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Student Doodles from the Middle Ages

Monday, December 15, 2014

A scholar's discovery of 600-year-old doodles gives us a glimpse into the wandering minds of 15th-century students.
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Sir Paul McCartney, Bill Cosby controversy, Q Sports Panel 12/15/2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

In a Canadian exclusive interview, Sir Paul McCartney talks about his first musical foray into video games. Can we separate the artist from the art? Two cultural observers debate. Plus, the Q sports panel discusses the latest headlines to make waves.

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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, December 12, 2014

A graphic novel made out of animated GIFs, inspirational quotes from Werner Herzog, and heavy metal Christmas music. 
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Lumbersexual chic, Life Parterns director, Howard the Duck, The Pack A.D. 12/12/2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

What the rise of the "lumbersexual" says about modern urban masculinity. Life Partners director Susanna Fogel on what happens when your best friend breaks your heart. Comic artist Steve Murray re-hatches Marvel's Howard the Duck. The Pack A.D. perform.

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Two Artists Let the Animals Speak for Themselves

Thursday, December 11, 2014

People have always told stories about animals acting like humans. Two artists ask: what if we told stories that were true to animals’ lives?

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Billboard Top Five, But for Whales

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Marine biologists have found evidence of the biggest cultural transformation in nature: whale songs that spread across the Pacific Ocean in a matter of months.

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Marianne Moore’s Odes to Animals

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Marianne Moore loved learning about animals, and she crammed more scientific detail into her poems than anyone before.

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This Birbiglian Life

Thursday, December 11, 2014

(Rebroadcast) You're in for a hilarious religious experience this week, as our Very Important Puzzler, comedian Mike Birbiglia, shares some bizarre personal tales, including why he once considered becoming a priest.

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How Pop Music Helped Save the Whales

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The scientist who discovered whale song knew it was something special. When he won over singer-songwriter Judy Collins, the result jump-started an environmentalist movement.

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Do Animals Have Culture?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Some interesting research in current biology shows that animals have culture. But how much can we say about their taste without projecting our own onto them?

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Decoding Nature’s Most Elaborate Mating Dances

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Yale ornithologist argues that our definition or art is way too narrow. It’s not just a human activity — lots of plants and animals have aesthetic experiences, too.

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Advanced Style celebrates senior fashionistas, Timber Timbre performs, moving movie theatres 12/11/2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Photographer Ari Seth Cohen and model Joyce Carpati on the beauty of aging creatively. Timber Timbre perform live from their haunting new record, Hot Dreams. Film critic Brooks Barnes on why theatres are literally shaking up the movie-watching experience.

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Making Music For Animals

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Can music help soothe the anxious behaviors of animals in captivity? And what kinds of music do animals like, anyway?

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Questlove Wants Your Protest Songs

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Every generation has its protest songs. The Roots bandleader wonders, in this politically charged time, where are ours?
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Lisa Kudrow's Greatest Failures

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Friends actress majored in biology at Vassar College. In this 2010 commencement address, she admits "as in most pursuits, 'one's self' is one of the biggest hurdles to get over."
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Slate Culture Gabfest

Rock, Paper, Scissors Edition

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens take a field trip to MoMA to see the Henri Matisse exhibit, discuss the film Wild, and reveal the best second novels you'll read this year.

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Republic of Doyle's Allan Hawco, Witness Blanket, Bill Nye the Science Guy 01/10/2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In the lead up to the Republic of Doyle finale, Allan Hawco reflects on his time as Jake Doyle. Carey Newman's Witness Blanket weaves healing and history from Residential School fragments. Bill Nye "The Science Guy" on the undeniable science of evolution.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Famous on YouTube

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

YouTube and Vine superstars gather millions of fans—and sometimes millions of dollars—with their viral online videos. And most of us have never heard of them.

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Have Yourself a Scary Little Krampus

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

St. Nicholas has long rewarded kids who are nice, but did you know he has a counterpart? Krampus the demon punishes naughty tykes.
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Rogue reporter targets tabloids, Jennifer Castles performs, High Maintenance web series 09/12/2014

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

One Rogue Reporter, Rich Peppiatt, turns the tables on British tabloids. Toronto artist Jennifer Castle performs from Pink City. High Maintenance creators Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld roll a tight web series about pot smokers.

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