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Drake Makes a Mixtape for Sotheby’s

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

For his latest trick, Drake sets black contemporary art at Sotheby's to the music of Rihanna, Riff Raff, Chief Keef, and Drake. Beats By Dre included. 
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Slate Culture Gabfest

Heavy is the Head That Wears the Guacamole Edition

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dan Kois discuss Masterpiece Theater's sumptuous version of Wolf Hall, Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer about his decision to become a woman, and whether the much loved avocado should become extinct.

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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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Soul legend Mavis Staples, the myth of personal style

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Soundtrack for the civil rights movement: a special two-part interview with soul legend and activist Mavis Staples. Plus, photographer Ari Versluis on Exactitudes, his long-running project challenging the existence of personal style.

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Morgan Neville on Best of Enemies, Pras on Haiti's 2010 election, SuperMutant Magic Academy 04/28/2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville on his new film Best of Enemies. Ex-Fugee Pras on Sweet Micky For President, the story of Haiti's historic 2010 election. Acclaimed illustrator Jillian Tamaki on her latest book SuperMutant Magic Academy.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Baseball in Decline

Monday, April 27, 2015

The business side of Major League Baseball has been thriving in recent years, and yet there’s a widespread perception that the sport has drifted from the center of sports culture. On this week’s Out Loud podcast, Ben McGrath, a staff writer, and Daniel Okrent, the writer, editor, and inventor of Rotisserie League baseball, join Amelia Lester and David Haglund to assess the state of America’s national pastime. They discuss the legacy of baseball’s steroid era, how fantasy sports have change fandom, and the fact that the length of baseball games has increased by more than an hour in the past few decades.

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Studio 360

Middle East's First Female Photo Collective Focuses on Gender

Monday, April 27, 2015

The first all-women's Middle Eastern art collective has a touring photography exhibit that puts gender in the foreground. 
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The Takeaway

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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The Mavericks & Whitney Rose, Junot Diaz, ousting TV anchormen, q media panel 04/24/2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Live duet with The Mavericks and rising country star Whitney Rose. Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz on protecting one's literary voice. Frank Rich on why TV anchormen should go off-air. Plus, the q media panel on this week's top headlines.

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The Mad Men Pre-Game Show

Ad Men Talk 'Badvertising'

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sally's back! A grown-up Glen gets weird with Betty! And Don's apartment reeks of failure. 

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New Year’s Resolution: Scaling Back

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Facing a few setbacks, Charis Stiles is reining in her ambition for her creative New Year’s resolution.  

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Studio 360

Steve Coogan Feels “Happyish”

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The actor and comedian Steve Coogan stars in the new series “Happyish,” about a middle-aged ad exec who’s suddenly out of the loop. It’s a character he knows well.

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Ask Me Another

Quiz Me The Way I Am

Thursday, April 23, 2015

VIP: Ingrid Michaelson

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Studio 360

How Do You Draw Dark Matter?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

An artist and an astrophysicist put their heads together to imagine how dark matter — the invisible stuff holding the universe together — would look if we could see it.

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Studio 360

2015 Will Be Hip-Hop’s Best Year

Thursday, April 23, 2015

There's so much good hip-hop in 2015 that you could forget about a bunch of it and it would still be one of the best years ever — and it's not even May.

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'Do Not Track' tracks you, Joan Armatrading, Brett Gaylor's Misery Loves Comedy 04/23/2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Brett Gaylor on 'Do Not Track' and how YOU, specifically, are being watched online. Joan Armatrading on why her last world tour is certainly not the end. Kevin Pollak on his debut film Misery Loves Comedy and why so many funny people mine the dark side.

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Studio 360

Steve Coogan, Visualizing Dark Matter, & Hip-Hop’s Best Year

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The actor Steve Coogan feels "Happyish," an artist and a scientist try to visualize dark matter, and we find out why 2015 will be hip-hop’s best year ever.

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Studio 360

A Hymn to Coal Miners Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Music

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Composer Julia Wolfe’s oratorio “Anthracite Fields” questions how we contribute to the environmental disaster that is coal mining.

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Charles Mingus Toilet Trained His Cat. We Put His Method to the Test.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crazy or brilliant? Jazz legend Charles Mingus came up with a method for toilet training his cat, so we tried it out on a kitty named Dizzy.

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