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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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The Theory of Everything

Wishful Thinking (the dislike club part IV)

Monday, December 08, 2014

In 2007 writer, programmer, and horse trainer Kathy Sierra quit the internet because of misogynist hate trolling. She stayed off the social web for 7 years but last year she came back to see what Twitter was like.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Culture Gabfest Extra: Little Trip to the Big Dig

Monday, December 08, 2014

Julia Turner and her dad, Robert, take Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf on a tour of Boston and its infamous mega-construction project, the Big Dig.

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Pun control in China, discussion panel on sexual violence, Transgender Parents 12/08/2014

Monday, December 08, 2014

Journalist Nikhil Sonnad on what triggered China's ban on puns and wordplay. Discussion panel: Can the dialogue around sexual assault lead to broader change? Plus, Montreal filmmaker Rémy Huberdeau on his documentary Transgender Parents.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, December 05, 2014

A win for Star Wars is somehow a loss for George Lucas, and Chris Rock gives the most tweetable interview of the year.
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Corner Gas' Brent Butt, Jean-Marc Vallée, H. Jon Benjamin, The Weather Station 01/05/2014

Friday, December 05, 2014

Brent Butt on returning to Dog River for Corner Gas: The Movie. Quebec director Jean-Marc Vallée on Wild and the beauty of imperfection. H. Jon Benjamin on giving voice to Archer and Bob Belcher. Tamara Lindeman a.k.a. The Weather Station performs live.

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Studio 360

New Year’s Resolution: Form a Band, Play a Gig

Thursday, December 04, 2014

All year, we’ve been following Gabriel Walker’s progress in his creative resolution to form a band. Now the real test is coming up: their first performance.

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Rediscovering Bert Williams

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The first movie with an African-American cast starred Bert Williams, the first superstar black entertainer. No one has seen it until now.

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Boots, Before and After Beyoncé

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Boots moves on from the mega music mystery of 2013 when he was credited on Beyoncé’s self-titled album alongside super-producers like Timbaland, Pharrell, and Frank Ocean. 

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Did Seth Rogen Cause the Sony Pictures Cyber Attack?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

North Korea’s regime hates the new Seth Rogen movie. Did they hack Sony Pictures’ computer systems in retaliation?

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Lisa Kudrow’s Cable Comeback

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Fans long confused actor Lisa Kudrow with her Friends character, Phoebe. With The Comeback, she’s finally getting the credit she deserves.

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Ask Me Another

Coupe De Grace

Thursday, December 04, 2014

This week on the show, break the rules of spelling, sing along to our re-write of Lorde's "Royals" (that is about actual royalty), and, if it pleases the court, test your knowledge of cliché legal phrases with star of Benched and Happy Endings, Eliza Coupe. 

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What’s Your Creative New Year’s Resolution for 2015?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Maybe it's finishing your novel or learning an instrument. Let's make 2015 the year to get it done — declare your Creative New Year's Resolution here!
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StoryCorps's David Isay, Mick Fleetwood, architect Daniel Libeskind 12/04/2014

Thursday, December 04, 2014

StoryCorps founder David Isay on the power of listening and celebrating ordinary lives. Mick Fleetwood on his storied career and new memoir, Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac. Renowned architect Daniel Libeskind on designing buildings with spirit.

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Studio 360

Celia & Johnny: They Invented Salsa

Thursday, December 04, 2014

As Latin music was fading from popular culture, a blend of Caribbean rhythms going by the name salsa got a new generation dancing.

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The First Black Movie Star, Beyoncé’s Secret Weapon, & Lisa Kudrow’s Comeback

Thursday, December 04, 2014

MoMA rediscovers the earliest movie starring a black actor; we hear from the unknown songwriter behind Beyoncé’s last album; and Lisa Kudrow finally gets her due.

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The Theory of Everything

If you dislike like, then you will… (the dislike club part III)

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

This week Anthropologist Gabriella Coleman tells us about the internet's original Dislike Club, Anonymous.

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Studio 360

A Guide to 2014's Alt-Holiday Music

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Diplo, The Killers, Liz Phair, and even Mark "Ebenezer" Kozelek release Christmas music this season. And it's good!
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Slate Culture Gabfest

Totally Obsessed Edition

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss the dark British satire Black Mirror, our obsession with cultural obsessions, and the decline of TV comedy with Slate critic Willa Paskin. Sponsored by: Blue Bottle Coffee, an Oakland,...

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