Streams

 

 

Pop Culture

Q

"Dragon" Michael Wekerle, Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, Selma dir. Ava DuVernay, Lydia Ainsworth performs 01/09/2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dragons' Den rookie Michael Wekerle on the art of investment. Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis on adapting This Changes Everything. Selma director Ava DuVernay on echoes of Martin Luther King, Jr. Symphonic pop singer/songwriter Lydia Ainsworth performs live.

Comment

Q

Tre Mission performs, acclaimed cartoonist Art Spiegelman, highlighting Musqueam heritage

Monday, January 26, 2015

Toronto rapper Tre Mission soaks in global influence to deliver genre-bending sound. Counter-culture icon Art Spiegelman on cartooning in the wake of Charlie Hebdo. 'The City Before The City' curator Jordan Wilson on Musqueam culture in Vancouver.

Comment

Love + Radio

Split Brain (Rebroadcast)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain scientist who remembers every moment of her life-altering stroke (originally broadcast in 2008).

Comment

Love + Radio

Split Brain (Rebroadcast)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain scientist who remembers every moment of her life-altering stroke (originally broadcast in 2008).

Comment

Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, January 23, 2015

Grunge videos, 3D GIFs, and marionettes win the internet this week.
Read More

Comment

Q

Jennifer Aniston, Eric Peterson, Ana Lily Amirpour, Absolutely Free performs 01/23/2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Jennifer Aniston on her dark role in indie drama Cake. Actor Eric Peterson on his return to the stage in The Seagull. Director Ana Lily Amirpour on her film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Absolutely Free performs from their self-titled debut album.

Comment

Studio 360

Peter Carey: From Outback Outlaws to Militant Hackers

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Peter Carey’s latest novel, “Amnesia,” sees government surveillance and cyber terrorism from an Australian perspective.

Comments [1]

Studio 360

Staging “Rent” in Cuba

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The first musical to go from Broadway directly to Havana since the Revolution, “Rent” is perfect for Cuban audiences.

Comments [1]

Studio 360

Aha Moment: Sandra Bernhard on Carol Channing

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sandra Bernhard’s breakout role was as an obsessed fan in “The King of Comedy,” but her real-life obsession with Carol Channing changed her life.

Comments [2]

Studio 360

What Will Openness Mean for Cuban Artists?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

As US-Cuban relations thaw, we’re going to get to know Cuban culture much better. And Cuba will get to know us, like it or not.

Comments [1]

Ask Me Another

'Til Death Metal Do Us Part

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Grab a Corpse Reviver and perform a Shining Wizard with your Thimblerigger (Why do the names of cocktails, wrestling moves, and old-timey occupations sound so alike?).  Then get loud with North Carolina local John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats as he explores the heart of death metal.

Comment

Studio 360

Want to Be Creative? Try Getting Bored

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We’ve banished boredom with our phones. Recent research suggests that we might be banishing our creativity along with it.

Comments [4]

Studio 360

New Year’s Resolution: A DJ Gets Back on the Mic

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Maria Thornton quit reggae, started a family, and moved to Ohio. But this year, she’s ready to get back into the game.

Comments [7]

Studio 360

Peter Carey & “Rent” Goes to Cuba

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Novelist Peter Carey explains how Julian Assange inspired his latest novel, and Cuba gets its first Broadway musical since the Revolution.

Comment

Q

Hunting for trolls IRL, London Grammar performs, the rise of unisex fashion 01/22/2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sweden's Troll Hunter Robert Aschberg on unmasking online bullies. British electro-pop buzz band London Grammar performs live from If You Wait. Unisex aficionado Natalia Manzocco on why fashion is going gender-neutral.

Comment

Studio 360

GIFs Reach New Heights (or Depths)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A subreddit explodes with 3-D GIFs, provides a veritable feast for the eyes.
Read More

Comments [1]

Slate Culture Gabfest

Tales from the Decrypt Edition

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the film The Imitation Game, HBO's Togetherness, and Celine's new It Girl, Joan Didion.

Comment

Q

Shooting soaps in Kabul, The Ting Tings perform, Desiree Akhavan self-deprecating debut 01/21/2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Australian TV producer Trudi-Ann Tierney on what it's really like to shoot TV in Afghanistan.The Ting Tings switch it up with disco-infused record, Super Critical. Appropriate Behaviour writer/director/star Desiree Akhavan is NOT the Iranian Lena Dunham.

Comment

The New Yorker: Out Loud

The Controversial Satire of Michel Houellebecq

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

In this week’s magazine, Adam Gopnik writes about the controversial French satirist Michel Houellebecq, whose work has been derided as racist and obscene but whose books sell well in France and have been translated into many languages. Houellebecq has been in the spotlight recently not only because of the release of his latest novel, “Submission,” which imagines French society under Sharia law, but because the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo featured a caricature of Houellebecq on its cover at the time the publication was attacked by radical Islamist gunmen earlier this month. On this week’s episode of Out Loud, Gopnik joins Michael Agger, the culture editor of newyorker.com, to discuss Houellebecq’s career and the common misunderstandings of his work. “It’s completely off the mark to imagine Houellebecq as a liberal critic of Islam,” Gopnik argues. “He is a reactionary critic of liberalism.”

Comment

Studio 360

Imagine Your Next Vacation Destination: Kepler-186f

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory imagines exoplanetary travel for leisure with these vintage-style posters.
Read More

Comments [1]