronauts Are Still The Coolest Humans

Monday, May 13, 2013

If you were an astronaut, isn't a David Bowie cover what you'd be doing?

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If Jeff Probst Were President

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Our imagination takes us to President Jeff Probst's State Of The Union address.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

From the WNYC Archives: Vintage Baseball Audio

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bobby Thompson's "Shot Hear Round the World"

Bobby Thompson\'s \'Shot Hear Round the World\'

As we gear up for the baseball season to begin, WNYC Archivist Andy Lanset has sent us some fun clips from great moments in baseball history ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar's Documentary Nominees

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Everyone's paying attention to Avatar and Up, but all this week at the Brian Lehrer Show we're highlighting some of the documentaries up for a 2010 Oscar. They may not get the hype, but they still deserve to be seen. Hear the BL Show segments and watch the trailers below.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Show Winter Mixtape

Friday, February 26, 2010

It's a snow day, it's cold outside, and it's time to listen to some good winter music. We want your ideas for your favorite snow or winter songs - tracks that are good for curling up inside or trudging through the slush.

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