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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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Q

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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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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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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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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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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Mixtapes Still Work Without the Music

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hip-hop artists put extra effort into mixtape album art, and now we have the coffee table book to prove it. 
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The Theory of Everything

New York After Rent (II of III)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Our series continues with a journey from Avenue B to Bushwick: Kathy Kirkpatrick tells us about the final days of her Life Cafe in the East Village and essayist Tim Kreider tells us about his exile in Bushwick.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

About Lightning Edition

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Mike Pesca discuss the Iranian film About Elly, Gwyneth Paltrow's Goopy SNAP challenge, and movie trailers. Our sponsor this week is The Honest Company, featuring responsible and safe household products you can...

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The (in)sincerity of work wellness programs, David Shore on Battle Creek, Kids in the Hall alum 04/22/2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Debate: Is there a dark side to corporate wellness programs? House creator David Shore on his latest show Battle Creek and what TV gets wrong about male friendship. Plus, re-united Kids in the Hall Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch and Mark McKinney

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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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Comic Aamer Rahman, digital detox experiment, Jon Ronson on public shaming, Fresh Off The Boat's Randall Park 04/21/2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Why comic Aamer Rahman doesn't think comedy changes anything. Social experiment columnist Scaachi Koul tries a digital detox. Jon Ronson on how public shaming took over the internet. Fresh Off The Boat star Randall Park on steering clear of stereotypes.

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Studio 360

New Year’s Resolution: Finding the Tools

Monday, April 20, 2015

April Update: Masters of a technology quickly become obsolete when the technology is scuttled — that's why I'm perfecting everything by hand.
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