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Studio 360

"Saved by the Bell" Meets Feminist Theorist Bell Hooks

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The work of leftist cultural critic bell hooks meets the TV series "Saved by the Bell" on the internet's best new blog. 
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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: How to Get Billy Idol to Play Your Birthday Party for Free

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It costs $50,000 to have Billy Idol appear at a private event, a 25-year-old working at a Seattle mall convinced the rock star to play his birthday party for free.
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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Why Is Pop Culture So Obsessed With The Past?

Sunday, April 05, 2015

How come many of the latest pop songs sound as if they could have been released decades ago? Music journalist Simon Reynolds tells Steve Paulson that our obsession with our immediate past could get in the way of future creativity.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Why Is Pop Culture So Obsessed With the Past?

Sunday, April 05, 2015

How come many of the latest pop songs sound as if they could have been released decades ago? Music journalist Simon Reynolds tells Steve Paulson that our obsession with our immediate past could get in the way of future creativity.

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Studio 360

Music Videos from the 90s are So Totally Lost on Millenials

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Britney Spears and Missy Elliott may have been the 90s biggest pop stars, but their music videos befuddle today's teens.
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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, February 27, 2015

Seinfeld vs Limp Bizkit, FiveThirtyEight's fantasy football, a Power Rangers fan film, and Tig Notaro won the internet this week.
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On The Media

Before They Had Shows: Jon Stewart and Brooke Gladstone

Friday, February 13, 2015

This week, Jon Stewart announced his plans to leave The Daily Show after 16 years. OTM revisits a conversation between Stewart and then guest host Brooke Gladstone from 1998.

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Gilligan's Island At 50: A Goofy Show From A Time Of TV Innocence

Friday, September 26, 2014

As classic sitcom Gilligan's Island celebrates its 50th birthday, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it is an example of a show much loved by fans despite widely acknowledged mediocrity.

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Conducting Business

Replay: Why People Listen to the Same Music Over and Over

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nostalgia, force of habit and sometimes sheer laziness play a significant role in the kinds of music, movies and books that we consume on a regular basis.

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Soundcheck

Summer '94: Where Were You, And What Were You Listening To?

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

All this month, Soundcheck is going to be looking and listening back to the summer of 1994. Members of the Soundcheck team reflect on what they were listening to 20 years ago.

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All Things Considered

'Say Anything' At 25: Nothing Bought, Sold Or Processed

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cameron Crowe's much-loved film turns 25 this week, and unlike a lot of high-school films of its day, it's aged surprisingly well.

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Soundcheck

Why Does Music Make Us Nostalgic?

Friday, March 28, 2014

We've spent the past week documenting nostalgia for bygone eras of the New York music scene. But one thing we haven’t tackled yet: Why do we get nostalgic in the first place? And why does music seem to conjure up such strong feelings of it?

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Soundcheck

What Decade Of NYC Music Are You Nostalgic For?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tell us about which decade in New York music you're nostalgic for. Call us at 866 939 1612, let us know on Twitter, or leave us a comment. We might use your comment on an episode of Soundcheck

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Not-stalgia: Why I Don't Miss 'Seinfeld'

Monday, February 03, 2014

The Super Bowl ad wars included a salute to one of the most popular sitcoms of the '90s. But it's time to come clean.

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A Complete Curmudgeon's Guide To 'The Sound Of Music'

Friday, November 08, 2013

Well, sure. You could choose to think all the good things about The Sound Of Music, but you could also chose to think all the weird things. (Besides the fact that NBC has decided to remake it.)

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It Just Isn't Halloween Without A Little 'Hocus Pocus'

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sometimes, kids' movies are more fun to watch as an adult. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Disney's Hocus Pocus boasts a heaping helping of adult humor and a bewitching Bette Midler in fake buck teeth.

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Karen Black, Strange And Lovely, And Always Game

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Karen Black parlayed her strange and singular allure into quirky character roles that in many ways captured the zeitgeist of the 1960s and '70s.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Initiate Neural Handshake Edition

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the Guillermo del Toro film "Pacific Rim," the new Comedy Central show "Drunk History," and John Tierney's New York Times piece on nostalgia. Plus, Steve's wife Koethi Zan stops by to t

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'So Much In This World We Can Learn': PBS Remixes Mr. Rogers Again

Thursday, June 06, 2013

PBS has produced a second music video "remixing" the sounds of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.

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Big Hair, Big Shoulders And Big Money: Linda Evans On '80s Excess

Monday, April 15, 2013

Linda Wertheimer talks to Dynasty star Linda Evans about the legacy of Krystle Carrington, who lived in a greed-obsessed decade but remained surprisingly pure of heart.

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